Ontario Power Authority Seeks Combined Heat and Power; Plans for More Energy Storage

Ontario has issued a solicitation for up to 100 MW of combined heat and power projects, and is accepting applications beginning November 3 and running through December 19. The Ontario Power Authority  will allot contracts for up to 75 MW of CHP for the agricultural industry and 25 MW for district energy projects. It seeks the projects under what … [Read more...]

IDEA Presents “evolvingENERGY” Conference Oct. 28-30 in Toronto

IDEA conference to feature Resilient Microgrids Operation and Maintenance Seminar with Ted Borer of Princeton University The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is bringing together district energy practitioners from across North America for the evolvingENERGY conference in Toronto October 28-30. The event will provide a platform … [Read more...]

Ontario Presses Ahead with RFPs, CHP, Storage, Microgrid…

Ontario is pressing ahead with new utility requirements, solicitations and pilot projects to spur energy efficiency, combined heat and power, microgrids, energy storage and other demand-side efforts. The Ministry of Energy has put in place a new “Conservation First Framework” to save 7,000,000 MWh from Jan. 2015 through the end of Jan. 2020.  It … [Read more...]

More info on Ontario CHP solicitation coming in February

Expect to see a report by the end of February by the Ontario Power Authority on the design of an upcoming solicitation seeking combined heat and power. Under a provincial directive, the authority intends to seek new CHP projects to serve greenhouse operations, agri-food and district energy installations. Bob Chiarelli, Ontario's energy … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency RFPs and Market Prospects to Watch in the Northeast and Ontario

Several business opportunities are emerging for energy efficiency and combined heat and power in the Northeast and Ontario. Here are some solicitations and prospects we suggest you keep an eye on. Connecticut plans to open up bidding in January for $15 million it is making available in its second round of microgrid funding. Bids will be due in … [Read more...]

‘Energy democracy’ becomes more real

By Elisa Wood October 24, 2012 Will new technologies democratize energy much the way the Internet did information? Industry movement seems to point in that direction with the rise of the smart grid, time-of-day pricing, distributed solar, and the electric vehicle. Together these technologies offer a vision of a less centralized energy system, one … [Read more...]