Electrical Line RSS Feed AEL Electrical Learning EXPO - Grande Prairie

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    Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:00 - 17:00
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    TEC Centre - Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie, Alberta

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    Now entering its 19th year, the the Electro-Federation Scholarship Program has awarded over $600,000 to Canadian students. As an industry, this provides an opportunity for members to band together under a proven program. Canadian university and college students are shown the electrical industry as a viable career choice in Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Management, Operations, Information Technology and Human...
    Wireless charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) offer several advantages over conventional plug-in technology, foremost among them unparalleled convenience for EV owners. Until recently, these systems were in the R&D and pilot stages only, but now products have begun to reach the market, and several major EV manufacturers have plans to offer models with wireless charging capability in the 2015-2016 timeframe. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide sales of...
    The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released a policy paper that draws attention to the impacts of copper theft from electricity infrastructure and outlines four key recommendations to deter copper theft in Canada. The paper, Copper Theft from Canada’s Electricity Infrastructure: Dangerous, Expensive and a Threat to Reliability, will be launched at a reception on Parliament Hill Monday evening hosted by Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, Wai Young, and Member of Parliament for...
    The K2 Wind Power Project has begun hiring workers for the construction of one of Ontario's most promising renewable energy projects following a ruling by the Environmental Review Tribunal, which dismissed the appeal of K2's Renewable Energy Approval. The 270 megawatt (MW) K2 wind power project will use 140 Ontario-made wind turbines. Over 1,000 workers from across southwestern Ontario will be involved in the manufacturing and assembly of the wind turbines, site construction and operations. K2...
    February 28, 2014 – This public notice is the same as the notice issued on April 15, 2013 (Release 13PN-20) except for the addition of Model AP-250MK. The following is a notification from UL to Authorities Having Jurisdiction, distributors, installers and users that the photovoltaic panels identified below bear counterfeit UL Marks for the United States and Canada. The photovoltaic (solar) panels have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these...

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    • June 10, 2014

      Thomas & Betts is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Marrette® wire connector with an exciting new end-user promotion and over $35,000 in prizes.

      At the turn of the last century, Bill P. Marr was employed as an electrician by the T. Eaton Company converting gas-lit homes to electrical incandescent lighting for Ontario Hydro. Convinced that there had to be a safer and more...

    • June 23, 2014

      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 industries that increase efficiency and enhance environmental responsibility.

      These investments support jobs furthering the research, development and demonstration of innovative clean energy technologies across Ontario. With global clean technology demand estimated to grow from $1.1...

    • June 23, 2014

      Although some sectors of the fuel cell industry, such as portable fuel cells, continue to struggle, stationary fuel cells have seen 2 years of strong growth, with an ongoing boom in prime power and residential combined heat and power (resCHP) fuel cell system shipments. According to a new white paper from Navigant Research, while the broader fuel cell industry continues to struggle, the stationary sector will continue to expand rapidly in the coming years.

      The white paper, which details ten key trends for the fuel cell market in 2013, is available for free download on Navigant Research’s website.

      “The stationary fuel cell sector represented more than 70 percent of global fuel cell revenue at the end of 2013, and there are already large new orders on the books for 2014,” sa...

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    • June 18, 2014

      ROBERTSON ELECTRIC WHOLESALE welcomes Mike Thompson as Vice President & General Manager, B.C. With over 20 years experience from sales to management in the electrical wholesale industry, Mike’s experience and commitment to be the prominent electrical distributor in B.C. will certainly contribute to the success of these new branches.

      Rick Campbell, President, states “This is a very exciting time for Robertson as we grow steadily in Western Canada. Robertson’s advantages are based on our relationships: customer, vendor and employee. Mike joining Robertson is another edge over our competition and is an asset to facilitate the accelerated growth in British Columbia and in addition, having these facilities in B.C. will...

    • June 17, 2014

      MANITOBA ELECTRICAL LEAGUE President, Peter Bernatsky, announces that the League’s Board of Directors has approved to change the name of the Manitoba Electrical League to the “ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA INC”. This name change is effective immediately.

      The Board of Directors has also approved a new logo for the Association with a tag line “Strength in Connection”

      In making these changes, the Association is rebranding itself to be seen as an organization that offers stability, strength and professionalism. The membership of the Electrical Association of Manitoba Inc. (EAM) is...

    • June 17, 2014

      TORBRAM ELECTRIC SUPPLY (TES) announces that several key Ontario branch locations will be full line stocking distributors of the ABB product line – a name synonymous in quality and reliability. Focusing on customers’ issues, needs and challenges, and meeting those challenges with products and services, this move will provide these branches with full access to automation, drives and PLCs. ABB is yet another quality supplier to become one of Torbram's key strategic partners. Torbram looks forward to a successful and profitable partnership with ABB.


    • June 16, 2014

      ATCO announces a new chapter in its long history in Canada's North. Yukon Electrical Ltd. will now serve its customers in the Yukon under the trusted ATCO banner - ATCO Electric Yukon.

      The oldest of the ATCO companies, ATCO Electric Yukon began providing Yukoners with safe, reliable electricity in 1901 and has played a key role in supporting the development of the territory since that time.

      "We look forward to carrying on our legacy under the ATCO Electric Yukon name," said Nancy Southern, Chair, President & CEO, ATCO. "Along with our name change comes a renewed and enthusiastic approach to improved and innovative solutions for our customers across the Yukon."

      ATCO has been dedicated to...

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    • June 23, 2014

      Greenlee continues to drive efficiency with the introduction of its new EK6IDL six-ton dieless lightweight crimping tool, designed with a dual stage telescopic cylinder to identify the correct pressure needed to crimp a broad range of wire classes.

      The EK6IDL has two pistons, an interior small piston that transmits a force of 30kN. This enables the tool to fix cable lugs and connectors to the correct position prior to... read more

    • June 13, 2014

      MaxLite introduces Small LED Flood Lights with the patent-pending MaxFOCUS light collimator and thermal pressure plate that are designed to narrow light distribution and reduce operational temperatures for greater energy cost savings.

      The flood lights are DesignLights Consortium-qualified (DLC) and available in 15-, 25- and 45-watt styles that deliver narrow beam optics from 72 degrees and wide beam from... read more

    • June 10, 2014

      MaxLite® has added 12- and 20-watt models to its LED Post Top Retrofit Lamp product line, an energy-efficient choice for replacing traditional high pressure sodium and metal halide sources in post top fixtures.

      The LED Post Top Retrofit Lamps are designed with a smaller size and shape for easy installation in enclosed luminaires, such as acorn, globe and bollard fixtures, with universal burn positions. The... read more

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