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Ontario electrical utilities plan for energy conservation

January 27 2015 - Almost all 70 utility members of the Electricity Distributors Association have now signed Energy Conservation Agreements (ECAs) with the province's Independent Electricity System Operator, the EDA announced today.

Schneider, Legrand, Siemens, GE make 2015 Global 100 list

January 27, 2015 - Some recognizable names in the industry made the cut again for the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index, ran by Corporate Knights—a Toronto-based media and investment advisory company.

Novinium hires John Reilly as new COO

January 26, 2015 - Novinium has hired John Reilly as the company’s new chief operating officer.  

Roger Vaught joins IMARK Canada

January 26, 2015 - Roger Vaught has been appointed to the position of vice-president of member development with IMARK Canada, announced the company earlier this month.

Dexter + Chaney receives equity investment from Pamlico Capital

January 26, 2015 — Pamlico Capital announced it made a growth equity investment in Dexter + Chaney, a provider of financial and operational management software for construction contractors.

Intermatic forms 2015 council for ‘voice of customer’ input

January 26, 2015 - Intermatic Incorporated announced the formation of its 2015 Contractors Council. Comprised of 14 residential and commercial electrical contractors, the council is part of Intermatic’s ongoing commitment to capture the voice of its customers, stated the company.

Virginia Transformer seals agreement with Caravels

January 23, 2015 - Virginia Transformer Corp. has announced the closing of its alliance deal with Caravels, the new owner of Efacec Power Transformer. 

Schneider, Autodesk join forces to enhance building efficiency

January 22, 2015 — Schneider Electric and Autodesk Inc. have teamed up to enhance current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Civilight North America launches lighting rep network

January 22, 2015 — Civilight North America has launched a manufacturer rep network they say spans from coast to coast throughout the United States and Canada.

Ideal Industries Canada appoints new general manager

January 21, 2015 — Ideal Industries has announced the appointment of Dag Nyhof to the position of general manager of Ideal Industries (Canada) Corp.

“Now one brand”: Osso Electric Supplies merged with Sesco

January 16, 2015 - Effective January 1, 2015, Osso Electric Supplies officially merged with Sesco—both Ontario electrical distributors within the Sonepar Canada family.

ABB in Canada receives TUV certification for safety system design

January 15, 2015 - ABB recently announced its operations in Canada have been certified by TUV SUD as having in place and applying a Functional Safety Management System (FSMS) for the design and engineering of safety instrumented system (SIS) projects in accordance with industry good practice safety standards.

Products

Arva’s HyLite LED T8 tube ballast and flicker-free, says company

January 28, 2015 - Arva says its HyLite LED T8 tube lights are “the premier LED linear replacement for traditional T12, T10, and T8 fluorescent tube lights.”

Safety

BC Safety Authority “Building Connections” with 2015 business plan

January 14, 2015 - BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has released its 2015-2017 Business Plan with the theme of “Building Connections”, outlining the organization’s plans for the three-year period in four key strategic areas: safety, clients, people and sustainability.

Codes & Standards

NEMA publishes MG 1-2014 “Motors and Generators”

December 23, 2015 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the States) has published MG 1-2014 “Motors and Generators”.

Dark Skies ahead for New York State

December 20, 2014 - The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) both praised New York Governor Cuomo for signing into law the “Healthy, Safe and Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting Act” (a.k.a. the Dark Skies bill), which establishes requirements for outdoor lighting installed by state agencies.

Energy & Power

Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Project wraps up on time, on budget

January 27, 2015 - What is being hailed as northern Ontario's largest hydroelectric project in 50 years is now fully in service, said Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

Careers

EB CAREERS: Torbram seeks outside sales team member for Guelph, Ont.

January 28, 2015 - Torbram Electric Supply is currently searching for a driven, organized and enthusiastic person to join its Outside Sales Team to cover the Guelph region.

EB CAREERS: Nunavut Arctic College seeks electrician program instructor in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

January 26, 2015 - Nunavut Arctic College is currently seeking an instructor for the electrician program at the Kivalliq Campus in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Blog

Yours to Discover: Ontario’s $1.9-billion smart metering boondoggle

December 11, 2014 - Ontario’s Ministry of Energy did not develop a cost-benefit analysis nor a business case before it made the decision in 2004 to install smart meters across the province, and the business case it released after the decision was seriously flawed, says Ontario’s auditor general Bonnie Lysyk in her 2014 Annual Report.