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NS PowerFebruary 8, 2018

Nova Scotia Power is now accepting applications for its 2018 scholarship program, which is offered annually to students seeking higher education in a variety of educational programs across the province.

“We are proud to provide opportunities today for young Nova Scotians to continue their learning in hopes to help create a stronger future in Nova Scotia for our youth,” said Sara Phinney, Vice President, Human Resources at Nova Scotia Power. “We really believe in doing what we can to support and empower our youth in the many communities where we live and work.”

Nova Scotia Power scholarships are available each year to qualifying students enrolled in trades and degree programs. The specific categories include Mi’kmaq, Environment, Centennial, Trades, Employment Equity, and awards for Employees’ children.

“This scholarship has helped me succeed in reaching my goals, and has helped me through my independent living,” said Salena Sylvester, the 2017 recipient of the Mi’kmaq scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded based on each student’s academic achievement, community involvement, involvement in extracurricular activities and personal attributes. Last year, 40 scholarships were awarded totaling more than $120,000.

For more information, scholarship applications and deadlines, visit www.nspower.ca/scholarships.


Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

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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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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