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Wayne Edwards, EFC’s VP Sustainability & Electrical Safety, will moderate a Natural Resource Canada session, “Energy Star for Industry,” as part of Energy Summit 2014 on May 14. The Niagara Falls, ON event brings together the country's leading

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Brian BentzElectricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) has recognized Powerstream Inc. President and CEO Brian Bentz as its 2014 Leader of the Year for his outstanding leadership and vision in the workplace, and his exemplary commitment to developing an

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EHRCElectricity Human Resources Canada plans to celebrate the best people and HR practices in the Canadian electricity industry with its 2014 Awards of Excellence, to be presented at EHRC’s 2014 HR Forum and  Awards Breakfast in Toronto on October 24.

EHRC

A new national occupational standard from Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) offers guidance for businesses, educators, trainers and job seekers for working within the electricity industry. According to EHRC, the standard will help to unify the

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Electri-FlexElectri-Flex Company has just released its full product catalogue featuring the complete Liquatite line of nearly 40 types of flexible metallic and non-metallic conduit. Standard and industrial conduits are used in a wide range of applications for

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Canada generated 48.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in October, up 1.1% from the same period in 2012. The increase was led by gains in hydro (+2.1%) and nuclear power (+3.1%) generation. Combined, the two sources represented 78.9% of

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Economy Chart Canada produced 47.4 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in August, down 2.0% from the same period in 2013. The decrease in generation was largely attributable to a 1.3% decline in domestic demand. Compared with August 2013, demand was down in

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Power StatsElectric power generation in Canada declined 6.2% to 45.8 million megawatt hours (MWh) in July compared with the same month in 2013. Hydro power generation was down 6.0% to 28.0 million MWh. Generation by utilities fell 7.4% to 42.2 million MWh,

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Canadian Power StatsCanada produced 44.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in September, equalling levels generated in September 2013. Increased electrical power generation from Ontario and Alberta was offset by declines in British Columbia, Quebec as well

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Electrical Utility Construction PriceConstruction costs for the electric utility distribution systems decreased 0.8% in 2013 compared with the 2012 annual index. Major contributors to the decrease include lower costs for labour (-3.4%) and construction indirects (-1.0%), which includes engineering (-1.1%) and administration and overheads (-1.0%).

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vehicle charger Pike Research recently forecasted North American electric vehicle sales will grow from around 66,000 units in 2012 to 1.8 million units in 2020.* Whether this prediction is met or exceeded, the batteries driving these electric vehicles will need to be

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Electric Vehicle ChargerBuying an electric car? How do you decide what charger you need?
•    Do you need a home charger?
•    What is Level 1? Level 2?
•    What size charger do you need?
•    Is there sufficient power in my home to charge my new car?
•    Where will you install it?

Canada's Best Managed CompaniesDeloitte announced the winners of the 2014 Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies. This year’s winners are characterized by their continued focus on customer relationships as

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Survey SaysAlmost all buyers go online, but where they go varies dramatically.

 

 

Field Evaluationhttp://electricalindustry.ca/latest-news/934-electrical-component-acceptanceSince my previous articles on certification and field evaluation marks, I received a number of inquiries about other marks that may appear on electrical products in Canada and

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Survey SaysElectrical Contractor Vehicle Fleet 

Amazon Gift CardLeading Canadian Electrical Equipment manufacturer wants your input to better serve your needs.  The first 70 COMPLETED SURVEYS  will win a $50 Amazon.ca Gift card.

 

 

Contractor SalaryElectrical Contractors in Canada: Median Salary by Title/Role

Contractors RevenuesDriven by residential and non-residential construction and government institution construction, Canadian electrical contractor revenues will approach $15.12 billion for 2014 based on an independent review by EIN. Estimated profits for the

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Survey SaysElectrical Contractors' Work Day Breakdown

EC breakfastHow to engage, attract and retain millennials in your workforce.

EFC

Call for Nominations. Please submit your nomination by April 11, 2014.

Survey SaysElectrical Engineering Employment Growth Estimates by Province 2014 - 2019

BzowyE.B. Horsman’s Maureen Bzowy, a long-time Canadian electrical industry stalwart, is retiring. After 13 years, Maureen Bzowy retired from E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH) on May 31. Bzowy has been in the Canadian Electrical Industry since 1966 and has

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Scottish LandlordsA new law requires landlords in Scotland to carry out electrical safety inspections on privately rented properties at least every five years. The inspections must be carried out by a member firm of the Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland

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Electrical SafetyThis week, Bill Burr explains the role and function of the Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety. While the Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety is an independent organization, and its recommendations have no legal standing, the

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Kenny JasonElectrician is among 10 occupations deemed a priority for the foreign credential recognition program, announced Minister Kenney last week. 

Ron GarlandHow does one begin to tell the story of someone who was not only the rock, but also the sunshine in our family? This story is about my father, Ronald Clarence Garland, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by repeated exposure to

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Electricity ConsumptionElectric power generation dropped in most provinces this past May, save for Alberta, which saw a 3.9 percent increase. Electric power generation in Canada fell 2.1% to 45.2 million megawatt hours (MWh) in May when compared to the same month in

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CEA

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released a policy paper on March 3 that draws attention to the impact of copper theft from electricity infrastructure and outlines four key recommendations to deter theft. “Given the high price of copper,

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Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

As industry experts you know the products you use everyday better than anyone and should have input on what information you receive about products and what could improve them.

Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

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CSAClimate change and its associated impacts will play a central role in Canada's electricity future. In fact, the Conference Board of Canada estimates that approximately $347.5 billion will need to be invested in electricity infrastructure to maintain the system reliability we have today. Making smart investments now can improve the system and help to avoid more severe climate related costs in the future.

“The critical infrastructure we rely on to power our daily lives must remain resilient to more damaging and frequent extreme weather events,” says Mary Cianchetti, President of Standards at CSA Group. “Standards play a critical role in making that happen.

Read more about climate change solutions...

 

 

 

BCEA Victoria Trade Show

The BC Electrical Association in conjunction with the Victoria distributors and manufacturers committee on Vancouver Island will be holding a tradeshow and golf tournament on May 2, 2019 at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort.

This will be a table top trade show. Distributors have agreed not to hold their own tradeshow three months on either side of this date to ensure a successful event.

 

 



Read more about the BCEA Victoria Trade Show...

 

 

 

EE LightingBy Blake Marchand

Energy Efficient Lighting is a LED lighting manufacturer with nearly 30 years of industry experience. One that was founded on principles of environmental sustainability and responsibility to future generations. Based out of Markham, Ontario, Energy Efficient Lighting are established veterans within the LED lighting industry. And with the prominence of LED lighting being a fairly recent industry trend, it is a claim that a select few can make. They offer complete lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Their product lines include conventional lighting fixtures, LED retrofit kits, complete LED luminaires, LED systems, drivers and electronic ballasts.

Read more about Energy Efficient Lighting...

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3-Phase Electrical Ltd.By Blake Marchand

Winnipeg-based 3-Phase Electrical prides themselves on the high calibre of work they produce and their attention to detail, always ensuring that all work is performed to the highest possible standards. Their success is attributed to understanding their customers’ needs and continuously exceeding customer expectations.


Their expertise is facilitated by a solid foundation of careful planning and diligent scheduling, both of which are key elements to delivering projects successfully.

Read more about 3-Phase Electrical Ltd....

 

 

HeatingBy Stéphane Lettre

Today the whole planet is talking about climate, reducing the ecological footprint, and energy efficiency. Various governments are making commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and people are becoming more aware of the impact of choices they make on a daily basis. Another phenomenon that is accelerating in parallel is the search for lower costs among households with increasing levels of debt and companies seeking to remain competitive and profitable.



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EHRCIn a recent interview with the The National Post, Electricity Human Resources Canada CEO Michelle Branigan said the need for workers in Canada’s electricity industry is “extremely critical.”

The industry directly employs almost 107,000 people, but less than 1 in 20 is aged 25 or under, only 1 in 4 is a woman, and just over 1 in 10 is from a visbile minority.

These statistics are from EHRC’s Workforce in Motion, a labour market intelligence research initiative for the years 2017-2022. The research report is a planning and informing tool for a wide range of electricity sector stakeholders and provides critical information to the sector for both short and long term resource planning.

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