Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

ESA LogoThe Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)’s Board of Directors has elected Brian Bentz, President and CEO of PowerStream Inc., as Chair and appointed three new directors. Bentz, a member of the ESA Board since 2010, succeeds Charlie Cipolla who is retiring after serving nine years on the Board, the last two as Chair. Bentzcurrently serves on the Human Resources and Investment and Audit Committees.

Bentz also serves as Chair of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Stakeholder Advisory Committee, and Vice-Chair of CollusPowerStream's Board of Directors. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Canadian Electricity Association and the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA), and has served as Chair of the Ontario Energy Assocation, the EDA, the MEARIE Group and the Ontario Power Authority Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

The new board members include:
• Christopher Hopper, President and CEO, Complete Electrical Service Inc. Prior to his role at Complete Electrical Services, Hopper was President & CEO at Northern Home Services Ltd, and held various senior-level consulting positions focused on strategy, business development and operations.

• Gary Oosterhof, Owner and President of Oosterhof Electrical Services Ltd. A licensed electrician since 1982, Oosterhof is a long-time member of the Kingston Chapter of the Ontario Electrical League and a member of the ECRA Advisory Council.

• Daniel Péloquin, former President, Schneider Electric Canada Inc.Péloquinsits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and has recently completed a term as a Director of ElectroFederation (EFC). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC's) Canadian National committee, a Governor at iCanada, and an Executive in Residence — Smart Grids at Mohawk College.

Among its duties, ESA is responsible for administering regulation in four key areas:
• Ontario Electrical Safety Code
• licensing of electrical contractors and master electricians
• electrical distribution safety
• electrical product safety

 



 

LDS Aug Products Eaton AL Series Dimmers 400Eaton's Wiring Devices AL series dimmers offer a versatile option for any dimming application - fine tune the dimming performance to match your exact needs and change colors as needed to suit any décor.

Color change kits come with three color faceplates, offering design flexibility within one product. Select models are available in 4 different color combination packs.

 

 


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ESAAs the government continues a gradual, staged approach to reopen Ontario, ESA is assessing how they can safely resume in-person classroom training while adhering to Ontario Public Health guidelines. ESA is continuing to monitor key public health indicators and Stage 3 restrictions as efforts begin to reschedule previously postponed in-person classroom courses.

If you are registered in a postponed ESA course, they will notify you in the next couple of weeks of the rescheduled date. Please note that online courses are continuing as scheduled.

 

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