Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

EIN internatinal ABB CMD 400ABB has appointed Maryrose Sylvester as Country Managing Director (CMD) and Head of Electrification for the United States, effective August 1, 2019.

 

 

EIN CS 25 Signify carbonneutrality 400Signify achieved carbon neutrality for its Latin American operations, putting the company well on track to realize carbon neutrality for all of its operations in 2020.

 

 

CEW 4 Cybersecurity 400

During a recent Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group meeting, representatives from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, U.S. Department of Defense and International Society of Automation outlined a new program to address the growing risk of unprotected and under-protected building control systems in the U.S. and abroad.

 

EIN 25 CS hydro one 40 400Hydro One announced plans to invest approximately $40 million in significant infrastructure upgrades to improve service reliability and support future economic growth in the Sault Ste. Marie region.

 

 

EIN CS 25 CurrentThinking 400Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of Current Thinking, a new broadcast series featuring industry and Eaton experts sharing insights on digitalization, cybersecurity, grid modernization and other important topical issues and opportunities around intelligent power and innovation.

 

EIN CS 25 HPS New 400Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Markus Rocca as Director of Business Development, EMEA.

 

 

EIN CS 25 OPG headquarters 400Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is establishing a new corporate headquarters on a campus setting in the Municipality of Clarington located within Durham Region.

 

 

EIN EHRC Agents Change 400Agents of Change is a one-day event focused on equipping women and men with the tools and knowledge needed to address the challenges women and other marginalized groups face in the workplace, and expedite the process of bridging the gender gap.

 

 

EIN CS 24 EFC elecmonth 400To commemorate National Electricity Month, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has launched an electrical safety ad campaign to promote the use of arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) to consumers throughout the month of June.

 

 

EIN 24 CS saskpower logo 400SaskPower and First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) have signed a First Nations Opportunity Agreement setting out conditions for developing 20 megawatts (MW) of new utility‐scale solar generation projects.

 

 


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ABB CMD

ABB has appointed Maryrose Sylvester as Country Managing Director (CMD) and Head of Electrification for the United States, effective August 1, 2019.

In the CMD role, she will succeed Greg Scheu, who will support a smooth transition until his retirement at the end of October 31, 2019.

Sylvester was most recently President & CEO of “Current, powered by GE”, a GE startup business that was acquired in April by New York-based private equity firm American Industrial Partners.

 



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CyberSecurityDuring a recent Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group meeting, representatives from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and International Society of Automation (ISA) outlined a new program to address the growing risk of unprotected and under-protected building control systems in the U.S. and abroad.

Building owners, users, and manufacturers of control systems continuously work to find practical ways to create safe and more secure environments.

 

 

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IoTElectrical contractors are approaching a tipping point in terms of pursuing roles and opportunities in the growing market of smart buildings, according to Smart Buildings And Internet of Things (IoT) Impact on Electrical Contracting, a new report from Electri International. Part 1 of this 3-part series provided an overview of the IoT challenges facing electrical contractors; Part 2: opportunities. Here in Part 3: two case studies.

Manitoba Hydro Place 

The first LEED Platinum Certified building in Canada, Manitoba Hydro Place (MHP) is considered the country’s greenest and most energy-efficient building. 

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