Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

March 2, 2017

The Future of Energy: March 8 Panel and Networking Event in OttawaHear and discuss how we're moving to a low-carbon future. Meet and network with clean energy leaders. Have your say on engaging and advancing women in the clean energy sector.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is hosting a discussion on International Women's Day with distinguished Canadian energy leaders on where clean energy is headed and how we can move to a low-carbon economy. As part of this event Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, will also announce EHRC’s newest initiative to support the increased representation of women as skilled workers in the electricity and renewable energy sector.

7:45 Networking Breakfast

Join a table and network with distinguished guests, including senior government officials, Indigenous and private sector clean energy leaders, and Canada's Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Ambassadors:

  • Marie-Hélène Labrie, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications, Enerkem
  • Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
  • Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada
  • Céline Bak, President, Analytica Advisors

8:45 Panel discussion — The Future of Energy: Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Economy

A lively and informative discussion hosted by Céline Bak, President, Analytica Advisors. Confirmed panel participants include:

  • Cara Clairman, President and CEO, Plug'nDrive — Electric Vehicles
  • Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada — Tracking the Energy Revolution
  • Denise Restoule, Deputy Chief, Dokis First Nation — Renewables in Indigenous Communities
  • Aisha Bukhari, Engineer/Entrepreneur — The Role of Smart Grid and Energy Storage

Register for this session at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-future-of-energy-moving-to-a-low-carbon-economy-tickets-31356606454.

10:30 Workshop — Advancing Women in the Clean Energy Sector

In partnership with Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC ) and Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), NRCan is facilitating a workshop to further explore the challenges and opportunities for women to advance in the clean energy sector. Come and share your ideas on the next steps we can take to engage and empower more women in this important sector.

Register for this workshop at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-advancing-women-in-the-clean-energy-sector-tickets-31356617487.

FInd out more about the entire event: www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-future-of-energy-moving-towards-a-low-carbon-economylavenir-energetique-tickets-31356606454.


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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ABB PortalThe ABB eFinder portal simplifies the process of locating inventory from ABB’s selection of products used for connection and transmission of electrical power. Customers may now search online for ABB Installation Products and can purchase them from the distributor who has the products in stock. Once the product is located, the customer may buy it from the distributor by connecting directly to the distributor’s e-commerce page and placing the products in an online shopping cart for the final purchase transaction.

 

 

 

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PolycarbonateElectronic waste is a huge issue, with Statista estimating nearly 50 million metric tons were generated globally last year alone.* Some of the materials traditionally used in LED lamp and luminaire components contribute to e-waste, and the industry is seeking more sustainable material alternatives. Thermally conductive (TC) polycarbonates, like those from Covestro, can replace aluminum in heat sinks, providing just such a replacement option. (The back enclosure of the A.L.P. Lighting Recruit wall mount fixture, shown in photo, is injection moulded from Makrolon TC polycarbonate.)

 

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Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached “things.” At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support needs today and tomorrow, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing places data acquisition and control functions, storage of high bandwidth content, and applications closer to the end user. This white paper explains the drivers of edge computing and explores the various types of edge computing available.

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