Electrical Line RSS Feed 3rd Canadian Smart Grid Summit

    Event Date & Time: 
    Tue, 06/12/2012   - Wed, 06/13/2012  
    Event Location: 
    Holiday Inn Toronto Airport
    Event Location: 
    Toronto, Ontario

    Optimize your grid for renewable energy and EVs. Set the framework for future technology integration.

    Aging infrastructure, new energy sources, and low customer participation are major obstacles in building an electricity system for the future. The 3rd Canadian Smart Grid Summit brings together experienced leaders in smart grid design and implementation. Engage with our amazing speakers and your peers to source the best practices in grid modernization, maximizing grid reliability, and increasing customer engagement.

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    Power management company Eaton has announced tips aimed at helping professionals properly report counterfeit electrical products. The tips will assist professionals throughout the electrical supply chain with tools to recognize and report suspect products to ultimately help brands and law enforcement identify potential counterfeit product supply chains. Eaton developed these tips in response to results from its joint survey with the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC). Survey results...
    In an effort to continue to improve the safety of firefighters and the people they protect, the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) announced the completion of a new training program for firefighters. The program addresses safety considerations and fire fighting protocols for successfully fighting fires where photovoltaic systems are in place. The CanSIA - OAFC partnership began in April of this year when both organizations...
    UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announces that Canadian stakeholders, with the assistance of UL technical experts, are set to begin work on the development of an electric utility meter standard for Canada. The new standard will cover the electrical safety of electric utility meters, addressing a concern raised by multiple stakeholders across Canada. To facilitate an expedited process, the current Standard for Electric Utility Meters, UL 2735, already being used in both Canada and the United...
    Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, Wai Young, introduced a Private Members Bill that aims to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to better reflect the severity of interference with Critical Infrastructure including the growing problem of copper theft from electricity facilities. “The introduction of this bill is a significant development as we seek to actively deter copper theft,” said Jim Burpee, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA). “Given the high price of...
    Industry Minister James Moore announced the passage of the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-8) into law. Counterfeit and pirated goods are a growing threat to the Canadian and global economy. They undermine innovation, diminish brand integrity and threaten economic growth as well as the health and safety of Canadians. Under this new law, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be able to take action to prevent illegal counterfeit goods from entering Canada's economy. CBSA will...

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    • January 8, 2015

      The new edition of CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety has been extensively revised and updated, with expanded criteria and guidance material. It has also been aligned with the changes and revisions to the 2015 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I and in parallel with the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E. The 2015 edition of CSA Z462 reflects a major shift towards risk assessment, with new definitions that harmonize with other safety standards such as CSA Z1000 and Z1002. It also adds a considerable amount of resource material geared towards organizations seeking to make electrical safety an in...

    • January 12, 2015

      The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and Plug’n Drive are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2015 Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program.

      Dealerships in Canada selling electric vehicles (EVs) are encouraged to self-nominate for these one-of-a-kind awards for leadership in EV sales: Leading Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Dealership Award, Leading Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) Dealership Award, and the EV Dealership Inspiration Award.

      “EVs are here to stay and their potential to transform the transportation sector is becoming more obvious and more attainable,” said Jim R. Burpee, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association. “There are many factors at play as we strive to maximize the technology, not the least of which is the r...

    • January 12, 2015

      Roxtec fire collars (coloured red) fitted on Solatube light conduits.Roxtec fire collars (red) fitted on Solatube light conduits.Cable and pipe seal specialist Roxtec has designed and tested tailor-made fire collars for a manufacturer of natural...

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    • January 8, 2015

      CANADIAN ELECTRICITY ASSOCIATION (CEA) Board of Directors announce the appointment of the Honourable Sergio Marchi as President and Chief Executive Officer of CEA, effective February 9, 2015. Mr. Marchi is currently the Principal of the Marchi Group, a global strategies consultancy based in Geneva Switzerland. Mr. Marchi will be replacing Jim R. Burpee, who informed the CEA Board last...

    • January 5, 2015

      CALPIPE INDUSTRIES, INC.™  announces the hiring of Brodwell Industrial Sales™ to represent its brands Calbrite, Calbond, and Calconduit in the province of Alberta. Brodwell recently celebrated 25 years of excellent service to a variety of industrial markets and maintains offices in Calgary and Edmonton to serve its expanding roster of customers throughout Alberta. “We are excited to announce this new partnership with Brodwell Industrial Sales,” Jim Johnson, Calpipe’s VP Sales & Marketing said. “Brodwell is one of the finest agencies and we are very grateful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful, dedicated team.”

      Visit the Brodwell website at...

    • January 5, 2015

      CRS ELECTRONICS INC., a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting products, announces its newest brand, KVIC Lighting™. "Our team has worked extremely hard to bring leading-edge, architectural LED fixtures to the commercial marketplace," said Travis Jones, President & CEO of CRS Electronics.

      The initial portfolio includes LED Cove and Graze products featuring Triac dimming. "In a competitive field, we are one of very few to offer Triac dimming technology as it requires complicated electronics expertise. LED fixtures are normally dimmed by using ELV (electronic low voltage) which is a costly and operationally challenging method. Our patented Triac dimming drivers allow LED's to be controlled and dimmed using virtually any...

    • December 12, 2014

      ELECTRO-FEDERATION CANADA, Vice President, Sustainability and Electrical Safety, Wayne Edwards, was honoured by family, friends and the industry at a retirement reception on December 2nd. As an electrical industry veteran, Wayne joined EFC in 2005 as VP, Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association of Canada (EEMAC), a council of EFC. He also worked at GE Apparatus Division, Hubbell Lighting...

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    • January 12, 2015

      Honeywell expanded its line of HDZ Series PTZ cameras by adding analog technology that gives companies more affordable options to augment their video surveillance systems. The newest analog HDZ PTZ camera offers image quality and features comparable to the line’s IP cameras, including indoor/outdoor zoom and 360-degree capabilities.

      Ideal for mid-range to high-end facilities across a range of industries, the HDZ Series... read more

    • January 11, 2015

      MaxLite releases its second generation of LED Pendant Round HighBay fixtures, engineered with increased efficacy, two distribution options and new dimming capabilities, to meet the challenges of high ceiling lighting applications.

      The new 150-watt Pendant Round HighBay with narrow beam distribution delivers 14,969 lumens and an efficacy of 96.7 lumens per watt (lm/W), a 20 percent increase over previous models. With... read more

    • January 9, 2015

      Power management company Eaton has announced that new laser-etched labels will be featured on its molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) to help in product authentication.

      Information laser-etched directly onto the circuit breaker includes ratings, specifications and product information. With information included on the label, customers can authenticate the breaker using Eaton’s Circuit Breaker... read more



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