Electricity Generation & Transmission

Capacity markets are not the electricity markets you are looking for

Pembina Institute reacts to the cancellation of the Alberta capacity market

CALGARY— Binnu Jeyakumar, Director of Clean Energy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta announcement of the cancellation of the capacity market:

Output-based carbon pricing system incentivizes innovation, provides certainty for industry

Pembina Institute reacts to the publication of final standards for heavy emitters under the federal pollution pricing plan

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement about putting a price on pollution for industry:

Power Shift in Remote Communities

Jul 11 2019 - 11:00am

Remote Indigenous communities in Canada overwhelmingly rely on diesel fuel for heating and electricity generation. Clean energy projects in these communities are more likely to succeed with strong and coordinated support from governments, utilities, regulators, and industry.

The Pembina Institute presents a webinar on the current policy context for remote community-led clean energy projects in Canada. We'll release a new report card assessing the policy environment in each province and territory.



Public Comments Invited: Cascade Power Plant Project

Cascade Power Plant
3 Mar 2019

From the CEAA Public Notice:

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Cascade Power Plant Project, located in Yellowhead County, Alberta.

Alberta steps up on solar: Cheap, clean and local

Pembina Institute reacts to Alberta’s solar procurement announcement

CALGARY — Binnu Jeyakumar, Director, Clean Energy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement on its procurement of solar power:

Adopting a Single Provincial Regulator for Electricity Generation in Alberta

Feb 6 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture on CIRL Occasional Paper #68:

“Adopting a Single Provincial Regulator for Electricity Generation Projects in Alberta”


Murray Fraser Hall, Room MFH 2370
2878 University Way NW
T2N 1N4 Calgary , AB

Alberta’s REP auction: Smart policy delivers good news

Pembina Institute reacts to Renewable Electricity Program announcement

CALGARY — Binnu Jeyakumar, Director, Clean Energy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement on this year’s competitive procurement process for renewables:

With the 2030 coal phase-out finalized, Canada takes a historic step

Pembina Institute reacts to final publication of federal rules on electricity sector carbon emissions

KATOWICE, POLAND — Binnu Jeyakumar, Director, Clean Energy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s publication of final regulations on coal- and gas-fired power plants:

Op-ed: The federal government's carbon pricing plan will eliminate Alberta's hard-earned climate gains

An op-ed from AEN member Dr. Joe Vipond on the federal government's proposed carbon-pricing policy for the electricity sector:

Sadly, the current federal pricing plan will eliminate many of these gains, and likely make things even worse. Climate and health will once again be jeopardized by coal combustion, at a time when cheap, emission-free alternatives exist. We need to embrace the future of climate action, not cling desperately to the past.

Read the full op-ed in the CBC's Opinion section

Report: Renewable Energy Partnerships and Project Economics

Research supporting Indigenous–utility partnerships and power purchase agreements

From the Pembina Institute website:

This report, funded by both the Pembina Foundation and Canada’s Mitacs Accelerate Program, examines strategies for enhancing collaboration and partnership between Indigenous power proponents and utilities and territorial / federal governments. The research is focused on remote Indigenous communities in the three territories. It highlights significant barriers that restrict meaningful and respectful partnerships, are delaying and blocking Independent power production policies and are impeding fair power purchase rates. It suggests solutions for supporting Indigenous-led renewable energy projects and shifting the paradigm so that Indigenous communities, businesses and governments have more prospects to explore and development renewable energy projects on their lands.


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