Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

ATCO

 

TCO, Alberta’s leading energy and infrastructure provider, together with FLO, Canada’s leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, have announced the deployment of three fast-charging stations in Alberta’s major cities – the first corridor of its kind in the province. This initiative is made possible by a partnership with Canadian Tire Corporation and Natural Resources Canada.

 

 

ABB

ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have announced a strategic global partnership that combines ABB’s industry-leading digital offerings, ABB AbilityTM, with HPE’s innovative hybrid information technology (IT) solutions. The partnership will provide customers with solutions that generate actionable insights from vast amounts of industrial data to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their operations and create competitive advantage.

 

 

CEA

 

Sergio Marchi, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), has issued the following statement in regard to the Government of Canada’s announcement regarding the launch of the Smart Cities Challenge.

 

 

Hydro

 

One of the largest chambers of commerce in Canada is calling for wider privatization of electricity distribution companies to increase competitiveness in an attempt to drive down costly Ontario electricity prices over the long-term.

 

 

 North Bay Hydro

 North Bay is leading the way in energy resiliency all across Canada. North Bay Hydro has now broken ground on its latest project, the Community Energy Park microgrid.

 

 

 

Toronto Hydro

 

Toronto Hydro's President and CEO Anthony Haines has been recognized as a leader in sustainability with an award from the Canadian Electricity Association for his work in making Toronto Hydro a more sustainable organization.

 

 

White Rock

 

The White Rock hydro facility is celebrating its 65th birthday this year, and it’s a good time to undertake repairs that will help extend its useful life.

 

 

RAB

 

RAB Design Lighting is pleased to announce Adanac Sales as their Sales Representative Agency in British Columbia effective December 1st 2017. Adanac Sales has a proven track record of servicing the electrical distribution market in BC for over 25 years. The Sales Agency’s Principals Kevin Smythe and Mike Hodges are forward thinking individuals who have been actively involved with industry associations including ElectroFed, CEMRA, NEMRA, BCEA and CEDIA

 

 

EFC

 

Electro‐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.

 

 

OEL

 

The Essex Chapter of the Ontario Electrical League and the Windsor Essex County Area Electrical Distributors is a testament to how successful the industry can be when it comes together for trade shows.

 

 

 

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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