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February 23, 2019
Alberta Electrical Association

TSASK inherits electrical licensing, inspections and permits

The independent body was created in 2010, following a 2009 review that recommended the development of a ‘one-stop shop’ for safety regulatory services.

Incentive grant launched for women apprentices in Red Seal trades

The five-year initiative is intended to encourage women to enter and succeed in trades where they are currently underrepresented, including the electrical business.

CanWEA O&M summit highlights electrical safety for wind farms

A new guide outlines recommended methods for safely operating and maintaining the electrical systems specific to wind power generation facilities across Canada.

Hybrid AC-DC distribution proposed by UWaterloo researchers

They estimate their model would reduce costs by more than 5%, due to lower infrastructure expenses and less energy loss.

April's MCEE trade show already 90% full

MCEE is reportedly Canada’s largest trade show for the electrical, lighting, hydronics, plumbing and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) industries.

Digital protective relay's inventor inducted into hall of fame

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III revolutionized electric power systems by developing the world’s first microprocessor-based digital protective relay.

EFC Ontario gala draws record numbers Under the Big Top

The event nearly sold out, with well over 300 electrical industry professionals and their guests, including EFC national members visiting from as far away as Nova Scotia.

VIDEO: Crowdfunding starts for world's first handheld electric shark deterrent

A trigger-activated extendable baton will allow swimmers to create an electrical field up to 1 m in diameter and 2.5 m in length, to prevent an unwanted shark encounter.

Hydro Ottawa recognized again for employing young apprentices

With a significant portion of its existing workforce set to retire over the next 10 years, Hydro Ottawa has actively sought to attract young employees through a variety of efforts.

Shell acquires Greenlots to expand EV infrastructure in North America

Together, the companies plan to offer software and services to enable the large-scale deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.