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May 28, 2014 – CPSC announced the recall of 1.7 million emergency lighting units, the recall indicates that the circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to catch fire.   Name of product: Quantum® ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture Hazard: The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Consumer Contact: Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (888) 615-4501from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday...
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Jim Balsillie, Chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, today announced almost $10 million in new investments for five Ontario projects under Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund. The SD Tech Fund supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil, providing solutions to key Canadian...
The City of Calgary’s Department of Transportation has selected GE Lighting to replace and upgrade existing street light fixtures with GE Evolve™ LED technology. In a two-phased project plan, the city of Calgary hopes to eventually retrofit approximately 80,000 street lights with fixtures that consume 55 percent less electricity and offer a lifespan of over a decade. The first phase of the project will call for installation of GE’s LED technology, the Scalable Cobrahead ERS1 and ERS2, in five...
After three years of construction, Boralex Inc., Gaz Métro Limited Partnership and Valener Inc. officially open Phase I of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, a 272-MW project commissioned in December 2013 and one of the biggest wind farms in Canada. In recognition of this important milestone, a ceremony was held at the foot of one of the project's tallest turbines earlier today in the presence of Caroline Simard, Member for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré, representing the Minister of Energy and...
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2014. The Maritime Link Project is a 500 MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) connection that will enable...

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  • October 2, 2014

    NRG Stadium™, home of the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, has become one of the first professional football stadiums in the United States to illuminate its field with an array of high-efficiency LED lights. The new lights, part of NRG Park's sustainability master plan spearheaded by NRG Energy, will use 60 percent less energy than the lighting array it replaces.

    "As...

  • October 16, 2014

    AltaGas Ltd. announced that its 195 megawatt (MW) Forrest Kerr run-of-river hydroelectric facility has initiated the final phase to achieve contractual Commercial Operations Date (COD), which involves a 72 hour period of testing to meet specific parameters set forth by BC Hydro.

    "We are pleased with the progress made on Forrest Kerr and look forward to achieving COD," said David Harris, Chief Operating Officer of AltaGas. "While we safely commissioned the plant on time and budget, we experienced some unforeseen challenges including significant transmission line constraints and a flooding event on the Iskut River. Our strong relationship with BC Hydro and our dedicated teams enabled us to overcome these challenges."

    On July 12, 2014, BC Hydro placed the Northwest Transmissi...

  • October 15, 2014

    A recent report from Navigant Research examines the evolution of the global smart city market, including global market forecasts, segmented by industry sector and region, through 2023.

    Rapid urbanization, particularly in developing regions of the world, is creating increasing demand for smart grids, advanced water monitoring systems, transportation management systems, and energy efficient buildings. Underpinned by information and communications technologies (ICT) that are deeply embedded in the fabric of old and new cities, these technologies have the potential to profoundly change the way cities operate and how people live and work in these environments. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, cumulative global investment in smart city technologies is expected to...

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  • October 8, 2014

    WESCO DISTRIBUTION CANADA LP, a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products and construction materials, announced that Marielle Granie-Lackey has been named its 2014 Student Achievement Award recipient. She will receive $3,500 toward her education at Ryerson University.

    The scholarship, which is part of the Electro-...

  • October 6, 2014

    HES PV and CONERGY, two recognized leaders in the Canadian solar market, announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HES PV is acquiring the Canadian solar distribution division of Conergy. HES PV is one of Canada’s largest and oldest PV distribution companies. With warehouses in four provinces, HES has a large inventory of the key brands of solar modules, batteries, charge controllers and inverters. HES PV has extensive grid-tie and off-grid experience, and offers training and engineering support to its clients. HES PV was awarded CanSIA’s Solar Distributor of the Year in 2013. Conergy Canada is the Canadian branch of Conergy, one of the largest downstream solar companies globally. Conergy will now focus exclusively on...

  • October 5, 2014

    SPECIALIZED POWER SOLUTIONS announces the addition of Jack Ballard to the Specialized Power Solutions team as Sales Manager. Jack brings over 30 years’ experience in the Power Distribution & Motor Control field and most recently was a Sales Manager at GE Industrials Solutions.

    Jack will be a great asset to the Specialized Power Solutions team, working closely with customers and providing technical support. Jack Ballard can be reached at 604-309-8120 or jack.ballard@specializedpwr.com .

    Specialized Power Solutions is a manufacturer’s representative in the province of British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon Territories providing power distribution & motor control solutions to...

  • September 27, 2014

    POWER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, a Canadian manufacturer of compact mini-substations for the commercial and industrial markets, announces the appointment of Specialized Power Solutions as its manufacturer’s representative in British Columbia to promote its Liquid & Dry Mini Substations. Specialized Power Solutions expertise and focus on power distribution are key reasons for its appointment. “We see significant advantages in the commercial and industrial markets that can benefit from its compact design and technology and look forward to promoting it in the BC market,” says Herb Yang, Managing Partner at Specialized Power Solutions.

    Specialized Power Solutions is a manufacturer’s representative in the province of British Columbia,...

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  • October 14, 2014

     Arlington’s IN/OUT™ outlet box adjusts for wall depths up to 1-1/2" – perfect for use when the final wall thickness is unknown; double drywall, tile, mirrors, etc.

    The new single-gang, low profile FA101LP is designed for new work installations with shallower wall cavities, it’s a little shorter than our ‘regular’ single-gang IN/OUT outlet box – 3.25 inches deep – just right for smaller spaces.

     

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  • October 8, 2014

    Meltric Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial connectors including, UL/CSA switch rated plugs and receptacles, introduced today the DSN150 Series, which extends its popular DECONTACTOR™ line of switch-rated plugs and receptacles to 150A/75HP. The DSN150 is a cost-effective, connecting device for large motors, or other high amperage applications such as, shore power, generators or power... read more

  • October 8, 2014

    Building on its line of flexible outdoor lighting solutions, MaxLite announces a new family of adjustable, installation-friendly LED Wall Packs and the launch of LED Bullet Flood Lights.

    DesignLights Consortium-qualified LED Small and Large Adjustable Wall Packs offer significant energy savings over metal halide fixtures and are perfect for lighting outdoor walkways, landscapes, parking areas, schools, hospitals,... read more



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