Electricity Generation & Transmission

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Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

Jan 7 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you confused about what Bill 50 is and how it affects you? Are you wondering how transmission approvals work in Alberta? If so, be sure to join us for this brown bag lunch seminar on January 7th, 2010.

This controversial bill was tabled in the summer and has been part of a storm of publicity and often confusing and contradictory information ever since.

Get the straight facts on Bill 50 – The Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009 – and how it changes the role of public participation and environmental factors in transmission approvals in Alberta. Read more about Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: Bill 50 Delivers Shocks to Transmission Approvals in Alberta

Location

Environmental Law Centre
800 - 10025 106 Street
Edmonton , AB
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Solar Electricity — from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Dec 3 2009 - 2:00am

…the cheapest electricity for the homeowner?

Gordon Howell, P.Eng.
Howell-Mayhew Engineering

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm+
Open to the public. No registration needed.

Parking: free on the street; $3 surface lot around Building #105; $6 underground

The world of solar energy is changing fast. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Huge new silicon foundries and PV module factories will be reducing PV module costs significantly. At the same time the price of electricity in Alberta is poised to soar due to the costs of transmission lines, carbon capture and greenhouse gas emission fees. The solar tipping point is within sight. Read more about Solar Electricity — from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Location

CN Theatre 5-142
Grant MacEwan University - City Centre Campus (105 Street Building - 105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Bill 50 - A Curious Solution to Transmission Problems

There is no doubt that electricity transmission planning and approval in Alberta faces challenges, including difficulty responding to public concern. Bill 50 - the Electric Statutes Amendment Act - is the most recent attempt to address these challenges. However, not everyone agrees that Bill 50 will work.

"Bill 50 is a curious solution because it doesn't fix the overall transmission process or address bigger problems in assessing transmission need," says Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel at the Edmonton-based Environmental Law Centre. Read more about Bill 50 - A Curious Solution to Transmission Problems

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CPANS Luncheon Seminar: Mercury Control at Alberta Coal-Fired Power Plants

Sep 25 2009 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Mercury Control at Alberta Coal-Fired Power Plants: On January 1, 2011, all coal-fired power plants in Alberta will be required to have a control program in place designed to capture 70% of the mercury emissions. This presentation will provide an overview of the program developed by the utilities to ensure that the regulatory deadline is met. Read more about CPANS Luncheon Seminar: Mercury Control at Alberta Coal-Fired Power Plants

Location

U of A Faculty Club, Papaschase Room (upstairs, right)
11435 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton , AB
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Connecting to the Grid: Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Apr 22 2009 - 1:00am

Gordon Howell, P.Eng.
Howell-Mayhew Engineering

A new set of regulations went into effect last January 1 that made it much easier to connect your solar electric, microwind electric, or other low-emission micro-generator to the electric grid and to sell your excess electricity to your energy retailer. What do the new regulations mean to us? How do we use them? Are they as easy as they sound? Will they allow us to generate all our own electricity? What price will we get paid for our electricity? Can we make money at it? What will our electricity bill look like? What do you do if your electric wires company says “no”? Come hear an expert on connecting micropower to the grid explain how they work for you. See info at www.hme.ca/connecttothegrid Read more about Connecting to the Grid: Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Location

Grant MacEwan College — CN Theatre Rm 5-142
10700 104 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Story

The Water Log February 2009

Water Matters has published the February 2009 issue of the Water Log. In this issue:

  1. Water Matters has a new website!
  2. Oil sands diversions and the lower Athabasca River
  3. Hydroelectric dam project approved on the Peace River
  4. Groundwater concerns prompts change to nuclear power plant siting
  5. Proposed water transfer to bring new development to Springbank Alberta
  6. New Report calls for smart spending on sustainable water infrastructure — quick, clean and green

View this newsletter online at:

http://www.water-matters.org/enews/current.html Read more about The Water Log February 2009

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Action Alert: Tell Alberta you want green electricity!

Feb 5 2009 (All day)

This week, Canada failed to join the International Renewable Energy Agency. Next, the federal budget effectively ended all major support for new renewable energy development in Canada. Wouldn't it be great if Alberta could turn from being the owners of the biggest global warming crime ever to leaders in sustainable green electricity?

This action alert contains two actions:

On Feb 4, the Energy Day of Action,

  1. Demand green electricity by phone or through your MLA.
  2. Tell your MLA you want no new approvals in the Tar Sands.
  3. demand legislation for a Feed-in-tariff system for small scale renewables producers.

Contact information for MLAs
Contact information for MPs Read more about Action Alert: Tell Alberta you want green electricity!

Event

Connecting to the Grid with Gordon Howell

Feb 11 2009 - 2:00am

Connecting to the Grid

Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering

On January 1, a new set of regulations went into effect to make it easier to connect your PV, microwind, or other alternate electricity micro-generator to the grid and to sell your excess electricity to the grid. Read more about Connecting to the Grid with Gordon Howell

Location

TELUS World of Science - Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton , AB

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