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Southwire increases footprint with United Copper acquisition

Southwire Company LLC has acquired United Copper Industries (Denton, Texas), saying this expands its manufacturing capabilities in the company’s core building wire products segment and enhances its geographical footprint. >> Read full article

SaskPower on the lookout for solar project vendors

SaskPower says it will add 60MW of ground-mount solar PV generation to the province’s electricity grid by 2021—“enough to power between 10,000 and 12,000 homes”. >> Read full article

Who let the animals out?! AEL’s RoundUP 2016

Alberta Electrical League thanks everyone who came out to its RoundUP earlier this month at the Calgary Zoo. “So much fun was had by all,” said AEL’s Tara Ternes. >> Read full article

OEL ready to welcome upcoming 95th anniversary

Ontario Electrical League (OEL) hosted an Open House last week at its new location on 93 Skyway Avenue, Suite 109, in Toronto, roughly 600 metres down the road from its previous location. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Look for “gas station of the future” in Burnaby’s OASIS

Look for “gas station of the future” in Burnaby’s OASIS

“We’re building the blueprint for Canada’s future ‘gas stations for electric vehicles’, as well as providing efficient, clean power solutions for remote communities,” said BCIT president Kathy Kinloch at the official opening of British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Energy OASIS project. >> Learn More…


1-m drop no problem for Fluke’s laser levels

Fluke’s new “laser levels” are a line of professional-grade, precision tools that are designed to survive a 1-m drop and keep working, according to the company. >> Read full article

Bosch’s GSA18V-083B reciprocating saw

Bosch says its GSA18V-083B 18V cordless reciprocating saw is lightweight, coming in at 5.5 lb, with a length of 15-3/4 in. and delivers 0.83-in. (21 mm) stroke at up to 3000 strokes per minute. >> Read full article

Burndy’s clear insulated Unitap connectors

In addition to a full line of UV-rated black, clear, direct burial and submersible connectors, Burndy’s Unitap insulated multi-tap connector family now contains a full offering of connectors that are UL-listed to the UL Wire Connector Standard UL486A-486B and CSA certified for use with flexible (fine stranded) conductor. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Get airborne (ultrasound) for electrical reliability WEBINAR

Date & Location: Oct. 6 • Online
Info: Reduce arc flash AND create a safer inspection? That’s where airborne ultrasound comes in! Certified maintenance & reliability professional Sean Miller will show how airborne ultrasound can be used on open or enclosed systems to detect and analyze corona, tracking and arcing, and explain how airborne ultrasound and infrared thermography compliment each other and take your electrical maintenance and reliability program to the next level. >> More Info

Connected+ 2016

Date & Location: Oct. 12-13 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The 3rd edition of Connected+ is “tailored to meet the industry’s need for a unified and collaborative forum, that paves the way to success in the Internet of Things”. The event features technical workshops, speakers and an exhibition. Topics include smart homes, smart energy, home automation, connected condos and more. >> More Info

IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference

Date & Location: Oct. 12-14 • Ottawa, Ont.
Info: The annual IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC 2016) provides an opportunity for experts from industry, academia, government sector and other interested organizations from Canada and abroad to present and discuss the latest developments in the electric power and energy systems. >> More Info

AD Affiliated Distributors North American Meeting

Date & Location: Oct. 19-22 • Washington, D.C.
Info: Affiliated Distributors’ (AD) is hosting its 2016 North American Meeting, Electrical Supply Division at the Gaylord National. AD’s 540+ independently owned members span seven industries and three countries with annual sales in excess of $30 billion. >> More Info

BC Electrical Association LINK Conference

Date & Location: Nov. 2-3 • Vancouver, B.C.
Info: The British Columbia Electrical Association (BCEA) is hosting its first LINK Conference at the Fairmont Waterfront. BCEA says the LINK conference was created to provide a forum for leaders in the electrical industry to learn, share and practise the association’s four strategic pillars: Leadership, Integrity, Networking & Knowledge (LINK) >> More Info