Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

AlectraA team of 26 Alectra Utilities employees donned assorted pairs of red shoes recently and walked a mile through Hamilton, Ontario’s downtown area to help raise awareness and funds to end violence against women.

Electric ElleElectric Elle brings together women of the electrical industry for a 9-hole round of “Best Ball” golf, followed by dinner and awards.

ABBABB has completed the Maritime Link, formally handing over the interconnector to Emera, a leading energy and services company headquartered in eastern Canada.

ULGround fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) Mmodel TGMT20 bears a counterfeit UL mark for the United States and Canada, advises UL.

NETCOThe National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO) has appointed Melissa Young as its Executive Director. Young was previously Assistant Director, Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, for the Province of New Brunswick.

IBEWIn a letter to all Canadian members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Paul Daniels, International Vice President for the First District Canada, announced his retirement effective July 1, 2018.

StelproHeating solutions provider Stelpro recently donated $17,675 to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation after its eleventh consecutive participation in the Grande virée des sentiers.

BC High SChool StudentsBritish Columbia high school students are getting a taste of the trades, and the chance to explore new career paths, thanks to new equipment funding. School districts throughout the province will receive $3.5 million this year to buy new equipment to upgrade trades classrooms and workshops.

Tech SafetyAs part of Technical Safety BC’s review the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), the organization is asking stakeholders for input on technical and socioeconomic impacts. Deadline for input: July 30, 2018.

CS Hydro OneThe Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has presented Hydro One with an emergency recovery award for its outstanding work responding to the mid-April ice storm that caused power outages for nearly 500,000 customers.


Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Jeremy Herrington

Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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