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A System for the Management and Storage of Renewable Energy

Please see the attached document for a system description.  The entire EPCM and manufacturing activities for a development at a commercial level of this system could be accomplished by expertise and capability which presently exists within the City thus creating significant employment opportunities.  Development of the system at a commercial level would also establish Calgary as the leader in this specific technology... more »

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The Grid Sandbox: An Open Electric Grid Innovation Platform Edited

While traditional power systems and markets are built to be rigid and hierarchical, the pace of new grid-connected technologies being deployed worldwide is driving a thirst for innovative AI/ML and energy solutions to accommodate them. People are purchasing electric vehicles, installing rooftop solar, installing energy efficient appliances, and generally becoming more self-aware about their energy use, generation, and... more »

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Installation of Hydronic Additive into applicable boiler systems

This submission proposes the pilot / use of hydronic additives within buildings owned and operated by the City of Calgary

Hydronic Additives are a new concept within energy management. The emergence of the EndoTherm technology has established a new market sector which looks at ways to improve the way water carries heat around a building from point source (typically a boiler but could also be a chiller, heat pump, heat... more »

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Calgary's first Net Positive Water & Energy LBC 4.0 Building

Canadian Wilds Redevelopment at the Calgary Zoo

Calgary's first Net Positive Water & Net Positive Energy Living Building Challenge 4.0 Building

The Calgary Zoo is a globally recognized conservation charity that guides, innovates, and applies scientific solutions to restore some of the world's most endangered species. Locally and globally, we take action in the wild every day to yield powerful benefits for nature and... more »

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Synthetic Calgary Energy Futures

Energy is all about how it powers people. The disruptive changes required to meet decarbonization goals offer the opportunity to tackle sustainability, equity and resilience and ensure Calgary's net-zero energy future for all.

To get there, our toolset also needs to change. We need compelling new stakeholder tools to model unprecedented futures alongside novel technology adoption and the scenarios need to be localized... more »

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Five different ideas for energy solutions

1- Using Peltier circuits in (1.1 - The home warming instead of the furnace which uses gases / 1.2- built-in inside the personal Jackets to give warms at night instead of the outdoor fireplaces).

 

2- Production of cars using solarcells on the car sunroof

 

3- Using the different Bow river's levels to add turbines in a different location across the river to generate Electricity

 

4- Windfarm, to generate Electricity... more »

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Co-Gen energy system for heating & electricity

What if i were to tell you that we could reduce operating costs of sports facilities , old and new, by tens of thousands of dollars per year.

By utilizing our own natural resource efficiently with co-gen to heat and provide electricity we can build the facilities to net zero. 

I am a plumber by trade and have done a lot of research for current customers where utilizing Co-Gen energy would save them tens of thousands... more »

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Community Renewables

Community Renewables has been created to work towards The City of Calgary's Climate Resiliency Strategy by combining community initiative and clean, affordable, renewable energy to fortify energy security within our city (and province) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production and building infrastructure.

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Wearables 1.0 - Sports, Health, Sustainability and Energy

Working out is a pain, it's even worse when you've managed to pull yourself off the couch to drag yourself to the gym and you aren't even sure if you are doing the exercises correctly. Not to mention, the watch on your arm is telling you that your heart is beating like crazy but what about telling you if you should do more reps vs more weights? or if the way you're doing the barbell lift is safe? are you even tightening... more »

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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in Landfills: Creating Energy from Waste

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) utilizes electrochemistry to breakdown methane gas, a GHG, to produce energy. SOFC technology has been tested and utilized at dead well sites in Alberta. The SOFC is fed exhaust gas, and removes the methane to charge a battery. Our proposal is to apply this promising technology to new applications here in the city of Calgary to not only reduce emissions, but also create novel energy from... more »

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Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Scooters Edited

The creation of electric vehicles has seen the rise of smart mobility options, such as electric scooters, electric bikes, and electric boards; presented by companies like Lime and Bird, where users can rent electric scooters and bikes to travel to destinations within their cities. Calgary is no exception for this as Lime and Bird scooter companies have laid claim to our city.

While these options present a healthier energy... more »

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3Mt/year Reducton in CO2 Emissions With Airborne Wind Energy Edited

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ENMAX Energy, 100% owned by the City of Calgary, generated 7.64M MWh of electricity for Calgary in 2020 from natural gas, emitting 3M tonnes of CO2 in the process.  This is the City of Calgary's largest source of GHG emissions. Only 8.5% of the electricity generated by ENMAX Energy in 2020 came from renewable sources.

Zen Power is developing a system to generate zero emissions electricity using flying... more »

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Project Leo Scalable Passive Housing

Homes and buildings account for 13% of Canada's overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cumulative impacts are the total impacts  when all of an areas or industries impacts are added together. Focusing on Calgary's housing market offers a great opportunity to implement large scale change because of it's potential to attack cumulative impacts if these changes are made affordable to the average populace.

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Alberta Solar Co-op - Community Generation Project

The Alberta Solar Cooperative ("ASC") Board membership and founding team, along with its advisory consultant ASCENT Energy Partners Ltd., collectively comprise a wealth of expertise and experience related to the development, engineering, procurement, construction, and operation of solar systems. Further, the team has invested significant resources into the planning and development of the ASC including its funding model... more »

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Hubble

Home Energy Experiences with AI

Hubble is on a mission to improve energy usage across the globe to reduce carbon emissions. We recognise the importance and long-term benefits of strategic partnerships between startups, businesses, and government to reduce our carbon footprint on a scale and solve other social challenges.

Hubble is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that reduces the complexity of 'Energy Efficiency'... more »

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