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District heat: Ontario power facility focuses on continual improvement

Tamar Atik, Canadian Biomass Summary Index Energy is on a mission to encourage diversion from landfills, clean energy use and provide district heating for the Town of Ajax, Ont., just east of Toronto. The parent company, Index International Group, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and...

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Sidewalk Labs aims to address privacy concerns in designing high-tech Toronto neighbourhood

Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail Summary Sidewalk Labs, the unit of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. set to turn a chunk of Toronto’s waterfront into a test bed for “smart city” technologies, took pains at a public meeting Tuesday night to address fears its plans would see citizens spied upon or their...

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$2.8-million cogeneration system expected to cut $350,000 per year off Stratford General Hospital’s utility bill

Terry Bridge, Stratford Beacon Herald Summary A new energy source at Stratford General Hospital is expected to shave at least $350,000 per year off the facility’s utility bill. The $2.8-million system, a combined heat and power plant, is expected to pay itself off through cost savings within...

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Canada’s regional governments press on with carbon pricing

Bioenergy Insight Green technology is being incentivised by a range of legislation in Canada. Source: Wikimedia Commons, by Martin Dawes. Summary Alberta is moving into phase two of its carbon levy and Ontario has expanded its cap and trade market. The moves mirror similarly anti-emissions...

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Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan 2017, Delivering Fairness and Choice

Summary Ontario's 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan, Delivering Fairness and Choice, provides a road map of the province's energy system over the next 20 years. The government engaged with people across the province through in-person meetings, online feedback and formal submissions. District Energy...


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Expanding Delta T in Enwave's Cooling System

Summary Enwave’s Deep Lake Water Cooling System is continuing to grow and attract customers throughout the fastest growing city in North America. This growth presents a welcome challenge to look to creative ways to leverage existing assets and optimize operations. This presentation will...


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Sheridan College goes Danish implementing their district energy

Summary Ramboll is working with Sheridan College on the development of two district energy systems including district heating and cooling networks one at their Davis and one at the Trafalgar Campus. This presentation provides an overview on the projects. Speaker Pernille Overbye, Ramboll ...


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Google's Sidewalk Labs signs deal for 'smart city' makeover of Toronto's waterfront

Alex Bozikovic, The Globe and Mail Summary A unit of Google's parent company, devoted to urban innovation, has signed a deal to map out a new kind of neighbourhood on Toronto's waterfront that could demonstrate how data-driven technology can improve the quality of city life. On Tuesday,...

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Evolution of a Deep Lake Water Cooling System

Summary Enwave’s Deep Lake Water Cooling System is continuing to grow and attract customers throughout the fastest growing city in North America. Though keeping up with demand for this precious resource is a welcome challenge, it is still a challenge none the less. This requires a vision of...


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North Bay Hydro partners with S&C to build North Bay Community Energy Park

Penn Energy Summary Source: S&C Electric Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announced a partnership with North Bay Hydro to deploy a microgrid at North Bay Community...