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December 11, 2019

Ontario electricity costs keep growing: Fraser Institute

A new study by the Fraser Institute finds that electricity prices in Ontario continue to rise, despite the Ontario government’s attempts to lower them.

Robert Whitty announces retirement from Bartle & Gibson

Robert Whitty has announced plans to step down as president and CEO of Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd., effective Feb. 3, 2020. He will be succeeded by Martin Lower, Bartle & Gibson’s current CFO.

Hydrostor and NRStor complete world’s first commercial advanced-CAES facility

Hydrostor, a developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in partnership with NRStor Incorporated, has announced the completion of the Goderich A-CAES Facility, located in Goderich, Ont.

A systematic approach for inspecting transformers

Today, transformers are everywhere, feeding various voltages into homes and businesses. When one of them fails in a commercial or industrial environment, that failure can disrupt facility operations significantly.

VIDEO: Ontario! Fight Global Adjustment with Energy Storage

Join Energy Manager Canada’s Anthony Capkun and Convergent’s Robin Gray and Toby Tiktinsky to learn about the various technical considerations of energy storage (versus generators) to reduce your facility’s Global Adjustment charges.

Electrovaya moves to new corporate head office

Electrovaya Inc. recently moved to a new corporate head office in Mississauga. The move places Electrovaya’s HQ closer to the head offices of some of its key customers, and closer to several distribution centres where Electrovaya’s lithium ion batteries are currently in use.
Memorandum of Understanding

Three provinces sign MOU on development of small modular reactors

On Dec. 1, Ontario premier Doug Ford, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe released a joint statement on an agreement they formed to together develop small modular reactors. » Read full article
Ranger Design

Ranger Design lockers and workbenches made for use inside work vehicles

Ranger Design recently launched its newly redesigned van lockers and workbenches, created for storage and organization within a mobile technician’s work vehicle. » Read full article

Zhaga Book 18 Ed. 2.0 has been released

Zhaga, a global association of lighting companies, has released a new Book of specifications in order to certify luminaires according to the Zhaga-D4i certification program. » Read full article

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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EFC 12th Annual Ontario Region Gala

Date & Location: Feb. 7 • Toronto, Ont.
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BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition

Dates & Location: Feb. 9-13 • Tampa, Fla.
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Manitoba Women in Trades Conference 2020

Dates & Location: Feb. 18-19 • Winnipeg, Man.
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IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

Dates & Location: March 3-6 • Reno, Nev.
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Dates & Location: March 16-18 • Edmonton, Alta.
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