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

January 28, 2014 • Volume 1 • Issue 4


What we learn from mistakes

The United Nations has launched a global campaign to raise awareness of counterfeiting. We have already written twice about this since the beginning of the year. Counterfeit products represent a highly lucrative opportunity for criminals, but put the public at risk of injury or death and siphon revenue away from legitimate manufacturers and distributors. Our industry has taken a firm stance on the subject and positioned itself to use only products licensed by Canadian certification bodies. You've probably noticed as well the online electrical community's focus on best practices, standards and security. In this issue, our LED Q&A will help you avoid costly purchasing mistakes and maximize the value of your investment in LED lighting. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek



Wind Power Is More Than Energy

This is the theme of the Quebec wind power industry's 8th conference and 4th gala, taking place this June in Gaspé, QC. One might add that this conference also takes place at the heart of our preconceptions. Unlike many European countries, where electricity generation by wind power is an important part of the energy supply, here, despite technological and commercial advances, it is still considered an alternative technology... not quite serious, perhaps serving primarily as an economic stimulus in remote areas. In Canada, we're left with the impression that the wind industry is not yet a competitive energy resource.
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Photo: Jean-Baptiste Gellé/TechnoCentre éolien


Investment in Non-Residential Building Construction, Q4 2013

Investment in non-residential building construction reached $12.9 billion in the fourth quarter, up 1.1% from the previous quarter. This was the second consecutive quarterly increase, and was led by higher spending on commercial building construction. Read More


9 Questions That Can Help Maximize the Value of Your LED Retrofit

The benefits of LEDs almost seem too good to be true, and in some cases may be. Rapid growth in LED technology has led to equal growth in the number of manufacturers and suppliers, with sometimes questionable results. To get the greatest value out of your LED retrofit, integrate these considerations into your purchasing process. Read More


Kelvin Emtech: Designing, Building and Managing Critical Installations

Kelvin Emtech is an engineering consulting firm with offices in Montreal and Toronto and more than 15 years of expertise in conceptual and design services in the electrical and mechanical fields. The firm has expertise in critical electromechanical systems supporting continuous 24/7 operation of a computer room, type TIER I to TIER IV (model 24/ "forever"). It's the first engineering consulting company in Canada to have designed and constructed all electromechanical infrastructures for a high-density type data centre. Read More


What Products Electrical Contractors Are Buying

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