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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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June 25, 2018

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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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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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