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$9.5M Grid Innovation Fund tackles electric vehicles, heating and cooling

Ontario is launching a new round of the Grid Innovation Fund—worth $9.5 million—to support projects that demonstrate how electrification can be achieved in a way that helps address the province’s growing electricity demand in the transportation, and space and water heating and cooling sectors while maintaining grid reliability, sustainability, and affordability for ratepayers.

Have your say about proposed amendments to Ontario Electrical Safety Code

The Electrical Safety Authority is working toward adopting the new edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code and, as part of this process, the agency is undertaking a public consultation. ESA welcomes feedback from contractors, consumers, businesses, and other stakeholders on all proposed amendments, but you only have until May 3.

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Eaton celebrates Arecibo microgrid; champions “robust energy infrastructure”

Calling it the “first-of-its-kind clean energy project”, Eaton has officially cut the ribbon on the microgrid project at its Arecibo, Puerto Rico, facility. The microgrid system incorporates 5 MWac solar PV, approximately 1.1 MW of battery storage, and existing onsite generators. The project will generate more than half of the facility’s energy needs, helping to reduce emissions, offset energy costs, and provide resilience during grid outage events. » Read more

In memoriam – Bruce Wesley MacGowan

With great sadness, Electrical Business Magazine reports the passing of Bruce Wesley MacGowan (Royal Pipe) on April 10, at home, with his daughters by his side. He was 67. His obituary explains MacGowan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early February, and it progressed quickly. » Read more

Ottawa invites proposals under the new $99M Sustainable Jobs Training Fund

The Government of Canada issued a call for proposals for two new funding opportunities under the SJTF to help employers, organizations, and unions train workers for jobs “in the low-carbon economy”. Projects will range from $8 million to $15 million each, with agreements starting this year, and must focus on at least one of several areas that will help workers develop required skills. » Read more


Reno LED Lighting expands to EV chargers with Reno EVC

Reno LED Lighting has entered the electric vehicle space with the Reno EVC line of EV supply equipment. The chargers are designed to address the demand for competitively priced, commercial-grade charging solutions, says Reno, adding that there is a “natural synergy” between lighting and EV chargers. » Learn more


Dewalt 12V/20V Max XR high-precision line laser

Dewalt’s 12V/20V Max XR high-precision 3×360-deg line laser kit (DCLE34033D1) promises precision and accuracy at long distances. This dual-voltage laser is 40% more accurate than the DCLE34030 laser, and features 1/8 in. accuracy at 50 ft, and up to full-day run-time on a single charge. » Learn more


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Pursuing DEI – Enhancing your workforce and community

April 24, Online, presented by Electrical Business Magazine and friends » More info

The MEET Show (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology)

May 1-2, Moncton, N.B. Stop by BOOTH #1005 and say “Hello” to the Electrical Business Magazine team! » More info