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Power Of WindTo celebrate Global Wind Day, the international annual day for discovering the power of wind, and the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada, CanWEA has launched the fourth annual Power of Wind Contest.

As Canada marks a milestone year in surpassing 10,000 MW of installed wind energy capacity, students entering or in post-secondary education are invited to submit a multimedia or written entry capturing why harnessing wind power and promoting its continued growth is important to Canada’s energy future.

Accepted formats include a 300 word blog; an audio or video link or file, up to 1 minute long; or a visual representation of the concept you’d like to portray.

Use your imagination and get creative!

Timing
The contest will run from June 15, 2015 (Global Wind Day) to midnight of September 6, 2015. The winner will be announced in Toronto at CanWEA’s Annual Awards Banquet on October 7, 2015.

Prizes
The winning categories for the Power of Wind Contest will be:

Best written entry: $1,000 bursary prize
Best multimedia entry: $1,000 bursary prize
Most creative submission: $1,000 bursary prize
One entry per person

Please email your file or link to info@friendsofwind.ca by no later than midnight of September 6, 2015. Please note files over 8MB will need to be submitted via a web transfer to info@friendsofwind.ca.

Terms and Conditions
The contest is open until midnight, September 6, 2015. Entries will be accepted as of June 15, 2015. This contest is open to participants from Canada. There is no entry fee, and each participant can submit only one entry to this contest. CanWEA employees and CanWEA member organizations are not eligible to take part in the contest, nor are their relatives or members of their families. CanWEA also reserves the right to use any blog submissions on its website or for any other marketing materials. The decision of the judges is final. Only the winners will be contacted after submissions have been reviewed.

To be eligible for the bursary, all applicants must (and will be required to provide proof of):

Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
For graduating high school or CEGEP students, proof of enrolment at a recognized Canadian publicly funded post-secondary school for the Fall 2015 academic term.
For full-time university or college students, proof of enrolment at a recognized publicly funded Canadian post-secondary school for the 2014/2015 and Fall 2015 academic terms.
By submitting your Entry you acknowledge that you give us permission to use your Entry and any information that you have provided to us for marketing the Power of Wind Contest and generating publicity. This includes, but is not limited to, using your image, name, blog, video, visual and information about your Entry.

http://friendsofwind.ca/power-of-wind-contest-2015/

 


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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Schneider

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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Jeremy Herrington

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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