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Energy Market Update: October 2017

Alberta   TransCanada doubles down on oil and gas infrastructure after selling solar assets for $540M Calgary-based pipeline giant TransCanada sold its solar power portfolio to a subsidiary of Montreal’s Axium Infrastructure Inc. for $540 million, capturing a price appreciation of $83 million in around three years. The […]

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Energy Market Update: September 2017

Alberta  Balancing Pools saves $500M by cancelling PPAs, but power bills expected to rise The Alberta Balancing Pool has decided to terminate two power purchase arrangements (PPAs) for units at the Sundance coal-fired generating plant, which is owned by Calgary-based TransAlta Corp. That should help save consumers […]

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Energy Market Update: August 2017

Alberta  Calgary completes conversion of 80K street lights to LED, expects $5M in annual savings Calgary has finished replacing 80,000 street lights with LED bulbs more than a year ahead of schedule. The project cost $32 million and is expected to save the city approximately $5 million […]

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Energy Market Update July 2017

Alberta  Power consumption record broken as temperatures top 30 C in parts of Alberta Alberta set a new summer record for power consumption, peaking at 10,852 megawatts on July 27, as the hot weather had people retreating to the comfort of air conditioners. The power consumption record […]

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Energy Market Update: June 2017

Alberta  Edmonton launches pilot project to track building energy efficiency The city launched a three-year pilot project to track the energy efficiency of its large buildings, hoping to have as many as 300 taking part in the voluntary program. The city will track indicators related to how […]

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Energy Market Update: May 2017

Alberta  Energy-hungry Albertans at the top of the charts for federal carbon tax costs According to estimates by University of Calgary economist Jennifer Winter, the carbon tax will cost Albertan households about $827 per year if the carbon tax excludes electricity, which the provincial one currently does. […]

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Energy Market Update: April 2017

Alberta  Alberta government provides rebates of up to $3,500 for energy efficient homes Provincial government rebates are being made available to Alberta homeowners who want to upgrade their windows, insulation and hot water heaters. The NDP government says starting April 28, rebates of up to $3,500 will […]

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Energy Market Update December 2016

Alberta  A total of 630 abandoned oil wells have been counted as part of the newest fiscal year update by the Orphan Well Association (OWA) group in Alberta. Abandoned wells indicate bankruptcy on the part of the oil producer and failure to make payments to the landowners […]

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Energy Market Update November 2016

Alberta  Starting on June 1, 2017, the Alberta NDP government will cap the consumer power rates at 6.8 cents per kilowatt hour in the first step to moving away from the current deregulated market. The cap rate is based on a 5 year forecast conducted by private […]

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Energy Market Update October 2016

Alberta  Kent Howie, a Calgary Lawyer and specialist in the energy industry believes the NDP’s goal to phase out coal generation will not be as costly as everyone expects. Taking the lead from places such as California, Germany, and Ontario, Alberta can learn from their mistakes and […]

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