Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Lafarge Canada

 

A contract worker received an electrical shock after coming into direct contact with 47,500 volts of electricity. The power supply to the device was not disconnected, locked out of service and tagged before any work was done, contrary to Ontario Regulation 851/90 (the Industrial Establishments Regulation) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

 

 

Ryan Hill

 

Ouellet Canada has appointed Mr. Ryan Hill  as Sales Representative for the province of British Columbia. Ryan brings to this position many years of experience in the HVAC and refrigeration  industry, vast experience as a sales representative and strong knowledge of the heating business.He will be based in Vancouver. The British Columbia territory will be covered by Ryan Hill and his colleague Chris Kennedy.

 

 

AEA

 

The Alberta Electrical Association is having a Seminar about the Internet Of Things (IOT), future of Manufacturing, and our industry adapting to IOT. This will be a half-day event with IOT products being displayed. Show your products to a very targeted audience.

 

 

Rittal and Franklin Empire

 

Rittal Systems has announced Franklin Empire has joined its distribution/partner network in Canada. With a rich family history dating back to the 1940’s and an extensive distribution network in Ontario and Quebec, Franklin Empire Inc. is proud to be the largest independently owned electrical distributor in Canada, also renowned for its manufacturing automation systems.

 

 

 

Hydro-Quebec

 

Critical research into sustainable energy and smart-grid security is receiving a major boost at Concordia, thanks to a seven-figure donation from Hydro-Québec. In addition to supporting three research chairs, the generous gift aims to attract top students to the university by providing 68 merit-based student awards.

 

 

FortWhyte Alive

 

FortWhyte Alive is unveiling the largest solar installation in the City of Winnipeg. The 60 kilowatt (kW) installation is made possible thanks to support from Bullfrog Power, Investors Group and Manitoba Hydro's Solar Energy Program.

 

 

Green Car Report

 

The market share of plug-in electric cars in Canada appears to have topped 1 percent for the first time ever last month.

 

 

ABB

 

In partnership with TM4 Inc. and Cummins Inc., STL recently announced plans to test two electric buses with range extenders. For this project, STL was looking to acquire an automatic fast charger to efficiently recharge buses at the terminal.

 

 

NRC

 

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, has held a press conference and media call-back to discuss the outcomes of the Generation Energy Forum in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

 

Hydro-Quebec

 

Several media outlets and analysts recently published statistics about the number of Hydro-Québec employees who are members of visible or ethnic minorities. These numbers were taken from a report issued by the Commission des droits de la personne in 2007.

 

 

CSA

 

By William (Bill) Burr

In this article: Section 56 — Optical fibre cables. Section 56 is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and applies to the installation of optical fibre cables in conjunction with all other electrical systems. Rule 56-002 provides a special terminology definition for an Optical Fibre Cable — a cable consisting of one or more optical fibres that transmits modulated light for the purpose of control, signalling or communications.

Rule 56-102 outlines that there are three types of optical fibre cables.



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