Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

Tidal EnergyOver the next 25 years, Nova Scotia’s tidal energy industry could contribute up to $1.7 billion to the province’s gross domestic product (GDP), create up to 22,000 full time positions and generate as much as $815 million in labour income, according to a recently published study. These impacts are largely concentrated in Nova Scotia with spill-over effects in the Atlantic Region and elsewhere in Canada.

The study, “Value Proposition for Tidal Energy Development in Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada and Canada,” was commissioned by the Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA). It shows tidal energy could reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and create a new industry that offers significant socio-economic benefits across the nation.

The Study describes the potential opportunity that could result in developing a tidal energy industry in Canada. More specifically, the value proposition examines the economic potential that could be realized over a 25-year period to 2040 and how that financial valuation changes under different factors and drivers. 

Download a pdf of the details:  http://www.oera.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Value-Proposition-Media-release-English-OERA-FINAL-April-21-2015.pdf

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Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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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.

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Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a simple career. Not only is he a Master Electrician but he has traveled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief.

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