Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Tidal Technology

Natural Resources Canada is investing $1-million in a tidal energy project led by the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA).

The project, which aims to address knowledge gaps and challenges associated with tidal energy in Canada, received the funding from the federal department's Energy Innovation Program. The Province of Nova Scotia and OERA have each contributed $125,000 to the project. Shown in photo: Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre.

OERA is an independent, not-for-profit organization that funds and facilitates collaborative offshore energy and environmental research and development including the examination of renewable energy resources and their interaction with the marine environment.

The Bay of Fundy produces the world’s highest tides, ranging over 16 vertical metres, and strong tidal currents, reaching 10 knots (5.14 metres/sec) at peak surface speed.

Accelerating clean technology development is a key component of the Government's approach to promoting sustainable economic growth and to supporting Canada's transition toward a low-carbon economy.

The federal government’s investment is part of a government initiative to support the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and represents a commitment to creating a cleaner environment for future generations by investing in clean technologies.


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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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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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