Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Canwea

If you’ve been following CanWEA's blog in recent months, you will know that both Saskatchewan and Alberta are planning significant increases in renewable energy production over the next decade. As discussions on new wind energy projects gain more public attention, farmers and other landowners are beginning to ask questions about what impact wind farms will have on their land, livestock and crops.

 

 

 

Alectra

 

Adam Dixon, a Meter Technician at Alectra Utilities, is headed to Pyeongchang, South Korea as a member of the Canadian sledge hockey team at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

 

 

Schneider Electric

 

Schneider Electric Canada has just launched Go Green in the City 2018, its global contest to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient cities.

 

 

VLN

 

At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, a U.S. firm focusing on the development of bi-directional LiFi introduced and successfully demonstrated a lighting panel capable of 108Mbps download speeds and when coupled with the LumiStick 2, 53Mbps upload speeds. Coverage is 516 square feet and includes support for 15 users simultaneously, all through the use of industry standard white LEDs.

 

 

Smart City

 

A new report published by Philips Lighting and SmartCitiesWorld highlights drivers and hurdles faced by local authorities thinking of implementing a smart city program, and identifies Singapore, London and Barcelona as the world’s best smart cities. 

 

 

Hydro Ottawa

 

A decade ago, Hydro Ottawa launched an initiative to attract and retain the next generation of workers. This workforce renewal has succeeded in attracting young talent, doubling the number of employees under 35 to 32 percent.

 

 

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Aurora has aligned its Veritas(TM) visualization, operations and administration system with the emerging Industry 4.0 initiatives in the PV industry. "Industry 4.0" refers to "smart factories" that will ultimately incorporate sensors at every stage of the manufacturing process, cloud computing and cognitive computing for fine-grained process and quality control.

 

 

 

 

Kontrol

 

Kontrol Energy Corp. launches the bIOTAsphere, a Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) accelerator and commercialization facility serving academia, government, and business groups looking to bring solutions to market in the sectors of distributed energy, carbon reduction, smart buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

 

Nova Scotia Power

 

You can feel the energy in Elmsdale as Nova Scotia Power embarks on a cutting-edge project with industry leaders to learn more about how battery storage can help the utility deliver cleaner, affordable and more reliable energy to Nova Scotians.

 

 

Hydro Quebec

 

Hydro-Québec and the Atikamekw Council of Manawan are pleased to announce the creation of a joint committee to implement solutions for improving the electricity supply to the community in the Lanaudière region.

 

 

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In this issue: 

Owning your own business is something many of us have dreamt of doing. Who wouldn’t want to be their own boss? It is a valid question that many entering the electrical trade consider. However, dreams tend to create an image that doesn’t always suit reality. Surviving in the residential electrical market involves a lot of out of the box thinking and as we have said and can’t stress enough, hard work. To gain insight into the various challenges faced by small electrical contractors EIN sat down with Steve Beeby, Master Electrician, and owner/operator of Beehive Electric, as small residential electrical contracting company based in Elmvale, Ontario.

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

 

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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