November 7, 2016 - Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) is a not-for-profit volunteer group brought together by co-founders and co-chairs Rebecca Black and Joanna Osawe in 2013 to educate and enable women to become more active in renewable energy development in Ontario. WiRE forges partnerships with a spectrum of renewable energy industry associations, professional women from across the energy sector and academic providers.
October 28, 2016 - “Even large power consumers need creative energy management solutions on a tight budget,” was the premise behind Digital Engineering’s Ben MacKay’s presentation at yesterday’s ION/PowerLogic Users Group Conference 2016 in Toronto. His session “Shoestrings and duck tape” was, I think, one to which many can relate.
October 11, 2016 - When the TD Bank Tower opened in 1967, it “introduced the modern workplace to a business community eager to step up and compete as an international financial capital. It also introduced modern standards of design and community to a city ready for change”.
October 11, 2016 - There was nothing simple or easy about the work behind Surrey Memorial Hospital’s expanded emergency department and new, eight-storey Critical Care Tower, which are highly integrated with both the existing site and new systems. To top it off, time was tight.
September 30, 2016 - In case you missed our Tweets, EBMag was in Baltimore this past summer to check out the latest market solutions at the Dewalt Experience, which included a side-trip to Stanley Black+Decker to check out their offerings.
September 12, 2016 - When selecting the correct lightning current arrester and surge arrester, we first have to perform risk analyses and apply the Lightning Protection Zone concept (LPZ) to determine what the situation requires exactly to protect human lives, buildings and objects, electrical systems, and prevent downtime.
September 12, 2016 - Back in July, we told you Liteline was moving from its location in Brampton, Ont., into a new, much-larger facility in Richmond Hill. And, last month, we had the opportunity to video tour the company’s new digs.
September 12, 2016 - This was the local U.S. utility’s worst nightmare. Its control room had lost all computer systems, UPS power, utility power, back-up generator power and phone systems... and smoke was quickly filling up this now pitch-black room.
“Where contractors and the industry work together”. That was the motto behind Ontario Electrical League’s 2016 annual conference, held outside of London, Ont., in the spring, and EBMag was there with notepad and camera in hand to record some of the action.
September 12, 2016 - At some point in our lives we have all heard—or perhaps even repeated—variations of the common phrase: Don’t worry about things you can’t control.
September 9, 2016 - Also known as lightning rods, conventional air terminals are remarkably simple in design... they are just electrically conductive metal rods as few as 10-in. tall with diameters as slender as 3/8 in.
August 16, 2016 - As the calendar flipped from April to May then June, my thoughts turned increasingly to summertime activities, and one event that helps me welcome the summer is Milwaukee Tool’s New Product Symposium (NPS).
August 15, 2016 - Despite their limited driving range, could existing electric vehicles (EVs) bring about a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions? Researchers at MIT have just completed what they’re calling “the most comprehensive study yet” to address this question, and have reached a conclusion: YES.
August 11, 2016 * (updated November 9, 2016 with gallery) - “As you can imagine with such a challenging project, there were many moments where we were nervous, where we were tense and said ‘Will it really work?’,” admitted ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer upon the historic occasion of its alliance partner Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) completing the first ever round-the-world flight powered only by energy from the sun.
August 11, 2016 - The field of carbon capture—chemically trapping CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere—continues to advance, as Cornell University recently researchers disclosed a method for capturing the greenhouse gas and converting it into a useful product for industry... while producing electrical energy.
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