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Fingers crossed... Prompt Payment is coming to Ontario!

Commissioned in response to stakeholder concerns related to Prompt Payment and “effective dispute resolution” nearly two years ago, Bruce Reynolds has finally released the results from his “expert review” of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act. >> Read full article

Creating energy & cost savings for LRTs with flywheels

University of Alberta mechanical engineering professors Pierre Mertiny and Marc Secanell recently calculated that the use of flywheel technology to assist light rail transit in Edmonton, Alta., would produce energy savings of 31% and cost savings of 11%. >> Read full article

Fresh electrical equipment for Vancouver Island schools

Vancouver Island’s post-secondary schools will be breathing new life into their electrical programs thanks to a $561,000 investment from B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced Education. >> Read full article

ABB wins tall order from Hydro-Quebec

ABB reports it has won orders worth over $85 million from Hydro-Quebec to upgrade its 800kV air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and transmission grid with “state-of-the-art” circuit breakers, power transformers and shunt reactors. >> Read full article

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PHOTOS: 4th Electric Elle Golf Tournament

PHOTOS: 4th Electric Elle Golf Tournament

A new record was set at the 4th Annual Electric Elle Golf Tournament for the number of balls lost. Team “9 is Enough” took home a prize—accompanied by much applause—for managing to squander 12 balls during the 9-hole round of “Best Ball”. See all the photos from putting on the course to the awards dinner. >> Learn More…


RECALL: Eaton 30A general duty switches

The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Eaton has announced a voluntary recall of its 30A general duty 2- and 3-pole switches with catalogue numbers beginning with CDG221 or CDG321. >> Read full article

Standard Products’ step-down transformer

Standard Products’ line of step-down transformers (order numbers range from 64656-64660) is designed to convert high-voltage power to low-voltage power, allowing 100-277V LED drivers to operate on 347V mains. >> Read full article

RECALL: Flos Skygarden light fixtures

Health Canada is recalling Flos Skygarden halogen pendant light fixtures as the dome can detach and fall unexpectedly. >> 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