Canada Energy Transition Series

Register for live webinars and watch previous events on demand. We bring you clean energy transition developments and project execution best practices from our experience across Canada to help make your business and projects successful.

As a company providing engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services, we are at the forefront of energy developments for utility, industrial and municipal clients. Some of the key features that define the success or failure of projects are careful planning, picking the right technology and project execution. This series dives into lessons learned from our experience working with clients across Canada and around the world.

Optimizing Oilfield Electrification: An Integrated Approach

Reliability, emissions reduction and cost savings are some of the reasons to alter the electrical infrastructure supporting your oilfield production assets. To fully understand options, costs and implications — as well as capture maximum value for your investments — requires support from a partner who understands every step of oilfield electrification.

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The Crossroads of People, Process and Culture: Helping Organizations Thrive Through Change

The time to integrate sustainability and net zero policies is now. As utilities, municipalities and industrial companies test new technologies, new business models and new hiring processes, people change management needs to be at the forefront.

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Projects for Next Generation Renewables

Resources for utility-scale renewable energy generation have been successfully integrated into the grid for quite some time.

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Designing Utility Systems to Augment 5G Build-Out

Cellular networks — especially networks operating on 5G technology — are poised to directly and indirectly transform utilities. With their infrastructure and vast device ecosystem, private 4G and 5G technologies can do more than provide a robust and secure communications network for utility providers.

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Modularizing the Electrical Substation

In this live webinar, you will hear about new Burns & McDonnell design approaches for modular substations. Conventional, permanent substations require significant field construction time and have limited flexibility to scale with load and generation growth, resulting in a restricted ability to quickly deploy equipment while controlling costs.

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Pathways for Renewable Natural Gas

As Canadian energy providers transition toward a low-carbon future, renewable natural gas (RNG) is expected to play a significant role. RNG is a carbon neutral fuel with wide ranging uses including electricity production, heating homes and businesses, and powering public transit fleets.

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The Importance of Security Orchestration in the Utility Space

Electric grids are modernizing to support microgrids, smart city devices, automation and grid operations, and integration of distributed energy resources (DERs). In this dynamic environment, utilities face new cybersecurity challenges.

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Planning Considerations for an HVDC Transmission Project

A number of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) projects are being contemplated to boost interconnectivity across Canada. These interconnections between regions and even countries are needed more than ever as more renewable energy sources are added to the grid to offset retirements of coal-fueled power plants and to meet load growth driven by increased electrification. HVDC is an optimal way to transmit bulk electricity across long distances on the grid.

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Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Storage technologies, both old and new, short and long duration, are competing for space in a rapidly evolving and dynamic energy storage market. The rapid advancement and price decline in lithium-ion technology are among the key factors, but what about pumped hydro, compressed air, flow batteries and hydrogen? Which applications are suited to which technologies? What evaluation criteria should be used and what are the next steps in planning your next storage project?

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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) will play an essential role as Canada transitions toward a net zero carbon economy between now and 2050. The recent announcement of a proposed federal investment tax credit to stimulate major CCUS projects is a significant step forward in solving the complex energy and climate change puzzle facing Canada and the world. The promising early-stage developments in Alberta are positioning Canada as a global leader in CCUS.

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Opportunities for Canada in a Hydrogen Economy

Hydrogen is an important part of Canada’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. It has the potential to decarbonize many sectors of our Canadian economy, including power generation, resource extraction, transportation, manufacturing, and the production of steel and cement.

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Electric Bus/Fleet Transition Planning — Lessons Learned

Electrifying vehicle fleets typically ranks as an achievable goal as municipalities, fleet operators and electric utilities implement sustainability and emissions reduction plans. This can even be considered “low hanging fruit” when considering recent policy and funding drivers that incentivize a timely transition.

In this webinar, you will learn how many fleet owner/operators, public transit system operators, vehicle manufacturers, technology providers and utilities are moving forward — particularly with respect to the build-out of electrical charging infrastructure.

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Considerations for Replacing or Upgrading Underground Transmission Assets

Utilities face a number of new demands on power infrastructure, while also facing the need for replacement or upgrades of aging transmission assets. The task becomes even more challenging when assets are in dense urban areas and utilize various underground transmission technologies. How should utilities approach and plan for underground projects?

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What You Should Know When Planning Gas-Insulated Substations

Though a GIS has higher upfront costs, it can be built on a smaller footprint, with lower operating and maintenance costs, and delivers enhanced safety features. In this webinar, you will learn about planning criteria that should be evaluated when considering a GIS or AIS, either as a new substation or an end-of-life replacement. We will also present some case studies of projects where a GIS solution was deemed most suitable.

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Designing the Canadian Grid for Resiliency and Severe Weather

Please join us for a live webinar discussing steps utilities must consider in building a more resilient power delivery infrastructure that can better respond to future severe weather events.

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Power Plant Retirement Planning

Learn steps for planning and implementing the decommissioning and demolition of fossil fuel-fired power plants.

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Thanks for your interest and please let us know if there are other topics you would be interested in learning about.

Ahsan Upal

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