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PowerStream unveils “Canada’s first” virtual power plant

PowerStream has launched a solar storage pilot that demonstrates how residential customers can simultaneously generate their own energy and work together as a virtual power plant to augment the grid. >> Read full article

$1.8 million for B.C.’s Women in Trades Training

“If we want a strong and vibrant economic future, then it is key that strong and vibrant women help drive it,” said Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, of the province’s announcement of $1.8 million for the Women in Trades Training (WITT) initiative through the Industry Training Authority (ITA). >> Read full article

ABB opens Halifax office to support Maritime Link Project

To support its participation in Emera’s Maritime Link Project, ABB has expanded its footprint in Atlantic Canada with the opening of a new office in Halifax, N.S. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
GALLERY: Light+Building 2016 in Germany

GALLERY: Light+Building 2016 in Germany

Take a quick trip with us back to Deutschland where earlier this month we explored the expansive 11 exhibition halls of the international Light+Building Show to get the latest on the world of digital lighting and electrical engineering technology. A special danke to host Messe Frankfurt for the invite! >> Learn More…


Rittal Canada's Blue e+ cooling units

Rittal Canada says its Blue e+ is a new generation of cooling units that represents a “quantum leap in terms of cost-effectiveness and energy conservation due to its speed-regulated components and patented heat pipe technology”. >> Read full article

RMIT smart vest monitors heat stress

To combat the threat of heat stress, a smart vest has been developed to monitor the health of construction workers in real time. >> Read full article

New 2016 scissor lift & boon from Skyjack

Linamar’s Skyjack division recently unveiled three new products: the SJIII 4740 DC electric scissor lift, the SJ30 ARJE articulating boom with rotating jib, and the SJ1056 TH telehandler. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Commtech East Show

Date & Location: Apr. 12-13 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: The Canadian Commtech East Show & Seminars offers an exhibitor forum of 80+ vendors, distributors and industry associations over two days. Attendees come from the Telecom, Cable, IPTV and Wireless industries, sub-contractors and engineers, as well as IT professionals from governmental, regulatory, municipal, utility, oil and gas, and various related industries. >> More Info

EFC Annual General Meeting

Date & Location: Apr. 13 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is hosting its Annual General Meeting at the Pearson Convention Centre, from noon until 3:30 pm. Prior to the AGM, Franklin Empire’s Bob Shapiro will be presented with this year’s Industry Recognition Award (IRA). Congratulations! Plus, Jason Prevost, national chair of EFC’s Young Professionals Network, will provide an overview of YPN’s program developments, and share insight on how your company can become more involved and help play a role in bridging generational gaps, and strengthening industry programs and best practices. >> More Info

Future Building 2016

Date & Location: Apr. 19-21 • London, Ont.
Info: Future Building is a three-day exhibition that provides young career seekers with the opportunity to experience hands-on activities in all areas of the construction sector. In addition, the exhibition will showcase partnerships of labour and management working together to build Ontario’s future. >> More Info

Salon Lumen Montreal

Date & Location: Apr. 21 • Montreal, Que.
Info: Salon Lumen (or the Lumen Exhibition), held every two years in Montreal and Quebec City, is now on its 9th edition. Events get underway in Montreal at the Palais des congres. Organizers at Lumen say the show gathers about 150 suppliers in a 40,000-sf venue to provide hands-on seminars and conferences. The target audience includes electrician contractors and clients from the commercials, industrials, OEM, consulting engineers, municipals & institutional markets. >> More Info

Ideal Supply Tradeshow 2016 North

Date & Location: Apr. 21 • Orillia, Ont.
Info: Our friends at Ideal Supply are hosting their ‘Northern’ tradeshow at Casino Rama from 2 pm to 8 pm. This is Ideal Supply’s 90th anniversary year, so be sure to wish them an extra-special happy anniversary when you see them. Ideal Supply is a 3rd-generation, family-held business with 30 branch locations in central Ontario, distributing electrical supplies and auto parts. >> More Info