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Don't delay: deadline to apply for EFC Scholarship is May 31

This year, $156,250 will be awarded to deserving pupils across 62 scholarships through the 2018 EFC Scholarship Program. APPLICATIONS are now being accepted until May 31, 2018.

Project delivery, IPD and procurement seminars from CCDC 2018

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is launching a series of cross-country seminars that will introduce new and updated documents, with a particular focus on project delivery methods and procurement and contracting requirements.

Attend FREE Alberta Electrical Inspectors Solar Workshop, 2018

The Safety Codes Council encourages you to sign up now for the Alberta Electrical Inspectors Solar Workshop. This is a pilot workshop that may become part of a series taking place throughout Alberta.

High-voltage grounding requirements • Code File, April 2018

Grounding around high voltage is very important; we ground not only for touch and step potentials, but to ensure equipotentiality within the installation.

Four upcoming applications of connected, intelligent LED lighting

The combination of LED lighting and IoT is soon expected to replace traditional incandescent lighting altogether, ensuring a bright future for high-end intelligent LED lighting. Here are four forthcoming applications of the connected, intelligent LED lighting that are changing the way we live and work.

RECALL: Shock hazard with various Schneider Electric Square D safety switches

Schneider Electric is voluntarily recalling Square D general duty 30A and 60A, 120V/240V, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R safety switches because the power can stay on when the handle is in the OFF position, posing a shock or electrocution hazard. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Primer on Battery-based Energy Storage Systems • JUNE 2018

Don’t be the last to learn about battery-based energy storage systems (BESSs) and the possibilities they entail. Join electrical trainer Larry Cantelo for his webinar “A Primer on Battery-based Energy Storage Systems”, scheduled for June 6, 2018, at noon Mountain Time (2 pm Eastern). » Register
General Cable

Extend Ethernet networks with the GenSpeed Category 6A UTP outside plant cable

General Cable recently added the Category 6A cable to its line-up of GenSpeed outside plant category cables for outdoor applications. The new cable allows the extension of 10GB Ethernet networks to outdoor environments. » Read full article

ABB powers e-mobility with the Terra HP, a 150-350 kW high power charger

Terra HP’s ultra-high current has the capacity to charge both 400V and 800V cars at full power. The 375A output single power cabinet can charge a 400V car at 150 kW continuously. » Read full article
Standard Products

LSI introduces the LPEC and LPASC LED troffers

Featuring below-plenum, room-side access to the optical chamber and driver compartment via a pressure removable radius lens and side panel, the products include 0-10V dimming and efficacy up to 144 lumens per watt. » Read full article

ECA of Alberta Training Day and AGM 2018

Date & Location: May 26 - 26 • Edmonton
Info: Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) is hosting its next annual Technical Training Day and Annual General Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton, May 25-26, 2018. The education streams on May 25 include Technical, Codes & Standards and General Interest, with sessions on topics like Bill 17 Fair & Family Workplaces Act; smart home wiring; Bill 30 An Act to Protect the Health & Well-Being of Working Albertans, and more. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC) Program. Congratulations!
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Open House for Women • EJTC Training Facility

Date & Location: May 26 • Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Info: Join Kelly Kienleitner, chief instructor at the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC), at the 5th Annual Women’s Open House. The function is being held May 26, 2018 (10 am to 2 pm) at 1405 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam, B.C. During the open house, women who are considering the Skilled Trades will be able to speak with several current journeywomen and apprentices within the system, learn why they chose a Skilled Trades career, and get into some hands-on demonstrations.
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Safety Codes Council Conference 2018

Date & Location: May 27 - June 3 • Banff, Alta.
Info: Alberta’s Safety Codes Council is hosting Conference 2018 in Banff, Alta., May 27-June 3, 2018. The Safety Codes Council is responsible to Alberta’s Minister of Municipal Affairs to administer portions of the safety system, including accrediting the municipalities, corporations and agencies that sell permits and inspect the work carried out under these permits, certifying and training safety codes officers who do the inspections, administering the Alberta Master Electrician Program, and working with industry through sub-councils to recommend codes and standards.
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EFC Electro-Federation Canada 2018 Annual Conference

Dates & Locations: May 29 - 31 • Vancouver
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is hosting its 2018 annual conference at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, May 29-31, 2018. New for 2018, EFC’s annual general meeting will be featured at the annual conference.
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