͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌     
About Us

View As Webpage  | View Archives | Email a Friend

@{mv_date_MMM d, yyyy}@

Canada’s wind and solar energy sectors “grew significantly”

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) reports Canada’s wind and solar energy sectors “grew significantly” in 2022. “I am happy to see that, across Canada, the sector grew by an impressive 10.5% […]” said CanREA’s Phil McKay. “Canada now has an installed capacity of more than 19 GW of utility-scale wind and solar energy, having added more than 1.8 GW of new generation capacity in 2022.”

ESA expands its compliance toolbox with administrative penalties

With the aim of reducing illegal and unsafe electrical installations across Ontario, the Electrical Safety Authority has been empowered to impose “administrative” (financial) penalties. “In addition to prosecutions, ESA now has another compliance tool that will hold participants of the underground economy accountable for their dangerous behaviours,” said Josie Erzetic, ESA’s president & CEO. “These penalties will be utilized to send a clear message that will act as a strong deterrent to unlicensed work.”

Headlines BB

Sponsored Spotlight 

Meet Rittal’s Vented Outdoor UL 3R Rated Enclosure for Easy In-Field Maintenance

Outdoor environments can have severe effects on the electrical controls inside enclosures. The new WMV protects with features like a durable design, integrated cooling, easy access for routine maintenance, optimum corrosion protection, and fans and filters to help manufacturers experience the flexibility and versatility of Rittal industrial enclosures in an outdoor environment.
» Learn more...

Another “Arrow” of which Canadians can be proud

Designed and built in Ontario, Project Arrow is the first all-Canadian, zero-emission connected vehicle, making use of the province’s “complete end-to-end automotive supply chain”. “Project Arrow is a true testament to Canadian ingenuity, hard work, and determination,” said Raed Kadri, Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network at the Ontario Centre of Innovation. “We are cementing on the international stage that Ontario and Canada’s technology, innovation and manufacturing capabilities are world-class and second to none.” » Read more
Sponsored Spotlight 

Stationary battery producer Hithium introduces groundbreaking 4MWh container

Stationary battery manufacturer Hithium has broken ground with its new 4MWh 300Ah-cell based container, featuring <2% degradation in the first 1000 cycles at the cell level (versus the usual 6%). The new container improves capacity usage, and thus the ROI in the initial three years of use, also offering a lifespan >10% longer than a typical 280Ah-based system.

With 5GWh delivered in 2022 alone, the manufacturer is looking to continue to meet the fast-growing demand for high-quality stationary batteries, expanding its production capacity, from its current 45 to 70GWh by the end of 2023.
» Learn more...

ABB, RVE, Signify, Lutron score New Product kudos

After a four-year absence, the MCEE Show—which is among the largest expos for mechanical, plumbing, hydronics, HVAC-R, electrical and lighting in Canada—finally returned. The event typically attracts some 6000 visitors, whose professions range from contractor and installer to maintenance, distributor, educator and others. Among the highlights is the New Product Competition, attracting 59 entries this year Of the nine award categories, three (3) are dedicated to Electrical, with two crossover categories. » Read more

IPEX forges ahead with customer service investments

IPEX continues to expand its warehousing and distribution facilities; its newest distribution centre (DC) is located in Middletown, Pa., an area currently serviced from IPEX’s DCs in Charlotte and Pineville, N.C., and Cincinnati, Ohio… and even Ontario. At over 250,000 sf, the distribution centre will incorporate “industry-leading health and safety best practices and technologies, including scanning and material-handling equipment, and pedestrian safety equipment”. » Read more


The Utility Expo

September 26-28, Louisville, Ky. » More info