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Electricity Generation

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Earth Month: Green Energy

An overview of environmentally-friendly ways to generate electricity and power our vehicles

Julie Thrasher au travail dans la salle de commande

Julie Thrasher

Shift Manager (Nuclear Power)

I’m responsible for the safe and effective operation of a four unit nuclear power plant.
Kasia Carisse devant un panneau de commandes

Kasia Carisse

Control Room Supervisor (Nuclear Power)

I supervise the main control room at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.
Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Manager of Strategic Initiatives

I lead initiatives to improve leadership as well as the overall effectiveness of the organization.
Karissa Palinka headshot

Karissa Palinka (she/her)

Technical Engineer

Karissa is working to reduce our carbon footprint through the use of Small Modular Reactors.
Vivek Chauhan

Vivek Chauhan

Program Advisor, Renewable Generation

Vivek is an electrical engineer who works for Ontario Power Generation.
Nimesh Patel

Nimesh Patel

Manager, Engineering Services

Nimesh Patel is a Manager of Engineering Services for Finning Canada.
Stacey Corbett

Stacey Corbett

Geographic Information Systems Manager

Stacey Corbett is a Geographic Information Systems Manager for EPCOR.
Some examples of biomass

Generating Electricity: Biomass

Learn how biomass can be used to generate electricity.

Coal and natural gas fueled generator near Hanna, Alberta, Canada

Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

Learn how energy from fossil fuels can be used to generate electricity.

Charging a cell phone

What If You Could Charge Your Phone Using Radio Waves?

Could we use radio waves to charge electrical technologies in the future?

Screen captures from embedded Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell videos

What are the Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy?

These two “point-counterpoint” videos provide arguments for and against using nuclear energy to generate electricity.

Thermal images of people and objects

Thermopower and the Body Heat-Powered Flashlight

Can your body be a source of electricity generation? Maybe, if you understand heat transfer. Explore this concept through a 2013 invention by a Canadian teen.

Bacteria can be used to generate electricity

Microbial Fuel Cells

In a few decades, some of the electricity you use might be generated by bacteria.

Carillon Hydroelectric Power Station, Saint-André-d'Argenteuil, Quebec

Generating Electricity: Hydroelectric Power

Learn how moving water can be used to generate electricity. This is called hydroelectric power generation.