Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Rittal

 

Industry 4.0 scenarios such as Predictive Maintenance are based on the provision of data and networked communication. For this to happen, IoT-compatible devices equipped with the necessary communication options are required. With its new IoT interface, Rittal is now laying the foundation for the optimal integration of cooling units and chillers in Industry 4.0 applications. 

 

 

Chris Barnes

 

Omron Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Barnes to the position of   Account Manager, Infrastructure. Reporting directly to Mike Joy, Robotics Sales Manager, Canada,

 

 

CanNor

 

The Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Infrastructure is exploring the feasibility of using wind turbines and energy storage devices in the Town of Inuvik thanks in part to an investment of $950,000 from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

 

 

Pattern Development

 

Pattern Energy Group LP announced the completion of a C$1 billion financing for the 300 megawatt (MW) Henvey Inlet Wind project located on Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 on the northeast shore of the Georgian Bay in Ontario.

 

 

Schneider Electric

 

Schneider Electric has introduced EcoStruxure Security Expert, a new integrated security management solution that provides high performance access control and intrusion detection functionality to ensure the most secure building environment possible.

 

 

legrand

 

Having announced the launch of “Works with Legrand”, its interoperability program, on the opening day of CES 2018, Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, has now unveiled some twenty partnerships with key innovators.

 

 

NETCO

 

NETCO’s 10th annual training conference is an important milestone. The theme is Evolution of Excellence—a prompt for critical thinking about the future informed by progress over the past decade.

 

 

CSA

 

CSA Group, a leading standards development organization and global provider of testing and certification services, has released the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code).

 

 

Eaton

 

Power management company Eaton has announced that the company will be educating builders and contractors about the booming smart home device market at the International Builders’ Show. Industry research shows that the global market for these devices – not including major appliances – is expected to be $9.4 billion by 2021.

 

 

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.

 

 

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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