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Yukon Energy’s new LNG facility now running

Yukon Energy’s new natural gas facility is now operational, with the final regulatory approvals coming in a few weeks ago when the organization received two operating permits: Approval to Operate and an Energy Operating Certificate. >> Read full article

IBEW and BC Hydro reach agreement

The board of BC Hydro says it and IBEW have ratified an agreement negotiated under British Columbia’s Economic Stability Mandate. According to IBEW Local 258, this agreement follows “more than a year of difficult negotiations, with both sides being restricted by the constraints of the government's Economic Stability Mandate”. >> Read full article

Why Chariot under boring lights when you can do the Hue?

Royal Philips and Frima Studio Inc.—an independent Canadian game developer—have integrated Hue connected lighting with the game Chariot, promising “immersive home entertainment” on a “whole new level” as the lighting interacts in real time with gameplay. >> Read full article

Anixter to acquire HD Supply’s Power Solutions

Calling it the largest acquisition in its history, Anixter International Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the Power Solutions segment of HD Supply for $825 million US (subject to customary post-closing working capital and other adjustments). >> Read full article

 Featured News 
OPG shutting down Nanticoke

OPG shutting down Nanticoke, preserving Lambton

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) says it will continue to preserve Lambton Generating Station (GS) for possible future conversion to another fuel, but will no longer preserve and staff Nanticoke GS. >> Learn More…


New WattStopper nodes and manager

WattStopper says its new exterior lighting controls allow facility managers to better automate and manage outdoor lighting. The solution is scalable and built on open standards including 6LoWPAN and BACnet. >> Read full article

Bosch introduces BAT622

The Bosch BAT622 18V FatPack battery is “the power tool industry’s first 6.0 Ah battery, with up to 45% more runtime over standard 4.0 Ah packs”, says Bosch. >> Read full article

Peterbilt showcases 337 and 348 models

Peterbilt Motors Company says it hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec earlier this summer, giving tours of the plant, educational seminars and test drives of the company’s Class 6-7 lineup in various configurations. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

SEGE 2015: IEEE conference on smart energy grid engineering

Date & Location: Aug. 17-19 • Oshawa, Ont.
Info: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is hosting SEGE 2015 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The international conference deals with all things related to smart energy grid engineering and aims to provide an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges. >> More Info