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Hydro One and OPG launch EV fast-charging network

Hydro One Limited and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) recently announced the launch of Ivy Charging Network, which is set to become Ontario’s largest and most connected electric vehicle fast charger network. The federal government provided an $8 million repayable contribution through Natural Resources Canada towards the project.

EFC to award over $140,000 in funding through 2020 Scholarship Program

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has launched its 2020 Scholarship Program, which will provide over $140,000 in funding to support university and college students interested in pursuing a career within the electrical industry. The 55 scholarships are supported by leading Canadian manufacturers and distributors.

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People include utilities

Social media and technology-savvy workplaces are important to the youngest working generation, according to the Canada's Top Employers for Young People competition. Finalists from this year's competition include BC Hydro, Bruce Power LP, Capital Power Corporation, Epcor Utilities Inc., SaskPower and Schneider Electric Canada.

Ontario begins safety blitz inspections, focusing on construction sites

Ontario workplace inspectors are launching a safety blitz focusing on construction sites. The ‘blitz’ was announced by Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, on Feb. 3.

Essential electrical systems in healthcare facilities

Life safety systems are defined under Rule 46-002 of the CE Code and required by Articles through of the National Building Code (NBC) to be supported by an emergency power supply to ensure continuity of operations. These loads are important for public safety in general and crucial for evacuations during fires and other emergency situations in particular.
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Renewables groups CanWEA and CanSIA to amalgamate

Effective July 1, 2020, Canadians will be welcoming a new “multi-technology association” focusing on “wind energy, solar energy and energy storage”. » Read full article

Bartle & Gibson to open first Saskatchewan branch

Bartle & Gibson has announced its expansion into Saskatchewan with a new branch in Swift Current. The branch, which will fall under the company’s Southern Prairies jurisdiction, is set to open in May 2020. » Read full article

Aecon to buy Winnipeg-based electrical contractor Voltage Power for $30M

Aecon Group Inc. is adding to its in-house electrical contracting expertise with a new acquisition. The company said Feb. 3 it has purchased Winnipeg-based Voltage Power for $30 million, plus possible earnout payments based on future financial targets. » Read full article

AD members boast 12 per cent sales increase in 2019

Affiliated Distributors (AD) is reporting that total member sales across its 12 divisions in 2019 reached $46.3 billion, an increase of 12 per cent compared to 2018 sales. Meanwhile, AD member companies purchased $12.1 billion in goods from AD supplier partners in 2019, a nine per cent increase year-over-year. » Read full article

Graybar Canada names Jason Taylor new EVP and GM

Graybar Canada recently announced the retirement of Brian Thomas, its executive vice president and general manager, effective March 1, 2020. He will be succeeded by Jason Taylor upon his retirement. » Read full article
AEA - Learning Expo

Hearts for Heroes Gala – 10th anniversary

Dates & Location: Feb. 29 • Vaughan, Ont.
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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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AEA Electrical Learning EXPO

Date & Location: March 25 • Edmonton, Alta.
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Lumen Exhibition

Dates & Location: April 21, 23 • Quebec City, Montreal
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Lightfair 2020

Dates & Location: May 3-7 • Las Vegas, Nev.
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