Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Tim MacDonald

On June 29, 2018 the Governor General of Canada announced that Timothy E. MacDonald C.M. of Stratford, Ontario was appointed to the Order of Canada.

 

 

Aspiring skilled trades participants recently descended upon annual Skills Competitions held in Toronto and Edmonton.

 

 

 

Cherie L. Brant, Dickinson Wright LLPJoin WiRE and partners 20/20 Catalysts Program and the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario on July 25 in Toronto for a WiRE Networking Meetup focused on indigenous clean energy. Guest Speaker: Cherie L. Brant, Practice Group Chair, First Nations/Native American, for Dickinson Wright LLP…

 

Steve MacDonald, CEO of EfficiencyOneA new program launched by Nova Scotia with federal government support will provide rebates of up to 30% off the purchase and installation costs of rooftop solar-electricity systems. The program is expected to make solar power more affordable and accessible for at least 2,000 households over the next four years...

 

 

logo for NECA Industry Partner awardThe National Electrical Contractor Association announced on June 18 that Southwire has been selected to receive the NECA Industry Partner Award. Southwire will receive its award at the NECA 2018 conference, taking place in Philadelphia from September 29 to October 2…

 

 

Battery electric vehicle in Borden gold mine Located 160 kilometres west of the Porcupine mine in Chapleau, Ontario, Borden is set to be Canada’s first all-electric underground gold mine, which will be safer for employees and have a smaller environmental footprint…

 

SaskPower logoSaskPower has started work on two major transmission line projects with a total investment of approximately $300 million. The first is a 200-kilometre line that will run from east of Moose Jaw to Swift Current. The second is a 44-kilometre line that will run from northwest of Regina to Belle Plaine…

 

DigitalIn an effort to mobilize the industry with digitalization, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is establishing a supply chain steering committee. This group will help advance the industry’s supply chain practices.

StandardLast month, Standard CEO David Nathaniel was invited on the Get a Grip on Lighting podcast to talk about his company in which he got his start selling electrical tape with his dad from their home in Montreal.

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Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

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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Schneider

A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Jeremy Herrington

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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