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Further REC2013 Coverage: The Chronicle Herald

Green plan co-author lauds Link project; but developers fear being left out in cold

The co-author of the province’s renewable energy plan says the Maritime Link project should make it easier to get more green power on the grid, even though some developers indicated Tuesday they are concerned that may not happen.

Energy strategist David Wheeler told a Halifax renewable energy conference that he has heard industry concerns that the subsea cable project could put a damper on other opportunities in the province.

But Wheeler, incoming president of Cape Breton University, said he thinks the opposite will be true.

“If it works as it should … the more renewables we bring on in this province, the more that allows green energy to be sold elsewhere,” he said in response to an audience question.

To read the rest of the article, click here: Green plan co-author lauds Link project | The Chronicle Herald.


REC2013 Coverage in The Chronicle Herald

Dartmouth site could help get more green power on grid

The Tufts Cove power plant in Dartmouth should be replaced in the coming years by an energy storage centre, a Dalhousie University engineering professor says.

Lukas Swan told a renewable energy conference in Halifax that the gas-fired thermal plant could become a 500-megawatt to 1,000-megawatt energy storage facility instead.

To read the rest of the article, click here: Prof: Use Tufts Cove for storage | The Chronicle Herald.

Session Profile: The Latest Storage Technologies


The Latest Storage Technologies
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ronan Furlong
Director Operations, The Green Way

David Anders
Project Manager, Temporal Power

Mike Oliver
VP, Atlantic Hydrogen

Alexander McIsaac
Associate, NRStor Inc.

Dana Morin
Director-Business Development, Fundy Tidal

Raj DasGupta

This session will look at Glen Dimplex’s “Quantum” system, the exciting ” flywheel” technologies, lithium-ion SuperPolymer storage batteries, reforming natural gas to produce high-purity hydrogen with CarbonSaver, tidal storage developments, and many of the leading storage technologies that are being designed to provide stability in supply and competitive pricing for renewable energy developers and utilities.

Join us at the 2013 Renewable Energy Conference!

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Session Profile: Visions for an Atlantic Power Pool

Just 4 days left to register to meet us at REC2013!
April 16-17, 2013 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Visions for an Atlantic Power Pool
Luncheon Session – Wednesday, April 17, 2013















John Herron
President, Atlantica Centre for Energy

Wayne Groszko
Renewable Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre

Catherine Abreu
Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre

Dan Roscoe
COO, Scotian WindFields Inc.

This session will wrap up the 2013 Renewable Energy Conference by asking how an Atlantic Power Pool (APP) might benefit the Atlantic provinces? Has New England’s NEPOOL set the stage for other pools? How would a Virtual Power Plant concept align with a proposed Atlantic Power Pool and mega energy projects in the region?

Find out at the 2013 Renewable Energy Conference!

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