Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

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ETECETEC - Solutions based seminars and product showcase for the Canadian electrical industry. With unparalleled knowledge of electrical power management across industries, every day the experts at Eaton deliver customized, integrated solutions to

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Telescoping Light Pole

Eaton’s new V-SpringTM Telescoping Light Pole increases safety and reduces labour costs associated with installing and maintaining lights at industrial facilities. 

Eaton Area LightsEaton’s Lumark Caretaker light-emitting diode (LED) area luminaire is ideal for area and dusk-to-dawn security lighting applications. Using high-efficiency LED technology with precision-moulded optics, it offers more than 85% annual energy and

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Parking Garage Eaton’s LED TopTier Parking Garage and Canopy Luminaire delivers performance and visual comfort by using WaveStream optical technology that blocks the line of sight from the LED light sources to the observer while extracting the maximum amount of

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DownlightingEaton’s Cooper Lighting division has introduced new Halo Surface LED Downlights for new construction, remodel and retrofit projects. The Halo downlights incorporate WaveStream LED technology, resulting in the first LED surface product to perform

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GreenBuildHalo light-emitting diode (LED) downlights from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division are featured in the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome show home. The home offers a first look at the next generation of sustainable building and demonstrates the latest

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Eaton

Eaton’s B-Line division is helping to simplify the content designation process with its new J-Hook Color ID products. For use in data centres and light-duty commercial cable management applications, these simple solutions snap onto existing B-Line

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Eaton LumawattEaton’s Cooper Lighting Division has introduced its LumaWatt Outdoor Wireless Control and Monitoring System, which, the company says, minimizes power consumption and energy costs by providing lighting only where and when it’s needed. It’s

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Eaton Variable DriveEaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive series consists of two models: The DC1 Compact and the DA1 Advanced Machinery Drive for ratings range up to 15 HP for mptor voltages of 115 V, 230 V (single or 3 phase), 460 V(3 phase) and 575 V

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User-friendliness was a top priority in the development of Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive.Eaton’s new PowerXL variable frequency drive series consists of two models: The DC1 Compact and the DA1 Advanced Machinery Drive for ratings

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EFC ConferenceJoin industry leaders this year May 27-30 in Montreal for the EFC Electrical Council Annual Conference, “e-Relationships: Driving Business in the Connected World.” “This year’s program sets out to identify our strengths going forward into the digital age,”

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Electrical EconomyThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities declined 4.1% to $6.5 billion in December, following a 6.6% decrease in November. The total value of building permits for the year edged down 0.1% from 2012 to $80.8 billion. Lower

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EconomyInvestment in non-residential building construction reached $12.9 billion in the fourth quarter, up 1.1% from the previous quarter. This was the second consecutive quarterly increase, and was led by higher spending on commercial building

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Electricity Distribution

The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) is calling for the transfer, at fair value, of provincially owned electricity distribution assets from Hydro One to local electrical utilities. This is consistent with recommendations from the

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Wind Energy FacilityEDF EN Canada Inc. has commissioned the first of a 2-phase wind energy facility that will ultimately produce 350 MW. Phase 1 will produce 150 MW. Phase 2, 200 MW, will be commissioned in December 2015.

 

 

Education IndicatorsAlmost 9 out of 10 people (89%) in Canada aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school in 2012, higher than the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average of 75%. Among reporting countries, only the Czech Republic and the

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IEEE Canada ConferenceCo-sponsored by IEEE Canada and IEEE Southern Alberta and Northern Canada Sections, the 14th annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference  (EPEC 2014) will take place in Calgary, AB November 12-14, 2014. EPEC provides a forum for the exchange of

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EFC ScholarshipsA record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has

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Electro Fed InfoElectro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association in electrical and electronics, is pleased to announce Robert McIntyre as Product Section Manager effective March 23rd.

 

Electro-Federation Canada’s 4th annual Future Forum concluded with a first ever presentation of awards for excellence in marketing.

Canada Anti SpamOn July 1, 2014, new anti-spam legislation takes effect. The intent is to deter such damaging effects of spam as identity theft, phishing, and the spread of spyware and malware. Individuals and companies that violate the act could face stiff

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EFC Marketing AwardsElectro-Federation Canada (EFC) has issued a call for entries for its first annual marketing awards. The award program will recognize organizations demonstrating marketing excellence and innovation within the Canadian electrical manufacturing and

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ULUnderwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) will certify Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) members lighting products within 4 weeks or your next project is free. ULC will also provide a one day on-site sustainability and environmental solutions

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EFC New Website

The Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) website, www.electrofed.com, is a key information source in the electrical industry. The website upgrades mean that Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Pad users of all kinds, along with desktop viewers will have a

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A record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has

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EFC Scholarships 2014A record $113,000 in scholarship funding is available this year to Canadian post-secondary students interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has

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EFC CanadaKeep informed with key industry updates in one convenient place through Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s refreshed website. The content includes news on areas such as events, learning and training centre, scholarships and careers. The site also now

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EFCNow is the time for organizations interested in supporting a college student through Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s 2015 scholarship program to get involved. The deadline for signing up is December 15.

Women in electrical tradeOne notable trend of the 4th forum was the almost equal number of men and women attending this Electro-Federation Canada event. Our industry changes. Susan Adler, EFC’s Manager, Member Services, who discussed this issue with female members of the

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Wayne EdwardsFamily, friends and the industry recently honoured Edwards at a reception for his retirement, effective January 2. An electrical industry veteran, Edwards joined Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) in 2005 as VP, Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association

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“Re-envisioning Electrical Switchboards”: For light commercial applications, the status quo is no longer enough

Eaton

Whether you’re a contractor or consultant, compact footprint and shorter lead times are a priority. At Eaton, we understand these challenges. That’s why we have re-envisioned our traditional electrical switchboard to assess how it could better serve light commercial applications. The result? The Pow-R-Line CS. 

Join Eaton’s webinar on June 30th, 2020 and learn the secret to shorter lead times alongside the additional benefits of:

 -  Versatile Configuration - Cost Effectiveness - Plus a Complimentary 3D Product Demonstration!

Sign up and join our host Annu Yadav - Distributor Programs Manager and our presenter Aditya Ramesh - Product Manger of Panelboards & Switchboards. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Click Here To Register.

 

WestburneMany contractors prefer to deal with the people that they know, in their local branch. When doing a job out of town, it’s often inconvenient or simply impossible to return to your home branch to pick up material orders for the next day, within standard business hours.

Westburne’s new locker solution extends the branch’s pick up times to 24 hours, 7 days a week.

 

 

 


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EmployeesBy Terry Becker

All electrical incidents are preventable! Keep employees safe with an up-to-date electrical safety program and complimentary training.

“Employees don’t do what you expect, they do what you inspect!” This is a great quote when it comes down to occupational health and safety. The need for ensuring that an audit is a key component of your overall occupational health and safety management system and your company’s electrical safety program is essential.

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Brady Pull-Handle Butterfly Valve LockoutThe Pull-handle Butterfly Valve Lockout. Its simple, fold-over design effectively lockspull handles in any desired position. And, it holds up to four padlocks for added safety. No matter what industry you’re in, this versatile, one-piece lockout device bolsters your safety lockout solution. And that’s a welcome addition to any lockout program. With this device you’ll also get:

  • A great fit – exclusive, anti-pivot lockout device that fits a variety of pull handle butterfly valve sizes

 

 

 

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Shannon TymoskoBy Blake Marchand

Shannon Tymosko is a first-year apprentice with IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 105, something she undertook after 10 years working her way up the ranks of a payday loan company.

“One of the things I love, working in the trades, is you can see your progress and you can see at the end of the day the work that you have done.

 

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