Near-record demand triggers electricity emergency alerts in Alberta Monday night

Furnaces and space heaters working overtime to keep homes heated, vehicles plugged in, and more people hunkering down indoors all lead to increased power usage during a deep freeze. In fact, every time the temperature dips by 10 degrees, we…

Varcoe: Cold snap welcomed by power and gas producers as Albertans await relief

Sun sets in Calgary as the city’s under an extreme cold warning on Monday, January 13, 2020. Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia A nasty cold snap will leave many Albertans marooned indoors for the week, but it has already provided a spark to…

Varcoe: Power market changes could add $1.4B in costs for consumers

Christina Ryan, National Post CALGARY, Alberta: JUNE 13, 2016 – Vittoria Bellissimo, executive director of Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta (IPCAA) stands at the corner of Sarcee Trail and Glenmore in Calgary on June 13, 2016. The overhaul of…