Electrical Industry Newsweek is published by Kerrwil Publications Limited with support from the Electrical Council, Electro-Federation Canada

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

Codes and Safety - A Crucial Partnership?

Regulations, codes and standards play an important role in our society and in our quality of life. They contribute to keep the markets competitive, the products safe and they certainly try their best to keep the environment clean and safe. They could also be viewed as obstacles to competitiveness for different trades, but we all agree that we can't live without them. Be sure to read the interesting story of the Electrical Safety Regulation in Canada.
Happy reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek
linegoyette@kerrwil.com


 

CHANGING SCENE

Canadian Solar Closes Deal on Massive Energy Farm Project
A new deal between Canadian Solar and Samsung Renewable Energy to build a 140 MW DC utility-scale solar energy farm is expected to generate over $300 million for the company and create several hundred green energy jobs.
Fundy Tidal and Nautricity Come Together on New Tidal Energy Project
Scotland’s Nautricity and Nova Scotia’s Fundy Tidal are partnering to develop a 500kW tidal project.
Torbram Electric Supply Opens 65th Location
Torbram Electric has opened its 65th location and third in Alberta, which will serve Leduc, Nisku and Edmonton.
WattStopper Picks CDm2 for B.C. Market
CDm2 Lightworks will be WattStopper's sales representative for the British Columbia market.
Sonepar Brings in Gissing as Director of Sesco East
Ivan Gissing is taking over as Director of Sesco East as Sonepar begins to consolidate southern Ontario businesses.
Ideal's Joe Callahan Now Sales Manager for Western Canada
Joe Callahan is now Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada, for Ideal Industries, the company announced recently.
FuturPlus Appoints André Pouliot as Inside Sales Rep
FuturPlus has appointed André Pouliot as inside sales representative for their Quebec City branch.


Introducing Square D™ SurgeLoc for NQ Panelboards

Easy Installation, Space Saving, Money Saving Design

Schneider Electric is pleased to announce the release of the innovative Surgelogic SurgeLoc, a new line of commercial surge that provides advanced power and equipment protection for Square D™ NQ panelboards. Engineered with input from contractors and specifiers, the innovative SurgeLoc device from Schneider Electric™ has revolutionized commercial surge protection. Read More


Safety

Electrical Safety Regulation in Canada

By Bill Burr
This week, Bill Burr explains the role and function of the Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety. While the Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety is an independent organization, and its recommendations have no legal standing, the committee's decisions can have a major influence on how jurisdictions across Canada deal with similar issues concerning electrical safety and regulation. Bill Burr explains. Read More

Green Pages - Light Recycling

Light Recycle Programs Proving Successful, but More Awareness Needed

The last few years have seen industry step-up to meet increasing environmental regulations, specifically in regards to extended producer responsibility programs. For the uninitiated, extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation requires producers to assume physical and financial responsibility for a product after it has ended its life cycle, lifting much of the burden off of municipalities. The law requires producers to either be a part of, or have their own, government approved EPR recycling program Read More

SURVEY SAYS

Brunt of Electrical Maintenance Jobs in Manufacturing


In this week's Survey Says, we take a look at the main areas of employment for electrical maintenance and mechanical electricians in Canada. Manufacturing leads, followed by Repair and Maintenance and Industrial equipment. Read More

THE ELECTRICAL STOCK MARKET

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