Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

July 14, 2017

SaskPower

Eight independent power producers have been invited by SaskPower to submit proposals for 200 MW of wind energy.

The eight were among 23 independent power producers who responded to an earlier request for qualification. The project will generate enough electricity to power approximately 80,000 homes.

The competition is being conducted through a two-stage process. In February 2017, SaskPower issued a request for quotations to identify independent power producers. The eight proponents who qualified will have until May 25, 2018 to submit proposals, including choosing their own sites to put forward in the competition. The successful proponent will be announced in fall 2018, with the project expected to be in-service in early 2021.

SaskPower plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 40% from 2005 levels by 2030. It will significantly increase the amount of renewable electricity in Saskatchewan’s generation mix from 25% today to as much as 50% by 2030.

“Wind power will play a key role in Saskatchewan’s electricity future,” says Guy Bruce, SaskPower Vice-President of Special Projects. “As of today, wind makes up a total of 5% of our available generating capacity. We plan to increase this to 30% by 2030 and this project is one way we will reach our goal.”

SaskPower is facing a number of challenges for the future, including a growing demand for power, a transition to cleaner generation options, and a need to upgrade and modernize the aging power grid.

 

EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

 Read more...

 



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