Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Canwea

 

The Alberta Electric System Operator will secure an additional 700 megawatts (MW) of renewable power as part of its plan to add 5,000 MW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. The second round will procure 300 MW and will also require that projects be equity partnered with Indigenous communities.

 

 

CEA

 

Sergio Marchi, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), issued the following statement on Bill C-68, the legislation tabled in Parliament today, to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence:

 

 

Schneider Electric

 

While global business leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos recently to talk about energy and environmental challenges, a new study released by Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy and carbon management, and automation, reveals that most organizations feel prepared for a decentralized, decarbonized and digitized future, but many are not taking the necessary steps to integrate and advance their energy and sustainability programs.

 

NS Power

 

Nova Scotia Power is now accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program, which is offered annually to students seeking higher education in a variety of educational programs across the province.

 

 

BC Hydro

 

Would you own an electric vehicle if it didn't cost an arm and a leg to buy? Well, depending on the type of car you're looking for, the math on total ownership costs is starting to point toward cost parity between full electric and gas-powered vehicles.

 

 

Aurora

 

With the price of solar energy dropping from $6 per watt to less than $1 per watt in the past 8 years, the outlook for solar energy as an alternative to dirty fossil fuels has never looked brighter. Driving this cost reduction is the launch of new, innovative solar cell designs and processes which could see the market size triple by 2020.

 

 

ABB

 

ABB recently achieved a major milestone with the successful testing of the Maritime Link, enabling Emera to exchange electricity between the Island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia for the first time in history.

 

 

NRC

 

Energy efficiency is hard to see, but we feel the benefits in our homes, neighbourhoods, environment, economy and wallets. A clean energy future includes federal investments in innovation to drive economic growth, reduce environmental impacts and create new, clean technology jobs for Canadians.

 

 

Bridgeport

 

Bridgeport Fittings’ new website makes it far easier for contractors to search for, locate and order the right product solutions for their individual projects. Among the new website changes where customers will see a big difference are Bridgeport’s updated Project Submittal Tool, Product Cross Reference Tool, and Resource Center. Bridgeport is represented in Canada by NESCO.

 

 

Schneider Electric

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. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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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.

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