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Calling all female cleantech entrepreneurs and innovators!

Jim Carr, Minister of NRCan, recently unveiled a nationwide challenge for Canada’s aspiring woman cleantech entrepreneurs and innovators, asking them to submit their ideas to tackle “the world’s most difficult energy and environmental challenges”. The deadline to apply is July 13, 2018.

Hydro Ottawa and FLO to pilot residential charging stations in Ottawa

FLO will make available up to 100 FLO Home X5 charging stations throughout the term of the pilot and provide software services including real-time monitoring, reporting and analysis of infrastructure impacts.

Siemens awarded 25-year service agreement for Canadian cogeneration project

The 25-year service and maintenance agreement includes scheduled maintenance for the two SGT-800 gas turbine generator sets and associated auxiliaries.

Service Wire Company celebrates 50 years

Founded in West Virginia in 1968, the company now manufactures over 1800 products. It has three locations across the U.S., each with a manufacturing plant, distribution centre and sales office.

Catalyst adds Kate Horodyski and Lierin Nesbit to the team

Catalyst Sales & Marketing recently added two new-hires to its team: Lierin Nesbit to lead inside sales, and Kate Horodyski to cover marketing and specification sales.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Legrand/Wiremold Outdoor Charging Stations

Legrand Outdoor Charging Stations provide an ideal solution for employees, students, and guests to charge their mobile devices in outdoor spaces. Perfect for areas like corporate campuses and higher education facilities, these stations incorporate power devices as well as LED lighting. Featuring durable construction and outdoor-rated finishes, these elegant pedestals are designed to enhance your facility while blending into existing landscaping. >> Learn more
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MacPherson departs; Capkun assumes Publisher role

Electrical Business Magazine’s publisher of 11 years, John MacPherson, has left Annex Business Media to pursue another career opportunity. Moving into his position is Anthony Capkun, the now-former editor of EBMag. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Fluke 1740 Series Power Quality Loggers simplify collecting critical utility PQ data

The loggers are used for studying and monitoring utility power quality and demand to industry standards. IEC 61000-4-30 compliant, the loggers are capable of simultaneously logging over 500 parameters for each averaging period. » Read full article

Bosch Custom Case System for Impact Tough bits provides tilt-in/tilt-out convenience

The removable bit clips allow users to take only the bits needed for a given job rather than the whole case. Additionally, users can customize set configurations so they can make a set that fits the job and their specific requirements. » Read full article

Kichler introduces the 12V LED Accent with variable lumen output

Three lumen output choices are offered from a single fixture and can be adjusted electronically with a switching magnet. » Read full article

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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ECA of New Brunswick AGM and Conference 2018

Date & Location: June 27 - 30 • Wallace, N.S.
Info: The Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick (ECANB) is hosting its 54th Annual General Meeting and Conference at the Fox Harb’r Resort and Spa in Nova Scotia, June 27-30, 2018. Some of the educational sessions tentatively lined up include presentations on CSA Z462-18 “Workplace electrical safety”, Atlantic Dig Safe, marijuana and the workplace, and apprenticeship training.
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2018 IES Annual Conference

Dates & Locations: August 9 - 11 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is hosting its 2018 IES Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts from August 9 - 11, 2018. If any individuals are interested in participating on the Annual Planning Committee, IES asks that they contact Anastastia DeLeon at
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IAEI Canadian Section Convention and Tradeshow

Date & Location: September 5 - 7 • Saskatoon, Sask.
Info: The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Prairie Chapter, in partnership with ECAS, is hosting the 2018 IAEI Canadian Section Convention September 5-7 in Saskatoon. The event will feature numerous training and networking opportunities, as well as a tradeshow for product displays from sponsors, wholesalers, approval agencies and distributors.
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