Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Transport Canada

 

Connectivity and automation are creating new possibilities for innovation to enhance the capacity and competitiveness of Canada's transportation system. Enabled by powerful information technologies, smart infrastructure, and new sources of data, connected and automated vehicles will have far reaching impacts on trade, transportation, and the economy as a whole over the coming decades.

 

electricity lines

 

Ontario's soaring electricity bills have driven numerous factories out of the province according to a new report from the Fraser Institute, leading to a loss of nearly 75,000 manufacturing jobs since the end of the 2008 recession.

 

 

Boralex

 

Renewable energy developers Boralex Inc. from Canada and UK-based Infinergy have announced the execution of a 50-50 joint venture agreement, aimed at developing a pipeline of onshore wind projects essentially located in Scotland for a total estimated capacity of 325 MW.

 

 

Chaudiere Falls

 

For the first time in more than 100 years, Chaudière Falls is open to the public with a new park space offering scenic views of this historic and culturally significant site.

 

 

Shawn Paulson

CSA Group has announced that Shawn Paulsen, Manager of Conformity Assessment, CSA Group, has been elected as Vice President of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Chair of its Conformity Assessment Board (CAB). The election took place the week of October 8, 2017, in Vladivostok, Russia, during the IEC Annual General Meeting.

 

 

Technical Safety BC

 

To improve safety and make it easier for customers with electrical service connection requirements to do business with us, BC Hydro and Technical Safety BC (formerly BC Safety Authority – learn more at www.technicalsafetybc.ca) recently entered into an information sharing agreement.

 

 

Rittal

For the fifth consecutive year, Rittal Systems Ltd., is being certified as a Great Workplace in Canada after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience. Rittal’s Trust Index score has exceeded the minimum threshold to be officially Certified as a Great Workplace!

 

 

Lafarge Canada

 

A contract worker received an electrical shock after coming into direct contact with 47,500 volts of electricity. The power supply to the device was not disconnected, locked out of service and tagged before any work was done, contrary to Ontario Regulation 851/90 (the Industrial Establishments Regulation) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

 

 

Ryan Hill

 

Ouellet Canada has appointed Mr. Ryan Hill  as Sales Representative for the province of British Columbia. Ryan brings to this position many years of experience in the HVAC and refrigeration  industry, vast experience as a sales representative and strong knowledge of the heating business.He will be based in Vancouver. The British Columbia territory will be covered by Ryan Hill and his colleague Chris Kennedy.

 

 

AEA

 

The Alberta Electrical Association is having a Seminar about the Internet Of Things (IOT), future of Manufacturing, and our industry adapting to IOT. This will be a half-day event with IOT products being displayed. Show your products to a very targeted audience.

 

 

 

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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