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Worker fatality costs Bluewater $120K

Bluewater Power Distribution Corp., the utility providing electricity distribution and related services in the Sarnia-Lambton area of Ontario, has been fined $120,000 in the 2012 death of a worker who was performing repair work following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. >> Read full article

Valuing health benefits

Three-quarters of organizations offering heath benefits want more information to better understand how their plan affects employee health outcomes, productivity and absenteeism. >> Read full article

SaskPower awarded 2015 Edison Award for CCS project

SaskPower’s Boundary Dam carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has won the 2015 Edison Award. The international award, given by the Edison Electric Institute, celebrates “distinguished leadership, innovation and contribution to the advancement of the electrical industry for the benefit of all.” >> Read full article

GALLERY: GE Mebane Customer Experience Centre

EBMag recently returned from the grand opening celebration of GE Industrial’s Mebane, N.C.-based Customer Experience Centre, where Bob Gilligan, the CEO of Industrial Solutions, GE Energy Management, wanted us to take back the message “that we are committed to the energy management space. We are investing. We have good people”. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Boralex opens Jamie Creek hydro station in B.C

Boralex opens Jamie Creek hydro station in B.C.

Boralex Inc. says it has officially inaugurated the 22MW Jamie Creek hydroelectric power station in British Columbia. Covered by a 40-year power sales contract with BC Hydro, the station is a run-of-river facility with 477 m high head. Its features include its two water intakes with a bypass line of over 1.1 km and a penstock pipe of over 2.6 km, supplying the two Pelton turbines. >> Learn More…


L-864 obstruction light new from Avlite

The new L-864 LED medium-intensity obstruction light from Avlite is designed for the marking of communication and utility towers, chimneys, wind turbines, and other obstructions or obstacles that impact air navigation. >> Read full article

Greenlee launches AirScout Wi-Fi test solution

Greenlee says its new AirScout “goes beyond simple test and measurement by validating a home for Wi-Fi readiness and identifying solutions to solve potential problems”. AirScout measures multiple locations simultaneously, then uses the data to select the best channel and optimum location of the wireless access point, the company said. >> Read full article

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Ideal’s data cable transmission tester: SignalTEK CT

Ideal Networks, the networking solutions and testing subsidiary of Ideal Industries, is now offering a data cable transmission tester, verifying copper cabling has been installed correctly. It is also capable of supporting Gigabit Ethernet applications to the international standard IEEE802.3ab. The company calls it a “new generation of tester that is an alternative to LAN cable certification”. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

EFC Ontario Region Golf Day 2015

Date & Location: June 24 • Nobleton, Ont.
Info: The 7th Annual Ontario Region Golf Tournament brings together industry members from across the province for a day of golf and networking. >> More Info

Ontario Energy Industry Sunnybrook Foundation Golf Tournament

Date & Location: July 16 • Gormley, Ont.
Info: The Ontario Energy Network (OEN) will hold its annual charity golf tournament at Station Creek Golf Club to raise funds for the Sunnybrook Foundation’s Ross Tilley Burn Centre. According to OEN, this is the Ontario energy industry’s largest and most popular networking event, selling out year after year. >> More Info

Utility Contractors Association of Ontario 2015 Convention

Date & Location: July 26-28 • Minett, Ont.
Info: The Utility Contractors Association of Ontario is hosting its annual convention at the JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa. Attendance at the convention is restricted to UCA members and their guests. >> More Info

WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015

Date & Location: Aug. 11-16 • Sao Paulo, Brazil
Info: The 43rd WorldSkills competition is being held in South America for the first time. Students from over 60 countries and regions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, South Pacific and Africa will be gong head-to-head, simulating challenges of professions that must be met within international standards of quality. Some of the technical and professional skills being demonstrated include the electronics and electrical installations industries among many others. >> More Info