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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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  • September 22, 2014

    EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. (EHT) announces that it has completed the installation of the 108 Kilowatt St. Etienne Project under the Ontario Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. The Project includes approximately 520 Jinko solar panels, Schletter racking and Santerno Inverters. The Project is 25% owned and operated by EHT over the 20 year PPA and produces approximately 130,000 Kilowatt hours per annum and earns a rate of 71.3 cents per Kilowatt hour.

    "While not material to our overall business, the Project was installed using our new rapid deployment installation system which includes a 30% reduction in labor costs and standardization of our supply chain," says John Gamble, CEO. "The know-how, including efficiencies and cost savings, derived from this project will drive enhanc...

  • September 18, 2014

    Manitoba Hydro has selected the supplier for the largest contract associated with the Bipole III Reliability Project. The consortium of Siemens Canada and Mortenson Canada was chosen to design, supply, and install the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) equipment and buildings required for the project's two converter stations. Contract signing is expected to take place in early October, with the value of the contract at approximately $800 million (CDN).

    With the majority of contract costs now committed, the control budget for the Bipole III Project is $4.6 billion, up from the preliminary estimate of $3.3 billion done in 2011.

    "As we started work on Bipole III, the competitive tenders for major components came in higher than previous estimates," said Scott Thomson, Presiden...

  • September 18, 2014

    In conjunction with U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz’s visit to Ottawa this week, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is offering recommendations on how to further enhance the benefits presented by the robust level of integration between the U.S. and Canadian electric power systems.

    Secretary Moniz’s trip will feature a strategic dialogue with senior government officials and energy stakeholders from Canada and the United States on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). Launched in January 2014, the QER is an effort to comprehensively assess U.S. energy policy, with a focus on transmission, storage and distribution infrastructure.

    As part of the dialogue, CEA will highlight how the dynamic cross-border relationship on electri...

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  • September 18, 2014

    CANADIAN SOLAR INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (CanSIA) President and CEO, John Gorman, was honoured by being named to Canada's 2015 Clean50 list.

    "The Clean50 come from a broad array of backgrounds, such that only a few individuals are able to be recognized within any given category. To be one of them is truly indicative of industry and personal leadership in that category," said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer, Delta Management Group. "The process to narrow down to just 50 this year was extremely difficult. The individuals we chose for the Clean50 this year are true leaders, and should be an inspiration for all Canadians."

    John leads a team whose sole mission is to advance the use of solar energy across Canada. He has...

  • September 16, 2014

    THOMAS & BETTS CANADA has achieved the Platinum Level of IDEA’s Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) Bands of Excellence Program. This program recognizes manufacturers who provide essential marketing support to distributors through the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW).

    The highest level available, the Platinum Level indicates that 100% of Thomas & Betts Canada’s stock items in the IDW have been populated with the enriched product marketing content that electrical distributors need to fuel their web sites and to market and sell their products in an increasingly electronic world. This content includes specification data, attributes, images and descriptions commonly referred to in the industry as SAID elements.

    In addition to over 6,000+ stock items, data has...

  • September 15, 2014

    BRITECH has announced the appointment of L.T. Marketing to represent its line-up of electrical heating cables and controls in Quebec. The agency exists to create and maintain the necessary link between manufacturing and distribution in Quebec and Eastern Ontario’s electrical industry.

    L.T. Marketing was founded in 1996 by Jean Claude Lanthier, along with partner Serge Trinque, and later to join, Jean Demers. With solid backgrounds in the wire and cable industry, these salesmen...

  • September 12, 2014

    AFFILIATED DISTRIBUTORS (AD) CANADA announces its newest member, Mercor Lighting. Mercor Lighting joined AD Canada, September 1st, 2014.

    Mercor Lighting is a privately owned business with offices and warehouses in Quebec and Ontario. With over 8,000 active SKUs, inventories are kept at levels that allow Mercor Lighting to become a lighting solution provider to a host of clients. In business since 1959, Mercury Electric and Corlite merged in 2001 to become a primary partner to a variety of clients and suppliers. Mercor Lighting has focused on 3 vertical market sectors – property management, national retail, and energy savings. A more detailed overview of Mercor's capabilities can be seen on its website -...

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  • September 19, 2014

    MaxLite introduces LED PAR and BR lamps, with increased efficacy and smoother design, as energy-efficient replacements for incandescent bulbs in architectural, commercial and high-end residential applications.

    Both lamp lines offer ENERGY STAR qualified models, while some BR lamps also meet the voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification. The bulbs are eligible for utility rebate programs nationwide.

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  • September 17, 2014

    The SCADALink USC is an isolated, industrial USB-to-Serial Converter designed for field service applications where there is a need to connect laptops that have no serial ports to RS232 and RS485 ports on industrial devices such as PLC, RTU, Flow Computers, Data Logger, and Smart Instruments for configuration and maintenance. The USC has operating temperature range of -40 to 70 Deg C, ESD protection and is USB 1.1 and 2.0 compliant. The... read more

  • September 17, 2014

    CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, is pleased to announce the launch of its new remote switch actuator for Schneider Class 9421 Type L circuit breakers.

    The new CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A actuator, which was recently named Product of the Year by Occupational Health & Safety magazine, are designed for all 3-in. handle versions of the Type L... read more

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