Safety Concern with Intertek Certified Product: 2-in-1 Photoelectric Smoke & Fire + Carbon Monoxide Alarms (ETLus)

Safety Concern with Intertek Certified Product: 2-in-1 Photoelectric Smoke & Fire + Carbon Monoxide Alarms (ETLus)

November 14, 2022 Safety Concern Published: October 4, 2022 Notification Type: Safety Certification Type: ETL Listed – US Intertek notifies consumers, retailers and distributors of a potential safety concern involving the Intertek Certified products identified below. Company Identification: Universal Security Instruments Inc. Front of recalled hardwired USI Electric 2-in-1 Photoelectric Smoke & Fire + Carbon…

CSA Group Inaugurates New Distributed Energy Resource Lab

CSA Group Inaugurates New Distributed Energy Resource Lab

November 11, 2022  CSA Group, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification and Standards Development, has officially opened a new Distributed Energy Resource Lab in Independence, Ohio. The new lab addresses an increasing demand for the testing and certification of energy storage devices, charging equipment, microgrid components, and power conversion systems. The 40,000 square-foot…

Growth in Electricity Demand Expected to Continue in Québec

Growth in Electricity Demand Expected to Continue in Québec

November 11, 2022 In the Electricity Supply Plan 2023–2032 (in French only) that it filed with the Régie de l’énergie, Hydro-Québec anticipates an increase of 25 terawatthours (TWh) or 14% in Québec’s electricity demand over the 2022–2032 period.  This increase is due to several factors, many of which relate to the energy transition: *TWh: one billion…

Grounded in Ontario: Part 2 of the Top Ten Most Common Defects with Trevor Tremblay

Grounded in Ontario: Part 2 of the Top Ten Most Common Defects with Trevor Tremblay

November 11, 2022 Trevor Tremblay, technical advisor at ESA, returns to finish the list of the most common defects recorded – and explains how LECs can be prepared to avoid them in their work As a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC), your defect ratio is one of the factors in determining the risk ranking for risk…

Hydro-Québec Releases its Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Hydro-Québec Releases its Climate Change Adaptation Plan

November 11, 2022 In order to deal with the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, Hydro-Québec has adopted a Climate Change Adaptation Plan based on a major reflection and analysis process involving experts from all business segments. It proposes concrete measures and actions to put in place to anticipate, mitigate and effectively manage the effects…

Schneider Electric Named to TIME’s List of Best Inventions of 2022 
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Schneider Electric Named to TIME’s List of Best Inventions of 2022 

November 11, 2022  Schneider Electric along with Footprint Project have announced their work to develop and deploy mobile, cloud-connected microgrids for disaster relief was named to TIME’s List of Best Inventions of 2022 which features “200 extraordinary innovations changing our lives.”  In the wake of extreme weather disasters, the collective teams developed rapidly deployable clean energy microgrids for impacted…

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, 25th Edition –Section 74
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Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, 25th Edition –Section 74

By William (Bill) Burr The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. This is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of…