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November 27, 2019

Convergent completes two energy storage projects at Shell facilities

Convergent Energy + Power, the largest operator of energy storage solutions in Ontario, has announced that the 21 MWh of industrial battery storage systems under construction at two Ontario Shell Canada Products facilities are now operational.

Schneider Electric Canada president named a WXN Top 100 Award Winner

Susan Uthayakumar, Schneider Electric Canada country president, has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

New Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranks provinces on policy and programs

Efficiency Canada, a Carleton University-based advocacy organization, launched the first Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard on November 19. The Scorecard is accompanied by a regularly-updated policy database.
More funding for women

Mott Electric GP provides more funding for women in electrical trades

The Construction Foundation of BC has announced a new wave of funding for the Mott Electric GP Women in Trades Training Fund, donated by Mott Electric GP. The fund covers the cost of program tuition and books and aims to reduce barriers to advancement opportunities for women as they work towards obtaining their Red Seal Endorsement. » Read full article
The Buildings Show

Kevin Poyck named Signify Market Group Leader Americas

Signify has appointed Kevin Poyck as its new Market Group Leader Americas. In this role, Poyck will focus on driving commercial operations for the company’s customers in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. » Read full article

VIDEO: What exactly is energized electrical work?

Arc flash and shock hazards exist in the workplace. We know this. The problem is identifying them against an energized electrical work task. Join Electrical Business Magazine and electrical safety subject matter expert, Terry Becker, P.Eng., to get answers to your questions about energized electrical work. » Watch video

Swidget appoints Intralec as sales agent in Ontario

Swidget Corp. has announced the appointment of Intralec Electrical Products Ltd. as sales agent representing Swidget and its Swidgetsystem, an embedded smart home device, in Ontario. » Read full article

Emerson expands line of Greenlee carbide-tipped hole cutters

Emerson has announced the expansion of its Greenlee carbide-tipped hole cutter. The design of the product features a split point cobalt steel pilot drill, which helps accurately place the hole, and the stepped nature of the pilot drill helps prevent over-drilling while protecting the cutter’s teeth. » Read full article

Mersen launches Compact Power Distribution Blocks

Mersen has announced the launch of its new Compact PDB Series, an expansion of its finger-safe IP20-rated Power Distribution Blocks series. » Read full article

EFC Christmas Receptions across Canada

Dates & Location: Nov. 28-Dec. 12 • Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City
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Alberta Electrical Association Christmas Luncheons

Dates & Location: Nov. 29, Dec. 6 • Calgary, Edmonton
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The Buildings Show

Dates & Location: Dec. 4-6 • Toronto, Ont.
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NEMRA20 Annual Conference

Dates & Location: Jan. 29-Feb. 1 • Orlando, Fla.
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EIAA Technical Conference

Dates & Location: Jan. 31-Feb. 1 • Edmonton, Alta.
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BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition

Dates & Location: Feb. 9-13 • Tampa, Fla.
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