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WANTED: Volunteers for Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes

There is an immediate need for volunteers to serve on either the Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes (CCBFC), or on one of CCBFC’s nine technical standing committee to replace membership vacancies for the current (2015-2020) code cycle.

BCHydro harmonizing requirements for resi concrete encasement

To facilitate the practice of installing service conduits within building walls to improve a home’s exterior appearance, BC Hydro harmonized its requirements for concrete encasement of utility supply service raceways (120/240V up to 600A) installed within building walls, along with the BC Electrical Code requirement for consumer’s service raceways for residential supply services.

Jail time and $50K in fines for illegal work in Milton homes

Last month, a contractor was sentenced in a Burlington, Ont., court to five days in jail and ordered to pay $40,000 in fines—plus a 25% victim fine surcharge—for doing electrical work illegally.

Danatec acquires ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc.

Danatec Educational Services Inc.—a wholly owned subsidiary of Yardstick Testing & Training—has acquired ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc., a player in electrical safety consulting, products, and arc flash & shock training solutions.

Meet Fluence: Siemens & AES’s new energy storage tech company

Siemens AG and The AES Corp. are forming a new global energy storage technology and services company that will combine the capabilities of Siemens’ battery-based energy storage solutions group with AES Energy Storage.

Milton Shop marks 40 years without lost-time injury

“It’s an amazing accomplishment,” said Jamie MacDonald, senior director of Power Production. “The team at Milton does high-risk work, and they’ve proven that all injuries are preventable. They are an inspiration for all our teams at Nova Scotia Power.”

Toronto pole-mounted energy storage “showing positive results”

A pole-mounted energy storage system that was put into service in August 2016 in a North York neighbourhood is “showing positive results” in the early stages of a pilot program, reports Toronto Hydro.

John Baron is retiring from Elec-Tech Sales

After 31 years with Elec-Tech Sales (Richmond, B.C.) and the last 20 years as its president, John Baron announced he is retiring at the end of August.