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August 31, 2019

VIDEO: Celebrating a century of higher standards with CSA

At its annual conference and committee week, CSA Group marked 100 years of making standards happen, hand-in-hand with innovations, in the electrical industry and beyond.

SATCC sanctions electricians for misconduct in their apprenticeship training

The 22 electricians may not legally work as construction electricians in Saskatchewan during the suspension or cancellation of their journeyperson certifications and licences.

FedDev Ontario helps fund Northern Transformer's green retrofit

“We are delighted to be increasing our capabilities for the electricity generation, transmission and distribution sector,” said Alexei Miecznikowski, CEO of Northern Transformer.

IEEE opens 2022 NESC preprint for public commentary

Containing more than 500 change proposals and subcommittee recommendations, the release of the preprint initiated an eight-month window for comments.

VIDEO: Canada's first utility-scale microgrid installed in North Bay, Ont.

The 789-kW microgrid can keep an ‘island’ of important buildings powered in case of a winter storm, providing community shelter for more than 51,000 residents.

EASA elects Canadian as chair

Brian Larry, who operates Larry Electric Motor Service in Peterborough, Ont., has more than 33 years’ experience in the electrical apparatus industry. » Read full article

Leading the Charge Conference looks to future of energy storage

“The grid is not effective for clean and renewable energy,” said CanmetEenrgy’s Joceylin Millette. “It must evolve to integrated both centralized and distributed power.” » Read full article

Zhaga and DiiA unveil joint certification for connected lighting

Complementary specifications from the two organizations will help ensure plug-and-play IoT interoperability between luminaires, sensors and communication nodes. » Read full article

ESA launches form for reporting unlicensed electrical work

The new online form is available by visiting, clicking on ‘Report Unlicensed Activity,’ filling out the fields and submitting it to ESA. » Read full article

Extension cord connectors carry counterfeit CSA certification marks

CSA Group explains it has neither tested nor certified Marmon REP’s Serpentec locking extension cord connectors to the applicable safety standards. » Read full article