Expert support for climate-conscious energy planning.

The Helios Centre is a non-profit research group, providing independent expertise in a broad range of energy issues.

Through its research work and the dissemination of its many publications, the Helios Centre aims to foster and build the knowledge base required to achieve a sustainable energy future.


First Nations Issues

First Nations

Over the years, the Helios Centre has helped several First Nations deal with the issues surrounding electric generation, in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Producing and managing Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency, requires enormous amounts of electricity, which is why “bitcoin mining” seeks out low-cost jurisdictions like Quebec and Labrador. Its impacts on the electric system varies from place to place, and regulatory responses must be crafted to protect other consumers from the excess costs this can generate.

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