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Level Up • 5 mistakes that will put your business under • Andrew Houston

As an electrical controls licensed electrician, I know first-hand the challenges an electrical contractor faces each day. The following five mistakes contractors make are based on my own experiences when I started and ran my own contracting company many years ago.

Port of Montreal reduces carbon footprint with Schneider Electric shore power technology

Schneider Electric’s Shore Power solution contributed to the Port’s reduction of 2,800 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

Eaton enters vehicle electrification market with eMobility business

eMobility will focus on intelligent power electronics, power systems and advanced power distribution and circuit protection. The company plans to invest over $500 million over the next five years to develop new products and technologies.

Zellermeyer joins Techspan as national marketing manager

“With more than 14 years of marketing experience in the industrial electrical market, Anthony aims to bring fresh ideas to Techspan to pursue growth in cooperation with our electrical wholesaler partners,” says the company.

Enercare Inc. to be acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure for $4.3 billion

“We are excited to be acquiring Enercare, a high-quality business that has established a leadership position in North America,” said Sam Pollock, CEO, Brookfield Infrastructure.
Energy Summit

Energy Summit 2018: energy management, ISO 50001, CHP and more

Energy Summit 2018 brought together Canada’s energy efficiency experts to help some 400+ delegates learn how energy management systems can improve profitability, how some companies and organizations are leading and innovating in energy usage, as well as to share practical energy solutions for a facility. EBMag was there, serving as both a media partner and reporter. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

MIT485/2TC-LG2 insulation tester from Megger tests up to 500V

The MIT485/2TC-LG2 replaces Megger’s original MIT480 range tester. The instrument features fixed test voltages of 50V, 100V, 250V and 500V, as well as variable test voltages from 10V to 500V. » Read full article

ABB launches energy meter range for 690V motors

EQ A44 is available in a range of voltages, from 57.7 to 500 or 100 to 690V phase to phase and is suitable for use in a variety of temperatures. It can be used in three or four wire installations for installing new meters or retrofitting older versions. » Read full article
Universal Lighting

Universal Lighting Technologies adds Everline emergency LED drivers

Available in four models (ELD10UNVL, ELD10UNVLPL, ELD7UNVCL and ELD20UNVL), the new drivers were designed to meet North American buildings’ emergency lighting requirements. » Read full article

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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PCIC 2018 • 65th IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee Conference

Dates & Locations: September 24-26 • Cincinnati, Ohio
Info: The largest industry conference for the IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee (IEEE-PCIC) is being held in September. PCIC provides an international forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology related to the petroleum and chemical industry, and will cover electrical applications, safety and related technology. It is highly regarded for providing top-quality papers on a variety of relevant subjects aimed at the electrical industry, says IEEE.
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NECA Show 2018

Date & Location: September 29 - October 2 • Philadelphia, Pa.
Info: At the annual show of the National Electrical Contractors Association (U.S.), the NECA Show, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with peers, discover new products and service solutions, grow their company’s business and boost productivity by training with experts, and more. According to the organizers, the NECA Show provides the best industry resources for executive management, project managers and purchasing agents, shares best practices and compliance information, and the number one electrical construction trade show.
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