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Energy Market Update – November 2013

Alberta IKEA, the Swedish furniture retailer, announced its purchase of 46-MW wind farm in Pincher Creek, Alberta. This purchase is expected to generate twice the total energy consumption of its stores across the country. This increases the province’s availability of renewable energy resources since the power generated […]

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Energy Market Update – October 2013

Alberta TransCanada Corp. is repairing a northeastern Alberta pipeline after a natural gas leak was detected on October 17, 2013. Around 2:50 a.m., TransCanada’s gas control centre detected a drop in pressure on a section of its north-central corridor natural gas pipeline, said company spokesman Shawn Howard. […]

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Energy Market Update – September 2013

Alberta The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) issued a public appeal to Albertans on September 4, 2013 after being forced to dip into its emergency power reserves. AESO pleaded with Albertans to voluntarily cut their power consumption and run major appliances only after 7 p.m. Spokesperson Dawn […]

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Energy Market Update – August 2013

Alberta Alberta’s energy watchdog has found evidence that competitors in the province’s wholesale electricity market are “signalling” each other to keep power prices up. Calling the market an oligopoly, The Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA) believes it has identified 10 instances since 2011 when Alberta’s electricity suppliers have […]

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Energy Market Update – July 2013

Alberta Alberta’s heat wave sparked a record summer demand on the province’s deregulated electrical grid July 2, but electric system officials say it was the failure of a single transformer at a substation near Edmonton that triggered rolling blackouts in parts of the province. As the demand […]

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Energy Market Update – June 2013

Alberta Five months after the Redford government announced it was changing the way retail electricity prices are calculated in a bid to reduce market volatility, the formula still has not been applied. Although cabinet changed the regulations in January to lengthen the period of time utilities have […]

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Energy Market Update – May 2013

Alberta Average electricity prices spiked to the highest level in more than a decade last month due to plant shutdowns which reduced the margin of electricity held in reserve. Average weekly electricity prices rose from a historic low in February of three cents per kilowatt-hour to a […]

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Energy Market Update – April 2013

Alberta Wholesale natural gas prices have doubled during the last year. Rising production and an unusually warm winter sent prices plunging to under $2 US per thousand cubic feet last spring, causing some to wonder whether the natural gas boom would kill demand for both coal and […]

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Energy Market Update – March 2013

Alberta Capital Power Corp. said its fourth-quarter results took a hit from two events — lower than normal wind at one facility and higher than expected gas prices for another. Earnings in the fourth quarter were $16 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with $20 million, […]

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Energy Market Update – February 2013

Alberta Alberta’s wind-power generation capacity broke the 1,000-megawatt mark for the first time last year, but a national industry association warns there is work to be done if the province wants to continue to be a leader in the sector. According to 2012 market statistics supplied by […]

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