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  • OSEA: Manitoba Becomes First in the World to Mandate the Adoptions of a Proven Energy Saving Technology
    adoption of DWHR technology Builders and homeowners can also cost effectively improve their home s Home Energy Rating System HERS Index scores by 1 to 3 points with DWHR EnergyStar for New Homes LEED for Homes and Building Energy Codes all reference the HERS Index so builders and developers can also save money by using DWHR in order to comply with these various programs or laws HERS is recognized for energy compliance in the 2015 version of the IECC www HERSindex com Including DWHR technology in new homes has become common practice for many builders and developers in North America because DWHR helps them to build more affordably while saving energy for occupants DWHR for new construction is actually a more cost competitive energy saving measure in most of the United States where space heating and cooling loads are lower than it is in Canada where water heating makes up a smaller percentage of total energy consumption The International Energy Conservation Code IECC also provides credit for including DWHR in multi family residential buildings and commercial buildings RenewABILITY Energy Inc has been manufacturing the Power Pipe DWHR technology for over a decade now The CEO and Founder Gerald Van Decker states I believe the Government of Manitoba took this bold step for a number of reasons First and foremost DWHR is a proven maintenance free energy saving class of technology that doesn t ask anyone to change their lifestyle but instead it improves occupant comfort by increasing hot water capacity Next similar to wall insulation DWHR units essentially become a part of the infrastructure in the buildings they are installed in such as homes apartment buildings and dorms Minimum wall insulation is mandatory almost everywhere so why should we continue to let energy be wasted in the form of warm

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  • OSEA: Senvion celebrates two gigawatts in North America
    Energy Association AWEA Senvion SE Senvion is celebrating two gigawatts GW in North America and a fleet availability of more than 98 in the past 12 months With this milestone Senvion has demonstrated once more its turbines adaptability to various market environments climate and grid conditions The two gigawatts also represent the creation of hundreds of jobs across the North American continent and the ability to power about one million homes In fact since its market entry in the US in 2007 and in Canada in 2010 the company has established several offices warehouses and service locations in both Canada and the US to serve its client base across the continent Today Senvion counts about five hundred employees in North America and has contributed to more than five hundred manufacturing jobs for the local production of wind turbine components Senvion Service has comprehensive O M contracts for 1 4 GW on the continent of which half have already been renewed and extended to an average contract duration of 10 years Helmut Herold CEO of Senvion North America says I am very proud of our achievements in North America I am convinced that the hard work done by our local teams and the flexible approach towards our customers are key elements of our success With Centerbridge Partners L P Centerbridge as new owner of Senvion since April 30 2015 Andreas Nauen CEO of Senvion SE is optimistic regarding further innovations and growth in North America as one of the company s core markets Together with Centerbridge we will take even greater advantage of our potential in the wind energy market With its leading product portfolio market position and by leveraging Centerbridge s strong network Senvion is now very well placed to benefit from the continued shift towards renewable energy and to

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  • OSEA: Senvion presents Anti-icing System for Canadian Portfolio
    says With our aim to perfectly meet the demands of our customers in Canada it was clear to us that we want to find a solution for cold conditions so our turbines make a perfect fit for Quebec With this technology Senvion goes a further step towards the adaption to Canada specific preconditions and offers a tailor made solution for North American Wind projects with medium and severe icing conditions The anti icing system CCV 60Hz has already proven its efficiency on Senvion MM92 type turbines under extreme cold weather conditions and will be installed on Senvion 3 2M114 type turbines starting in summer 2016 With that technology both de icing of iced blades as well as blade heating during turbine operation are possible for the new 3 2M114 installations Pushing hot air into the leading edge of the blades causes the ice to melt due to heat transfer through the blade material The thermal flow is generated by a heater fan unit installed in all blade roots To date Senvion has a footprint of more than two Gigawatts in North America and currently counts about 250 employees in Canada Its Canadian offices are located in Toronto Montreal and Vancouver The company started its Canadian operations out of Montreal in the province of Quebec in 2009 and will supply more than one Gigawatt of renewable energy in Canada by 2016 About Senvion Senvion SE is one of the world s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines The international mechanical engineering company develops produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location with rated outputs of 2 MW to 6 15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 152 metres Furthermore the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey service and maintenance transport

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  • OSEA: A Fond Farewell to Outgoing OSEA Executive Director Kristopher Stephens
    Energy Association he stepped down in March of this year to explore new ventures Under Kristopher s leadership OSEA had significant impact in shaping the renewable and community power sector in Ontario To commemorate the occasion sustainability industry professionals gathered at Grace O Malley s in Toronto for this very special Ontario Energy Drinks which was supported by GlobeSpan Travel Management and Beau s All Natural Brewery Dr Christine Koenig a member of the OSEA Board addressed the audience and thanked Kristopher for his years of service and dedication The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association s staff its members and its Board of Directors wish to thank Kristopher Stevens for all that he has done for OSEA and the sustainable distributed energy agenda of Ontario Since taking the helm of the organization in 2008 Kris relentlessly advocated networked and communicated for the compelling vision which he helped to shape and create Those who have had the honour and pleasure of working with Kristopher have only praise in the highest regard Kris has enabled an army of volunteers to become advocates and multipliers of OSEA s vision With his caring and empathetic but not undemanding leadership style he has always motivated a team of loyal staff to work their hardest OSEA owes a lot to Kris The countless conferences delegations white papers submissions and consultations he undertook during his tenure with his staff and members have borne many visible fruits in Ontario s energy landscape Many great challenges are still lying ahead for OSEA but with the incredible dedication skill and competence that Nicole Risse is bringing to the organization OSEA will continue to move in a positive direction Kris can now apply all of his great traits to the next step in his life as an expecting father We wish Kristopher

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  • OSEA: Job Opening - BCSEA Executive Director
    bcsea org BCSEA is currently seeking an Executive Director to assume responsibility for the daily operations and management of our organization Reporting to the Board of Directors the position is for a 12 month contract with possibility of extension if the candidate is successful in generating new revenue streams to sustain the organization into the future RESPONSIBILITIES Manage daily operation of the organization as delegated by the Board Report to the Board regularly on operations and progress towards strategic targets Implement the strategic plan and programs of the organization either directly or through delegation of activities to staff and contractors as required Fundraising and revenue generation Development of the organization s annual operating plan and budget in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer for approval by the Board Managing risks to the organization Human resources management for staff and contractors of the organization Lead the preparation of the organization s annual business plan for approval by the Board CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS Proven experience in managing staff projects and programs within a defined budget essential Non profit experience is an asset Experience in leading organizational change an asset Experience in identifying and capitalizing on new revenue streams an asset A significant understanding

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  • OSEA: The Future of Energy in Ontario: From a Centralized to a Decentralized, Integrated and 100% Sustainable Energy System
    bar centralized power and the internet decentralized While the electric power bar provides power to appliances connected in a one way communication send and receive in an on and off fashion the internet is made up of various smaller connection points where information flows in many directions and two way communication is possible allowing end users to be both recipients and providers of information i e electricity And while the focus is often just on electrical power generation the future energy system is much more than that In Canada 60 of our energy is needed for heating and cooling Future energy system planning must therefore take a much more holistic and integrated approach allowing technologies such as Combined Heat and Power and district energy systems to play a much more vital role Other technological advances in storage electric vehicles and smart grid development will further accelerate this transition to a distributed energy system allowing consumers to have more control of their own consumption and the price they pay In Ontario where we are still far behind our European counterparts we can now also see proof that this transition is starting to take shape This is mainly due to the development of renewable energy projects and conservation first initiatives under the Green Energy and Economy Act and its Feed in Tariff programs These have allowed municipalities individuals and communities to take their energy planning into their own hands You only need to look to a municipality like Brant County Together with a local co op Sustainability Brant Community Energy Co op Brant Renewable Energy a Division of Brant Municipal Enterprises commissioned a 250 kW rooftop solar project on their largest sport complex in April of this year At the same time another 250 kW rooftop solar system built by Brant Renewable Energy was commissioned That project is jointly owned by BGI Retail a local business the municipality and the Six Nations of the Grant River First Nation During the inauguration of these projects Bruce Noble of Brant Municipal Enterprises said We are pleased to see these projects come online and we look forward to commissioning similar projects in the coming months Sustainable energy projects have many benefits in particular they provide revenue for the local municipality and First Nation community they provide investment opportunities to the local citizens through the co op and keep profits in the local community and finally they help us to build a clean and self sufficient energy system for today s and future generations As is evident from Mr Noble s remarks allowing individuals to participate in the energy system has several key advantages For one it reduces social friction because it allows the community to make decisions around the resources available to the community and how these resources should be utilized for the benefit of the community Furthermore it energizes the local economy by building capacity and creating sustainable jobs for members of the local community while enhancing society s evolving green culture This is

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  • OSEA: OSEA Board Member Profile: Meet Derek Satnik of Mindscape Innovations
    integrated and self sufficient communities that provide all their own energy and do so sustainably When asked what s driving the sustainable energy development in Ontario at the moment Derek replied I wish I knew for certain but I believe the necessity is becoming real the general populace still does not appreciate their responsibility for the energy they use But they do understand that their bills are going up and they are more willing than ever to use less energy and to participate in producing their own This is a big deal I once heard a powerful story about the rule of 100 that I d love to tell everyone in person but the punchline is that large populations will change quickly when everyone knows or sees approximately 100 other people participating in something new FIT Feed in Tariff was never permitted to work as fully as it should have but it did still work solar and other renewables are everywhere now and we are finally approaching the tipping point where everyone in Ontario will know other real people who have benefited personally from sustainable energy development FIT was a key driver and economics are increasingly favouring sustainable energy development but healthy social pressures are in the mix too now and as long as the politicians stay out of the way this sector is poised to just keep growing The sustainable energy sector always has more political interference than might be needed but politics aside necessity is still the mother of invention We have an infrastructure problem that is readily apparent and we can see that energy prices are going to continue to rise Efficiency will continue to become increasingly important and will be a key area for innovation Energy storage finally has the development attention that it deserves and

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  • OSEA: Oxford County commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050
    targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and actions to promote green construction and low carbon transportation which as efficiency and conservation measures are considered first steps towards realizing a 100 renewable energy target With the motion to achieve a 100 renewable energy target by 2050 passed by Council the newly formed Smart Energy Oxford Group will work to advance the Community Sustainability Plan by creating an action plan and establish measures and milestones to achieve this goal COMMENTS David Mayberry Warden County of Oxford Oxford County continues to show environmental leadership through action this is a laudable achievement on the part of citizen groups businesses and municipal leaders and their administrations If a jurisdiction of just over 100 000 can commit to the investment infrastructure and political partnership it takes to adopt green energy for a more sustainable future consider the impact of more communities following suit Through this action we challenge other municipalities to join us and cities around the globe in committing to 100 renewable energy as an achievable and responsible target Trevor Birtch Mayor City of Woodstock Oxford County Councillor Council s commitment to this action brings great responsibility but also great opportunity We are already pursuing renewable energy investment in our communities through the Smart Energy Oxford Group We believe the commitment to 100 renewable energy is not only the right path to take for our future and our children s future it s also the right approach for our local economy and our ability to continue to attract this type of investment Dr Jose Etcheverry Associate Professor and Sustainable Energy Initiative SEI CoChair York University The campaign for achieving 100 per cent renewable energy is gaining international momentum because it is feasible and because it is a better option for communities investment in renewable energy

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