Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

September 23, 2016

Enercon And Hydro-Québec Enter Into New PartnershipHydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) and ENERCON Canada Inc. have initiated a new R&D partnership agreement on grid integration of wind power. The aim of the agreement is to advance understanding of the impact on grids of new electronic wind turbine control systems.

 “We’re extremely proud of this strategic partnership and delighted to once more be conducting joint studies with Hydro-Québec, a power grid leader,” says Michael Weidemann, Executive Vice-President, Enercon Canada Inc. “Once again, we’re working with IREQ, a partner with which we share not only a long history, but ambitions to produce top-calibre studies. We’re also very pleased to be collaborating a doctoral project for the first time in Canada, building on our current collaborations with German universities.”

The partnership allies Enercon’s expertise in energy converters and Hydro-Québec’s know-how in grid simulation and operation. For over 10 years, IREQ has been simulating large-scale wind power grid integration, achieving global recognition for its competence and helping spur development of this energy stream in Québec.

Enercon, founded in Germany over 30 years ago, is a world leader in the design and sale of wind turbines. Recognized globally for its direct-drive energy converters, high manufacturing standards and long-term service agreements, the company, with its more than 20,000 employees, has become synonymous with reliability and performance. So far, Enercon has installed more than 26,100 wind turbines with power-generating capacity ranging from 500 kW to 7.5 MW, for a total exceeding 42.4 GW.

Enercon Canada Inc. has near 450 employees, with offices in Montreal, Toronto and Dartmouth, service outlets from coast to coast, a production plant in Matane, and a training centre and storage facility in Boucherville. Enercon Canada Inc. has installed wind turbines having a capacity of more than 2,000 MW in seven provinces and territories.


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Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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