Archive for April, 2008

April Smog Advisory

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

The radio weather forecast was announcing a smog advisory for Parry Sound and Muskoka – cottage country.


A BIG Surprise

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Wow.  I thought I had it bad when the Ravenswood project built by my firm came in a couple of percent above budget, and 2 months late.  A combination of Hydro One delays, and a bout of flu in the contractor’s workers lead to the delays, and higher interest charges.


OEB asks for more data

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

A central part of Ontario’s electricity supply strategy has involved refurbishment of two reactors at the Bruce nuclear plant.  Hydro One has claimed that a transmission reinforcement is required in order to carry the power.  The proposed new transmission line requires the approval of the Ontario Energy Board.  Yesterday, the Board demonstrated that they will indeed confirm if this transmission line is needed.


Smart Meter Installed

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Hydro One installed the smart meter at my house today.


Ontario Moves Forward on Demand Response

Friday, April 4th, 2008

The Ontario Power Authority is moving forward on its “Demand Response” program.  Basically the program pays large electricity users to cut their electricity consumption for a period of time.


Green Impact Guelph

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

I attended a seminar on Saturday sponsored by Guelph Environmental Leadership.  They have an aggressive program to reduce electricity and water consumption.