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Driscoll, Friesen, Davis and Froats recognized for standards devotion

Last week, CSA Group presented its 2015 Awards of Merit to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in developing voluntary standards and who, through technical, administrative or special standards activities, have advanced the purpose of CSA Group. >> Read full article

UL 943 GFCI standard being changed to address auto-monitoring

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the U.S.) along with Underwriters Laboratories announced changes to UL 943 Standard for Safety for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)—a tri-national, harmonized UL 943/CSA C22.2 No. 144.1/ANCE NMX-J-520—that will take effect June 29, 2015. >> Read full article

FortisAlberta purchases Kingman REA

Over 80% of the Kingman Rural Electrification Association (REA) members voted to sell their electricity system assets to FortisAlberta after a 60-year partnership. The sale, valued at approximately $5.1 million, is subject to the approval of the Alberta Utilities Commission. >> Read full article

VIDEO: Siemens Canada’s Burlington plant hits safety milestone

The team at Siemens’ Burlington, Ont. facility has earned a big pat of the back after almost 1.3 million safe hours worked without a lost-time incident. Employees, customers and management joined together at 1550 Appleby Line to celebrate the milestone as well as take part in guided plant tours. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
Cycling PowerStream employees raise $80K

Cycling PowerStream employees raise $80K

Over the course of May and June, 155 PowerStream employees participated in various community cycling events, raising $80,000 in support of two charitable organizations: Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Kudos! >> Learn More…


Fluke Connect Assets makes predictive maintenance possible

Fluke says its Connect Assets, a cloud-based wireless system of software and test tools, changes the way equipment maintenance is documented, reported, and managed. >> Read full article

Lutron presents PowPak fixture

With PowPak wireless fixture control, Lutron says you can easily add individual fixture control to buildings in just minutes without requiring additional wiring, sophisticated tools or software. The latest addition to the Lutron Energi TriPak family of control systems, PowPak allows you to transform any fixture into an intelligent and energy-saving luminaire by providing it with wireless dimming, occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting capabilities that work right out of the box. >> Read full article

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Klein Tools introduces NCVT-3 voltage tester

Klein Tools introduces NCVT-3 voltage tester

Klein Tools has expanded its “Tough Meter” test & measurement product line with the NCVT-3 non-contact voltage tester, which comes with a flashlight. It identifies AC voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, outlets, wires, doorbells, thermostats, low voltage lighting systems, irrigation systems, etc. Klein says it also incorporates its “tough meter” standards of dustproof, waterproof, CAT IV 1000V safety rating, and drop protection of up to 6.6 ft. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

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

18th Annual OEL Industry Golf Tournament

Date & Location: Aug. 12 • Nobleton, Ont.
Info: Mark your calendar for Ontario Electrical League’s annual golf tournament, being held at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club. Shotgun Tee-Off starts at 9:30 a.m. >> More Info