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    EV2017VÉ Conference & Trade Show

  • Jan 01, 2017
    Date: 
    Monday, May 29, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day)
    Location: 
    Markham, Ontario
    Hilton-Toronto

     

    Electric Mobility Canada invites you to the 8th annual national event for electric vehicles, taking place in Markham, Ontario from May 29th to June 1st, 2017. The EV/ Conference and Trade Show is a highly respected event in the EV industry in Canada. Conference committees are working diligently to design a conference program that will bring the latest electric mobility technology trends to you.

    The theme for the 2017 conference is “Smart e-Mobility”: tomorrow’s electric drive will consider the whole EV ecosystem, including optimal utilization of EV fleets, connected cars, autonomous electric vehicles, smart homes, smart grids, microgrids, smart charging, battery technology and many more revolutionary breakthroughs in mobility.

    PowerStream (now Alectra Energy Solutions) is the conference host this year. For many years, PowerStream has been an innovative leader in electric mobility: back in 2011, PowerStream took ownership of the first two Nissan LEAF cars ever delivered in Canada. In August 2014, they were the first in North America to deploy Vehicle-to-Home technology. A few months later, they installed the first publicly accessible DC fast charger at their Vaughan office. Last year, PowerStream partnered with the City of Markham and Nissan to install Ontario’s first municipally owned DC fast charger in Markham.

    Mark your calendar for EV2017VÉ Conference & Trade Show! Don’t miss out unique plenary and technical sessions, academic workshops and technical tours! The popular Ride N’ Drive for the general public will be taking place on May 29, 2017.

    Click HERE for more information or to register.

  • 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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