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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%.

Future energy

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19 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 19, 2014 -- DG owners required to upgrade in 2016: The California PUC voted 5-0 yesterday to require smart inverters on customer-owned DG and energy storage installed starting Dec 31, 2015, or 12 months after the Underwriters Laboratory approves new inverter standards, whichever is later


19 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 19, 2014 -- The California PUC lifted a blanket prohibition against utilities owning EV charging infrastructure, letting them own charging ports and stations on a case-by-case basis, the commission told the press yesterday. Under the PUC's previous rules, utilities had to show a market failure


19 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 19, 2014 -- Tantalus is set to add two-way communication to the encoder/receiver/transmitter (ERT)-reading devices at 15 public power utilities currently using electric, water and gas ERTs, the grid communications and applications vendor told the press yesterday. The firm provides two-way


19 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 19, 2014 -- The Canadian province of Saskatchewan should cut ties with Sensus, which "created one fire-prone dud model after another," New Democratic Party (NDP) Deputy Leader Trent Wotherspoon told the press this week. "Get our money back and get Sensus meters out of Saskatchewan


18 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 18, 2014 -- Open source DR, DA software aims to revolutionize power: The interoperability standard from the Flexiblepower Alliance Network (the FAN standard) is letting a DR software package called PowerMatcher become a platform for load balancing and DR using


18 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 18, 2014 -- Texas energy retailer TXU Energy teamed with DR software firm EnergyHub to add location-based thermostat adjustments to TXU's smart thermostats, the firms told the press yesterday. The changes will let customers program thermostats to lower heating and AC while they are away and use


18 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 18, 2014 -- The New York PSC will increase the state's net metering cap to 6% from 3%, Gov Andrew Cuomo's office told the press last week, doubling the amount of DG power the state's utilities have to buy from customers. The PSC raised the caps in response to market uncertainty, as well as


18 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 18, 2014 -- SunPower invests in analytics firm Tendril . . . SGCC details how to reach seniors


17 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 17, 2014 -- Executives describe successful utility pilots in Ontario: Energate plans to go retail, CEO Steve Dodds told us this week, taking advantage of utilities "offering their customers a 'bring your own device' plan. In line with that, Energate is getting ready to sell directly to the


17 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 17, 2014 -- Eos Energy Storage will test an energy storage system at PG&E's Smart Grid Lab in San Ramon, Calif, the firm told the press yesterday. The battery will integrate Eos Energy's Aurora DC battery and ETM Electromatic's electronic components -- and will run on Stem's software


17 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 17, 2014 -- Co-op in Texas picks Aclara AMI . . . Landis & Gyr offers software upgrades . . . GE C&I smart meters get UL safety stamp . . . Scotland sees first smart grid workshops


16 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 16, 2014 -- A 'next wave' in energy, TE needs education, support: The smart grid industry has "a slew of unanswered questions that we need to explore" before transactive energy (TE) can become pervasive, California PUC Senior Regulatory Analyst Christopher Villarreal told us last


16 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 16, 2014 -- The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday extended the stay of its ruling that vacated Order 745 and put FERC's jurisdiction over all kinds of DR into question. FERC had asked to extend the stay from today until Jan 15 so the government could craft an appeal to the Supreme


16 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 16, 2014 -- S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos yesterday began operating what they call Europe's largest battery project at a UK Power Networks substation in the town of Leighton Buzzard in the UK, Younicos told the press. The storage system is an automated 6-MW/10-MWH


16 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 16, 2014 -- National Grid to add to Northeast solar . . . Allconnect software does needs matching


15 Dec 2014 00:00:0
December 15, 2014 -- Non-profit to help utilities plan better grid upgrades: The Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre, a Canadian nonprofit focused on science and technology, is developing software to help utilities assess their grid and zero in on the upgrades and maintenance projects