Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Alberta PECThe Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta is offering four courses this fall as part of its Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC) training program.

AlectraBy working with Alectra Utilities, GM's St. Catharines, Ontario facility replaced 854 interior bay metal halides with 700 energy-efficient LED fixtures and upgraded 17 air make-up units with high efficient motors and VFD controls.

ChamberIn a wide-ranging letter to newly elected Premier Doug Ford and all his cabinet ministers, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has suggested a series of policy initiatives to make Ontario “open for business,” one of Ford’s key campaign messages.

FederalThe Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC) is set to receive more than $280,000 from the federal government for its Work Ready Advancement Project.

CUEEWith over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space, CUEE showcases over 45 different categories of products and services relevant to the utility sector. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything utility related.

ManitobaAll permits issued prior to October 1, 2018 will be based on the 12th edition. New Manitoba Hydro electrical permit fees took effect August 1, 2018. However, All permit applications received prior to August 1, 2018 will be based on the current permit fee schedule.

Liteline

 

Liteline Corporation is excited to introduce Jake Summers as Director, National Accounts. With an educational background from the University of Illinois and over 20 years of industry experience, Jake will leverage his knowledge of the lighting industry to play a pivotal role in the continued growth of Liteline.

 

 

ERAUp to $70 million is available through the Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Biotechnology, Electricity and Sustainable Transportation (BEST) Challenge to develop new clean-technology projects to cut their energy costs, while reducing greenhouse gases. Funding for the program is provided by the provincial government through ERA.

WataynikaneyapThe 15-week certificate program, held in Thunder Bay, Ontario, started in April and is designed for those looking to gain direct or in-direct employment in the construction of the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project and the powerline industry.

EHRC LogoElectricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) has received funding for a new project that will explore the transformational impact of technology, digitalization and innovation on the changing nature of work in the sector.


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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