What’s Behind the Light Switch?

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The Basics of the Electricity Grid and How it Maintains Reliability You flick a light switch. The light turns on. You plug in your cell phone charger. It charges your phone. Electricity is at our fingertips, but have you ever … Continue reading

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Did you know that local Ontario organizations are now helping to keep the provincial power system in balance?

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For the first time ever in Ontario, commercial, industrial and institutional organizations are providing Grid Balance® (also known as regulation service), a balancing function that responds to the real-time needs of the power system. At the end of October 2013, … Continue reading

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Chasing the Peak: How to Cut Energy Costs and Contribute to a Reliable Power System

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As a commercial and industrial electricity user, are you aware of the concept of “chasing the peak?” As the modern grid becomes increasingly complex and multifaceted, more and more system operators and utilities are charging for electricity, based on the … Continue reading

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Power vs. Energy: Do You Know the Difference?

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When working in the electricity industry, the terms power and energy are used all the time – but not always correctly. Even some high-level industry members are guilty of this. Although the two are closely related, they have completely different … Continue reading

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Creating a Successful Corporate Culture, Part 2

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How to Maintain and Nurture a Winning Team Once you’ve assembled an outstanding group of individuals, what can you do to ensure your team continues to produce quality work and remains satisfied with their work environment? 1. Communicate. A non-silo … Continue reading

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Creating a Successful Corporate Culture, Part 1

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The Characteristics of an Ideal Team Is your company searching for that one specific key to success and innovation? Look no further than the adjacent cubicle or the office next door. A weak team can break a company, but a … Continue reading

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Grid Balance: Who is in control here?

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“So you intend to remotely control my process?” is a top of mind question from large electricity consumers considering participation in ENBALA’s Grid Balance® program. While it is true that Grid Balance does influence the way a process runs, ENBALA … Continue reading

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