Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Exhibition Place

 

The wind turbine that symbolized Ontario's push for green energy is at a standstill and won't be generating electricity until next month at the earliest CBC has announced.

 

 

SSQ Tower

 

SSQ Financial Group has unveiled a commemorative plaque to celebrate the conferring of the highly coveted LEED Gold Certification to SSQ Tower located at Place

 

 

Nunavut-Manitoba Link

 

A road to bring cheap, clean power and internet northwards—and, at the same time boost the economy in central Nunavut: that’s what the Kivalliq Inuit Association wants for the future.

 

 

Nova Scotia Power

 

Nova Scotia Power is rebuilding the power line along Over Cove Road on Long Island to maintain service reliability for its customers in the Freeport area. This work is necessary due to the condition and age of the existing power line and poles.

 

 

BC Hydro

 

A recent BC Hydro survey found that vampire power is on the rise, and most British Columbians own electronics and appliances that are sucking up unnecessary amounts of power.

 

 

Hydro One

 

The Province of Ontario has announced the launch of the Affordability Fund. This is a program designed to provide customers who do not qualify for low-income conservation programs the ability to access energy efficient home improvements.

 

 

Stephen Welby

 

Stephen Welby has been hired as IEEE’s next executive director and chief operating officer. Starting on 2 January, he will work from IEEE’s office in Piscataway, N.J., succeeding E. James “Jim” Prendergast, who is set to retire.

 

 

Susan Uthayakumar

 

Schneider Electric has announced that Susan Uthayakumar will become Country President, Canada on January 1, 2018, reporting to Annette Clayton, CEO and President, North America, and Chief Supply Chain Officer.

 

 

Lysandra Naom

 

Lysandra Naom has been awarded the RAB Design Lighting Inc., Award of Excellence for the 2017 Electro-Federation Canada Scholarship program.

 

 

EFC

 

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members are proud to support Canadian university and college students reach their academic goals providing $154,000 across 57 scholarships. This initiative has supported students with over $1 million in funding since the program started in 1994.

 

 

 

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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 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.”

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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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