Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

Women Mentoring ElectricalFunding for the Connected Women project was announced by the Honourable Kellie Leith, Minister of Status of Women and Minister of Labour on April 24th, 2015. Building on recommendations from the Bridigng the Gap (BTG) research released in 2014, this project will see EHRC, in partnership with Algonquin College and industry employers, develop and implement a national mentorship program designed for women who are studying to enter or already working in technical and/or trades occupations in the electricity and renewables sector. Project partners include representatives from Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, Manitoba Hydro, Hydro Ottawa, PWU, Women in Nuclear-Canada, IBEW, University of Toronto, WESCO, and Electrofederation.

Throughout the BTG research women indicated that mentorship and sponsorship is critical for the successful recruitment and retention of women in the sector. Many women noted that it was the support and interest that key individuals (both male and female) showed to them during their initiation into the sector that allowed them to adapt and gain confidence in their new roles. These women suggested that without the help of mentors, they have would not have stayed within the sector. To read the final Bridging the Gap report and view the project deliverables, visit http://electricityhr.ca/bridgingthegap/.

If you would like to participate in the Connected Women project or for more information, please visit http://electricityhr.ca/our-works/projects-programmes/connected-women/.

To hear EHRC Michelle Branigan speak to the project listen to the CFRA Radio interview here:
http://bit.ly/1QKeygw

To see the CBC interview with EHRC, Hydro Ottawa, and Algonquin College program participants, go to: http://electricityhr.ca/industry-news/

 


Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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