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Jacob Tarn appointed CEO of Ledvance

Tarn will manage the company out of its global headquarters in Garching, Germany. He brings over 30 years of experience in the global LED lighting market, most recently serving as executive vice president and COO of the LED business unit at Samsung Electronics.

SaskPower carbon capture & storage surpasses 2 million tonnes

“BD3 continues to provide electricity to more than 100,000 of our customers. What’s more, it’s doing so with coal, and in a way that makes it one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuel units on Earth,’’ said SaskPower’s Mike Marsh.

Eaton establishes cybersecurity collaboration with UL

Through this program, Eaton, UL and other industry organizations are working together to establish foundational requirements for the testing of network-connectable industrial control systems to enable protection against vulnerabilities and security risk controls.

ENMAX withdrawn from PPA Balancing Pool legal action

“The Government of Alberta took legal action to fight to protect Albertans, and many parties—including ENMAX—were regrettably caught up in our action against the past government,” admitted Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy.

Southwire closing Wisconsin facility; moving some operations to Toronto

Southwire plans to relocate the CSC’s operations—including equipment and inventory—to existing distribution facilities located in the U.S. and Toronto. This transition is expected to wrap up by the end of November.

JMR Electric, Toromont and Bondfield fined after worker injured in arc flash

Bondfield Construction Co. Ltd., J.M.R. Electric Ltd. and Toromont Industries Ltd. have been fined a total of $460,000 after a worker was injured during the construction of the South West Detention Centre (SWDC) in Windsor, Ont. » Read full article

OEL welcomes Bao Xiong as Huong Nguyen moves on to SOY

Ontario Electrical League has hired Bao Xiong in Communications & Marketing, as well as chapter support. » Read full article

Separately derived systems • Code File, February 2018

What is a separately derived system, and why is it important for Section 10? To fully understand, we need to look at how we define derived as it is used throughout the CE Code, as it has many synonyms and definitions. » Read full article

Fundamentals of connected lighting control systems

Smart lighting delivers more than just illumination: the combination of LED technology and intelligent lighting control systems has significantly lowered energy usage while simultaneously reducing operating expenses and addressing building code requirements. » Read full article

OPG to develop renewable energy microgrid at Gull Bay FN

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (KZA)/Gull Bay First Nation (GBFN) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are co-developing a microgrid that will use solar, battery storage and grid technology to help reduce diesel use at KZA. » Read full article

Spray foam insulation: tips for electrical professionals

Polyurethane foam is all around you: in your car, in appliances, in foam cushions and other household goods. Now it is becoming a common material used in buildings, and the electrical industry needs to understand how to work with and around it. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Contractor... or babysitter? It’s Time for Structure, Order & Control • APR 2018

If you’re struggling with your leadership and time management, and just can’t seem to establish a good working environment and culture, then STOP babysitting your team and JOIN our “Level Up” columnist Andrew Houston for the webinar on April 25 at 2 pm EST. » Register

A North American favourite reinvented: the 2019 Ford Ranger

The Ranger is equipped with a 2.3-L EcoBoost engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. For added durability, the engine features a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams. » Read full article
15kV Premset

“Inadvertently touchable” 15kV Premset switchgear debuts in Canada

The circuit breaker is in series with the isolating grounding switch; when combined with safety interlocks, it provides integrally designed protection for the operator. » Read full article
eHeat Inc. Envi

RECALL: eHeat Inc. Envi high-efficiency electric panel heaters

Improper wire crimping by the manufacturer can cause the unit to overheat, smoke or melt, posing a burn hazard. As of March 5, 2018, eHeat has received six reports of product failures from Canadian customers and no reports of injury. » Read full article

Electrical Safety Innovation Summit 2018

Date & Location: April 12 • Montreal
Info: Hosted by Schneider Electric Canada, the half-day Electrical Safety Innovation Summit brings together experts from different industries to present and discuss the latest trends in electrical safety. Join the electrical safety experts and learn about CSA Z462 “Workplace electrical safety,” the new class of MV switchgear using shielded solid insulation system technology, and “Safety by design and engineered safety,” with panelist discussion.
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IAEI Spring Seminar — Ontario Chapter

Date & Location: April 14 • Toronto
Info: The Ontario Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) is hosting its Spring Seminar on April 14, 2018 at the CSA Group in Toronto. The event will feature technical presentations by the Ontario College of Trades, CSA Group and Cummins, as well as networking opportunities with electrical inspectors, engineers, contractors and other industry professionals.
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Salon Lumen • Lumen Exhibition Quebec 2018

Date & Location: April 17 • Quebec City, Quebec
Info: Mark your calendar for the 2018 Salon Lumen • Lumen Exhibition being held in Quebec City at the Centre de foires de Québec, April 17, 2018. This is the first of two exhibitions. The second is being held in Montreal, April 19.
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Electrical Safety for Contractors • Waterloo and Wellington regions

Dates & Locations: April 19 • Kitchener, Ont.
Info: The “Electrical Safety for Contractors” event on April 19, 2018, brought to you by Energy+, Guelph Hydro, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro and Waterloo North Hydro, focuses on the latest information on electrical safety, legislation and training from a panel of experts, which includes representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Cowan Insurance Group and the Electrical Safety Authority. The event runs from 7:30 am to noon at Bingemans Conference Centre (The Embassy Room) in Kitchener. Registration is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees.
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