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Manitoba posts strong single-family construction investment

Investment in building construction increased 5.3% to $18.9 billion in September, reports Statistics Canada. The non-residential sector was up 1.2% to $6 billion, while the residential sector rose 7.3% to $12.9 billion. The increase in non-residential construction was driven mainly by Ontario, which accounted for 72.8% of the sector gains. Industrial construction investment increased 1.2% to $1.2 billion for the month of September.

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New edition of the Canadian Electrical Code will help improve electrical installations in many areas

The Canadian Electrical Code plays a vital role in supporting the safety of electrical installations and systems. The new 2024 edition of the Code, slated for publication in March 2024, will bring significant updates, including: energy storage and renewable energy systems; electric vehicles demand factors for load calculations in dwellings; electrical safety in health care facilities; maintenance of electrical systems.

Adrian Thomas joins Hammond Power Solutions as CEO

Former president of Schneider Electric Canada, Adrian Thomas, has joined Hammond Power Solutions as CEO, and has been appointed to its board of directors. Meantime, after serving 22 years as HPS’s CEO, Bill Hammond assumes the position of executive chair.

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HiTHIUM brings its first 5MWh container to energy storage market

Stationary battery manufacturer HiTHIUM announced a new 5MWh, 20-foot container. The system will come pre-installed and ready to connect, with 48 battery modules based on HiTHIUM’s 314Ah LFP cells. Designed to meet the needs of large utility scale systems, each module provides 104.5kWh capacity.

With an energy density of 117 Wh/l, the HiTHIUM ∞Block features 46% higher density standard systems based on 280Ah cells and is technically compatible with top brands’ inverters. It comes with mature liquid-cooling technology, keeping cell temperature variation below 3°C. Intelligent thermal management enables the system to optimize battery power and reduce internal energy consumption.
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Return of the Electrical “House of Horrors”

It’s sometimes hard to imagine just how many truly horrific jobs are out there... but not any more! Just in time for the holidays, we are pleased to announce the return of Electrical Business Magazine’s ELECTRICAL “HOUSE of HORRORS” With your help, we’re going to showcase the crummy, questionable workmanship and conditions you find on the jobsite, and share it with your fellow electrical professionals across Canada ... and even the world! » Read more
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A connected home includes a full suite of smart energy management solutions that connect to the home's energy usage, from grid to plug.

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Ottawa can do better with its own electric vehicle uptake, says commissioner

National Defence, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Canada Border Services Agency contributed very little to meeting the government’s target of having 80% zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the federal fleet by 2030. This information comes from one of several reports released today by Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Jerry V. DeMarco, from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. Together, these four organizations account for more than half the federal fleet—10,580 vehicles out of a total of 17,260. » Read more

ECS’s Rick Vascotto announces retirement

Rick Vascotto, executive vice-president of sales (Eastern Canada) with ECS Electrical Cable Supply, announced he is retiring. “It has been an incredible time working alongside such talented and dedicated individuals,” said Vascotto. “I’m grateful for the experiences, support, and camaraderie we’ve shared through my time with this great company.” » Read more

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What’s new in the 2024 Canadian Electrical Code

The Canadian Electrical Code (the Code) plays a vital role in supporting the safety of electrical installations and systems. The new 2024 edition of the Code, slated for publication in March 2024, will bring significant updates, including:

  • energy storage and renewable energy systems
  • electric vehicles demand factors for load calculations in dwellings
  • electrical safety in health care facilities
  • maintenance of electrical systems

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Ledvance Link wireless connected lighting solution

Contractor-friendly, Ledvance Link helps save labour, materials, and time for networked lighting control. Link is designed for contractors who want to offer their customers the convenience and energy efficiency of the latest lighting solutions “without the hassle and expense of additional wiring or complicated gateways”. » Learn more


Hubbell’s industrial and hospital-grade GFCI receptacles

Extra-heavy-duty industrial and hospital-grade ground fault receptacles from Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems feature Autoguard self-test technology and closed loop active detection (CLAD), which employs a microcontroller to identify and isolate true ground fault conditions from transient events, harmonics, and other anomalous building noise. » Learn more


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The Buildings Show

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