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Poor policies largely to blame for Ontario’s electricity prices: Fraser

“Ontario is a prime example of how not to manage energy policy; extreme government interference in the electricity market has made life more unaffordable for Ontarians and damaged the province’s economy,” said the institute’s Kenneth Green.

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

Missed our webinar on April 25? Don’t worry! Watch the recording here and learn how to become a better leader with 5 Proven Steps that will help you create structure, order and control that lasts the life of your business.

Nexans makes final cable delivery to Strait of Belle Isle subsea HVDC power link

Nexans has completed a six-year project to design, manufacture, supply and install approximately 100km of subsea HVDC cable and accessories for Nalcor Energy’s Strait of Belle Isle Marine Cable Crossing in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Novinium presents environmental stewardship award to Alectra Utilities

Based on the number of feet of electrical cable they rejuvenated in 2016 and the resulting CO2 mitigation, Alectra is the only Ontario-based utility and one of two in Canada being presented with this award.

Schneider Electric appoints Shonodeep Modak Chief Marketing Officer, North America

Modak will join both the Global Marketing and North America Operations Leadership Teams, reporting directly to Annette Clayton, CEO and president, North America Operations, and Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer.
Brian Power

Techspan’s Brian Power announces his retirement

“Brian is a gifted sales leader, networker and mentor, and will be greatly missed at Techspan,” says the announcement from Techspan’s president, Lyle Moroz. » 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
Hazloc Heaters

Hazloc Heaters introduces the IEH1 Evolution series of industrial electric unit heaters

Hazloc Heaters' IEH1 Evolution series of industrial electric unit heaters are designed to provide primary or supplementary heating of people or equipment in non-hazardous and non-corrosive environments. » Read full article

Automate cutting with Wago smartCutter

Wago recently introduced the smartCutter, which automates the cutting of marking material on the Wago smartPrinter. » Read full article
Terex Utilities

Terex Utilities debuts Optima Series of enhanced aerial devices

The Optima TCX and HRX now offer up to 1,000 lb more vehicle payload capacity thanks to higher strength steel that reduces overall vehicle weight. » Read full article

CAF 2018 National Apprenticeship Conference

Date & Location: June 10 - 12 • Montreal
Info: The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is hosting the 2018 National Apprenticeship Conference from June 10-12, 2018, at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal, Québec. The 2018 conference will highlight initiatives, programs and strategies that contribute to Canada’s apprenticeship system. Members of the apprenticeship community are invited to consider sharing their ideas, research or innovative approaches that will contribute to the ongoing conversation about apprenticeship as “the best way to develop a highly skilled trades workforce.” More than 500 delegates are expected to participate.
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CSA 2018 Annual Conference & Committee Week

Dates & Locations: June 18 - 22 • Edmonton
Info: The 2018 CSA Group Committee Week—where the CE Code-Part I Committee meets to discuss the Canadian Electrical Code—is being held June 18-22, 2018, at the Shaw Convention Centre, Edmonton, Alta.
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Solar Canada 2018

Date & Location: June 20 - 21 • Calgary
Info: Solar Canada 2018 will take place at the BMO Centre in Calgary from June 20-21, 2018. Solar Canada will enhance its residential, industrial and commercial tracks to help guide growing demand for end user education and networking opportunities, the organizers say. Additionally, a special evening has been added for the potential residential customer.
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2018 EASA Annual Convention & Exposition

Date & Location: June 24 - 26 • Milwaukee, Wis.
Info: The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) will hold its Annual Convention and Exposition from June 24-26, 2018 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wis. The theme for the 2018 Convention is “Connect 2 Quality.” The convention program offers attendees numerous technical and sales/management seminars daily. A companion trade show features industry manufacturers and service providers highlighting the latest developments in electric motors, drives and controls, generators and other electro-mechanical equipment, as well as services to the electro-mechanical industry.
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