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Arlington

Arlington Industries Inc. announced the recipients of its 2013 sales awards at the recent 2014 NEMRA (National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association) meeting held February 5-9 in Atlanta, GA. The awards were presented to firms

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Arlington Sconce BoxArlington says its new sconce box is low profile and fast and easy to install. 

Arzon SolarAccording to Arzon Solar, its new CPV platform, the“Universal Module” (uModule) performs with 30% efficiency, offering more power per surface area than any other PV module on the market. This makes it the highest efficiency and highest power

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Skills CanadaBe a part of the Skills Canada National Competition — the only national event of its kind in Canada, where over 500 of the best skilled trades and technology students from across Canada compete for gold in over 40 unique skilled trade competitions

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Uptime InstituteWhat are the symptoms of a poorly managed data centre facility?
How do you know if your facility is skating at the edge of thin ice, at risk of a sudden operating failure or catastrophic downtime? In Uptime Institute’s February 13 webinar,

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Mashal CarrisimiMashell Carissimi, owner and CEO of JMC Electrical Contractor in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, was recently named a 2015 winner of Enterprising Women’s Enterprising Women of the Year Award.  

 

Axel SchlumbergerSouthwire has named Axel Schlumberger President of Southwire Canada. In this role, he will manage sales, marketing and support operations, all of which are based at Southwire Canada’s headquarters in Mississauga, ON. Schlumberger most recently

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AXIS

Axis Sales and Marketing has acquired the electrical division of S&D Marketing Limited, merging the business and its assets into Axis’s existing sales structure. S&D Marketing Limited, established in 2002, represented many of the industry's top

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Banff SolarIn what may be the first municipal action of its kind in Canada, the town council for Banff, AB has approved an incentive program that would help eco-conscious residents install solar panels on private homes and businesses. As reported in The Crag

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Flow BatteryCapturing the energy from the wind and the sun is becoming easier, but storing it for a rainy day is another story. This is a problem, as critics of renewables often point out. Wind energy tends to be most abundant at night, when it’s needed least.

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Green HousesBC Environment Minister Mary Polak has introduced legislation for managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the province’s burgeoning liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Bill 2, Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act) establishes a

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Fine for unlicensed workBrian Cook, owner and operator of PowerCheck Electrical Safety Services, is the most recent recipient of a BC Lieutenant Governor Safety Award. Cook received the award in December 2013 for “significant contributions to electrical safety by working

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BC Hydro

The John Hart Generating Station is getting a $1 billion upgrade, one that will see improved power output, safety and reliability. It’ll also be the biggest BC Hydro project since the 1980s. 

BC Hydro Debuts Canada's First Fast Charger NetworkBC Hydrohas announced an initial roll out of 13 DC Fast Chargers, which will be supplied by several electrical power equipment manufacturers, including Eaton. BC Hydro has also selected Greenlots’s SKY network management solution to manage the

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BC HydroBC Hydro has announced that it is making available yearly target energy volume information to help developers with project planning under its Standing Offer Program (SOP). As part of the “Clean Energy Strategy” included in BC Hydro’s 2013

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SwitchgearNewly installed switchgear equipment in BC Hydro’s Mica Generating Station, located on BC Hydro's Columbia River system north of Revelstoke, will help the plant improve safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to provide reliable

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BC HydroA new transmission line and substation are powered and delivering electricity to Vancouver, BC hydro announced last week. The $201 million Vancouver City Central Transmission project is the largest electrical investment in 30 years, BC Hydro said.

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CEAThe Canadian Electricity Association has given out awards for social, environmental and economic excellence in electricity. BC Hydro and Power Authority, Hydro Ottawa, and Ontario Power Generation Inc. walked away winners from the Canadian

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BCEABritish Columbia Electrical Association's Education & Lighting Expo is set for October 16 this year.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

BC has restored a previously cancelled program providing point-of-sale rebates on the purchase of battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The program had contributed to the province having more charging stations than outlets

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Schneider Clark MicrogridBC Premier Christy Clark says Schneider’s MicroGrid Lab is a vote of confidence in the economy and the province’s future as a clean energy provider. 

Beghelli CanadaScott Laing has accepted the position of National Sales Manager, Canada for Beghelli Canada Inc. Laing has 15 years of proven results in leading a team to exceed their budgets and objectives. He brings strong negotiation skills and effective sales

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 ground circutSince ground fault circuit protection was adopted in Canada over 40 years ago, the number of people dying annually from electrocution has been steadily reduced from over 800 to less than 200, and much electrical equipment and other infrastructure

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bicsiSince 1984, BICSI’s TDMM has been the definitive reference manual for ITS, telecommunications and information communications technology infrastructure design.

Bill C8Canada's new anti-counterfeiting legislation, Bill C-8, Combating Counterfeit Products Act, was passed by the House of Commons earlier this month and has already received second reading in the Senate. The bill had received all-party support in its

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Ventes FuturaLes Ventes Futura, founded in 1987, is now representing BJ Take Inc.’s complete product line of LED & fluorescent light fixtures in Quebec, adding to its core product lines Juno Lighting and Tech Lighting. Les Ventes Futura is based in Boisbriand, PQ.

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Boundary Dam PlantBoundary Dam Plant Sask Power released preliminary performance numbers for the operation of Unit #3 at Boundary Dam Power Station, the world’s first coal-fired commercial power plant equipped with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

 

 

Specs350Breakdown of Specifications by Type

Skilled Labour As Ontario struggles to solve a labour shortage that will require an estimated 40,000 skilled workers over the next decade, stigma blocks a potential workforce that could play a large part in rectifying the problem. The historical and misguided

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Brian Cook

A licensed electrical contractor and registered Electrical Field Safety Representative, Brian Cook is founder and president of PowerCheck Electrical Safety Services, a Vancouver-based company that conducts electrical safety assessments for the

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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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