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Schneider Electric launches EcoStruxure Power for Canadian energy professionals

The company says EcoStruxure Power will give Canadian energy professionals access to more reliable, efficient power while delivering insights about energy usage.

Siemens Canada hosts 11th Women’s Leadership Fireside Chat

Vanesh Okanlomo, Siemens Canada’s VP of finance and controlling energy management, and Carol McGlogan, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) president and CEO, shared insights on personal branding, as well as lessons learned in career development and work-life balance.

Standard Products appoints new lighting specialists in BC

Kevin Sumner and Aaron Melnyk have joined Standard Products’ team in Western Canada.

Section 10: solidly grounded systems & bonding conductor size • Code File, July/August 2018

The CE Code 2018’s Section 10 rewrite includes changes related to grounding a consumer’s service at the service box, and how to determine bonding conductor size. Read on to find out more.

Zhaga publishes Book 18 Edition 1, allowing mechanical IoT upgradability

Book 18 Ed. 1 defines a standardized mechanical interface between a receptacle on the exterior of the LED luminaire and a sensing and communication module that fits into the receptacle.
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Legrand/Wiremold Outdoor Ground Box

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David Bowers

The job that David Bowers will never forget

One of the 2017 Canadian Electrical Award winners really stood out for its uniqueness: the Brockville Railway Tunnel. The project was so innovative and eye-catching that we wanted to find out more about the design and installation process from the lead designer, David Bouwers, CEO of Ford Electric in Brockville. » Read full article
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Acuity Brands

Merge lighting layers with Acuity Brands’ Gotham MYO luminaires

Gotham MYO luminaires deliver up to 15000 lumens per head, with up to three heads per fixture providing individually addressable and configurable light sources. » Read full article

Customize outdoor lighting with MaxLite’s QuadroMAX Plus

Independent LED modules interlock to create configurations from 5,600 to 39,500 lumens, while multiple optic choices (Type II, III, IV and V) enable users to choose the distribution pattern. » Read full article

Leviton adds redesigned Powerswitch disconnect switches

The Powerswitch line includes non-metallic versions available in 30A, 60A and 100A, fused and non-fused, and stainless steel versions available in 30A, 60A, 80A and 100A, non-fused. » Read full article

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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EPEC 2018 • IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference

Date & Location: October 10-11 • Toronto
Info: The 18th annual IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC) will take place at four venues in Toronto on the Ryerson University campus. This year’s theme will be “Clean Technologies for Smart Cities.” EPEC provides an opportunity for experts from the private sector, academia, government and other interested organizations from Canada and abroad to present and discuss the latest developments in electric power and energy systems, including R&D, industrial and business trends, as well as emerging regulatory and policy challenges.
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