Volume 2 • Issue 18
MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR
Internet of things (IoT), intelligent buildings, wireless controls and fibre in all its forms featured at BICSI - Canada
The BICSI conference, held last week in Ottawa, drew a record number of participants and featured a lot of streaming on enormous TV screens. Indeed, the opening night coincided with the last match of the round 1 playoff series between the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens. We were without doubt among the cream of communication networks! According to the president of BICSI Canada, José Mozota, new technology illustrates better and better convergence between the telecommunications and electrical industries. Review our Twitter feed on the event and follow us this week at LightFair @CdnElectrical. Good reading!
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek
- Stelpro Welcomes New Vice-President of Innovation and Product Development
Stelpro recently announced the arrival of Étienne Guay as Vice President of Innovation and Product Development.
- Network of Government Agencies Provides Expert Policy Assistance on Smart Grid Topics
Two Clean Energy Ministerial initiatives—the Clean Energy Solutions Center and the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)—have partnered to provide smart grid policy expertise to a global audience through the Solutions Center's Ask an Expert service.
- EFC Adds Two New Categories to 2015 Marketing Awards Program
Building on the success of last year's inaugural marketing awards program, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is introducing two new categories for 2015: Corporate Social Responsibility and Click & Order e-Commerce On-Line Ordering Platform.
- ESA Warns of Unapproved Generators
These products are unapproved, have not been tested for compliance with any Canadian Safety Standards, and do not...
- Georgian College Skilled Trades Expo PLUS Women in Trades Event
Georgian College's Midland, ON campus is opening its doors for a Skilled Trades Expo from May 12 to 14, with a special Women in Skilled Trades event on the Tuesday night. The event is sponsored by Hydro One. Georgian is also offering any industry members an opportunity to tour the facility while this event is taking place.
- Maritimes Energy Association Announces Appointment of New CEO
The Maritimes Energy Association has officially appointed Ray Ritcey to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1.
- Study Highlights Potential for Tidal Energy in Canada
Over the next 25 years, Nova Scotia's tidal energy industry could contribute up to $1.7 billion to the province's gross domestic product (GDP), create up to 22,000 full time positions and generate as much as $815 million in labour income, according to a recently published study.
- The CanWEA WesternForum Student Challenge Recipient: Jessica Bekker
CanWEA recently held a student Challenge asking post-secondary students to submit 200-300 word blogs describing their interest in wind energy and its importance, and outlining how attendance at the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) Western Forum 2015 event would benefit them, their community or their campus.
- NB Power Named to Greentech Media's Grid Edge 20
NB Power has been named to Greentech Media's Grid Edge 20 as one of the 20 most innovative firms working to architect the future of the electric power industry in North America, along with such world leading innovators as...
- Hubbell Lighting Was the Largest Winner in Building Money Saving Products Contest for 2015
The following three Hubbell products were selected as winners: LXEP LED Parking Garage Enclosed and Gasketed Luminaire (Columbia Lighting)...
- Smart Grid Bolstered by $3.5bn in 2016 U.S. Budget
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has put a request in the 2016 budget for US$3.5 billion over the next 10 years for investment in smart grid foundational technology development, enhanced security capabilities, and greater...
Codes & Standards
2015 CE Code — Part 1 Changes: IV
By Steve Douglas
This is the fourth of a series of articles detailing significant changes the Technical Committee considered the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE Code). The final meeting for 2015 CE Code changes took place in June of this year. The rules shown in this article are limited to changes adopted by CE Code Technical Committee and are not subject to further changes. It should be noted that until a formal memorandum of revisions to the CE Code is published by the CSA, the information provided in this article is simply based on the observations of the writer...
Codes & Standards: NEMA
NEMA Publishes Standard For Control, Thermocouple Extension, and Instrumentation Cables
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA WC 57/ICEA S-73-532-2014 American National Standard For Control, Thermocouple Extension, and Instrumentation Cables. This standard applies to materials, construction, and testing of multiconductor control, thermocouple extension, and instrumentation cables rated up to and including 125°C. Users and producers of insulated cable will find this standard useful...
Graybar Canada's 2015 EFC Scholarship Rewards Excellence, Including Community Service
As part of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)'s 2015 scholarship program, Graybar Canada is offering a $3,500 award of excellence scholarship. Engaging university and college students is critical in our industry, says Joris Myny, Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)'s scholarship program and a senior vice president of Siemens Canada Limited. Myny describes the scholarship program as more than funding students. "It is an opportunity to promote our industry in every Canadian university and college and showcase the electrical industry as a viable career choice in Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Management, Operations, Information Technology and Human Resources...
Peers & Profiles
ECO Contracting Ltd. - Emphasis on People
When an electrical contractor features its people on its web site so prominently it's a unique trait that speaks to the strength of this Newfoundland company. ECO Contracting in Corner Brook emphasizes its team in everything they do...
Where Electricians Work (Excluding Industrial and Power Sectors)
If you're not in the industrial or power sectors, you're most likely installing building equipment.
Survey Says From Recent Issues
Schneider Electric's New Metering Offer Simplifies Power Quality
PowerLogic PM8000 series power meter, Schneider Electric's newest addition to its PowerLogic portfolio of power and energy meters, now includes power quality (PQ) compliance and analyses capabilities once reserved for more advanced meters. In line with power quality standards IEC 61000-4-30 Class S and IEC 62586, the PowerLogic PM8000 series meters can be used for auditing the quality of your electrical supply. The meters also have such power quality analysis capabilities as...
From Our Last Issue
- The MCEE 2015 in Montreal
Close to 10,000 people participated in Montreal last week at the MCEE trade show and conference. Total annual purchasing power of MCEE visitors' companies is evaluated at approximately $6 billion. More than 390 exhibitors from Quebec, the rest of Canada, the U.S. and overseas displayed a huge range of products in plumbing, heating, hydronics (modern hot water heating), ventilation, electrical, lighting, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, electrical equipment, water treatment systems, tools, alarm systems, kitchen and bath fixtures, fire prevention, pipes, valves and fittings, software, and vehicles.
- Energy in the Connected Home 2015: Technology Evolution, Landscape and Distribution Strategies
Spurred by the rapid increase of consumer interest in smart devices, coupled with innovation in cloud platform development, the residential energy management market is entering its third phase, defined by an abundance of analytics-driven technologies.
- New Housing Investment Up in February Year over Year
Investment in new housing construction increased 2.4% to $3.5 billion in February compared with the same month in 2014. The increase came mainly from higher spending on row house and apartment building construction.
- Q1 2015 Non-Residential Building Construction: Investment Down 1.2%
Following three consecutive quarters of growth, investment in non-residential building construction decreased 1.2% to $12.9 billion in the first quarter. This decline was largely the result of lower spending on the construction of commercial buildings (-1.9%).
- Eaton's Two 2015 EFC Scholarships Include Job Possibilities
As part of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)'s 2015 scholarship program, Eaton is offering two $3500 awards for academic achievement that come with a possibility of working for the company. Engaging university and college students is critical to our industry, says Joris Myny, Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)'s scholarship program. Now in its 20th year, the EFC scholarship program will award a record $120,500 across 52 scholarships.
EIN's TRAINING & EVENTS CALENDAR
Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.
IEEE/IAS 51st Industrial & Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference 2015
May 5-8 - Calgary, AB
OEN Networking Luncheon: Tom Mitchell, OPG
HoChi Minh City, Vietnam
Las Vegas, NV
NECA Safety Professionals Conference
CEEA 20th Anniversary Dinner
Smart Lighting 2015
Manitoba Electrical Expo
Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta Training Day and AGM
LED Expo Thailand 2015
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