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Electric Vehicle ConferenceElectric Mobility Canada has its 6th Annual EV2014VÉ Conference and Trade Show scheduled for October 28th to 30.

Website MarketingMore and more consumers are doing research online before they hire an electrician. Here’s how you stand out from the bloated search engine results. So you’ve got a website. You spent the money on a decent website and loaded all your company info onto

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LED LightingLED's Part 2
The benefits of LEDs almost seem too good to be true, and in some cases may be. Rapid growth in LED technology has led to equal growth in the number of manufacturers and suppliers, with sometimes questionable results. To get the

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DC CurrentDirect Current (DC) electric power is an emerging disruptive technological area that has the potential to stimulate economic growth, inspire innovation, increase research and development opportunities, create jobs, and simultaneously advance

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HVDC ServiceABB has won an order from maritime Link to supply a high-voltage direct current power transmission solution, technology that will give Nova Scotia more access to renewable energy.

Acadia CenterWith the release of Acadia Center’s Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth in Canada, policymakers and the public have access to detailed analysis regarding the macroeconomic impacts of energy efficiency programs across Canada.

 

 

Structured CablingThe goal of structured cabling has always been the same — put in a cabling infrastructure that will allow you to connect any kind of device to a network within your building, without the need to install new cables or connectors. What has changed is an

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Following up on its June announcement, Actuant has finished divesting itself of its electrical segment, serving primarily the retail do-it-yourself, marine, industrial OEM and wholesale electrical markets.

Product RevelAcuity Brands, Inc. has launched a next-generation OLED product portfolio, including the award-winning Revel, Kindred, Trilia, and Canvis. The four luminaires provide distinctive design statements for corporate, hospitality, healthcare, and

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AcuityDistech Controls Inc., a Canadian building automation and energy management solutions provider, says it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Acuity Brands, a provider of intelligent lighting solutions.

 

 

Rogers ElectricalWe are pleased to announce that Rogers Electrical Wholesale, headquartered in Summerside, PEI, is the newest Affiliate member of AD Canada! Rogers Electrical Wholesale has an extensive history in Atlantic Canada dating back to the mid 1800’s. They are

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Add EnergyAddÉnergie Technologies, which designs, develops and markets smart charging station systems, is celebrating its fifth anniversary, a milestone that marks its transition from a startup to an established business.

Affiliated Distributors AwardsJim Milne, President of AD Canada, stated, “I am truly inspired by the performance of our Distributors and Suppliers.  Our market leading growth is fueled by our exclusive AD Rewards program and the power of many entrepreneurs working together to

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Affiliated DistributorsIndustrial and construction products buying group Affiliated Distributors, Wayne, PA, reported sales in 2013 of $28 billion. AD’s members across all AD divisions grew 4% in 2013.

Air Water Engineering A progressive engineering company based in Ottawa, AirWater Engineering Inc. designs and implements building facility systems for real estate property management, commercial, advanced technology, R&D laboratories, government buildings, and

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Alberta Safety Codes CouncilMaster electricians in Alberta with certification in good standing are now eligible to receive credit for the Canadian Electrical Code course, which is required for certification as an Electrical Group A Safety Codes Officer.

Power LIneThe Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has selected Alberta PowerLine, a joint venture formed by Quanta Services and ATCO Group, for the Fort McMurray West 500kV transmission project, reports Energy Business Review. The project involves two

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AlstomAn agreement between Alstom Renewable Power and DCNS’s Marine Energy and Infrastructures Division aims to develop and then commercialize the world’s first integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine, which will deliver 6 MW. The

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AlstomPhilippe Delleur, Senior Vice-President, International Network at Alstom, has announced the appointment of Claude Lambert as President of Alstom Canada, leading all the activities of Alstom in Canada.

smart gridL-R: Hervé Amossé, Vice President of Substation Automation Solutions, Alstom Grid and Élie Saheb, Executive Vice President – Technology at Hydro-Québec.
Following its Smart Grid Technology Innovation partnership, Alstom Grid and Hydro-Québec’s

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Alstom HVDCNalcor Energy has awarded Alstom a trunkey contract to design, supply, and install a point-to-point HVDC for the Labrador-Island Transmission Link. 

AppletonAppleton Grp LLC has appointed Harish Shinde to Vice President - Canada. He will be responsible for Canadian sales, marketing, and operations functions.

 

 

secretariatThe answer to tomorrow’s looming labour shortage lies in today’s schools. For more than a generation, students have been told that all paths to a rewarding career around which you can build a comfortable life pass through a university campus. While

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EatonInvestigate a display of leading technologies, talk to technical experts, and explore Eaton capabilities in the residential, commercial, industrial, OEM and mining markets at the full-day Eaton Northern Ontario Exhibition in Sudbury, ON. The event

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TorontoElectro-Federation Canada's Electrical Council hosts Richard Ford, Manager, CDM Program Delivery & Business Development for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, at tomorrow’s breakfast meeting in Concord. Ford will discuss Toronto's rapidly

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ArevaAREVA and Schneider Electric have signed an agreement to develop a new energy storage solution, the flow battery, to produce and store electricity by combining hydrobromic acid and hydrogen. 

Argo InternationalUpdate your address book: Argo International has a new address: 5195 Harvester Road, Unit 6, Burlington, ON L7L 6E9. Phone: 905 637 7119

ArkemaInstitut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (IREQ) and Arkema have reached a collaborative research agreement to develop a new and safe electrolyte from fluoride and non-fluoride salts produced by Arkema. This new electrolyte will be suitable for use in

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Arlington IndustriesThe U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has found in favour of Arlington Industries, Inc. regarding an infringement of its patents on its SNAP-TITE and SNAP2IT connectors by Bridgeport Fittings. The judgement covers all

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Arlington IN/OUT BoxesArlington’s IN/OUT outlet box adjusts for wall depths up to 1-1/2" – ideal for use when the final wall thickness is unknown, as well as double drywall, tile, mirrors, etc. The new single-gang, low profile FA101LP is designed for new work

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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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