Renewable Energy

Geothermal Energy Development

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. Geothermal energy is an important component of Canada’s transition to a low-carbon energy future. It offers numerous advantages as a renewable energy source, including an ability to provide constant, predictable baseload power year-round, with little fluctuation of power output. Additionally, geothermal power facilities typically possess a small land… [Read More…] about Geothermal Energy Development

Canada Launches Clean Electricity Procurement Process with Emphasis on Alberta Solar

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On January 7, 2021, the federal government, through Public Services and Procurement Canada (Procurement Canada), announced the launch of two Alberta-specific and two Canada-wide procurement processes designed to further the Government’s Clean Electricity Initiative plan to use 100% clean electricity by 2022.[1] The announcement includes the launch of: two… [Read More…] about Canada Launches Clean Electricity Procurement Process with Emphasis on Alberta Solar

Completion Risk, Legal Uncertainty and Federal Energy Projects

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. Recent studies have shown a high level of completion risk for energy projects subject to federal jurisdiction. By some measures, up to 40% of all projects seeking federal approvals are withdrawn or terminated by sponsors or rejected by regulators. For the largest and most controversial energy projects,… [Read More…] about Completion Risk, Legal Uncertainty and Federal Energy Projects

The Wind Blows Another Way for Renewable Energy in Ontario

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On May 31, 2019, the Government of Ontario published two regulations under the Planning Act and Environmental Protection Act (EPA) — O. Reg. 121/19: Transitional Matters – Renewable Energy Generation Facilities and O. Reg. 122/19: Renewable Energy Approvals Under Part V.0.1 of the Act (together, the Regulations) — which provide clarity on the authority of municipal… [Read More…] about The Wind Blows Another Way for Renewable Energy in Ontario

Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program Continues to Attract Competitive Interest – Alberta Announces Results of Rounds 2 and 3

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On December 17, 2018, the Government of Alberta announced the results of Rounds 2 and 3 of the Alberta Renewable Electricity Program (REP) competition. The REP is intended to encourage the development of 5,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity generation capacity to support Alberta’s goal of producing 30%… [Read More…] about Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program Continues to Attract Competitive Interest – Alberta Announces Results of Rounds 2 and 3

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