Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

AlbertaA federal investment of $9 million in Alberta’s Affordable Housing Energy Savings Program will help fund energy-efficient retrofits in government owned and supported affordable housing units intended to reduce carbon emissions and utility costs.

CaliforniaMoving to cut energy use in new homes by more than 50%, the California Energy Commission has adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020.

AlectraNovinium, a provider of electrical cable rejuvenation for electric utilities, has presented an environmental stewardship award to Alectra Utilities for the second consecutive year.

GreengateCalgary-based Greengate Power Corporation is proposing to build a 400-megawatt solar project in nearby Vulcan County, reports Stephen Tipper in the Vulcan Advocate.

Skills OntarioSix of the top 10 winners of the electrical installations component of the recent Skills Ontario Competition represented International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) locals.

ConvectairHigh-performance electric heating products manufacturer and distributor Convectair recently hosted the first meeting of its new “Watchful Home” community of interest.

AlectraA $750,000 investment over five years from Alectra Inc. will provide students at Georgian College’s Barrie, Ontario campus with a state-of-the-art facility for changemaking research, innovation and commercialization opportunities.

NexansNexans has completed a six-year project to design, manufacture, supply and install approximately 100 km of subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable and accessories for Nalcor Energy’s Strait of Belle Isle Marine Cable Crossing in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

ECAOThe deadline to submit a nomination for this year’s R. H. (Hugh) Carroll Award, created in 1999 by the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario, is May 31, 2018.

NEMASimilar to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) guides on evaluating water-, fire-, and heat-damaged electrical equipment, a new guide on evaluating earthquake- damaged electrical equipment is anticipated to be published later this year.

 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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