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Show off your excellence with EFC Marketing Awards 2015

March 28, 2015 - Citing the success of its 2014 Marketing Awards Program, Electro-Federation Canada has officially launched its 2015 program, and Electrical Business Magazine is pleased to once again sponsor the “Customer Event/Tradeshow Award”.

GALLERY: AEL’s Electrical Learning Expo (March 2015) Calgary

March 27, 2015 - Alberta Electrical League (AEL) recently concluded its annual one-day Electrical Learning Expo in Calgary, Alta., and EBMag was there to take in some of the sessions, and bring you photos from the show floor. (Photos A. Capkun)

Hammond Power Solutions announces new company: Corefficient

March 26, 2015 - Hammond Power Solutions Inc. a manufacturer of dry-type and cast resin transformers and related magnetics, has announced a new company: Corefficient S. de R.L. de C.V.

IESO reports strong results for Ontario energy savings

March 25, 2015 –Ontario scored strong energy conservation results in 2014 according to preliminary results for the conservation report, said the non-profit Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

B.C. offers $5,000 towards the purchase of an electric vehicle

March 24, 2015 - If it’s time for a new car and you live in British Columbia, you might want to consider a clean energy vehicle.

Mike Doherty joins Shermco Canada in Learning and Continual Improvement

March 23, 2015 - Mike Doherty—EBMag’s “Electrical Safety 360” columnist—has joined Shermco Canada as director of Learning and Continual Improvement.

Students on The Rock are HotShots at energy conservation

March 22, 2015 - Four classes of students in Newfoundland & Labrador were rewarded for their energy conservation knowledge and creativity by being named grand prize winners of the K-I-C Start energy conservation contest for grades kindergarten through 6.

Schneider Electric names Chris Leong chief marketing officer

March 20, 2015 – Chris Leong has been appointed chief marketing officer and a member of the executive committee of Schneider Electric, the company announced recently.

Electro-Federation Canada enhances website

March 20, 2015 – Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has released its new adaptive responsive design for the association’s website.

Siemens Canada matches employee charity with $36K to Salvation Army

March 20, 2015 - Over the past holiday season, Siemens Canada joined forces with The Salvation Army and participated in the annual Hope for Holidays fundraising campaign, with its donation determined, in effect, by the charitable efforts of its employees.

Soraa commissions Ann Reo to guide LED portfolio

March 19, 2015 - Soraa announced recently Ann Reo has joined the company as senior vice-president of product development.

Carlo Gavazzi Inc. appoints Vinesh Kumar as Alberta account manager

March 19, 2015 - Carlo Gavazzi Inc. has appointed Vinesh Kumar as account manager for the Alberta region.


Hilti drill driver SF 10W-A18 offers “corded performance, cordless productivity”

March 24, 2015 – Hilti has released the new cordless drill driver SF 10W-A18 for high torque and high-speed applications.


IHSA an approved trainer for Working at Heights in Ontario

March 16, 2015 - Ontario’s IHSA announced that all of its one-day Working at Heights: Fundamentals of Fall Prevention courses will meet the requirements of the Working at Heights Training Standard released by the Prevention Office of the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MoL) as of April 1, 2015.

WARNING: Communications cable sold online at MCM Electronics may pose fire hazard (15PN-04)

March 16, 2015 – UL has issued a warning that a communications cable type CMR may be potentially hazardous as it does not comply with UL’s safety standards and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States or Canada.

Codes & Standards

Young electrotechnology pros sought for SCC trip to Minsk, Belarus

March 14, 2015 - Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is calling all young electrotechnology professionals for a chance to win a trip to the 6th Annual International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Young Professionals workshop in Minsk, Belarus.

Fire, energy and building codes cleared for Alberta adoption

March 6, 2015 - The regulations that clear the way for implementing the Alberta Building Code 2014, National Energy Code for Buildings 2011, Part 9 changes for energy efficiency and Fire Code 2014 were passed by the Alberta Provincial Cabinet. (Thanks to ECAA [Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta] for the heads up!)

Energy & Power

NB Power and Nova Scotia Power piloting cooperative dispatch model

March 27, 2015 - NB Power and Nova Scotia Power have launched a pilot project to work together to deliver electricity to both provinces with expected savings of up to $20 million per year. The two utilities say that, for the first time, they will jointly optimize their generation fleets.

Yukon Hospital Corporation re-signs with renewable power program

March 27, 2015 - The Yukon Hospital Corporation has rejoined a program that allows it to use renewable power to heat Whitehorse General Hospital instead of fossil fuels.


Centres aim to train Aboriginal Albertans in construction trades

March 18, 2015 – A two-year pilot program has been launched in Alberta to help more than 600 Aboriginal people train for careers in the construction industry.


What do drug dealers and nuclear power operators have in common?

February 11, 2015 - I came home from today’s Ontario Energy Network luncheon feeling pumped about Canada’s nuclear power legacy.