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Wayne Edwards, EFC’s VP Sustainability & Electrical Safety, will moderate a Natural Resource Canada session, “Energy Star for Industry,” as part of Energy Summit 2014 on May 14. The Niagara Falls, ON event brings together the country's leading

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Brian BentzElectricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) has recognized Powerstream Inc. President and CEO Brian Bentz as its 2014 Leader of the Year for his outstanding leadership and vision in the workplace, and his exemplary commitment to developing an

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EHRCElectricity Human Resources Canada plans to celebrate the best people and HR practices in the Canadian electricity industry with its 2014 Awards of Excellence, to be presented at EHRC’s 2014 HR Forum and  Awards Breakfast in Toronto on October 24.

EHRC

A new national occupational standard from Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) offers guidance for businesses, educators, trainers and job seekers for working within the electricity industry. According to EHRC, the standard will help to unify the

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Electri-FlexElectri-Flex Company has just released its full product catalogue featuring the complete Liquatite line of nearly 40 types of flexible metallic and non-metallic conduit. Standard and industrial conduits are used in a wide range of applications for

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Canada generated 48.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in October, up 1.1% from the same period in 2012. The increase was led by gains in hydro (+2.1%) and nuclear power (+3.1%) generation. Combined, the two sources represented 78.9% of

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Economy Chart Canada produced 47.4 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in August, down 2.0% from the same period in 2013. The decrease in generation was largely attributable to a 1.3% decline in domestic demand. Compared with August 2013, demand was down in

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Power StatsElectric power generation in Canada declined 6.2% to 45.8 million megawatt hours (MWh) in July compared with the same month in 2013. Hydro power generation was down 6.0% to 28.0 million MWh. Generation by utilities fell 7.4% to 42.2 million MWh,

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Canadian Power StatsCanada produced 44.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in September, equalling levels generated in September 2013. Increased electrical power generation from Ontario and Alberta was offset by declines in British Columbia, Quebec as well

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Electrical Utility Construction PriceConstruction costs for the electric utility distribution systems decreased 0.8% in 2013 compared with the 2012 annual index. Major contributors to the decrease include lower costs for labour (-3.4%) and construction indirects (-1.0%), which includes engineering (-1.1%) and administration and overheads (-1.0%).

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vehicle charger Pike Research recently forecasted North American electric vehicle sales will grow from around 66,000 units in 2012 to 1.8 million units in 2020.* Whether this prediction is met or exceeded, the batteries driving these electric vehicles will need to be

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Electric Vehicle ChargerBuying an electric car? How do you decide what charger you need?
•    Do you need a home charger?
•    What is Level 1? Level 2?
•    What size charger do you need?
•    Is there sufficient power in my home to charge my new car?
•    Where will you install it?

Canada's Best Managed CompaniesDeloitte announced the winners of the 2014 Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies. This year’s winners are characterized by their continued focus on customer relationships as

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Survey SaysAlmost all buyers go online, but where they go varies dramatically.

 

 

Field Evaluationhttp://electricalindustry.ca/latest-news/934-electrical-component-acceptanceSince my previous articles on certification and field evaluation marks, I received a number of inquiries about other marks that may appear on electrical products in Canada and

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Survey SaysElectrical Contractor Vehicle Fleet 

Amazon Gift CardLeading Canadian Electrical Equipment manufacturer wants your input to better serve your needs.  The first 70 COMPLETED SURVEYS  will win a $50 Amazon.ca Gift card.

 

 

Contractor SalaryElectrical Contractors in Canada: Median Salary by Title/Role

Contractors RevenuesDriven by residential and non-residential construction and government institution construction, Canadian electrical contractor revenues will approach $15.12 billion for 2014 based on an independent review by EIN. Estimated profits for the

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Survey SaysElectrical Contractors' Work Day Breakdown

EC breakfastHow to engage, attract and retain millennials in your workforce.

EFC

Call for Nominations. Please submit your nomination by April 11, 2014.

Survey SaysElectrical Engineering Employment Growth Estimates by Province 2014 - 2019

BzowyE.B. Horsman’s Maureen Bzowy, a long-time Canadian electrical industry stalwart, is retiring. After 13 years, Maureen Bzowy retired from E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH) on May 31. Bzowy has been in the Canadian Electrical Industry since 1966 and has

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Scottish LandlordsA new law requires landlords in Scotland to carry out electrical safety inspections on privately rented properties at least every five years. The inspections must be carried out by a member firm of the Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland

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Electrical SafetyThis week, Bill Burr explains the role and function of the Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety. While the Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety is an independent organization, and its recommendations have no legal standing, the

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Kenny JasonElectrician is among 10 occupations deemed a priority for the foreign credential recognition program, announced Minister Kenney last week. 

Ron GarlandHow does one begin to tell the story of someone who was not only the rock, but also the sunshine in our family? This story is about my father, Ronald Clarence Garland, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by repeated exposure to

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Electricity ConsumptionElectric power generation dropped in most provinces this past May, save for Alberta, which saw a 3.9 percent increase. Electric power generation in Canada fell 2.1% to 45.2 million megawatt hours (MWh) in May when compared to the same month in

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CEA

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released a policy paper on March 3 that draws attention to the impact of copper theft from electricity infrastructure and outlines four key recommendations to deter theft. “Given the high price of copper,

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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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