Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

May 18, 2016

BC HydroBC Hydro has posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for the generating station and spillways civil works contract for the Site C Clean Energy Project. Deadline for submitting the RFQ: June 16.
Site C is a hydroelectric dam and generating station under construction in northeast British Columbia, about seven kilometres southwest of Fort St. John. Site C will provide 1,100 megawatts (MW) of capacity and about 5,100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy each year to the province's integrated electricity system.

The scope of work under the generating station and spillways civil works is anticipated to include:
• processing and production of all aggregates and granular materials required for the generating station and spillways civil works
• placement of approximately 700,000 cubic metres of mass and reinforced concrete for spillways, intakes, penstock encasement and powerhouse substructure
• procurement, fabrication and erection of six penstocks each 10 metres in diameter and 80 metres in length
• procurement, fabrication and erection of structural steel in the powerhouse
• installation of equipment supplied by BC Hydro, including: gates, gantry cranes and powerhouse bridge cranes
• procurement and installation of intake trashracks and anti-vortex devices
• procurement and installation of embedded pipes, ground grid and conduit
• turbine-generator embedment activities (e.g. concrete placement).
Construction of Site C started in July 2015 and will be completed in 2024. Once built, Site C will provide clean, reliable and cost-effective electricity in B.C. for more than 100 years.

Find out more: RFQ 6372 at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca.

 

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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