Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

April 19, 2017

Federal Government to Fund 10 Fast Charging Stations in New BrunswickThe Government of Canada is investing $335,000 to build 10 new fast-charging stations across New Brunswick, led by NB Power.

“Electric vehicles will play an important role in addressing climate change in our province by leveraging NB Power’s renewable energy supply,” says Keith Cronkhite, Senior Vice President Business Development and Strategic Planning, NB Power.

This funding builds on Budget 2016’s investment of $62.5 million over two years to support Canada’s electric and alternative fuel vehicles infrastructure.

The government intends to invest $120 million across Canada to deploy infrastructure for electric vehicle charging and refuelling stations for alternative fuels, as well as to support technology demonstration projects.

These investments are part of a $21.9 billion allocation over 11 years to support green infrastructure that will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy. The investments will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deliver clean air and safe drinking water and promote renewable power. Funding will also support projects that will help build better-connected electricity systems and help communities better deal with the effects of climate change.

 

Electricians Provide Assistance in TD Centre's 50th Anniversary Illumination Project

Contractors Guild, Ainsworth, Symtech, Plan and ACML donated their services to temporarily reconfigure the buildings' automated lighting systems, while a crew of staff and volunteers worked to open and close blinds on over 6,000 windows across the TD Centre's five towers to create the message "Less is more or" in 100-foot-tall lights.

A media statement called it the largest public art project of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world.

Read more: Electricians Provide Assistance...

 

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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Wind technicians have been working to keep Canada’s turbines turning for a long time now.

TransAlta’s Cowley Ridge Wind Farm was one of the first commercial facilities in the country with the original technicians back in 1993 describing their experiences of being “up so high” and that “there was nothing like it.”

Sitting on 25 meter tall lattice work towers, these machines were less than a third of the height of most tubular wind turbine towers today. However, many of the same skills learned on these first sites are still relevant today even though the technology has certainly progressed.

Read More: The Road Behind and the Road Ahead... 

 

 

 

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 Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits him well as a lighting specialist overseeing retrofit projects for Rexel in New Brunswick and P.E.I. He also has had a unique introduction to the field he now works in. 

Gordon was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick and has lived there for most of his life. He has an incredibly busy home life that extends to his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. Beyond family life he enjoys “playing guitar and piano, going target shooting, cooking BBQ, trying new foods and learning new things.”

How One Hospital Is Improving Patient Care with Advanced Analytics Demand for healthcare is outstripping capacity, but Toronto’s Humber River Hospital has a solution: a digital Command Centre powered by GE’s Wall of Analytics. As populations grow and age, many hospitals are being stretched past their limits. Rather than apply temporary or partial fixes to address the challenges that underlie this busy, acute care hospital, Toronto’s Humber River Hospital has chosen to implement a holistic, state-of-the-art hospital command centre that will enable it to achieve radical gains in quality and efficiency.

The hospital partnered with GE Healthcare Partners to conceive, design and build the new 4,500 square-foot command centre, a cornerstone of which will be GE’s Wall of Analytics that processes real-time data from multiple source systems across the hospital.

Read more: How One Hospital is ...

 

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