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Electrical Business Magazine has a new look and feel!

While EBMag has a new design, we will continue to deliver the same relevant industry coverage you expect! Smaller than usual, but still slightly oversized, we hope you will find this design clean and easy-to-read, especially when you go to read it online as a digital edition, or download it as a PDF to read on your device or share with colleagues. >> Read full article

Siemens, NB Power and UNB spur smart grid innovation

Founding partners Siemens Canada, NB Power and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have officially launched the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN), which will offer businesses a venue to design, develop and test smart grid-related products and services. >> Read full article

Nominate your products for MEET 2016 Innovation Awards

Nominations are now open for the 4th biennial MEET Innovation Awards, a part of the 2016 edition of the MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) Show, taking place May 18-19, 2016, at the Moncton (N.B.) Coliseum Complex. The awards recognize products from exhibiting companies. >> Read full article

Want a say on IEEE 515-2011’s revision?

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) in conjunction with IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) invites all interested parties to notify them if they wish to contribute to the revision of IEEE 515-2011 Standard for the Testing, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Resistance Trace Heating for Industrial Applications. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Edmonton’s Hillview School gets NAIT solar PV treatment

Edmonton’s Hillview School gets NAIT solar PV treatment

Students and staff of Northern Alberta Institute of Technology have designed and installed a solar photovoltaic array on the roof of Hillview School to help children learn about alternative energy production (and get some power for the school, to boot). The 12-module, 3kW array, is capable of producing 4MWh a year, says NAIT. Real-time data from the array—including up-to-the-minute information on how much energy is being produced—is available to students and the general public. >> Learn More…


See the 2017 F-150 Raptor at 2016 Canadian Int’l Auto Show

Among the vehicles you’ll see at this month’s Canadian International Auto Show is the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew. Ford says they’ve added “agility, versatility and roominess to the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever”. >> Read full article

TiniFiber unveils micro armour fiber

TiniFiber has announced its micro armour fiber as the company’s “first official entry into the newly created micro armoured category”. It features the patented stainless “steel tube” coiled protection around the inner jacket of the fiber optic cable. >> Read full article

 Featured Product 

Southwire launches MC-PCS HCF duo cable

Southwire says its metal-clad cable product, MC-PCS HCF duo cable, combines power and control/signal conductors and includes redundant grounding paths to provide approximately 3.5 times better grounding performance than type AC HCF cable. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

NEMRA Annual Conference 2016

Date & Location: Feb. 3-6 • Dallas, Texas
Info: The 2016 Annual Conference of the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is also attended by members of CEMRA (Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association).The conference features educational sessions, manufacturer sales meetings, business review sessions, product & business services showcase, all-industry general session with keynote speakers, and a cocktail reception. Additionally, many manufacturers host after-hours events for their sales reps. >> More Info

BCEA Women’s Network Evening of Mentorship

Date & Location: Feb. 5 • Burnaby, B.C.
Info: The BCEA Women’s Network will be hosting a mentorship evening to encourage the guidance and engagement of women in the electrical industry. Join in on the discussion of recruitment and help BCEA reach their goal of raising $30,000 for the Easter Seals. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Joey Burnaby. >> More Info

ECANB course on CSA Z463

Date & Location: Feb. 11 • Fredericton, N.B.
Info: The Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick (ECANB) is now a registered and approved provider of CSA courses, and registration is open for its first offering—a one-day course on CSA Z463 “Maintenance of Electrical Systems”. Cost is $495 per person. >> More Info

EIAA Electrical Inspectors of Alberta technical conference

Date & Location: Feb. 12-13 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: Electrical Inspectors Association of Alberta (EIAA) is hosting its annual technical conference at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton. Confirmed speakers include: Ark Tsisserev, presenting on CE Code Section 24 (healthcare facilities); and Rene Leduc, presenting on CE Code Section 10 (grounding and bonding). >> More Info

OEN Networking Luncheon: Greg Lyle

Date & Location: Feb. 16 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Ontario Energy Network’s Networking Luncheon for February features Greg Lyle, the founder and managing director for Innovative Research Group Inc., a national public opinion research and strategy firm with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. He and his colleagues have worked with clients such as the Ontario Energy Board, the Association of Major Power Consumers, the Canadian Electricity Association, the Canadian Nuclear Association, the Electricity Distributors Association, the Electricity Safety Authority and many of Ontario’s generators and electricity distributors. >> More Info