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CEA applauds EPA recognition of Canadian electricity exports

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) says it is “pleased to see electricity exports from Canada included among the many greenhouse gas [GHG] reduction options made available to U.S. states under the final version of the Clean Power Plan”, which was issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). >> Read full article

Employers positive on hiring plans

Many Canadian employers and job seekers are feeling positive about their prospects. According to CareerBuilder’s mid-year job forecast, 40 per cent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff over the next six months and another 37 per cent plan to hire temporary or contract workers. >> Read full article

Canada’s hydropower will approach 85GW by 2025: GlobalData

Hydropower will remain the dominant power source in Canada’s energy mix over the next decade, with installed capacity forecast to increase from approximately 77.6 gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to an estimated 84.8 GW by 2025, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. >> Read full article

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TTC garage doors and scissor lift create lethal cocktail

TTC garage doors and scissor lift create lethal cocktail

Matheson Constructors Ltd. and two supervisors have pleaded guilty and have been fined a total of $133,000 after a fall at a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) garage in which one worker died and another suffered broken bones.
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Milwaukee Tool’s One-Key to unlock digital jobsite

Milwaukee Tool is preparing to launch One-Key, its first digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating tool electronics with a custom-built, cloud-based program, One-Key will “provide a new level of control and access to information that will revolutionize the way work gets done”, the company says. >> Read full article

Hubbell launches NX room controller

Hubbell Building Automation has launched an intelligent lighting control that it says simplifies installation with auto-configuration. The NX room controller “provides energy-code compliance right out of the box”. >> Read full article

Bronto Skylift to showcase SI-197 HDT and S-173 XDT

Bronto Skylift says it will be demonstrating model SI-197 HDT insulated aerial and the new S-173 XDT with Bronto Skylift +4 operating system at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Ky. at the end of September. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

EFC 15th Annual Federation Cup Golf Tournament

Date & Location: Aug. 19 • Milton, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is hosting its 15th Annual Federation Cup Golf Tournament August 19, 2015, at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Ont. Golf fee includes: green fees, power cart, hot breakfast, beverages, lunch, reception, and dinner. >> More Info

CIGRÉ Canada 2015 Conference

Date & Location: Aug. 31-Sept. 2 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: “The CIGRÉ Canada conference has become a tradition and a strong forum for the exchange of technical knowledge and ideas between Canadian and international delegates in the area of power systems,” writes CIGRE Canada president Mike Bartel. The 10th annual CIGRÉ Canada Conference (International Council on Large Electric Systems) is being hosted by Manitoba Hydro. >> More Info

Franklin Empire Customer Appreciation Day

Date & Location: Sept. 9 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Franklin Empire is hosting its 3nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Sept. 9, 2015. Last year’s event featured a food truck, loot bags, top suppliers and more. >> More Info