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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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 Electrician Forum Brought to You by Schneider Electric             

The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

Schneider ElectricSponsored by Schneider Electric

In this issue: 

Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Watch a portion of the interview conducted by Electrical Industry Canada with Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric

 

Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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