Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

April 19, 2017

Federal Government to Fund 10 Fast Charging Stations in New BrunswickThe Government of Canada is investing $335,000 to build 10 new fast-charging stations across New Brunswick, led by NB Power.

“Electric vehicles will play an important role in addressing climate change in our province by leveraging NB Power’s renewable energy supply,” says Keith Cronkhite, Senior Vice President Business Development and Strategic Planning, NB Power.

This funding builds on Budget 2016’s investment of $62.5 million over two years to support Canada’s electric and alternative fuel vehicles infrastructure.

The government intends to invest $120 million across Canada to deploy infrastructure for electric vehicle charging and refuelling stations for alternative fuels, as well as to support technology demonstration projects.

These investments are part of a $21.9 billion allocation over 11 years to support green infrastructure that will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy. The investments will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deliver clean air and safe drinking water and promote renewable power. Funding will also support projects that will help build better-connected electricity systems and help communities better deal with the effects of climate change.



Tools for the Trade

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Inspection Results

Inspection Results: Electrical Hazards Aren’t the Only Risks Electricians Face

In November and December 2016, Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors conducted an enforcement blitz involving electrical and related hazards at construction sites. According to just released results, inspectors conducted 1,108 field visits to 998 workplaces, and issued 2,801 orders, including 173 stop work orders. The number of orders averaged 2.8 per visit. A breakdown of the results shows that electrical hazards are just some of the risks electrical workers face on construction sites.

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Product News

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Fluke Power Logger

Fluke 1735 three-phase power logger. The Fluke Power Logger is the ideal electrician’s power meter for conducting energy studies and basic power quality logging. Set the Power Logger up in seconds with the included flexible current probes and color display. The power quality meter measures most electrical power parameters, harmonics, and captures voltage events. Has on board battery capable of operating for 12hrs without backlight and 6hrs with backlight on. The meter is also equipped with 4mb’s of internal memory with 3.5mb’s dedicated to measuring data.

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Peers & Profiles

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The Power of Brewing

Applications for electrical control panels and automation have reached nearly every sector imaginable, including the brewing industry. In Canada, micro breweries are on the rise, and one of leaders of that charge is Barnstormer Brewing and Distilling Co located in Barrie, Ontario. Owned and Operated by Dustin Norland, since 2012 Barnstormer has advanced the abilities of their brewery with the installation of electrical controls for monitoring brewing temperatures, emergency electrical shut-off switches to protect staff and equipment, and implemented a fully automated filling and seaming system.

 

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