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Deadline extended! Nominate for Canadian Electrical Awards today

The deadline has been extended to September 30, 2017. Now is the time to hunker down and take 10 to 15 minutes to fill in your nomination for the 2017 Canadian Electrical Awards, which recognize noteworthy Canadian electrical installations and electrical safety champions. Deadline is September 15!

Will new WSIB rate framework be “fair, transparent and easy to understand”?

According to WSIB, “We are changing the way we set premium rates for the 300,000 Ontario businesses covered by our workplace injury and illness insurance because every business deserves a system that is fair, transparent and easy to understand”.

Donate now to ECA of Alberta’s STARS silent auction

Organizations like the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta is supporting STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), and could use items for an upcoming silent auction.

S&C Canada and partner deploying microgrid at energy park

S&C’s project scope is to engineer, procure and contract-manage an automated microgrid combining solar panels and other energy sources, battery energy storage and the GridMaster microgrid control system at North Bay Community Energy Park.

Chigbo and Mlakar net $3500 Ontario Energy Network scholarships

The Ontario Energy Network announced the recipients of its 2017 scholarships, both of which have already spent some time working in the energy sector. Congratulations to Linda Chigbo and Kristina Mlakar.

Rittal “stepped up” Modifications Centre capabilities with Perforex

Rittal Systems Ltd.—a manufacturer of enclosures for a variety of applications—says it has “stepped up” the capabilities of its Mississauga Modifications Centre with the integration of its Perforex machine, part of the Rittal Automation System Plan.

Nexans bringing new cable-laying vessel online in 2020

Global cable-producer Nexans has commenced with the construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine high-voltage cable systems installations.

Philips & American Tower partner on 4G/5G-enabled smart light poles

At Mobile World Congress Americas, Philips Lighting and American Tower Corp. announced an alliance to “accelerate the digital transformation of urban spaces and the adoption of smart city services”. » Read full article
Understanding VFD

Understanding Variable Frequency Drive Cables

VFD cables are specially designed to make today’s powerful industrial-grade AC motors operate efficiently and safely. Isaac Müller will explain what industrial applications they are used in, why they are used and what problems they prevent. He will also discuss VFD cable designs, and provide installation tips and suggestions. Don’t miss this important FREE webinar—sponsored by Nexans Canada—being held October 12, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register
Cost of workforce drugs

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line... take control!

Did you know employer-funded insurance plans across Canada wasted over $3 billion a year between 2011 and 2015 by covering prescriptions for expensive medicines and paying unnecessary dispensing fees... even when there were cheaper options available? Join Steve Nowak in an upcoming webinar to learn about the costs and some of the options available to reduce them. Don’t miss it on October 31, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register

ECA of British Columbia 65th Annual General Meeting

Date & Location: September 29-30 • Victoria
Info: In addition to meetings, there will be a presentation by Dave Earle from Construction Labour Relations, evening welcome reception, Gala Dinner on Friday evening, and a special ECABC 65th anniversary dinner and wine pairing at Church & State Wines on Saturday.
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EPEC: IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference

Date & Location: October 22-25 • Saskatoon
Info: This conference provides an opportunity for experts from industry, academia, government and other interested organizations to present and discuss the latest developments in electric power and energy systems.
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Electrical Safety in Construction Workshop

Date & Location: October 25-26 • Washington, D.C.
Info: At the National Academy of Construction’s annual meeting this fall, a collaborative workshop will be held between NAC and the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee (Construction Subcommittee) with the aim of reducing electrical injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.
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EFC Future Forum 2017 “The Evolution of Customers”

Date & Location: October 25 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: The Evolution of Customers” provides an opportunity for Electro-Federation Canada members to gain insights into strengthening and expand their sales and marketing strategies. Following several speakers and an industry panel, EFC will unveil the winners of its 2017 Marketing Awards.
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16th Annual Health and Safety Conference Alberta

Date & Location: October 26-27 • Banff, Alta.
Info: The conference focuses on working together in occupational health and safety, and features a range of exhibitors, high profile keynote speakers, and provides attendees with a variety of session topics.
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