Everything You Should Know About Power Purchase Agreements

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Generation

Is your commercial or industrial establishment employing the smartest energy strategy?

Power Purchase Agreements are used to finance a range of energy projects. With that said, they can be rather...


Top 7 Reasons to Use a PLC Vs. a Microcontroller

Posted by Simon Fandrey in Power Distribution

Once you go PLC, you’ll never go back.

A microcontroller is small, integrated circuit created for the purpose of governing a specific operation within a control system. These embedded computers have...


Exploring the Top Reasons Why Preventative Maintenance is Critical for Your Generator

Posted by Bill Henderson in Power Generation

Have you been servicing your genset as you should?.

Recent extreme weather events in southern Ontario brought winds strong enough to uproot trees, rip the roofs off of homes and snap utility poles in...


Fighting the Global Adjustment: How to Get from ICI Class B to Class A for Significant Cost Savings

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Generation

Here’s how you can use enhanced demand management to reduce Global Adjustment fees.

Vijay is an energy manager at large manufacturing plant in Southwestern Ontario*. When he first took the post...


Comparing the Top 5 Ways to Save on Global Adjustment Fees

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Generation

Here are some of the most effective ways for Class A customers to cut costs.

Customers who participate in Ontario’s Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI), pay Global Adjustment fees based on their...


Why Variable Frequency Drives are Critical in the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Distribution

Here’s how VFDs have been providing the oil and gas sector with game-changing motor efficiency, system protection and significant cost savings

Oil and gas applications rely strongly on motor-driven...


What to Look For in a Power Generator Warranty

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Generation

Your generator is a serious long-term investment - here’s your guide to selecting your coverage contract wisely.

When it comes to warranties, the last thing any genset owner needs is surprises.


Comparing Standby, Prime, and Continuous Ratings for Generators

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Generation

These robust units aren’t a one-size-fits-all

For anyone considering a power generator investment for their industrial facility or commercial business, they have a few options to choose from: standby...


How a Greenhouse in Leamington Overcame the Electricity Shortage Using Cogeneration

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Generation

From lack of supply to unreasonably high electricity rates, growers don’t have to suffer.

Currently in Ontario, the Leamington-Kingsville area is experiencing unprecedented growth due to the...


Comparing the Use of a Variable Frequency Drive vs. a Soft Starter

Posted by Tilo McAlister in Power Distribution

Understand the differences, and when it’s appropriate to use each.

Both soft starters and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) minimize the inrush current through restricting voltage. However, there are...