Clean Energy Technology Gets Boost From Canadian Government

Posted by NAW Staff on November 02, 2011 No Comments
Categories : Policy Watch

The Government of Canada is investing in new clean energy technologies to help modernize Quebec's electricity networks, Natural Resources Canada has announced.

Up to $6 million from the Government of Canada's Clean Energy Fund will go to the Interactive Smart Zone Demonstration project at the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute, which is intended to help integrate the latest digital smart grid technology for transporting electricity and intermittent renewable electricity.

This will demonstrate different technologies and concepts related to the modernization and optimization of electrical networks, particularly the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure.

As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Clean Energy Fund is investing $795 million in clean energy technology development and demonstration over five years. The Government of Canada's support will help launch nearly 20 projects under the renewable and clean energy portion of the Clean Energy Fund, totaling up to $146 million. Three carbon-capture and storage projects have also been announced, totaling $466 million.

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