Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Feb 18, 2020

EIN PanelUpgrade logo 400Panel Upgrade Experts is an electrical contracting company started seven years ago by Paul Hannania. Operating out of Calgary they specialize in residential panel upgrades, as their name suggests.

“We specialize in electrical panel upgrades, but we also do residential renovation,” he noted. “For the last few years we have been doing a lot of electric car charging installation, mainly Tesla. We are only a small company, me, a couple of guys, and Jill who answers the phones and does the office work.”

With the Alberta economy changing, Paul said they have been doing more renovations. They have also been getting more work in renewable energy. Along with doing EV charging installation, they are looking to expand into solar. “I'm looking forward to what the future holds,” he said.

Paul has been in the electrical trade for 22 years. Beginning as an apprentice for his father at 17 while living in the UK, Paul has worked primarily in the commercial sector throughout his career in both Canada and the UK.

Like many small companies, Panel Upgrade Experts distinguish themselves by providing a high level of customer satisfaction, which allows them to establish long standing relationships with clients. Something that is key to growth.Before After 2 300x300

Initially, what led Paul to focus his company on electrical panels was the ability to develop a standard of high-quality work that could be easily recreated and marketed. “Panels are generally left exposed so we can show the quality of our work.”

“I like jobs that can be repeated where the process can be refined to make the finished product a higher standard and completed in a quicker time,” he explained.

“The electrical panel is the main component that isn't covered up by the end of the job. No one gets to see the neat wiring after drywall,” which has allowed them to showcase their abilities as experts. And with that specialization they have completed hundreds of projects for clients, giving them the reps to perfect their processes.

Along with panel and power upgrades, they will also have jobs relocating electrical meters, raising overhead power lines, garage panels, renovations, as well as rewiring.

www.panelupgradeexperts.com

Nexans Webinar - Key 2021 Electrical Code Changes Impacting Wire and Cable

Nexans Free WebinarJoin NEXANS for a free webinar with Isaac Müller, Applications Engineer for Nexans as he reviews and discusses the changes to the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code related to wire and cable. This free webinar will take place Wed, Jan 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

This webinar includes:
- Updated rules to protect cables (12-514,12-516)
- New conditions of use for wire & cable (Table 19)
- An opportunity to ask your questions

Click here to register today. 


 

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Jennifer Green, Director of Competitions and Young Women’s Initiatives at Skills Ontario, has been ...


With close to 400 exhibitors and more than 6,000 attendees from throughout Canada and the United States, MEET is the second-largest industry event of its type in Canada, and the largest trade event east of Montreal. Given the size and nature of the show and the travel that comes along with it, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the rescheduling of the event several times.

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group

CECD Zac recetacleOne CECD group memeber recently posed a quick code question regarding some new arc fault requirements and powering a hallway receptical with a bedroom receptical. 

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The Beard and the Respiratory Protection MaskHalf-masks and full-facepiece respirators require an optimal seal to guarantee their effectiveness, and the beard can impede it considerably.

DID YOU KNOW THAT A BEARD’S REGROWTH AS LITTLE AS ONE DAY OLD CAN AFFECT THE MASK’S SEAL IN PLACE?

What does it mean exactly?

Since many masks have been tested on different face types, the results of these tests vary considerably. However, it should be noted that in 100% of cases, after 7 days without shaving, the respiratory protection masks showed a leak of more than 1%. This means that the air inside the mask contained more than 1% of unwanted particles!

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Product News

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Providing high quality illumination, LytePro’s low profile design complements and blends in with ...
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Signify LytePro LED Wall Pack Gen 3Providing high quality illumination, LytePro’s low profile design complements and blends in with its surroundings. Available in 3 sizes, LytePro offers two optical distributions, multiple lumen packages, and is suitable for a range of mounting heights.

Lumen output ranges from 1,000 to 9,600 with efficacies up to 114 LPW, and all models are DLC qualified. The LPW32 even features button photocell, motion response, battery pack, and field adjustable wattage options.

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SATCO CCT Selectable Wall PacksSATCO continues to expand its wall pack selection with options that make installation flexible and stock versatile. The latest additions in the line include the CCT Selectable Small Wall Pack and the CCT Selectable Compact Round Wall Pack.

 
The Small Wall Pack is perfect for light commercial uses such a smaller storage units and municipal lighting, as well as commercial Main Street buildings. As with all of the fixtures in this exterior family, these wall packs offer advanced features, are built durable and are able to withstand harsh, all-weather conditions.

 

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Libra Smart MeterBy Blake Marchand

Trilliant, an international provider of utility solutions for advanced metering and smart grid systems, recently announced a custom-made product for the North American market with the release of its Trilliant Libra Series Edge-Ready Smart Electric Meter.


The meter’s technology will allow utilities to enter the connectivity sphere by providing peer-to-peer data acquisition and analytics, while enabling new energy management features that benefit both customer and utility. 

 

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