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Robertson Electric acquires Espo Electric Supply

Robertson Electric Wholesale has acquired Espo Electric Supply, an independent electrical distributor located at 1182 South Service Road West, Oakville, Ont., servicing the Oakville/Burlington area. >> Read full article

Energy experts form Alberta Storage Alliance

In the wake of Alberta’s plan to transition to more renewable energy sources, a consortium of private sector energy companies have joined forces to launch the Alberta Storage Alliance (ASA) to advance energy storage technologies. >> Read full article

Light up your urinal while you pee at Glastonbury

You probably already know urine can be transformed into electricity with the help of bacterial metabolism. But now researchers have upped the ante with a full-blown public urinal at the U.K.’s Glastonbury music festival. >> Read full article

Nominate yourself as an Electrical Safety Champion!

The 2016 edition of our Electrical Safety Champion Awards Program is here! It’s the first and only program of its kind in Canada, open to all Canadians across our nation and it’s free to enter! What’s stopping you? Get a nomination in today! >> Read full article

 Featured News 

VIDEO: Liteline invests big with new facility

Liteline Corp.—a Canadian manufacturer and distributor of LED lighting solutions—is moving from Abacus Road into a new facility in Richmond Hill, Ont. that is 3x the size of its current location (over 160,000 sf). >> Learn More…


S&C launches Vista load-break switches

S&C Electric Company’s new Vista underground distribution switchgear models incorporate 40-kA load-break switches. They are available for 15-kV systems and offer utilities a “fully submersible” switching solution. >> Read full article

New trims for Prescolite LiteBox

Prescolite has added two trims to its 5-in. LiteBox surface-mount line (LBSQ5LEDA-square, LBS5LEDA DG-drop glass) as well as DMX dimming to its LF series LED downlight family. >> Read full article

Juniper Systems’ Mesa 2 tablet IP68-rated

Juniper Systems says its Windows 10 Mesa 2 rugged tablet comes with complete IP68-rated protection against dust and water. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Webinar: Cash Flow Problems? 5 Ways to Maximize your Profits

Date & Location: Aug. 23 • Online
Info: Did you know a measly 5% decrease in profit can put you out of business? Is your business profitable? Do you even know? Never fear! We are bringing you the goods on how to Maximize Profits in our 1-hour webinar with Andrew Houston, business columnist with Electrical Business Magazine, and the owner and founder of Profit for Contractors. >> More Info

EFC 16th Annual Federation Cup Golf

Date & Location: Aug. 24 • Milton, Ont.
Info: Join EFC for its 16th Annual Federation Cup Golf Tournament at the Rattlesnake Point Golf Club. There will be fun activities throughout the day as well as dinner. The Young Professional Network will be hosting the networking event. >> More Info

EAM Fall Golf Classic Tournament

Date & Location: Aug. 25 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: EAM (Electrical Association of Manitoba) is hosting its Fall Golf Classic Tournament at the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, a 15-minute drive from Winnipeg. Attendees will receive a T-Box prize with a special gift selected just for this event, according to organizers. Check-in will be followed by a barbecue lunch at 11 am, with the shotgun start at noon. The format is Texas Scramble. The 6 pm dinner has an international theme, “Tastes from Around the World”, with six food stations. >> More Info

Green Energy Doors Open 2016

Date & Location: Sept. 9-11 • Across Ontario & Alberta
Info: Green Energy Doors Open is a campaign brought to you by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). It’s a province-wide, year-round communications campaign and showcase of individual, community and commercial sustainable energy projects organized and spearheaded by OSEA. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% sustainable energy system. The event is free to participate in as a host and to attend. >> More Info

BICSI 2016 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Date & Location: Sept. 11-15 • San Antonio, Texas
Info: Join BICSI in San Antonio, Texas for the 2016 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Centre! Featuring forward-thinking and motivational presentations, insight into new technologies and industry trends in the Exhibit Hall and a chance to network with peers, this conference is one organizers say you don’t want to miss. >> More Info