Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

SaskpowerSaskPower has made significant investments - $1.279 billion - into the province’s electrical grid in 2014, as aging infrastructure, increasing demand and changing environmental regulations continue to challenge the Crown corporation.

“Our province is focusing on investing in infrastructure to keep our province strong, and that includes our electrical grid,” Minister Responsible for SaskPower Bill Boyd said. “Those investments do have an impact on SaskPower’s annual income, but they are necessary to renew and improve the system and meet increasing demand for electricity in our growing province.”

“Like many electrical utilities, SaskPower is continuing to operate in a challenging environment,” said President and CEO Mike Marsh. “Demand for electricity has grown nearly 10 per cent in just two years, and our peak demand continues to break records. It’s critical that we invest in renewing and maintaining our system so that we are positioned to supply reliable, affordable and sustainable power today and into the future.”

Key SaskPower highlights reported in its 2014 Annual Report include:

*  $409 million to upgrade power stations

*  $583 million to connect customers to the system, as well as transmission and distribution upgrades

*  The successful launch of the Boundary Dam carbon capture and storage project, the first of its kind in the world

*  Construction continued on the Shand Carbon Capture Test Facility, scheduled to be complete this year

*  Work continued on the expansion of the Queen Elizabeth Power Station in Saskatoon, which will add 205 megawatts to the grid when complete in 2015

*  Work on the $380 million I1K transmission line, which will run from Island Falls to Key Lake to serve industry and improve reliability in the province’s north

*  SaskPower reached an agreement with Manitoba Hydro to import 25 MW of power from 2015 to 2022

*  SaskPower was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Top Employers for Young People, as well as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers

*  SaskPower was awarded Progressive Aboriginal Relations Silver Status by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

*  The interactive Power to Grow tour traveled across the province last summer, making over 100 stops and reaching more than 26,000 people

*  SaskPower invested nearly $1.6 million in the communities and organizations that make our province a great place to be

 

 

EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

 Read more...

 



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