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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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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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Muncipal Solid waste to Renewable Ultra-Clean Synfuels

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Together with Calgary-based Canada Chemical Corporation, and US-based Reform Earth Technologies, we are developing the world's first facility which will take Municipal Solid Waste and plastics and convert it directly into the cleanest burning diesel, or aviation fuel, available. This process would therefore make a substantial contribution to Calgary achieving net zero emissions by replacing fuel for municipal... 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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Active Transportation Mainstreets: The Franklin SpurLine Edited

There are two ways to meet the clean energy demands of the future – develop and deploy new technologies to capture and deliver the flows of solar, wind and water energy OR technology and behaviour change to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative product, the active transportation mainstreet (ATM), focuses on reduced consumption and behaviour change. 

Calgary is ranked 1st or 2nd in Canada for per capita energy consumption,... more »

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Urban Rooftop art that doubles as mini bladeless windturbines Edited

Rooftops in Calgary are often underutilized. We have seen from the success of places such as the City Centre Parking lot roof art part called High Park, that these spaces can be optimized for better uses. One opportunity to step this up is to add in artwork that also serves through energy creation. Cities around the world are starting to use mini bladeless wind turbines as functional, educational pieces to create beauty... more »

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Innovative Strategies for Procurement of Renewable Power

1. Legislating New Clean Energy Options- In 2017, the City of Philadelphia released a municipal energy master plan laying out a roadmap to drastically reduce the city's carbon emissions and transition municipal energy use to 100 percent renewables by 2030. To achieve such an ambitious goal, the city needed to locate new sources of renewable energy to meet increasing demand. City staff began exploring the potential for... more »

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Vanadium Redox Battery for Energy Demand and Grid Stabilization trending idea Edited

Challenge: In the city of Calgary, electricity and natural gas are used to cool, heat, run appliances, and keep the lights on in buildings, and as a consequence, release almost 65 per cent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Calgary. The City's climate resilience plans in Buildings and Energy Systems proposes investments in building energy efficiency and renewable energy, presenting an opportunity for energy savings... more »

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Oil Well Geothermal Conversions

GeoGen Technologies Inc. is a Calgary-based cleantech startup that provides an innovative way to convert depleted oil and gas wells into micro geothermal electric power sources. GeoGen seeks to pioneer the micro geothermal industry by converting depleted oil or gas wells into a 75-150 kW electric power source. This new technology addresses a critical problem in the power industry by providing renewable baseload power... more »

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Net-Zero Community Association Buildings + CCG

Let's make a net-zero (or near-net-zero) demonstration building for every neighborhood in our city. We can use our community centres to show Calgarians how buildings use energy and how energy efficiency retrofits work.

Calgary's 151 community association buildings are built on leased City land with open field space surrounding them. These are perfect buildings to lead the way in showing Calgarians how we can retrofit... more »

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