Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Standard Account Managers

 

Standard has added two new Account Managers to the Sales Team in Montreal.

 

 

John

John Sencich will be retiring on February 23, 2018. John has been an esteemed member of Thomas & Betts/ABB for many years, and ABB remains certain all clients have had valuable business partnerships with him in this time. Rest assured that you can expect the same quality of service and partnership from John’s successor Eric Deschenes.

 

 

Toronto Railway

 

ABB will provide key components for power distribution for the Eglinton Crosstown project, a new light rail transit line (LRT) in Toronto, Canada, to ensure the safe, reliable operation with almost zero emissions. The project is part of an $8.4 billion investment from the Ontario government to expand public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

 

 

IBEW

 

We are in the midst of a new electrical revolution that brings many challenges but offers numerous opportunities for energy security, good jobs, and combating climate change. The electrical system many of us grew up with is on the way out.

 

 

Schneider

 

How are you maximizing grid efficiency? Reducing electricity network losses requires smart strategies that improve active and passive energy efficiency. By planning, measuring, and improving transmission and distribution (T&D) efficiency and installing digital technology that is more accurate and connected, electric utilities take a big step toward increasing energy efficiency and trimming operating costs.

 

 

Coal

 

Alberta’s plan for the replacement of coal energy with natural gas and renewables was announced in 2015, but still questions as to who will provide the new power remain unanswered.

 

 

Canadian Solar

 

Canadian Solar announced that it has been awarded a 17.87MWp project in Japan's inaugural solar energy auction. The project is located in Suzuhari City within Hiroshima prefecture and will be powered by over 48,000 high-efficiency Canadian Solar modules.

 

 

EV

 

Ontario is envisioning a future in which millions of electric vehicles are on the roads, but analysts predict consumer uptake will remain far off the government target for 2020, despite tens of millions of dollars in subsidies.

 

 

Volswagon

 

By 2025, the group is aiming to sell no less than one million EVs annually and become the segment leader. What’s particularly interesting is that it has the means to reach its goals. More than 20 billion dollars are invested in the strategy, which includes both technology development and battery production

 

 

ieso

 

Maintaining the reliability of Ontario’s electricity system is at the core of what the IESO does. This means ensuring Ontario residents and businesses have power whenever they need it.

 

 

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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