November 2008 – Volume 2, Issue 11
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Welcome to the November issue of the Energy Management e-newsletter.
month of November has seen substantial changes in the political and
business landscape. Although the economic outlook isn't positive, the
political changes in the U.S. promise to usher in new investments that
will likely boost the Canadian economy as well as the U.S. economy.
such a tight market, the need for businesses to be energy efficient and
to streamline their processes are even more critical for success. How
will your business tackle this critical challenge?
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Naikun, Siemens negotiate turbine purchase for Vancouver project
Wind Energy Group Inc. recently announced it has signed a letter of
intent (LOI) to negotiate an agreement to purchase up to 110 wind
turbine generators from Siemens Wind Power for NaiKun's offshore wind
energy project in northern British Columbia.
Full story: NaiKun
National conference shows steady growth for Canadian bioenergy industry
CANBIO's Annual Conference and Trade Show, which wrapped up in Ottawa recently, testified to rapid industry momentum in 2008.
a difference a year makes,'' Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Program
Manager for the Northwest and CANBIO Director, Jane Todd, told the
200-strong crowd. The province's major power utility is intensively
testing biomass to ready itself should the Province decide to convert
the coal-fuelled plants to biomass. From just one biomass-testing
program at its Nanticoke plant last year, OPG is now in the throes of
an ''aggressive testing program in all of our plants.'' The utility is
thrilled with the results so far. ''Last year the Atikokan plant had
never put a wood pellet in their plant,'' said Todd, ''but by July of
this year it had burned 100 percent wood pellets for four hours. We
can't believe how easy it was.''
Full story: CANBIO
U.S. Architects report increased adoption of green building
Autodesk, Inc. and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have announced the results of the 2008 Autodesk/AIA Green Index,
an annual survey that measures how AIA members are practicing
sustainable design, as well as their opinions about the green building
movement. This year's index shows an increase in the implementation of
sustainable design practices from architects and building owners. In
addition, it shows that architects' clients have experienced a doubling
in the market demand for green buildings over the past year as well as
positive shifts in architects' attitudes toward their ability to impact
Full story: Green Index
Metropolitan Towers first BOMA BESt Level 1 certified multi-res building
Towers at 930 Seymour in Vancouver is the first multi-unit residential
building to receive the BOMA BESt Level I certification in the Lower
Mainland by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of
Full story: BOMA
|ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS
Variable-speed pump drives from Rexroth
the past few decades, the technical development of hydraulic plastics
processing machines and machine tools has been driven basically by
increases in efficiency (accuracy, cycle time, etc.). Here, the use of
proportional and high-response valves as well as an improvement of the
energy balance through the use of variable displacement pumps with
electro hydraulic control have been in the foreground. In recent years,
requirements with regards to energy saving and noise reduction have
become increasingly stricter. Rexroth responds to these changing market
requirements with the use of variable-speed pump drives (DvP). more...
||TCP's SpringLamp CFL/LED hybrid
efficient lighting company TCP, Inc. is combining the benefits of its
compact fluorescent lamps with new LED technology to create the
SpringLamp three-way CFL/LED light bulb. The three-way CFL/LED hybrid
switches between 19-watts, 30-watts and a 1-watt LED night light,
comparable to a 50/100/150-watt incandescent bulb, for use in table
lamps and floor lamps. more...
Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit
The Hilton Lac Leamy
The most significant opportunity confronting the world is the chance to
grow beyond oil - to relieve the dependency we have developed on fossil
fuels and replace a substantial part of our energy mix with renewable
biofuels such as biodiesel and ethanol. This year, the Canadian
Renewable Fuels Summit will focus on how we move forward to achieve
Opportunities in Energy Recovery and Gas Capture
Marriott Bloor, Yorkville
Recovering energy, whether through thermal treatment plants or landfill
gas capture, is an opportunity to deal with multiple resource
management issues at once. But as with many waste issues there are
challenges, and whether you are trying to develop an integrated waste
management strategy, sorting through your best options for energy
recovery, or going through the regulatory approval process for a new
facility. The Canadian Institute's ''Waste-Based Energy'' conference
will be your chance to learn critical information on the state of waste
management strategies, technologies, and policies affecting the
development of waste-based energy projects.
Ontario Energy Network Luncheon
Jim Hankinson, President & CEO, Ontario Power Generation
Sheraton Centre Hotel
DR-Expo is a conference and exposition focused on delivering tangible
information on the implementation of Demand Response in North America.
Ontario Energy Network Luncheon
Paul Murphy, President and CEO of the Independent Electricity System Operator
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