Renewable Energy

First Solar-Specific Power Procurement Announced in Alberta

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On October 2, 2018, the Alberta government, through the Minister of Infrastructure (Alberta Infrastructure) released a request for proposals for the first solar-specific renewable power procurement in Alberta (the Solar RFP). Solar RFP procurement process in comparison to the REP Processes Unlike the procurements by the Alberta Electric… [Read More…] about First Solar-Specific Power Procurement Announced in Alberta

Alberta Electric System Operator launches Rounds 2 and 3 of Renewable Electricity Program

Courtesty of Osler. View original article here. On March 29, 2018, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) launched Rounds 2 and 3 of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP). The REP is intended to incentivize the development of renewable energy projects in Alberta through a series of competitive processes aimed at adding 5,000 megawatts (MW) of… [Read More…] about Alberta Electric System Operator launches Rounds 2 and 3 of Renewable Electricity Program

Environmental Aspects of Wind and Solar Projects in Alberta

Courtesy of Bennett Jones. View original article here. In 2015, Alberta adopted a Climate Leadership Plan and set an ambitious goal of eliminating coal-fired generation and replacing it with at least 30 percent of renewable generation by 2030. According to the Alberta Electric System Operator, there are 20 operational wind power plants and one recently… [Read More…] about Environmental Aspects of Wind and Solar Projects in Alberta

Government of Alberta Announces New Rounds of Renewable Electricity Program

Courtesy of Bennett Jones. View original article here. On February 5, 2018, the Government of Alberta announced information on the second and third rounds of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP). What is the REP? The REP is a series of competitions held by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) for companies to bid on building… [Read More…] about Government of Alberta Announces New Rounds of Renewable Electricity Program

Paving the Way for Lower Carbon Fuels: Federal Government Releases Regulatory Framework for Clean Fuel Standard

Courtesy of McCarthy Tetrault. View original article here. In November 2016, the federal government announced that it would commence development of a performance-based clean fuel standard (CFS) that would incent the use of a broad range of low carbon fuels, energy sources and technologies. The objective of the CFS is to achieve 30 megatonnes (Mt)… [Read More…] about Paving the Way for Lower Carbon Fuels: Federal Government Releases Regulatory Framework for Clean Fuel Standard

Federal Government Releases Regulatory Framework for Clean Fuel Standard

Courtesy of McCarthy Tetrault. View original article here. In November 2016, the federal government announced that it would commence development of a performance-based clean fuel standard (CFS) that would incent the use of a broad range of low carbon fuels, energy sources and technologies. The objective of the CFS is to achieve 30 megatonnes (Mt)… [Read More…] about Federal Government Releases Regulatory Framework for Clean Fuel Standard

No Easy Way Out: BC Utilities Commission Issues Final Report Following Site C Inquiry Process

Courtesy of McCarthy Tetrault. View original article here. During BC’s provincial election campaign in May 2017, the NDP promised to send the Site C project for review by the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) if it was elected. Site C, a multi-billion dollar project to construct a third dam and generating station on the Peace River… [Read More…] about No Easy Way Out: BC Utilities Commission Issues Final Report Following Site C Inquiry Process

Site C: To Be or Not to Be

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. New build major hydroelectric projects in Canada are proving costly, controversial and vulnerable to review and reconsiderations even after construction has commenced. Three recent examples of this are the Muskrat Falls project in Newfoundland, the Keeyask Dam in Manitoba and Site C in British Columbia. Each of… [Read More…] about Site C: To Be or Not to Be

Survey Finds that Indigenous Participation is Driving Clean Energy Growth in Canada

Courtesy of McCarthy Tetrault. View original article here. A pioneering survey has found that Indigenous participation in Canada’s clean energy economy has grown rapidly over the past 20 years, in all regions of the country. Lumos Clean Energy Advisors (Lumos), an advisor to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, undertook a review of national research… [Read More…] about Survey Finds that Indigenous Participation is Driving Clean Energy Growth in Canada

Ready, Set, Go: Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Procurement Begins

Courtesy of Borden Ladner Gervais. View original article here. As promised, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) kicked off what it is calling “REP Round 1” by issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for Round 1 of its Renewable Electricity Procurement (REP). The REOI is the first stage of a much anticipated 3… [Read More…] about Ready, Set, Go: Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Procurement Begins