Smart Grid

Overview of the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan

By George Vegh, Zachary Masoud and Brianne Paulin On October 26, 2017, the Ministry of Energy released Ontario’s revised 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (“LTEP”), Delivering Fairness and Choice. The previous LTEP was published in 2013 (“2013 LTEP”). This blog provides a summary of the resourc ...

Canadian Green Tech ceases publishing

It is with regret that I announce today that Canadian Green Tech will no longer be publishing articles, insights or news. The Canadian Green Tech Weekly Briefing, the main instrument for reaching readers, will also stop publication.  Over the last eight+ years, I have witnessed a major shift in ...

New wireless technology promises energy efficiency improvements, less environmental damage

It’s already well known the adoption of information and communications technologies (ICTs) has transformed many parts of the energy and utility sector. Smart grid, demand response and even the emergence of vehicle to grid services are just a few that have been realized as a result of adding intel ...

Smarting Up Electrical Grids

by Debra Fiakas CFA My recent post “Bull Case in Rick Perry’s Grid Study” highlighted efforts by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to help the coal industry with a study of the U.S. electrical grid.  Coal has long claimed advantage as a ‘dispatchable’ power source, i.e. a consistently ava ...

Investors can contribute to the low carbon energy transition

The global economy is producing an unsustainable level of CO2 emissions. However, 194 countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement at COP21 in December 2015, with the objective of limiting the rise in global temperature to 2oC above pre-industrial levels. In Exhibit 1 below we compare the CO2 out ...