Canada’s first beyond visual line of sight drone flight a success Unmanned flight so recently seemed like a thing of futuristic movies and comic books. A few short years down the road and anyone can purchase a drone on the internet for a few hundred dollars. Although commonly known for their great panoramic selfies, small […]

At the end of this month, CEA’s Chief Operating Officer, Francis Bradley, will be speaking to leaders in the BC power industry to share insights into how to sustain economic competitiveness in BC. Bradley will be delivering a Keynote address at CI Energy Group’s Annual BC Power Symposium on January 30-31 in Vancouver, to explore […]

At Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA) 125th anniversary event this past November in Toronto, Dr. Lawrence Jones of the Edison Electric Institute named blockchain as the most important technology for electric utilities to watch for in the coming years, due to its potential to completely transform electricity sector business models. But while talking to others attending […]

The very first crossing of the English Channel in a heavier-than-air craft happened in July 1909 when pilot Louis Bleriot won £1,000 crossing from Calais to Dover. 106 years later, in July 2015, two more landmark flights took place over the Channel. The flights, by Hugues Duval and subsequently by Didier Esteyne, were newsworthy because […]

The unprecedented electricity infrastructure investments Canada must undertake between now and 2030 represent a tremendous opportunity for all Canadians, and Aboriginal communities in particular. CEA and its members have long recognized the importance of establishing permanent and mutually-beneficial relationships with the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. The many successful collaborative projects and relationships between members and […]

            Just over seven months ago, Alberta’s new climate leadership initiatives was announced by the NDP Government. Given the ambitious mandates – including phasing out coal generation, replacing two-thirds of that energy with renewables, and having renewable energy comprise 30% of Alberta’s electricity production by 2030 – the implementation of […]

The leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada are expected to walk away from their meetings this week with new continental commitments to tackle climate change and boost clean energy generation. It’s a logical and smart move: all three have made climate action a priority at home and abroad, and in light of the […]

Canada was built on the principles of equality and opportunity.  Yet remote and northern communities still lack access to safe and reliable power.  Despite the enormous potential for clean energy, the vast majority rely on expensive, imported diesel-fuel for meeting their basic energy needs. Canada suffers from significant “energy inequality” when it comes to our […]

At last year’s COP21 Climate Conference, Prime Minister Trudeau, together with the Premiers, renewed Canada’s commitment to addressing climate change. “We view climate change not just as the challenge it is but also as an historic opportunity to build a sustainable economy based on clean technology, green infrastructure, and green jobs,” he said. “We will […]