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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A recent financial analysis of the Rose Project based on price forecasts of US$260/kg ($118/lb) for Ta2O5 contained in a tantalite concentrate and US$6,000/t for lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) show an after-tax Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of an estimated 25% for the Rose Project, with an estimated Net Present Value (NPV) of CA$279 million at an 8% discount rate. The payback period is estimated at 4.1 years. The pre-tax IRR is estimated at 33% and the NPV at $488 million at a discount rate of 8%.

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24 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 24, 2015 -- 10% renewables threshold starts looking old fashioned: Getting the balance between renewables integration and power demand right presents challenges to utilities and the renewables sector -- and the merger and acquisition activity in them, consultancy Deloitte said


24 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 24, 2015 -- Eguana Technologies and LG Chem are developing an AC battery that functions as a full energy storage system, the firms told the press this week. Lithim-ion battery maker LG Chem and power control and conversion tech firm Eguana will work on the AC Battery under a multi-year


24 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 24, 2015 -- Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) chose Silver Spring Networks to deploy a "canopy" network for AMI and "loss reduction projects on distribution" in Mexico City's Central District, Silver Spring told the press yesterday. The US firm will work with Tecnologías


24 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 24, 2015 -- PingThings wins funds from GE, Frost Data


23 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 23, 2015 -- EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW -- Technology finds ripe market as demand charges grow: After Green Charge Networks got off the ground in 2009, it used $12 million in DOE funding for a smart grid demo project with Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) to build a distributed storage


23 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 23, 2015 -- NERC this week released a new analysis on EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) that sided with the biggest industry criticism of the policy -- that the interim 2020 targets are too big to manage. The CPP would require that 80% of the cuts be complete by 2020 and the


23 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 23, 2015 -- A California PUC ALJ issued a lengthy proposed decision Tuesday approving residential TOU rates for the state's major utilities by 2019, which it touted as a "critical first step" to optimize the use of the biggest AMI roll-out in the country. The proposal


23 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 23, 2015 -- Duke 'ramps up' solar in North Carolina


22 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 22, 2015 -- Smart grid figures prominently in both federal efforts: US President Barack Obama issued executive actions on energy, the White House told the press yesterday, including allocating $72 million in USDA loans for smart grid and solar projects in rural areas


22 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 22, 2015 -- Smart grids could potentially save power consumers 3.5 billion Euros (US$3.7 billion) through avoided investments and maintenance -- and through more competitive wholesale power prices, the PowerMatching City Consortium told the press last week. The group is reportedly


22 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 22, 2015 -- Siemens is introducing a WiFi-enabled EV charging station that residential customers can use to remotely monitor and control power use, the firm told the press yesterday. EV owners can use the VersiCharge Smartgrid station to schedule automatic charging for when rates


22 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 22, 2015 -- Toshiba picked for battery system in Ohio ... Schneider upgrades customer engagement


21 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 21, 2015 -- EXCLUSIVE -- Courtesy connections such as kiosks pose real risks: Within utilities, internet connections for employees to check email and customers to pay bills and monitor energy use pose cybersecurity vulnerabilities, Bryan Sartin, director of the "research


21 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 21, 2015 -- VC funding in the smart grid industry in Q1 of this year came to $185 million in 15 deals, compared with $59 million in 13 deals in the final quarter of last year, Mercom Capital Group told the press yesterday. Within smart grid, communication tech firms received the most


21 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 21, 2015 -- EPRI will lead an effort by Southern California Edison (SCE), the California PUC, BIRAenergy, Itron and Meritage Homes to evaluate the energy use and grid integration of a new community of at least 20 zero-net-energy houses, EPRI told the press yesterday. The project is


21 Apr 2015 00:00:0
April 21, 2015 -- Shorenstein Properties picks EnerNOC system ... Shore Hotel pairs storage, DC charger