Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Economy Power 1Canada's demand for electricity in March totalled 50.1 million megawatt hours (MWh), down 5.1% from March 2014 levels. Lower demand in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia contributed to the decline. With the drop in demand, electricity generation fell 1.3% to 55.2 million MWh.

 

RoadmapThe CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to find quickly the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document...

 

 

Electric Vehicle ForecastA new research report estimates that Canada will have between 74,000 and 91,000 light duty (LD) plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on the road by 2024. In the U.S., between 860,000 and 1.2 million.

 

 

Code Changes Class 2This is the fifth and final article in a series detailing significant changes the Technical Committee considered the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE Code)...

 

Business MarkupMark-ups on any product or service you sell need to be based on projected overhead costs and net profit requirements for producing a specified volume of work. Be careful using someone else's mark-up suggestions, particularly if they have not done the math to figure it out.

 

Public SafetyWhen it comes to electrical products and public safety we should first start with product standards. Electrical product standards created through the consensus based process as set out by the Standards Council of Canada is the foundation for Public Safety.

 

 

Survey SaysMostly installation, and hardly any down time.

 

 

NFPA CSAIn Part 1, James R. White looked at the level of training required, suggested components of a training program, and the definition of a “qualified” person. Here, he compares CSA Z462 and NFPA 70E by emergency response training, lockout/tagout and more. Also included: a handy checklist summary of CSA, NFPA and OSHA electrical safety training requirements.

 

On The Job BC PowerForeman Bill Dalling can't imagine doing anything else but working in the line trade. His crews worked on slopes of up to 30% grade capable of snapping chains or towing straps securing heavy loads. And then there was the spring thaw, where snow turned to mud "thick like gumbo."But to hear Dalling describe it, building a new transmission line is about as good as it gets, at least for someone who's made a career out of building power lines.

 

Changing Scene

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Bridgeport Fittings announced its Sales Representative, Customer Service, Creating Contractor ...
NESCO Inc. has been recognized as an IMARK supplier partner, joining a group of IMARK preferred ...
Once again, Stelpro is recognized for the design excellence of its products, this time in the ...
Join CSA Group for a free webinar on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Mitch Rushing, CSA Group ...
Effective September 1, 2019, Keith Assaff and Jody MacDonald will assume the positions of ...
AD, the member owned buying/marketing group, is merging with IDI Independent Distributors Inc. as ...
Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines has designated NextBridge as the ...
Have you encountered electrical safety hazards or identified safety issues that, if not addressed, ...
  Legrand North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Eastman as ...
Southwire Canada welcomes Janny Hogen Esch to the role of Manager, Customer Experience, and Sean ...

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Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the ...
The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the ...
In this article: Tables — Part B. This section of the Code contains 99 tables of essential ...
In this article: Section 58 — Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment. Rule 58-000 ...
  Unauthorized CSA Group certification marks have been found on wiring by Triumph Cable ...
In this article: Section 52 — Diagnostic imaging installations. The CE code is a ...
In this article: Section 46 — Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment, Exit Signs, and ...
  In this article: Section 44 — Theatre Installations. The CE Code is a ...
CSA has published C22.2 No. 60947-7-3, the harmonized standard for low-voltage switchgear and ...
  Electric welders. The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem ...

 

Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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Tools for the Trade

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  IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup. Combining the ...
  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
Professional all-in-one cutter/stripper for coaxial and twisted pair cables     ...
  Klein Tools' Coax Explorrer 2 tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations   ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  Ideal Industries' 26 piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for ...
  Klein Tools Deluxe Fish Rod Set comes in 19 pieces that when assembled can fish wire and ...
  BendWorks Software was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process ...

Product News

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Based in Toronto, A&A Optoelectronics LTD has over ten years’ experience in providing ...
Based in Toronto, A&A Optoelectronics LTD has over ten years’ experience in providing ...
With global ratings, extensive accessory options and enhanced diagnostic capability, the NZM is the ...
The Modular Panel Board System by Square D is an innovative electrical packaging solution that can ...
The Littelfuse Coordination Panel provides a simple, time-saving solution for circuits that require ...
HPS is proud to announce the availability of a complete line transformer products compliant to ...
ABB has launched a new range of PI-Spring terminal blocks for photovoltaic installations that make ...
The 8WH2 spring-loaded terminal is extremely compact design offers a high level of convenience in ...
Rittal RiLine compact busbar systems Board SV 9635 is a showck-hazzard protection busbar board for ...
Schneider Electric's Square D PowerPact unit mount 25A offers 600 Vac/250 Vdc, 3-pole thermal ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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After eight months, 263 events, 17 broken clocks, and thousands of competitors, Ideal ...
Born and raised in western India, Rupali’s passion for mathematics and science began at a ...
After eight months, 263 events, 17 broken clocks, and thousands of competitors, Ideal ...
Allison Wood and Dominique Rivet are two apprentices who had a wealth of career options available ...
  In a recent sit-down Electrical Industry Canada was able to learn a little ...
David Johns is a unique and dedicated individual both at home and in the workplace. At home he is a ...
    Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his ...
  Automation companies are drivers of innovation, and have penetrated near every industry ...
Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts ...
Andrew MacLeod is a territory sales manager with Leviton Manufacturing of Canada in British ...

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Jean-Marc Myette

By Line Goyette

Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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