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.

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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