Electrical Industry News Week
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Message From The Editor

The growing performance of green energy

When the topic of green energy comes up, we're now talking about trends and not an alternative technology. This reflects the importance assigned to these new sources of electrical power and distribution, as well as rising consumption and, above all, the evolution of new technologies and our view of the world of the future. Two examples in this issue: the electrification of transport and energy storage. Not only are they increasingly transforming green energy, but they are also redefining the daily life of tomorrow. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor
Tools For The Trade

Changing Scene

Schneider Schneider Electric Partners with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
Under a 4-year partnership aimed at reducing energy poverty and providing universal access to environmentally friendly energy,…
NRC Carr Federal Government Invests in Healthier, Energy-efficient Homes and Buildings
Natural Resources Canada plans to invest $182-million toward increasing energy efficiency and addressing climate change…
Ontario Ontario Making Schools More Energy Efficient
Ontario students are benefitting from healthier, modern and more comfortable learning environments with new energy-efficient upgrades in nearly 600 schools…

State of Green Business

The Electrification of Everything

By Paul Carp and Elaine Hsieh
Green Business The expert consensus is broad: the most direct path toward a clean energy future is to replace technologies that still run on combustion — including gasoline vehicles and natural gas heating and cooling — with alternatives that run on electricity, such as electric vehicles and heat pumps, all tapping into renewable or low-carbon power sources. Call it the First Law of Decarbonization: everything that can be electrified, will be. Read More

Company Profile

James Solecki Talks about His Company, Integra Lighting

By Owen Hurst
Integra James Solecki is a motivated and involved individual who founded and operates several lighting companies: Integra Works Inc., JSLDesign Inc., LED Lights Direct Inc., Island Villa Lighting Ltd., and Island Villa Solar & Light Ltd. Through his determination and advancement of unique lighting perspectives such as Integra's Dark Skies initiative, which aims to provide environmental harmony, James is creating a new way of approaching potential customers and providing a pleasing lighting experience. Read More


Investment in Non-residential Building Construction

Economy Investment in non-residential building construction totalled $13.7 billion in the fourth quarter, up 1.6% over the previous quarter, marking a third consecutive quarterly increase. Nationally, gains were reported for all three components (institutional, industrial and commercial), led by spending on institutional building construction, up $117.2 million to $3.9 billion. Provincially, increases were posted in five provinces in the fourth quarter. Read More

Energy Storage

Energy Storage Charges Forward

By Heather Clancy
Energy Storage Use it or lose it. Few products in the world have a shorter shelf life than electricity. That's why pretty much everyone involved in the power sector — from utilities to buyers to start-ups to state regulators — is putting more energy than ever behind ways to extend it. That's fuelling a boom in projects and investments centred on advanced battery chemistries and alternative energy storage approaches, such as hydrogen fuel cells and thermal options that use hot water or ice to conserve power. The Holy Grail over time is to create a network of resources that can be used in concert with solar and wind farms. Read More

Q&A Brought to You by Britech

Britech Responds to Frequently Asked Questions on Electric Floor Heating

Britech Q. What do I need as far as standard accessories for a 100' long run of self regulating cable?

A. Once the cable length circuit is established and you know the size of breaker you'll need you will also need the cable connection kit from the manufacturer, heat tracing warning labels, (one for every 20' of cable), manufacturers approved end seal, and the proper type of tape. Fibreglass tape can be used for copper and steel pipe, aluminum tape for plastic pipes and special tape for stainless steel pipe that is approved for that use. Tie wraps are not to be used. Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says

Survey Says: Electrical Utility Market Mix

The electrical utility market's industrial and commercial sectors represent 81% of the market. Residential comes in third with just 5% of the market mix.

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Survey Says From Recent Issues

New Products and Solutions


Stanpro VTS4-L IP66 Compact Vapour Tight Luminaire

Stanpro's VTS4 luminaire is IK08 rated, demonstrating resistance against robust impacts and shocks. The narrow VTS4-L luminaire also offers superior light distribution. In addition, this fixture is DLC listed, resistant to rust and deterioration, and performs well in demanding environments. Ideal for dusty, wet or humid areas such as parking garages, underpasses, stairwells and schools. Read More
Lutron Hi Lume

Lutron Hi-lume Voltage Driver

The Lutron Hi-lume Premier 0.1% has superior performance and is easy to set up. The Hi-lume Premier 0.1% constant voltage LED driver is the world's first driver with smooth, flicker-free 0.1% dimming and soft-on, fade-to-black feature for an incandescent-like dimming experience. The driver works with Lutron Lumaris and a variety of 24VDC LED tape, strips, light bars, cove lighting, and linear lighting products. Read More
P Fields Apps

Philips Field App

Philips field apps are a suite of applications used to set various parameters of Philips products and for a number of use cases: the EasySense fixture-mount sensor, and lumen selection for EvoKit, which allows users to set the specific light level of EvoKit in the field. Read More
Delta Network Switch

Delta Controls CLC SWT: Network Switch

The CLCSWT dataline switch uses capacitive touch technology to eliminate lifecycle issues usually present in mechanical switches. The touch areas can be user configured for 1, 2, 4 and 8 buttons per gang, and fit in a standard décor style switch plate cover to allow for whatever look the designer wants. LED indicators for each button show the status of the lights under its control. Basic programming can be done through simple pushbutton programming. Advanced setup is handled through the scheduler and software interfaces. Read More
Eurofase 0086

Eurofase Lighting 0086 80W Transformer

The Eurofase 80W transformer handles up to 2x35W MR11/MR16 or 3x20W Bi-Pin/MR11/MR16 bulbs. It can be dimmed using an electronic dimmer connected to the primary side (120V/60Hz) of the transformer. The unit measures 2.75" x 1.38" x 1.06". Read More
Audacy Metal External

Audacy Metal Luminaire Controller, External-Mount

The SCDMET-1000 metal external-mounted luminaire controller by IDEAL is an AC-powered, wireless lighting control device that is part of the Audacy wireless controls system. Operating in the 915 MHz spectrum, the SCDMET-1000 is a metal-encased junction box insert module that can turn on, turn off, or provide 0-10 V dimming signal to an electronic dimming ballast or LED driver. This product is designed to specifically adhere to the Chicago Plenum Code. Read More

Current Copper Prices

Monitor daily and 6-month $US prices for copper — the preferred electrical conductor for most categories of electrical wiring.

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The Electrical Stock Market

Track the stock market performance of 25 publicly traded electrical equipment suppliers and electrical wholesalers. Updated weekly.

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