Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

NescoNesco Canada announces that it is celebrating 25 years of exceptional service as a Canadian-owned manufacturer and trusted supplier to electrical wholesalers across the country

 

CACN

 

The Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN) has held its AGM in Toronto. Chaired by Sundeep Chauhan (Motion Picture Association), the AGM provided members with an opportunity to learn about recent developments in IP crime prevention and CACN’s role in advocacy. Sundeep announced the appointment of Katalin Molnar, CSA Group, as Vice-Chair of CACN. Key representatives from Eaton, Siemens and Schneider, participated at this event.

 

 

Mike Hutchings

 

Mike Hutchings has been named Regional Vice President, Sales for its Canada Region. He has extensive experience at Rockwell Automation and most recently, was the regional vice president, U.S., Western Region. Mike joined Rockwell Automation as the branch manager of Chicago in 2008.

 

 

TAF

 

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) has unveiled plans for the next phase of its successful TowerWise retrofit program for multi-residential buildings thanks to funding from Natural Resources Canada and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

 

 

Schneider

 

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes.

 

 

Wind Energy

 

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commends the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and the Government of Alberta for the successful implementation of the first phase of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP), which has resulted in the lowest-ever price for wind energy generation in Canada.

 

 

Donation Day

 

During 2017 STANDARD Donation Day, on December 6th, we’re proud to announce that we collected $75 740 to donate to various charities.

 

 

 

Valard Construction, a Quanta Services company, has been selected by NextBridge Infrastructure and Borealis Infrastructure to construct the Ontario East-West Tie Line Project in northern Ontario. Valard will be working closely with Supercom Industries, a 100% Aboriginal-owned joint venture by the six First Nations proximate to the East-West Tie transmission line, to hire qualifying candidates from the First Nation communities. 

 

 

Gaspe

 

The TechnoCentre éolien (TCE) is pleased to announce the installation and commissioning of a 16 kW solar PV system at its research site in Gaspé. Thanks to this new infrastructure, which consists of 60 photovoltaic (PV) panels, the TechnoCentre éolien raises its commitment to solar research to a new level.

 

 

Schneider Electric

 

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced that its Calgary, Alberta and Lake Forest, California process automation product development centers have been certified by exida, a globally recognized ISO 17065 certification body.

 

 

 

EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

 Read more...

 



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