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    Alectra Utilities First Electricity Distributor in Canada to Receive ISO 50001

  • Mar 15, 2017

    Alectra Utilities is the first electricity distribution company in Canada to earn the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification from the International Organization for Standardization.

    This formal recognition recognizes Alectra Utilities’ continuous improvements in energy efficiency at four facilities across its Hamilton, St. Catharines and Stoney Creek.

    The ISO 50001 certification process began two years ago, with the implementation of a more integrated and systematic approach to continuously improving and maintaining an energy management system. The resulting outcome included upgrading windows at all facilities, replacing aging HVAC systems, installing new roofing and switching to more energy-efficient lighting.

    The Alectra Utilities team leading the certification process also created an Energy Management Policy, wrote in-depth procedures and audited projects, practices, systems and equipment.

    Future projects and initiatives are planned to improve energy conservation and performance to ensure that Alectra continue to lead by example for its customers, contractors and employees. To learn more about Alectra’s commitment to energy efficiency, visit alectrautilities.com.

    About Alectra Inc.
    Alectra’s family of energy companies distributes electricity to nearly one million customers in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area and provides innovative energy solutions to these and thousands more across Ontario. Our employees are allies in helping customers discover the possibilities of energy conservation and new technologies for enhancing their quality of life.

    www.alectrautilities.com

  • Industry News

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for energy efficient building products and services, providing an analysis of market issues and global forecasts for revenue, segmented by product type, service type, region, and construction type, through 2026.

    Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) and KEPCO Research Institute (KEPRI) announce the signing of a research and development cooperation agreement in the field of cybersecurity and smart grids.

    Their joint effort will specifically involve monitoring and managing the power grids of tomorrow, and developing automated protection systems for digital substations, optical current transformers, underground infrastructure and DC transmission.

  • Keeping Current

    TECHSPAN INDUSTRIES INC. CEO, Frank Dunnigan, announces the appointment of Lyle Moroz to the position of President, effective June 5, 2017.

    Lyle has an engineering degree from U of T and an MBA in Marketing from York. He has extensive experience in the electrical, HVAC, and utility industries and has held many positions, from plant manager to VP Sales and Marketing. He has worked for Federal Pioneer, Danfoss, and Schneider Electric to name a few. Lyle has an excellent track record of success and has full P&L responsibility.

    “As Techspan continues to grow, fresh ideas and perspectives are required” said Dunnigan. “Our needs are ever changing as an organization and strong individuals like Lyle are required to move the company forward.”

    Dunnigan will continue to be active within Techspan as CEO.

    GB AGENCIES LTD. announces that Todd Valentino joins the company as Saskatchewan Area Manager effective May 23, 2017. Todd has 24 years’ experience in the electrical industry covering various channels including electrical distribution, industrial service and power systems. Todd’s strengths in negotiations, account management, strategic thinking and technical knowledge will continue to drive GB Agencies’ growth in Saskatchewan. Todd will be based in Saskatoon and will cover the entire Province of Saskatchewan.

    www.gbagencies.com

    ALLIED WIRE & CABLE (AWC) welcomes a veteran of the wire and cable industry, Eric Tremblay, to its sales force. Eric, a longtime employee of BJG and A.E. Petsche, will be represent AWC out of its newly opened office in Montreal.

    “I’m excited to join the Allied team, and expand our reach internationally with feet on the ground,” commented Eric on his move to Allied. “I was very impressed with the Collegeville facility: its lean practices, organized and efficient warehouse, as well the very welcoming staff. I look forward to working with the staff from all branches, and increase our sales across all industry sectors.”

  • Product Showcase

    NOARK Electric, a leading low-voltage electrical product manufacturer, released an all new Manual Motor Starter – the Ex9S32.

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces its remote switch actuator (RSA) for the Westinghouse Type ADM disconnect switch. The lightweight, portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-186 allows technicians to remotely close or trip the Westinghouse load-break switch from a safe distance of up to 300 feet, well outside the arc-flash boundary.

    Extending its presence in the conduit-bending category, Southwire Tools & Equipment is proud to introduce a new line of heavy-duty PVC conduit benders. This offering will include three PVC conduit benders, helping users increase efficiency when heating and bending PVC conduit. The line is manufactured in the USA and will feature both motorized and manual conduit-bending options.

    Expanding the product line, Southwire also offers two individual plug kits, with plugs ranging in size from two to six inches, ensuring a solution for a wide range of contractor needs.

    TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced the SlimSeal connector Miniature series, an IP67 sealed wire-to-wire connector. With the IP67 rating, these connectors are impervious to dust and are waterproof up to depths of one meter, making them suitable for outdoor lighting and other high-humidity applications. TE’s SlimSeal connector Miniature series feature a press-to-release spring latch that ensures secure mating. Available with two and three positions, these connectors have a space-saving compact design and pre-assembled seals to cut assembly time.

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