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ETECETEC - Solutions based seminars and product showcase for the Canadian electrical industry. With unparalleled knowledge of electrical power management across industries, every day the experts at Eaton deliver customized, integrated solutions to

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Telescoping Light Pole

Eaton’s new V-SpringTM Telescoping Light Pole increases safety and reduces labour costs associated with installing and maintaining lights at industrial facilities. 

Eaton Area LightsEaton’s Lumark Caretaker light-emitting diode (LED) area luminaire is ideal for area and dusk-to-dawn security lighting applications. Using high-efficiency LED technology with precision-moulded optics, it offers more than 85% annual energy and

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Parking Garage Eaton’s LED TopTier Parking Garage and Canopy Luminaire delivers performance and visual comfort by using WaveStream optical technology that blocks the line of sight from the LED light sources to the observer while extracting the maximum amount of

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DownlightingEaton’s Cooper Lighting division has introduced new Halo Surface LED Downlights for new construction, remodel and retrofit projects. The Halo downlights incorporate WaveStream LED technology, resulting in the first LED surface product to perform

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GreenBuildHalo light-emitting diode (LED) downlights from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division are featured in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome show home. The home offers a first look at the next generation of sustainable building and demonstrates the latest

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Eaton

Eaton’s B-Line division is helping to simplify the content designation process with its new J-Hook Color ID products. For use in data centres and light-duty commercial cable management applications, these simple solutions snap onto existing B-Line

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Eaton LumawattEaton’s Cooper Lighting Division has introduced its LumaWatt Outdoor Wireless Control and Monitoring System, which, the company says, minimizes power consumption and energy costs by providing lighting only where and when it’s needed. It’s

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Eaton Variable DriveEaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive series consists of two models: The DC1 Compact and the DA1 Advanced Machinery Drive for ratings range up to 15 HP for mptor voltages of 115 V, 230 V (single or 3 phase), 460 V(3 phase) and 575 V

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User-friendliness was a top priority in the development of Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive.Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive series consists of two models: The DC1 Compact and the DA1 Advanced Machinery Drive for ratings

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EFC ConferenceJoin industry leaders this year May 27-30 in Montreal for the EFC Electrical Council Annual Conference, “e-Relationships: Driving Business in the Connected World.” “This year’s program sets out to identify our strengths going forward into the digital age,”

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Electrical EconomyThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities declined 4.1% to $6.5 billion in December, following a 6.6% decrease in November. The total value of building permits for the year edged down 0.1% from 2012 to $80.8 billion. Lower

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EconomyInvestment in non-residential building construction reached $12.9 billion in the fourth quarter, up 1.1% from the previous quarter. This was the second consecutive quarterly increase, and was led by higher spending on commercial building

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Electricity Distribution

The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) is calling for the transfer, at fair value, of provincially owned electricity distribution assets from Hydro One to local electrical utilities. This is consistent with recommendations from the

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Wind Energy FacilityEDF EN Canada Inc. has commissioned the first of a 2-phase wind energy facility that will ultimately produce 350 MW. Phase 1 will produce 150 MW. Phase 2, 200 MW, will be commissioned in December 2015.

 

 

Education IndicatorsAlmost 9 out of 10 people (89%) in Canada aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school in 2012, higher than the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average of 75%. Among reporting countries, only the Czech Republic and the

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IEEE Canada ConferenceCo-sponsored by IEEE Canada and IEEE Southern Alberta and Northern Canada Sections, the 14th annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference  (EPEC 2014) will take place in Calgary, AB November 12-14, 2014. EPEC provides a forum for the exchange of

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EFC ScholarshipsA record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has

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Electro Fed InfoElectro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association in electrical and electronics, is pleased to announce Robert McIntyre as Product Section Manager effective March 23rd.

 

Electro-Federation Canada’s 4th annual Future Forum concluded with a first ever presentation of awards for excellence in marketing.

Canada Anti SpamOn July 1, 2014, new anti-spam legislation takes effect. The intent is to deter such damaging effects of spam as identity theft, phishing, and the spread of spyware and malware. Individuals and companies that violate the act could face stiff

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EFC Marketing AwardsElectro-Federation Canada (EFC) has issued a call for entries for its first annual marketing awards. The award program will recognize organizations demonstrating marketing excellence and innovation within the Canadian electrical manufacturing and

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ULUnderwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) will certify Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) members lighting products within 4 weeks or your next project is free. ULC will also provide a one day on-site sustainability and environmental solutions

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EFC New Website

The Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) website, www.electrofed.com, is a key information source in the electrical industry. The website upgrades mean that Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Pad users of all kinds, along with desktop viewers will have a

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A record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has

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EFC Scholarships 2014A record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has

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EFC CanadaKeep informed with key industry updates in one convenient place through Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s refreshed website. The content includes news on areas such as events, learning and training centre, scholarships and careers. The site also now

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EFCNow is the time for organizations interested in supporting a college student through Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s 2015 scholarship program to get involved. The deadline for signing up is December 15.

Women in electrical tradeOne notable trend of the 4th forum was the almost equal number of men and women attending this Electro-Federation Canada event. Our industry changes. Susan Adler, EFC’s Manager, Member Services, who discussed this issue with female members of the

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Wayne EdwardsFamily, friends and the industry recently honoured Edwards at a reception for his retirement, effective January 2. An electrical industry veteran, Edwards joined Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) in 2005 as VP, Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association

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Five Tips to Find Time for Field Service Marketing

SimProTime is a precious resource that we all want more of. And if you own a field service business or work for one, you undoubtedly know how hard it is to find time for everything you need to accomplish in a workday, let alone a week, a quarter, or a year.

Like many of us, you do your best to check every item off of the to-do list during working hours while inevitably pushing lower priority items off to another day. And often, marketing your field service business is one of those things that easily falls to the wayside after being pushed back for more urgent matters.

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Become a Wiser Approved Installer

Wiser Approved Installer

Get access to exclusive benefits, product discounts and resources that will help you drive more business, and lower energy bills for your clients.

 

 

 

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Government of CanadaThe federal governemnt has officially launched a call for proposals (CFP) for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI). The initiative’s 2022 CFP will help fund new and innovative projects that aim to increase awareness and knowledge of ZEVs and charging and refueling infrastructure thereby increasing public confidence in these vehicles and their economic and environmental benefits.


Natural Resources Canada will provide funding through non-repayable contributions of between 50 and 75 percent of the total eligible project costs, with a maximum funding of up to $300,000 per project. The CFP will close on August 18, 2022.

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Omnicable joins ETIMETIM North America announced that OmniCable has joined the product classification standards organization. Headquartered in West Chester, PA, OmniCable has 24 locations throughout North America, and also owns Houston Wire & Cable (HWC). The company partners with many electrical manufacturers and only sells to distributors.

According to John Dean, Director of Marketing & E-Commerce, OmniCable/HWC, “The wire and cable industry is often called commodities, but there are very distinct features and attributes for the different products our manufacturers produce. 

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Atkore United Poly SystemsAtkore Inc. announced that it has acquired United Poly Systems, a manufacturer of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pressure pipe and conduit, primarily serving telecom, water infrastructure, renewables, and energy markets.

“We are pleased to complete the acquisition of United Poly Systems, which strengthens Atkore’s product portfolio, expands our manufacturing capacity and further enables us to meet HDPE customers’ needs,” stated John Pregenzer, President of Atkore’s Electrical business. “HDPE pipe and conduit is a growing market that is expected to benefit from U.S. infrastructure legislation, and United Poly Systems is a great addition to Atkore. We welcome these employees and look forward to working together to continue to serve and support our customers.”

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

Go HERE to join the discussion

 


 

The Canadian Electrical Code for safer electrical installations

Canadian Standards Association

For over 90 years, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CSA C22.1:21), has helped ensure the safety of electrical installations and protection of electrical workers. Its 2021 edition brought 200+ additions and updates that address energy storage systems, climate change adaptation, hazardous locations, and other important topics. To help users better understand and apply the Code, CSA Group developed additional resources and training.

Learn more about available Code packages and resources

 


 



 

Iron+EarthThe RenuWell Project partners are excited to announce the groundbreaking of two pilot sites located near Taber, Alberta. These pilot sites are the first of their kind to repurpose inactive oil and gas infrastructure as a foundation for renewable energy development and job creation.

When operating, the solar projects will generate 2,030 MWh annually – enough electricity to power 280 average Alberta households or irrigate 11,700 acres of farmland for an average year. This is roughly equivalent to $200,000 in electricity sales per year with 1,100  tCO2e savings in GHG emissions. Over a 25-year lifespan, the projects will generate 50,750 MWh, with GHG emission savings of 28,420 tCO2e.

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David O'ReillyBy Elle Bremmer

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with David O’Reilly, Vice President Home & Distribution and Secure Power Divisions with Schneider Electric Canada for a discussion regarding the Wiser EnergyTM smart home solution, the Wiser Approved training program, and his thoughts on several different subjects, including sustainability and future technologies currently in the works at Schneider Electric. David has been with the company for five and a half years in his role.

We recently published a study (version en français ICI) from Schneider Electric showing a strong interest from Canadians in smart home technology. 

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SimplySnap: It Just Works.

SynapseSmart technology is only smart if it works, and SimplySnap? It just works.
Scalable, field-proven, DLC NLC 5.0 qualified, and easy-to-install wireless network
lighting controls are in-stock. Explore energy code compliant SimplySnap
technology here.

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Ericson String LightsEricson announces upgraded versions of their extremely capable line of Industrial String Lights and SL, LED Stringlights. These new and updated products have several key features important when safe, code compliant lighting for industrial workspace is necessary.

Infinitely capable, these ruggedly built products have several industry leading & exclusive features including:

Industrial String Lights:

  • A United States Navy Specification since before WWII, they’re time and application tested...

 

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