Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Safety Council

 

The Safety Codes Council has announced that the they have reached 10,000 recognized Master Electricians. The 10,000th Master Electrician is Pauline Banack from Beaver County.

 

 

Nova Scotia Power

 

Nova Scotia Power is in the final construction phase of six new transmission towers located across the Canso Strait, which will improve service reliability by providing an important back-up power source between Cape Breton and the mainland.

 

Algonquin Power

 

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. says it is partnering with Spain-based Abengoa, S.A. on a new joint venture focused on global clean energy and water projects.

 

 

Alectra Utilities

 

After completing a merger earlier this year to create one of the largest municipally-owned electricity providers in Canada, Alectra Inc. appears set to grow again.

 

 

Wind Farm

 

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation is pushing back its new wind farm project to 2020. Initially, the province had hoped to build the 30-megawatt development at East Point by 2019

 

 

Innergex

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and Alterra Power Corp. have announced that they have entered into an arrangement agreement pursuant to which Innergex will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Alterra (the "Alterra Common Shares") for an aggregate consideration of $1.1 billion, including the assumption of Alterra's debt.The Transaction is subject to approval by Alterra's shareholders and other customary closing conditions. Pursuant to the Transaction, Alterra shareholders will receive an aggregate consideration which will consist of approximately 25% in cash and 75% in common shares of Innergex

 

Shore Power

 

Shore power technologies, also known as cold ironing and Alternative Maritime Power (AMP), enable the connection of ships in port to connect to shore side electricity to power on board services. This enables ships’ diesel generators to be switched off, thereby reducing noise and harmful emissions of particulate matter, nitrogen, sulphur, and carbon oxides.

 

 

Windcutter

 

Sauer Energy Inc. has announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance with North Wind Power, Inc. a Canadian Corporation, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This collaboration enables SEI to advance the use of wind energy.  SEI and NW have submitted a proposal concept to Natural Resources Canada and have been confirmed for formal proposal submission.  Successful selection would see installations commence in April 2018.  We are confident with our submission because it is the only turbine in its class that has successfully completed certification analysis.

 

Hydro Lines

 

The Canadian Electricity Association proposes a national electricity infrastructure renewal plan that recognizes the long-term planning horizon required for large scale electricity sector investments; encourages efficient regulatory review of funding applications; and helps secure government and public support of electricity projects.

 

 

poles

 

Saskatchewan's aging power grid is to blame for rising electrical bills, according to an expert who suggests a focus in renewable energy may the key to cutting costs over the long term.Nick Martin, a policy analyst with the Canada West Foundation, has been studying the details of SaskPower's latest request to increase rates.

 

 

 

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 Farm

 

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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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.

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