Electrical Industry News Week
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Message From The Editor

The many components of our industry, collected

While many of you are on vacation, this week we offer you a chance to re-read some of our most popular items that you have that you have got to earlier. You'll find lighting projects, best practices for your company, and technological innovations in the fields that make up our industry. We also take this opportunity to remind you that you can send us any time news of your company or new products you're offering to your customers. We'll share them with our readers. It's free and everyone benefits. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor

Changing Scene

Hydro One Hydro One to Acquire Avista
Hydro One Limited and Avista Corporation have announced a merger agreement that brings together the two regulated utilities serving a combined two million customers…
Wind Energy Apex Clean Energy to Operate Fourth IKEA Group Wind Farm
Apex Clean Energy has signed a multiyear contract to operate an IKEA Canada wind project, Oldman 2, located near Pincher Creek in Alberta…
Charging Stations Leclanché, eCAMION and SGEM to Build and Operate 34 EV Fast-Charging Stations Along Trans-Canada Highway
Partly funded by Natural Resources Canada, the charging stations will be installed in 34 locations covering 3,000 kilometres of the TransCanada Highway in Ontario and Manitoba…


Lighting Work and Play at Ubisoft Quebec City

Ubisoft Quebec Ubisoft's 400 video game creators located in Quebec City have been settling in to their new workspaces since last May. An ambitious relocation project, the design of this new studio was done in an integrated way under the direction of the firm Coarchitecture, mandated by Ubisoft Quebec for this architectural challenge. The lighting of these new spaces, designed to encourage creative projects, was at the heart of the conception, and LumiGroup's expertise was called upon to achieve all the of the project's objectives, including the importance of creating an efficient, dynamic, and inspiring living environment, representative of Ubisoft's DNA. Read More

Internet of Things

IoT and Its Application in Electrical Power Systems, Part 2

By Wasim Khan
IOT IoT in the electrical power industry is transforming the way things are done. IoT increases the use of wireless technology to connect power industry assets and infrastructure in order to lower the power consumption and cost. Examples of IoT usage include SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), smart metering, building automation, smart grid, and connected public lighting. Read More

Power over Ethernet

Effect of Next Generation 100 W Power over Ethernet on RJ45 Connectivity

White Paper The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is currently writing the 802.3bt standard, which will double the amount of power delivered to end devices. The current 25.5 W will increase to approximately 71 W, which is an increase of a factor of approximately 3. This new type of Power over Ethernet (PoE) is commonly referred to as PoE++ or 4 Pair PoE (4PPoE), and allows devices such as next generation wireless access points, security cameras with pan, tilt, zoom, and heating elements, and larger displays to operate under the new PoE standard. Read More

Peers & Profiles

The Full Package: Cody Oschefski, Industrial Electrician, VP at Unifor and Town Councillor

Cody O Most of us have a difficult enough time managing one job and a home life. However, some of us go above and beyond with our involvement in our career and community and Cody Oschefski is one of those people. He is the Senior Electrician at TRW Canada Limited, Vice President and Skilled Trades Rep for Unifor local 1411 and a town councillor in Midland, Ontario. Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says

Contractor Bonuses by Province

Quebec leads 6 other provinces by far with the largest average annual bonus for electrical contractors. Ontario comes in a distant second…

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Survey Says From Recent Issues

New Products and Solutions

Rittal Cooling

Rittal Blue e+ Cooling Units

The Blue e+ cooling unit represents the next step in cost-effectiveness and energy conservation owing to its speed-regulated components and patented heat pipe technology. The units also offer new features that provide longer component life, flexibility and ease of use. The Blue e+ uses an innovative hybrid process that relies on two parallel cooling circuits working together, depending on temperature difference. Possible input voltages range from 110 V (single phase) to 480 V (three-phase) at grid frequencies of 50 or 60 Hz. Read More

Wieland Electric Introduces Small Outdoor Power Connectors with Type 4X and 6P Ratings

Wieland Electric Inc., has expanded its "gesis" RST family of circular power connectors with the RST Mini. Rated for 600V and 16A, the new RST MINI 5-pole, circular power connectors (RST16i5) are designed to simplify, speed up, and reduce the cost of wiring installations in lighting, building automation, and industrial applications. The screw terminals are designed for easy field assembly or repair. The connector is also approved for disconnect under load up to 350Vac in 5 pole, and 300Vac in 3 pole. Read More
Anixter PoE Tester

Microsemi PoE Tester for RJ45 Outlet

This Power over Ethernet (PoE) Tester, connected to an RJ45 outlet, tests the cabling infrastructure for the presence of power, either IEEE802.3af or IEEE802.3 at standard compliant. It detects IEEE 802.3af midspans and switches, Cisco pre-standard in-line switches, high power midspans, and power over 2 pairs or 4 pairs. The compact design is specifically tailored for system integrators and installers. Read More
Rice Power Converter

RIC Electronics MX Industrial DC to AC Sinewave Inverter

This modular, "hot swappable" inverter system can provide up to 20KW (1PH), 40KW (bi-phase) and 60KW (3PH, 208VAC). Because of its modular design, MX is easily expandable and can provide N+1 redundancy to ensure an unforeseen failure does not take down the critical load. Among the features: 1000-watt power modules, redundant N+1 configuration, minimal output voltage distortion and more. Read More

EIN's Training & Events Calendar


Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.

Green Energy Doors Open 2017 (BC)
September 22-24, 2017
British Columbia

Green Energy Doors Open 2017 (Ontario)
September 22-24, 2017

CSIA Federal Solar Summit
September 25-27,2017
Ottawa, ON

ECAO: A Foreman's Field Guide to Developing Your Workforce
September 28, 2017
Toronto, ON

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