Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Economy New HousingSpending on new housing construction was $4.2 billion in July, up 0.5% from the same month a year earlier.Nationally, the gain came from higher investment in apartment and apartment-condominium building construction, which increased 17.5% to $1.4 billion and also, to a lesser extent, in row house construction, which rose 6.3% to $395 million...

 

Economy Power StatsDemand for electricity in Canada totalled 40.8 million megawatt hours (MWh) in July, 2.9% lower than July 2014.Reduced demand pushed generation levels down 0.9% from the same month a year earlier to 46.3 million MWh in July, led by nuclear and steam conventional generation...

 

 

Survey Says Motors and motor controls top the list at 84%. At the other end: networking and cabling, at 31%. See how 11 other categories fare.

 

 

Solar Power 1In BC, the site of what once was Canada’s largest lead and zinc mine is now being used to mine sunshine...

 

 

Wind Energy Health SafetyWorkers in the wind energy sector face a range of hazards and challenges, according to a new study released by Quebec’s Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)...

 

 

Electric Cars In CanadaUsing today’s electricity grids, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) could potentially cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80-98% in British Columbia, 45% in Alberta, and 58-70% in Ontario, reports a new study on Canada’s potential market for PEVs...

 

 

Clean Energy 1Other nations may be growing their clean energy sectors at a faster clip, but Canadians still have a lot to celebrate. When it comes to investment and boosted capacity, we just had a banner year.

 

 

 

BC Hydro - ChingAs a teenager, Richard Ching went backpacking, canoeing, and camping around British Columbia, revelling in the outdoors. In his capacity now as an energy manager for the City of Burnaby, he is helping to preserve the natural environment for generations to come...

 

 

Survey SaysAmong 13 purchasing categories, almost 90% of respondents buy wire and cable but only 44% buy cabling. See what's in between.

 

 

Contractors and Social MediaThere are more than a few ways you can find a contractor in 2015. Which one is most popular, you ask? There is not a single correct answer to that question. The typical person looking for a contractor realizes how important it is to make the right choice...

 

 

Changing Scene

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On December 13, in the presence of many customers, team members and partners, Westburne officially ...
The 27th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (Code) has been finalized and is now ...
ABB has reached a deal with Hitachi to sell an 80.1% stake in its Power Grids division, which makes ...
  Southwire Canada (SWC) has been named Supplier of the Year by Grote Industries, one of ...
  Techspan Industries is please to announce that Scott Lucas has taken over as VP Sales ...
Joshua Remigio, 29, of Leamington, Ontario was electrocuted last week while working on the property ...
O’Neil Electric Supply is very pleased to announce the addition of Siemens Canada EM LP as ...
Fluke is celebrating its 70th anniversary by giving away a prize package valued at US$6,000. Prizes ...
This past summer, from July 1 to September 15, AD Rewards ran the Redeem for a Dream promotion.
  Rittal Systems Canada, the world’s largest and most trusted manufacturer of ...

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Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the ...
In this article: Tables — Part B. This section of the Code contains 99 tables of essential ...
In this article: Section 58 — Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment. Rule 58-000 ...
  Unauthorized CSA Group certification marks have been found on wiring by Triumph Cable ...
In this article: Section 52 — Diagnostic imaging installations. The CE code is a ...
In this article: Section 46 — Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment, Exit Signs, and ...
  In this article: Section 44 — Theatre Installations. The CE Code is a ...
CSA has published C22.2 No. 60947-7-3, the harmonized standard for low-voltage switchgear and ...
  Electric welders. The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem ...
  In this article: Section 40 — Electric cranes and hoists. The CE Code is a ...

 

Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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Tools for the Trade

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  IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup. Combining the ...
  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
Professional all-in-one cutter/stripper for coaxial and twisted pair cables     ...
  Klein Tools' Coax Explorrer 2 tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations   ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  Ideal Industries' 26 piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for ...
  Klein Tools Deluxe Fish Rod Set comes in 19 pieces that when assembled can fish wire and ...
  BendWorks Software was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process ...

Product News

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Optigo Connect is an innovative family of networking hardware products capable of connecting ...
KMC Conquest is KMC Conrtols latest line of BACnet advanced application digital controllers and ...
Building on the Lumenbeam family of luminaires, Lumenpulse has launched the Lumenbeam Inground, a ...
Eureka’s Verner pendant combines high light output with a geometric aesthetic to enhance ...
Only Contortionist lets you bend light to your will, says Lightheaded Lighting. Contortionist, the ...
Our IP routers allow your machine to utilize its own set of factory-configured IP addresses and ...
The I-VU programmable controller utilizes a library of factory-engineered control programs for fan ...
CORE commercial single cores are manufactured in several different standard plate sizes that go up ...
BurnerPRO Flame Safeguard (BP110UVF/BP230UVF) Control, with integrated flame safeguard and boiler ...
VYKON Edge Controller 10 is an IP-based field equipment controller powered by the Niagara ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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After eight months, 263 events, 17 broken clocks, and thousands of competitors, Ideal ...
Allison Wood and Dominique Rivet are two apprentices who had a wealth of career options available ...
  In a recent sit-down Electrical Industry Canada was able to learn a little ...
David Johns is a unique and dedicated individual both at home and in the workplace. At home he is a ...
    Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his ...
  Automation companies are drivers of innovation, and have penetrated near every industry ...
Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts ...
Andrew MacLeod is a territory sales manager with Leviton Manufacturing of Canada in British ...
  Floyd Lau founded Amptek Technologies in 2002 as an end to end engineering design ...
Mike Marsh, President and CEO of SaskPower, has been a leading figure in Saskatchewan’s ...

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Jean-Marc Myette

By Line Goyette

Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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