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Volume 1 • Issue 30


Looking Back, Planning Ahead

During the holiday season, we take time to catch up on the reading that has piled up too quickly during the year. Here is one story you may not had time to read over the last few months. As Statistics Canada is telling us that construction goes well and the number of building permits is increasing, it is certainly worth taking a second look at your lighting needs and solutions. You can now follow us on Twitter @CdnElectrical and inform us of your plans, your new products, and send us photos of your projects.
Happy reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek



Chantal Guimont Hydro-Quebec's Guimont Elected Electric Mobility Chair
Chantal Guimont, Director, Strategic Planning and Transportation Electrification with Hydro-Québec, has been elected as Electric Mobility Canada's new president and CEO.
Standards Council of Canada Standards Council Reorganizes, Aims for Quicker Response
The Standards Council of Canada is changing their organization structure in order to become more cross-functional and deliver services quicker to customers and stakeholders.
Standardization priorities Help Set Standardization Priorities
The Standards Council of Canada is pulling stakeholders together to discuss a host of standardization priorities.

Powerbus™ Busway from Schneider

Scalable, efficient, and flexible power distribution with zero footprint

Schneider Powerbus Schneider Electric is pleased to announce the release of the highest tap off unit density low amperage Busway on the market.

The Powerbus busway delivers flexible and efficient overhead power distribution and offers scalability by featuring the highest tap-off unit density on the market with up to 20 openings every 10 feet. This modular solution minimizes unintended downtime and improves safety while optimizing energy efficiency. Powerbus busway construction consists of a light-weight electrical grade all-aluminum housing with up to five (5) silver-plated copper conductor bars for maximum electrical efficiency. Modular design and full catalogue of tap-off units, drop cords with connectors, power feed units, fittings and accessories are available to fit your power and application needs. Read More


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

LED Lighting Rapid growth in LED technology has led to equal growth in the number of manufacturers and suppliers, with sometimes questionable results. Here's how to get the greatest value out of your LED retrofit. Read More

Canadian Electrical Safety Conference launching in October 2014

CSA Safety Conference Key events scheduled in Mississauga ( October 7&8 ), Calgary ( October 15 & 16) Halifax, ( November 3 & 4)

The Canadian Electrical Safety Conference Series addresses both national and regional issues specific to safe electrical installation and maintenance.

This interactive forum features guest speakers that have helped shape electrical industry safety through their expertise or contribution towards the development of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code and electrical safety standards. Participants will gain a first-hand review of effective electrical safety program management that features updates to important standards such as the CSA Z462 or the new Z463 Maintenance of Electrical Systems guideline. And of course, a preview of important changes in 2015 Canadian Electrical Code, the foundation of electrical safety in Canada.

This conference is designed for those in electrical contracting, plant electrical, electrical engineering, OH&S Professionals, HVAC. Read More

Peers and Profiles

Jean-Sébastien Bercier Gives and Leads

Jean-Sébastien Bercier Jean-Sébastien Bercier, CPMR/vice president of Sales and Marketing at Desdowd, and president of the Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (CEMRA), has for the second consecutive year participated in a cycling event. Read More

Survey Says

Hourly Pay Rate comparison

Hourly Pay Breakdown

Journeyperson, foreperson, apprentice, master electrician. In this week's Survey Says, we look at the median hourly rate for electricians by job. Read More

Product Focus

Legrand's New Plugs, Connectors Designed for Corrosive Environments

Legrand Watertight Plugs Legrand's new line of over 80 plugs, connectors and receptacles are designed for wet and corrosive industrial locations. Read More


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