Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Canwea

February 8, 2018

The Alberta Electric System Operator will secure an additional 700 megawatts (MW) of renewable power as part of its plan to add 5,000 MW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. The second round will procure 300 MW and will also require that projects be equity partnered with Indigenous communities. This approach provides an additional opportunity for Indigenous communities in Alberta to share in the economic benefits of wind energy development. The third round will procure 400 MW and will be run similarly to round one, which produced the lowest-ever price for wind energy generation in Canada.
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“Today’s announcement is a clear signal that Alberta is ‘open for business’ for renewables. There is significant global competition for new investments in wind energy, and the new procurement opportunities outlined today provide the clarity and consistency needed for investors to continue to prioritize Alberta as a destination for new investment. We look forward to working with the government and stakeholders to ensure the continued success of the program that will deliver significant economic benefits to Albertans.”
– Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association
“The government’s commitment to Indigenous community participation in the economic benefits of the renewable energy program is a commitment the wind industry shares. Across the country we have seen positive economic offshoots from Indigenous community partnerships. We expect strong participation from the wind industry in these next rounds of the procurement and we look forward to seeing the results.”
– Evan Wilson, Regional Director – Prairies, Canadian Wind Energy Association

https://canwea.ca/news-release/2018/02/05/wind-energy-industry-will-continue-deliver-economic-community-benefits-albertans/

 


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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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Schneider

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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