Angus Power

Balance Issues with the Power Grid

Recent articles in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star highlight a balance issue with the power grid. The increased presence of energy on the grid from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, presents the challenge of maintaining optimal power availability, since the output from these sources varies ...

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SSX – Presenting On Solar In The Caribbean

Click here to access my presentation. I had the priveledge of presenting at this years Solar Summit Expo in Toronto this past Thursday September 6th 2012 at the Toronto Convention Centre. Choosing a topic on solar in the Caribbean

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Honour to be on the Biogas Association Board of Directors

Recently I was very honoured to be invited to join the Board of Directors of the Biogas Association (AgriEnergy Producers Association of Ontario - www.apao.ca).  The APAO is heavily involved in guiding regulatory developments in the renewable energy sector, in particular, environmental and electricity regulation. The Association’s mandate is to ...

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Stand Up For Solar

As we come up to the release of OPA FIT and MICROFIT review stand up for solar! Click the link below to make your stance: Stand Up For Solar!

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John Hawkes invited to speak at Clean Energy Conference

It is an honour to be asked to speak to any group of industry specialists… particularly so when the rest of the speakers are all respected senior members of the community. The fact that someone will listen to what you have to offer on a techno/economic issue is always flattering.  ...

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Process Instrumentation for Organic Waste Anaerobic Digestion

The market for AD in Organic Waste has been growing slowly but steadily in the last 5 years not only in Ontario, or the whole of Canada, but in the USA and Europe. It has expanded in the following categories; Agricultural Dairies Fresh produce markets Deli’s/Restaurants Municipal Cruise lines Brewery and Wineries Zoos/Race Track Except for those plants intended ...

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FIT to be Tied

Canada is the world’s 5th largest energy producer: we’re #2 in oil production, #3 in gas and the 2nd largest uranium producer. We developed the first commercial hydro plant in 1896, the Adam Beck plant close to the present Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. Given our country’s expertise and its large base of ...

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Angus Sun on Track with Expected Output

The panels are up, the sun is shining, and the first cheque is in! It’s already been five months since the birth of Angus Sun, a 10kW solar system on top of the main H.H. Angus Building. We recently received $2400 from Toronto Hydro for roughly 3000 kWh of power we produced ...

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Renewable Energy Incentives-Thermal vs. Electrical

As some of you may know there is speculation that the government may reduce the renewable power incentive program known as FIT (Feed In Tariff) under the Green Energy and Economy Act. What this would do would be to reduce the rate paid for solar or wind power and possibly to ...

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Cleaning the Electricity Sector

The reduction of CO2 and harmful emissions is at the forefront of climate change issues by leading countries. In 2007, the leading contributing factor to global energy-related CO2 emissions was power generation. In order to de-carbonize the energy sector, there needs to be some changes to the industry. The International Agency (IA) suggests that an increased mix ...

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