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Are you ready to meet the challenges facing our industry head-on? And do you know the standards?

The world faces an important energy choice, according to a new report launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency last week. "REmap 2030" says that scaling-up renewable energy to 36% of the world's total final energy consumption by 2030 is possible and affordable. Guest speakers at the annual EFC conference last week in Montreal have also stressed that climate change is a major challenge for our industry. Read our expert, Peter McDonald, on CEC standards for electrical installations sustainable energy systems. Happy reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek



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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

Codes and Standards

Renewable Energy Systems: A Walk Through CE's Section 64

By Pierre McDonald
With increased changes in technology associated with renewable energy systems, the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) 2012 edition has incorporated Section 64 to apply to the installation of these systems. Section 64 provides direction for the installation of specific equipment such as inverters, stationary fuel cell systems, small and large wind systems, micro-hydropower systems, hydrokinetic power systems and storage batteries and includes general requirements that would apply to each of the systems mentioned.While these systems are not yet common throughout Canada, they are appearing in certain areas and will only increase in numbers.

Section 64 was implemented to keep pace with technological change and promote the benefits of renewable energy systems. Here's a closer look. Read More

Peers and Profiles

Brockway Enterprises: The Six Pillars of Growth

The east coast's Brockway Enterprises has built a reputation on honesty, integrity and sincerity, three characteristics often lost as businesses navigate tough markets, recessions, and growing pains.

But Brockway, an Independent electrical manufacturers' representative company that co-ordinates their manufacturers' activities, hasn't forgotten those three pillars. Read More


Panel trucks? Pickups? In this week's survey, a break down of fleet preferences.

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Product Focus

Bending Revolution: Greenlee's New Line-up

Greenlee's brand new bending tools improve on accuracy, productivity and mobility.

Dubbed the "Bending Revolution," the line-up features the 855GX IntelliBender, the Shotgun Shoe and the 881-Mobile Bending Table.

The 855GX, Greenlee's most advanced programmable bender comes with smart sensors that know the diameter and type of conduit being bent, allowing for consistent and accurate bends, the company said. Read More


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