Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

CEA

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and its Board of Directors has announce the appointment of Ray Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint John Energy, as Chair of the Association. Ray will succeed Scott Thon who has held the position since January 2016.

"On behalf of CEA's Board and executive team, I am delighted to welcome Ray as the new Chair," said Scott Thon, President and CEO of AltaLink and outgoing Chair. "Ray has a wealth of knowledge and industry experience that will ensure the Association remains well positioned to capitalize on the opportunities and navigate the challenges ahead."

Ray is an electrical engineer with over 30 years of executive and management experience in electrical utilities throughout North America and the Caribbean with demonstrated capabilities in major infrastructure developments, project management, asset management and operational transformation. He has 5 years tenure on CEA's Board, including his current role serving as Vice Chair.

"Electricity is the great enabler of modern society, powering our businesses and the lifestyle to which Canadians have grown accustomed", said Ray Robinson, President and CEO, Saint John Energy. "I am honoured for the opportunity to lead this distinguished group on its ambitious and incredibly important mission of shaping the future of Canadian electricity."

Previously, Ray was an executive with Emera, taking on numerous senior executive roles within Emera and several of its operating subsidiaries. Prior to that, he served as the President & CEO of Yukon Energy Corporation, and held various senior positions at a number of Canadian electric utilities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

"I am delighted at the prospect of working more closely with Ray and continue benefiting from his extensive experience," said Sergio Marchi, President and CEO, Canadian Electricity Association. "I would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to outgoing Chair Scott Thon for the exceptional leadership he provided over his two-year term."


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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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