Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Building Energy Management

Schneider Electric StruxureWare has received top scores for strategy and execution in providing actionable insights to facility managers to achieve reduced energy consumption and stronger return on investment.

 

 

Gunns Hill

Oxford Community Energy Co-op (OCEC) and Prowind Canada Inc., partners in Gunn’s Hill LP, are pleased to announce that their 18 MW Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm in Oxford County, ON has been granted Renewable Energy Approval by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

 

US Climate Plan

A delegation of Canadian industry officials wrapped up a recent lobbying spree by meeting with senior officials from the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and House and Senate energy committees.

 

 

ITR

At the 2015 Hanover Fair, Alstom is presenting two first high-voltage applications using g3 (green gas for grid), a gas mixture that can replace SF6 for high voltage air-insulated (AIS) or gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) applications. 

 

 

Environmental Leadership Awards

PowerStream was recently presented with the Environmental Leadership Award at the 2015 Vaughan, ON Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards.

Carbon Footprint

In 2015, the US could set new national records for annual renewable build, coal retirements, and gas burn from the power sector. Meanwhile, continues a research note published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance,electricity-related emissions could fall to their lowest levels since 1994. 

Harald HenzeElectro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association in electrical presented its 2015 Industry Recognition Award (IRA) to Harald Henze. This award was presented during the EFC Annual General Meeting on April 15th.

 

 

Floating Solar

 The South American country is turning to solar power to help relieve a looming energy crisis as Brazil’s historic drought dries up its hydroelectric plants, reports EcoWatch.

 

Philips Energy Star AwardThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Philips Lighting with a 2015 Energy Star (ES) Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. For the third year in a row, Philips took top honours with over 500 Energy Star certified products in 2014, including SlimStyle, the world’s first Energy Star certified flat light bulb.

 

Entering Skilled TradesAn additional $investment in three programs that support apprenticeship will help the next generation of skilled tradespeople access the training, equipment and facilities they need to get good jobs.

 

 

 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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