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Advanced energy storage systems market to grow at CAGR of 8.48 per cent

According to a report from, one driver behind the forecasted growth in the market is government initiatives to promote advanced energy storage.

Schneider Electric and REV partner to provide electrical solutions in Western Canada

“Schneider Electric and REV have worked together for years and as the market evolves towards safer, more reliable and flexible solutions it seemed natural for us to join forces to better serve the local industry,” said Christian Cossette, marketing and engineering director, Canada, Schneider Electric.

Lance Bennett assumes presidency of IES

Bennett succeeds Cheryl English, and brings over 30 years of experience in the lighting industry. He has been with Eaton’s lighting business of over 24 years.

Dorothy Tully-Petersen now Priority Wire and Cable’s national sales manager, Canada

In her new role, Tully-Petersen will be responsible for sales in Canada and will manage the company’s sales representative network and inside sales team.

Catalyst Sales and Marketing signs with Dals Lighting

Dals has a long history of serving the electrical wholesale and lighting showroom channels. They began with accent lighting and then expanded to architectural products.

Police investigate big electrical firms for cartel pricing, corruption

Police in France have searched the offices of Legrand, Sonepar, Schneider Electric and Rexel, four of the country's largest electrical equipment manufacturers and distributors, multiple times this summer as part of a cartel pricing and corruption probe. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Leviton's Type A and Type-C USB charger/receptacle delivers “more powerful charging”

The chargers offer two high-powered veridical USB ports, one Type A and one Type-C, delivering a combined total of 5.1A and over 25W, along with two additional tamper resistant receptacles. » Read full article

Soraa expands into directional luminaires with Soraa Arc

According to the company, Arc is optimized for superior thermal management, features full spectrum colour and white rendering, and clean beams that deliver light across a multitude of applications. » Read full article
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CBS ArcSafe introduces RSA-230B for Eaton Series G – LG frame

Dubbed RSA-230B, the portable device allows technicians to remotely close or trip the circuit breaker from up to 300 feet away, while stationed safely outside the arc-flash boundary. » Read full article

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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Building Magic in the Air Gala

Date & Location: October 20 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) is again supporting the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) Air Ambulance's annual Building Magic in the Air Gala. Celebrating a partnership with Alberta's construction industry, the Gatsby-themed evening at Edmonton's Chateau Lacombe Hotel will be dedicated to raising funds to help keep STARS in the sky, featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, live and silent auction, raffles and live entertainment.
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InfraCanada 2018

Dates & Locations: October 24 • Saskatoon, Sask.
Info: According to the organizers of InfraCanada 2018, the event is Canada’s only facility maintenance and infrared imaging conference. The event will take place at the Ramada Inn. Conference topics include infrared thermography, fugitive emissions, building science, predictive maintenance and other NDT technologies. Participants are encouraged to bring their infrared camera to have it checked for thermal capture accuracy. Additionally, attendees will receive re-certification credits that can be applied to their current ITC certification level.
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