Solar in a deregulated power market

Moustafa YoussefBlog

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Alberta has a market for the supply of wholesale electricity. Prices vary with supply and demand. All other provinces but Ontario have a utility that is responsible for generating as well as delivering electricity and maintaining its infrastructure. In Alberta these tasks are the business of private generators (e.g. TransAlta, Enmax Energy) and wires owners (e.g Altalink, Fortis, Enmax Power), and there is an independent … Read More

Decentralizing vs Disconnecting

Moustafa YoussefBlog

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The Dream Many customers that consult with us have a dream of living in an off-grid home powered by solar. Of ridding themselves of the utility meter, and paying no more bills.  This dream is easier than ever for homeowners to achieve since solar and electrical energy storage systems are now more accessible and affordable than they ever have been. But is going off the grid the … Read More