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IEEE launches Empower a Billion Lives global competition

This competition aims to encourage innovative and viable solutions that can sustainably scale to 1 billion customers through crowdsourcing regionally relevant innovation to accelerate the deployment of energy access solutions in the affected areas.

At IMARK Canada’s annual meeting, Oscan and Acuity earn top honours

At a ceremony on June 28, IMARK Canada president Jim Taggart announced the winners of a number of awards, including Oscan and Acuity.

New SolarHomes Program helps Nova Scotians save on energy bills

Under the program, homeowners will receive a $1 per watt rebate, or roughly 30% of the installation cost of a solar electricity system.

Eaton names Brian Brickhouse president of electrical systems and services group

Brickhouse will head the electrical systems and services group, which includes low- and medium-voltage power distribution, harsh and hazardous area and utility and grid solutions, UPS solutions and the engineering services organization.

Stanley Black & Decker adds Irwin and Lenox brands

Stanley Black & Decker Canada recently added Irwin Tools and Lenox Tools to the Global Tools and Storage Group. The company acquired the two brands in a transaction completed in 2017.
Fine and punishment

CBRE Ltd. fined $80,000 for electrical shock to worker

CBRE Ltd. has been fined a total of $80,000, reports Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, after a worker was shocked by electricity while changing a 347V fluorescent lighting ballast. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Prevent system downtimes with Ridgid’s thermal imagers

The new line includes four thermal imagers — RT-3, RT-5x, RT-7x and RT-9x — that range from providing 160x120 pixel thermal images to 320x240 pixel thermal images. » Read full article

Luminis introduces Oculus exterior recessed downlight luminaires

Suitable for harsh weather conditions, Occulus is IP66-rated and has a fully adjustable light module providing 360° rotation and 30° tilt angles. » Read full article
General Cable

General Cable introduces new generation of Cat 6A small diameter cables

According to the company, the GenSPEED 10 products feature the smallest diameter in the industry, at 0.25-in. » Read full article

2018 IES Annual Conference

Dates & Locations: August 9 - 11 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is hosting its 2018 IES Annual Conference. If any individuals are interested in participating on the Annual Planning Committee, IES asks that they contact Anastastia DeLeon.
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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. 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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Electric Elle Golf Tournament

Date & Location: September 11 • King City, Ont.
Info: The 6th annual Electric Elle golf tournament for women working in the electrical industry has been scheduled. The annual event is open to women working in all areas of the electrical industry (e.g. distribution, manufacturing, contracting). What’s best, you don’t need to have any golfing experience to participate.
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CANEW 2018 • Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop

Date & Location: September 23 - 28 • Lethbridge, Alta.
Info: The Canadian Airports Electrical Association (CAEA) Is hosting the 2018 Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop (CANEW), along with its co-host, the Lethbridge Airport, at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre. The tradeshow will be held September 26. Presentations will include subjects related to operating and maintaining airport building electrical systems, airfield electrical infrastructure, energy management and renewable energy systems.
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