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First non-fuel airplane completes global journey

“As you can imagine with such a challenging project, there were many moments where we were nervous, where we were tense and said ‘Will it really work?’,” admitted ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer upon the historic occasion of its alliance partner Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) completing the first ever round-the-world flight powered only by energy from the sun. >> Read full article

Wataynikaneyap Power to connect 16 First Nations to grid

Ontario has selected Wataynikaneyap Power LP (Watay) to connect remote First Nations communities that currently rely on diesel power to the province’s electricity grid. Watay Power says it plans to begin construction in 2018, with the goal of connecting communities by 2024. >> Read full article

Point Lepreau nuclear back at high-power for July

The Point Lepreau nuclear generating station is now operating at 100% reactor power, putting about 660MW on the New Brunswick grid, according to the province. >> Read full article

SUBMIT your Electrical Safety Champion Award nominations!

The 2016 edition of our Electrical Safety Champion Awards is open to all Canadians across our nation. It’s FREE and you can submit to more than one category! Nominate yourself! >> Read full article

 Featured News 
VIDEO: Milwaukee wants to “dominate” cordlessly

VIDEO: Milwaukee wants to “dominate” cordlessly

“Our objective is to dominate the jobsite with cordless tools,” said Shane Moll, reinforcing Milwaukee Tool’s mission to “cut the cord” on the jobsite. EBMag was back in “Beertown” Wisconsin this past June to check out their latest market solutions at the Milwaukee Tool New Product Symposium (NPS). >> Learn More…


RECALL: Kohler portable generators

Kohler Power Systems has issued a recall for certain portable generators due to a wiring error that poses an electric shock hazard. >> Read full article

Canadian Solar launches T4 PV connector

After being granted double certification per IEC62852/UL6703 standards and being in production since May 2015, Canadian Solar’s T4 field-installable PV connector portfolio has hit the North American market. >> Read full article

Hammond Manufacturing releases taller cabinets

Hammond Manufacturing’s cabinets now come in taller offerings. The 1422 and HN4FM series are 90-in. versions of the two door, floor-standing cabinets and the 1418 and HN4FS series is the single door, freestanding option. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

Electric Elle

Date & Location: Sept. 13 • King City, Ont.
Info: The 4th annual Electric Elle golf tournament is being held at the Cardinal Golf Club. It brings together women of the electrical industry for a 9-hole round of Best Ball golf followed by dinner and awards. >> More Info

CUEE Show 2016

Date & Location: Sept. 13-14 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: The Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show (CUEE) is returning to The International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. “We are Canada’s largest marketplace for utility products and services, featuring a display of equipment, technologies and services related to the utility sector,” organizers say of the show. >> More Info