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Powerhouse Eliminates 115 Tonnes of CO2 Emissions

Reduce the environmental impacts of power generation while saving 10 - 15% or more on your utility bills with the Blackhawk Powerhouse.

Blackhawk Energy Saver Corp. is pleased to announce the recently completed tests of our Blackhawk Powerhouse energy conditioning system by the City of Edmonton.

Test data analysis conducted by former Senior Alberta Energy & Utilities Board Analyst David Gray.

Executive Summary by David Gray

A trial of the Blackhawk power conditioner was conducted at the Grand Trunk Leisure and Fitness Centre, with the cooperation of the City of Edmonton, during the month of July 2013.

The unit was found to reduce energy consumption by an average of 350 kWh per day resulting in estimated annual reductions of :

  a) 127,750 kWh energy consumed
  b) 115 tonnes of CO2 emissions

In this instance, the Blackhawk installation has an estimated simple payback of 1.6 years and a ten year 61% return on investment. Benefits are noted as being significant.

The economics would be further improved with [ permitted pre-installation assessment of the intended facility ] .

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Power Prices Marching Higher

Calgary Herald

Aug 6, 2013 - Surging wholesale electricity prices should shock Albertans into abandoning regulated-rate options for a more stable contract deal with a power provider, warns the province’s former consumer advocate.

“The way our market is going to exhibit high prices in the future is with these sort of events,” said David Gray, an electricity consultant who previously worked for the province’s Utilities Consumer Advocate.

Those “events” were laid out in a new report from the province’s electricity watchdog, which found average wholesale prices for electricity spiked 207 per cent during the second quarter of 2013 over the same period last year.

In its report, the Market Surveillance Administrator notes the triple-digit spike was a result of a low supply cushion, higher demand, lower imports, as well as planned and forced outages.

The average pool price for power was $123 per megawatt-hour compared with $40 per MW-h in 2012, amid a 28 per cent drop in supply reserve year-over-year.

One week in April saw the pool price average $324 per MW-h, up from $77 per MW-h the previous week, and the second-highest weekly average since October 2000.

“This is the new normal,” predicted Gray, who advised signing onto fixed-rate contracts for electricity, but floating-rate agreements for natural gas.

 

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