Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

US Climate Plan

A delegation of Canadian industry officials wrapped up a recent lobbying spree by meeting with senior officials from the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and House and Senate energy committees.

 

 

ITR

At the 2015 Hanover Fair, Alstom is presenting two first high-voltage applications using g3 (green gas for grid), a gas mixture that can replace SF6 for high voltage air-insulated (AIS) or gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) applications. 

 

 

Environmental Leadership Awards

PowerStream was recently presented with the Environmental Leadership Award at the 2015 Vaughan, ON Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards.

Carbon Footprint

In 2015, the US could set new national records for annual renewable build, coal retirements, and gas burn from the power sector. Meanwhile, continues a research note published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance,electricity-related emissions could fall to their lowest levels since 1994. 

Harald HenzeElectro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association in electrical presented its 2015 Industry Recognition Award (IRA) to Harald Henze. This award was presented during the EFC Annual General Meeting on April 15th.

 

 

Floating Solar

 The South American country is turning to solar power to help relieve a looming energy crisis as Brazil’s historic drought dries up its hydroelectric plants, reports EcoWatch.

 

Philips Energy Star AwardThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Philips Lighting with a 2015 Energy Star (ES) Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. For the third year in a row, Philips took top honours with over 500 Energy Star certified products in 2014, including SlimStyle, the world’s first Energy Star certified flat light bulb.

 

Entering Skilled TradesAn additional $investment in three programs that support apprenticeship will help the next generation of skilled tradespeople access the training, equipment and facilities they need to get good jobs.

 

 

Affiliated Distributors Spring AwardsA number of Canadian companies received awards at the recent Affiliated Distributors Canadian Electrical Division business meeting. Affiliated Distributors is North America's largest wholesale marketing group.

 

 

LA Lights

Los Angeles will become the first city in the world to control its street lighting through an advanced Philips management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technology. The new technology positions LA’s Bureau of Street Lighting as a trailblazer in next generation LED street lighting with a new solution that saves energy, reduces maintenance and provides quality lighting that makes streets safer.

 

       Partnering For The Next Step                

Siemens CanadaWelcome to the Digital Enterprise Virtual Summit brought to you by Siemens

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“Re-envisioning Electrical Switchboards”: For light commercial applications, the status quo is no longer enough

Eaton

Whether you’re a contractor or consultant, compact footprint and shorter lead times are a priority. At Eaton, we understand these challenges. That’s why we have re-envisioned our traditional electrical switchboard to assess how it could better serve light commercial applications. The result? The Pow-R-Line CS. 

Join Eaton’s webinar on June 30th, 2020 and learn the secret to shorter lead times alongside the additional benefits of:

 -  Versatile Configuration - Cost Effectiveness - Plus a Complimentary 3D Product Demonstration!

Sign up and join our host Annu Yadav - Distributor Programs Manager and our presenter Aditya Ramesh - Product Manger of Panelboards & Switchboards. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Click Here To Register.

 

WestburneMany contractors prefer to deal with the people that they know, in their local branch. When doing a job out of town, it’s often inconvenient or simply impossible to return to your home branch to pick up material orders for the next day, within standard business hours.

Westburne’s new locker solution extends the branch’s pick up times to 24 hours, 7 days a week.

 

 

 


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