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Following the passage of the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-8) by the House of Commons today, Industry Minister James Moore made the following statement: "Counterfeit goods that enter the Canadian market not only harm our economy and businesses but also can be a dangerous threat to our consumers and families. That is why our government introduced the Combating Counterfeit Products Act, which will give our border guards the tools they need to work with Canadian rights holders to stop...
The world’s first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) process on a coal-fired power plant officially opened October 2nd at Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Premier Brad Wall, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford, Saskatchewan Economy Minister Bill Boyd, and SaskPower President and CEO Robert Watson were on hand to officially open the project. “Over the past six years, Saskatchewan has become a global hub of innovation, especially in agriculture...
Hydro One announces that the refurbishment of an international transmission circuit linking Ontario and Michigan is complete. The $6.8 million investment refurbished 24 towers on the 5.5 km circuit that runs from Sarnia Scott TS to the Mid River Junction Bunce Creek at the St. Clair River. The work involved replacing five transmission towers and strengthening the steel on 19 towers in accordance with Canadian Safety Authority Standards. "The refurbishment of this critical asset ensures...
CSEM announces the world's first white solar modules. This innovative technology is particularly attractive to the building industry where solar elements can blend into a building's skin and become virtually hidden energy sources. Applications in the consumer goods sector are also expected. Currently, the market lacks photovoltaic (PV) products specifically designed to be integrated into buildings. Most PV modules, built to maximize sunlight absorption, appear blue-black. This appearance,...
GE announced it has achieved its 1,500th installed wind turbine in Canada, bringing GE's total of installed wind capacity across Canada to 2 gigawatts – or enough equivalent energy to power over 435,000 Canadian homes. GE is celebrating this milestone with wind industry peers at this week's CanWEA 2014 Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition in Montreal. The landmark turbine is a GE 1.6-100 wind turbine for China Longyuan...

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  • October 28, 2014

    GE announced it has achieved its 1,500th installed wind turbine in Canada, bringing GE's total of installed wind capacity across Canada to 2 gigawatts – or enough equivalent energy to power over 435,000 Canadian homes. GE is celebrating this milestone with wind industry peers at this week's CanWEA 2014 Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition in Montreal.

    The landmark turbine is a GE 1.6-100 wind turbine f...

  • November 25, 2014

    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 recognized the need to ensure that firefighters are properly trained to deal with incidents in areas where solar panels may be present.

    "Members of the solar industry have always put safety first so we are extremely pleased that this new training manual for first responders is complet...

  • November 24, 2014

    A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for residential demand response (DR) in five major geographic regions, including global market forecasts for residential DR sites, capacity, and revenue through 2023.

    The development of smart grid technology – particularly advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart, two-way communicating thermostats – is enabling utilities in many countries to offer residential demand response programs. These systems allow utilities to discreetly dispatch customers according to the load on the grid, and customers to control their own devices through mobile applications, giving them more control over their energy usage and spending. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from residential DR...

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  • November 25, 2014

    SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the Canadian launch of QuoteFAST, an online tool designed to help contractors and distributors increase their profits and productivity. QuoteFAST is a free, cloud-based application that gives contractors faster quotes and drawings, accurate bills of materials, and access to Schneider Electric product and pricing information at the click of a button.

    “We know this is an industry where speed, accuracy and flexibility rule,” says Susan Uthayakumar, vice president of the partner business at Schneider Electric Canada. “Our customers told us they wanted a simpler purchasing process. We used that input to develop QuoteFAST, a tool that enables users to manage...

  • November 24, 2014

    CALBRITE™, s leading brand of stainless steel conduit, fittings and accessories is now in stock in Brampton, Ontario. With the continued growth of Calbrite’s Stainless Steel products, this location is expected to help meet increasing demand and will stock a complete line of stainless steel rigid conduit, couplings, conduit bodies, flex connectors, hubs, and various straps and clamps.

    “By maintaining stock position in Ontario, this will allow Calbrite to better service the Canadian market through quicker and more timely shipments,” said Matt Westerfield, Director of Operations for Calbrite. “Expanding our presence in the Canadian market helps us to better reach our valued current customers, while also introducing new customers to the quality...

  • November 12, 2014

    FM SUPPLY, an independtly owned electrical wholesale distributor headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, announces the opening of a new branch in Stratford. The new 3,000 sq. ft. facility will be designed in an open
    warehouse counter configuration and will be located at 191 Griffith
    Road, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6S4. Jacques Beaulieu has been announced as branch manager and will launch with three full time staff. FM Supply had conducted independent market research that identified a number of markets to consider and Stratford was their first choice.

    “Both Ron Fields and myself see a great need for a strong Independent Electrical Wholesaler that represents first class manufactures and provides a level of service our...

  • November 8, 2014

    INTACT LIGHTING GROUP President and Principal, Forrest Jones, announces that Stephen Watson, formerly of Stanpro Lighting Systems has joined the company in a Senior Specification and Sales position. "His years of industry experience and knowledge in the electrical community will be a true asset to inTact Lighting and we look forward to his continued service for years to come" said Forrest.

    inTact Lighting also announces the addition of Trevor Bierema as its second Quotation Specialist in the Newmarket-based office. Trevor has a background in sales and project coordination and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Redeemer University. He can be reached at 905.535.5555 or e-mail...

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  • November 24, 2014

    Klein Tools for professionals since 1857, is the first to introduce a wire grip designed specifically for use with both coated and galvanized guy wire.

    The Chicago® Grip - Coated Guy Wire (1684-5C) features a unique sawtooth jaw profile that won’t slip when used on coated or galvanized guy strand. The longer 5” jaw also increases the surface area in contact with the cable... read more

  • November 18, 2014

    Megger, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications, now offers a rugged and compact, battery-powered 5 kV digital insulation resistance tester designed for high voltage testing. The economical BM5200 is ideal for use in the maintenance, electrical manufacturing, railway/railroad, industrial/manufacturing and raw materials processing... read more

  • November 18, 2014

    MaxLite has enhanced the flexibility of its Plug-and-Play LED Lightbars by adding new installation accessories and certifications to its award-winning linear lighting system.

    Increasing their versatility, the lightbars are now damp-listed for use in indoor locations with high condensation, such as bathrooms, utility rooms and indoor pool areas. The fixtures have also earned certification from the... read more



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