Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Horizon AwardHorizon Utilities was presented with the 2015 Green Business award during a ceremony held at Regional Council to honour significant contributions in safeguarding Niagara's natural environment.

 

 

Un WomenUN Women has selected Schneider Electric to join the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 pilot group. This selection comes following the 2015 Leadership Award won by Schneider Electric for its action in favour of gender equality, as part of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP) from UN Women and the Global Compact.

 

UL 943 StandardThe National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) along with Underwriters Laboratories has announced changes to UL 943 Standard for Safety for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters

 

 

ElecrtixwestPriority Wire & Cable is pleased to announce ElectriXwest Agencies Ltd. as their representative in Alberta. ElectiXwest has been in business for more than eight years and has offices in both Calgary and Edmonton. The ElectriXwest sales team has more than 80 years' experience in the electrical industry and offer our distributor partners technical expertise as well as superior customer service.

 

 

National Steele CarHorizon Utilities Corporation is pleased to recognize the efforts of National Steel Car (the only producer of railroad cars in Canada) for saving an estimated 2,192,400 kWh per year through a $247,000 saveONenergyOM Retrofit incentive.

 

 

CSA Award MeritCSA Group, a leading standards development organization and global provider of testing and certification services, recently announced the recipients of its 2015 Award of Merit. The award is bestowed by CSA Group to individuals that have demonstrated leadership in developing voluntary standards and who, through technical, administrative, or special standards activities, have advanced the purpose of CSA Group.

 

 

Zero Carbon BuildChris and Claire Weissflog stand outside their ‘zero carbon build,’ located at 732 Heritage Drive in Merrickville.

 

 

 

Power Of WindTo celebrate Global Wind Day, the international annual day for discovering the power of wind, and the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada, CanWEA has launched the fourth annual Power of Wind Contest.

 

 

CEA AwardsRecently the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) recognized three of its member utilities – Ontario Power Generation Inc., Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, and TransCanada – for their leadership in sustainability and innovation by presenting them with 2015 Sustainable ElectricityTM Awards.

 

Energy Marathon TrophyLegrand shares how it reduced electricity use by 15.4 percent as a result of a 26.2-day Energy Marathon Provides Energy Marathon Day Toolkit and other no-cost tools to help company reduce energy

 

 

 Electrician Forum Brought to You by Schneider Electric             

The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

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In this issue: 

Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Watch a portion of the interview conducted by Electrical Industry Canada with Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric

 

Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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