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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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    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 6, 2014

      A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for residential energy efficient lighting and lighting controls, including global market forecasts for LED, incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent lighting.

      Prices for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have come down dramatically, and the market for LED luminaires and lamps is set to explode in the residential sector as prices continue to fall, efficacy improves, and new use cases for lighting develop. Accompanying the spread of LEDs are advances in connected lighting that promise to dramatically alter the way people interact with the lighting in their homes. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide shipments of LEDs for residential applications are expected to grow from 81 million annually in 2014 to...

    • October 3, 2014

      Manitoba Hydro won a prestigious Achievement Award on October 1 for generating energy savings for natural gas customers. Awarded by E Source, an independent U.S. firm that provides research and advisory services to utilities on demand-side management (DSM) and improving customer service, Manitoba Hydro was ranked as achieving the highest natural gas savings per customer among 53 utilities across North America.

      Customers across Manitoba continue to reap the benefits of Manitoba Hydro's Power Smart initiatives, such as the Home Insulation Program.

      "The average residential customer participating in our Power Smart Home Insulation Program saves nearly 530 cubic metres in natural gas or $154 on their energy bill per year based on our current rates," said Lloyd Kuczek, Vice-Pres...

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    • 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,...

    • September 26, 2014

      IMARK CANADA hosted its first annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario on September 19-21, 2014 Over 125 member distributor and IMARK Canada supplier executives and their spouses attended themeeting.

      Bob Smith, President and CEO of IMARK Group said, “We are very excited to be part of the Canadian electrical industry and we were thrilled with the meeting, the supplier support and member engagement.”

      The IMARK Canada headquarters team provided an update on the current organization as well as the plans for growth in 2015 and beyond. According to Steve Ruane, IMARK Vice President of Marketing,” IMARK Canada members are fully committed to growth with our IMARK Canada supplier partners. We have a very bright future”.

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    • September 26, 2014

      FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the release of its TG165 Imaging IR Thermometer, a powerful, affordable, compact tool that lets you see invisible heat patterns, measure temperatures accurately, and conveniently store images and measurement data for reporting.

      Built around FLIR’s exclusive Lepton® micro thermal imaging camera core, the TG165 eliminates the blind guesswork of troubleshooting by combining a... read more

    • September 23, 2014

      EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. announces the launch of its EnerSmart battery product line. The EnerSmart battery system is designed for residential and commercial use and is one of the industry's leading smart lithium battery energy storage and management systems. The EnerSmart Battery comes equipped with multiple hybrid inputs for Solar and/or Wind energy as well as outputs for both on-grid and off-grid applications. The EnerSmart Battery starts at 12 Kilowatts in size and is scalable up to a full 2 Megawatts.

      "The EnerSmart battery is unique within the market with it's 400 volt system which takes less time to charge versus other battery solutions, providing extremely efficient energy storage and quiet operation while delivering 3,000 power cycles." said John Gamble CEO... read more

    • September 22, 2014

      Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. announces that its new MAC-TS4 vacuum interrupter tester, the only test set capable of conducting predictive testing on vacuum interrupters in the field, has won Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s 2014 New Product of the Year Award in the Safety Monitoring Device category.

      “We are extremely proud to have the new MAC-TS4 recognized as this year’s Safety Monitoring Device Product... read more



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