Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada’s electrical industry.

Electrical Industry News Week Events Calendar

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta: Business & Public Relations
April 7
Edmonton, AB

BCEA Women's Network Roundtable: Workplace Conflicts and Life/Work Balance
April 12
Burnaby, BC

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy
April 12-13
Toronto, ON

OEN Networking Luncheon: David Collie
April 19
Toronto, ON

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta: Assessing & Finalizing the Tender
April 21
Edmonton, AB

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta: Business & Public Relations
April 22
Calgary, AB

Electrifest XI - Nedco
April 24
Mississauga, ON

IDC Technologies Arc Flash Compliance Conference
April 25-26
Mississauga, ON

BCSA Electrical Orientation Course
April 26
New Westminster, BC

MCEE 2017
April 26- 27
Montreal, PQ

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta: Safety Principles
April 27-28
Edmonton, AB

2017 Ontario Energy Network Racetrack Industry Night
April 28
Toronto, ON

Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership Summit 2017
May 1-2
Montreal, PQ

Skills Ontario Competition
May 1-3
Toronto, ON

OEL 2017 Electrical Industry Conference
May 3-6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

BICSI 2017 Canadian Conference and Exhibition
May 8-11
Vancouver, BC

EDA CON::NECT Women Connected 2017
May 9
Toronto, ON

ECAO: Pre-Construction Planning for Electrical Contractors
May 9
Toronto, ON

Solar West
May 9-11
Edmonton, AB

ECAO 2017 Industry Conference
May 21-27
Munich, Germany

ECAA 55th Anniversary Convention & Technical Training Day
May 25-28
Banff, AB

Electrical Joint Training Committee Open House for Women
May 27
Port Coquitlam, BC

Emerging Energy Trends Conference
May 29
Toronto, ON

EV/VÉ Conference and Trade Show
May 29-June 1
Markham, ON

2017 EFC Conference: Bridge the Opportunities
May 30-June 1
San Diego, CA

CaGBC Building Lasting Change 2017
May 31-June 1
Vancouver, BC

Alberta Safety Codes Council Annual Conference
May 30-June 2
Banff, AB

Skills Canada National Competition 2017
May 31-June 3
Winnipeg, MB

Alberta & Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Summit 2017
June 5-6
Calgary, AB

Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick 2017 Conference
June 15-16
Morell, PE

NETCO Training Conference
August 19-20
Montreal, PQ

SmartGrid Canada Conference
September 11-13
Toronto, ON

BCEA Women's Network Stress & Organization Management
October 17
Burnaby, BC

BCEA Link Conference 2017
November 1-2
Vancouver, BC

APPrO 2017
November 20-21
Toronto, ON



Changing Scene

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This year's National Day of Mourning, to remember and honour workers who have lost their lives, ...
NEMA OS 4-2016 Requirements for Air-Sealed Boxes for Electrical and Communication Applications ...
Dustin Tessier, an IEC 61850 Specialist and Smart Grid Consultant, is one of two winners of a young ...
Bradford Ontario’s Galata Chemicals, a producer and marketer of additives for the polyvinyl ...
The Government of Canada is investing $335,000 to build 10 new fast-charging stations across New ...
The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario’s scholarship program is open to children ...
Franklin Empire is in the midst of planning local events to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Check ...
The Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station on New Post Creek is now producing clean electricity ...
Hydro Ottawa continues its record as a top National Capital Region employer this year as a result ...
The deadline to submit a nomination for this year’s R. H. (Hugh) Carroll Award, created by ...

R.H. Carroll Safety Awards

The 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 April 28.

The award pays tribute to member firms who best exemplify the dedication and commitment to safety as demonstrated by R. H. (Hugh) Carroll through his years of service. Shown in photo, L-R: 2016 winner Ove Bakmand, President of Net Electric Limited, with ECAO First Vice-President Mark Lloyd and President Dan Lancia.

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Tools for the Trade

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Dual-flute design makes for faster drilling with less force...    
Eliminate loose pieces and the need for additional tools during setup...      
Utility Ergonomics is the science of evaluating and designing products and work environments around ...
The FLIR CM174 Imaging 600A AC/DC Clamp Meter is the only clamp meter with the power to lead you to ...
Troubleshoot more efficiently, create detailed reports easier, and share images and findings ...
If you install or maintain data cabling, SignalTEK CT allows you to generate PDF test reports that ...
The Non-conductive S-Class® Fiberglass Fish Tape is designed for use around energized sources. The ...
Magnetic Wire Pulling System Versatile wire pulling tools for low voltage applications. Each of ...
Speeds up the entire bending process up to 30%, Built-in protractor for quick and accurate bends, ...
The Maxis® XD10 EXTREME Duty Cable Puller is designed to get the job done, thriving in the most ...

Latest Articles

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Manufacturing continues to employ half of all electrical maintenance and mechanical electricians. ...
Total spending on new housing construction increased 8.7% year over year to $4.0 billion in ...
UL and The HDBaseT Alliance, a cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT ...
Providing back up power is essential to providing maximum value for commercial and industrial ...
Owning a business can be uniquely rewarding, but rewards do not come without risk. Perhaps the most ...
Lumen is proud to announce that its new headquarters and distribution centre in Laval has been ...

Inspection Results

Inspection Results: Electrical Hazards Aren’t the Only Risks Electricians Face

In November and December 2016, Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors conducted an enforcement blitz involving electrical and related hazards at construction sites. According to just released results, inspectors conducted 1,108 field visits to 998 workplaces, and issued 2,801 orders, including 173 stop work orders. The number of orders averaged 2.8 per visit. A breakdown of the results shows that electrical hazards are just some of the risks electrical workers face on construction sites.

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Product News

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LED T8 replacement bulbs provide an ideal option for replacing traditional lighting tubes with ...
  Medium voltage controllable fuses are a modern innovation providing a cost-effective ...
  Energy efficient harmonic mitigating transformers with zero sequence flux cancellation ...
  The application of cable terminations is a key part of ensuring power quality and safe ...
  ABB’s Ethernet & IEC adapters are an optimal tool for connecting protection ...
    MTE’s DC LINK CHOKES offer the advantage of maximizing the circuit ...
  The design and layout of building are being changed all the time and to meet this unique ...
    BENDER's hospital grade isolation transformers provide isolation between ...
  Focus on power quality has steadily risen in recent years, and as such Dranetz has ...
  Thomas & Betts’ Compression Ground Grid Connector made of high conductivity ...

Fluke Power Logger

Fluke 1735 three-phase power logger. The Fluke Power Logger is the ideal electrician’s power meter for conducting energy studies and basic power quality logging. Set the Power Logger up in seconds with the included flexible current probes and color display. The power quality meter measures most electrical power parameters, harmonics, and captures voltage events. Has on board battery capable of operating for 12hrs without backlight and 6hrs with backlight on. The meter is also equipped with 4mb’s of internal memory with 3.5mb’s dedicated to measuring data.

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Peers & Profiles

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  Most of us have a difficult enough time managing one job and a home life. However, some ...
  Since 2012 Barnstormer has advanced the abilities of their brewery with the installation ...
  Electrical Industry Canada was recently given the unique opportunity to see ...
  Vickery Electric has been providing electrical services to the Whitby area since 1923, ...
Safety standards in the electrical industry are constantly evolving, which requires that ...
Newman Electric was founded in 1995 and has established itself as a leading electrical contractor ...
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced ...
New York City’s Queens-Midtown tunnel is the latest lighting project to be undertaken by ...
Aesthetics, design, flair, anchored in his community, these are words easily associated with ...
Jason Prevost is National Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s Young Professionals ...

The Power of Brewing

Applications for electrical control panels and automation have reached nearly every sector imaginable, including the brewing industry. In Canada, micro breweries are on the rise, and one of leaders of that charge is Barnstormer Brewing and Distilling Co located in Barrie, Ontario. Owned and Operated by Dustin Norland, since 2012 Barnstormer has advanced the abilities of their brewery with the installation of electrical controls for monitoring brewing temperatures, emergency electrical shut-off switches to protect staff and equipment, and implemented a fully automated filling and seaming system.


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