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Ever wonder what it's like inside a generating station?
At the invitation of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), EBMag attended an exclusive media tour of the Portlands Energy Centre (PEC) in Toronto, which is capable of generating 550 MW from its two natural gas-fired generators and one steam generator. In this video, Curtis Mahoney, PEC general manager, takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour, where we see control packs, the control centre, battery rooms, switchgear and more. WATCH...

How do you tip a Mercedes Sprinter? You don't
EBMag's automotive Expert-At-Large Gerry Malloy and editor Anthony Capkun were invited to attend the Mercedes-Benz ''Sprinter on Tour'' program when it stopped in Toronto. They captured the action, especially the tests involving Sprinter's Adaptive ESP (Electronic Stability Program), but what's unique about it? WATCH...

Lightfair 2011 - Cooper Lighting Booth Visit
EBMag was at Lightfair 2011 in Philadelphia, where editor Anthony Capkun and associate editor Alyssa Dalton popped in on a number of manufacturers to check out the latest and greatest in lighting. Here, we chat with Jason Sherrill, Cooper Lighting's marketing manager for Metalux commercial & architectural products, about the company's new futureproof linear LED solution. WATCH...

CLICK HERE for more videos from Lightfair 2011.


Siemens Canada launches Sinvert solar inverter manufacturing (plus GALLERY)
EBMag was there yesterday when Siemens Canada's Industry Automation division celebrated the launch of the Sinvert solar inverter at its Ontario production facility for the Canadian solar photovoltaic (PV) market. SEE OUR PHOTOS from the ceremony and a tour of the plant facility.

GALLERY - Exclusive photos from the Philips Top Gun School in New York
Associate editor Alyssa Dalton was invited down to Bath, N.Y. for an exclusive tour of the HID lamp and halogen burner factory and HID R&D and Manufacturing centre for Philips Lighting North America. SEE...

RECAP - EBMag's Tweets from IED's annual general meeting 2011
The Independent Electrical Distributors (IED) Limited Partnership II hosted its annual general meeting in Windsor, Ont. EBMag's editor, Anthony Capkun, was there to record the awards action from lunch and dinnner, and post it LIVE to EBMag's Twitter feed. Below, we've consolidated all those Tweets for your reading pleasure. READ...

Charging network for plug-in electric vehicles set
Hydro-Québec and its partners–Rona, les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, Metro and the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)–have teamed up to create "The Electric Circuit," which they say will be Canada's first public charging network for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). READ the details here.

Where will your electrons come from in 2030?
Ever wonder where your electricity will come from in 2030? Or if there will even be electrons at all? Earlier this month, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) hosted the inaugural Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 in Waterloo, Ont. to discuss exactly that. CLICK HERE to read more.

Weg and MTOI partner to produce wind turbines
Weg and MTOI (M.Torres Ólvega Industrial S.L.) say its joint venture to produce wind turbines, as well as a package of operation and maintenance services to be provided in Brazil, will see a ''significant reduction'' of components, operational and maintenance costs. But how? READ...

EB Horsman & Son closes location this weekend
E.B. Horsman & Son's Richmond location is moving this weekend (June 25-26) and reopening Monday June 27 at its new location. CLICK HERE for its new address.

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Calendar of Events

Wago Corp's Innovation in Automation Tour (IIAT) - June-July, Ontario, Quebec.

GE Lighting Revolution Tour 2011 - June and September - locations across Canada.

OEL's 14th Annual Industry Golf Tournament - Ontario Electrical League - August 10, Nobleton Lakes.

EFC Federation Cup Annual Charity Golf Tournament - Electro-Federation Canada - August 22, Milton, Ont.

Health & Safety Summit - Wind Energy Update - September 8-9, Dallas, Texas

''Selling Energy Solutions'' Workshops - National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) - August, Chicago, Ill., September, Long Island, N.Y.

ECAA 22nd Annual Bob Carson Classic Golf Tournament - Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta, Edmonton Chapter - September 14, Edmonton, Alta. Contact:

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