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Hitachi Energy, formerly Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Hitachi ABB Power Grids changed its name and corporate brand to Hitachi Energy. The company is still a joint venture: Hitachi Ltd. has an 80.1% stake in the business, while ABB Ltd. holds the balance. “By 2050, global electrification will near‐double in demand, and electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system,” said Claudio Facchin, CEO.

Alltrade-SkyFire and utility-scale solar near Newell County

Through their joint venture partnership, Alltrade Industrial Contractors Inc. and SkyFire Energy Inc. have embarked upon another utility-scale renewable energy project in Newell County, near Brooks, Alta. Elemental Energy selected them as the EPC contractor for the Brooks Solar II project, which spans over 160 acres.
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OPG and GE Hitachi to develop small modular reactor

OPG and GE Hitachi to develop small modular reactor

The partners will collaborate on the SMR engineering, design, planning, preparing the licencing and permitting materials, and performing site preparation activities, with the goal of constructing Canada’s first commercial, grid-scale SMR, projected to be completed as early as 2028. » Learn more

BC’s ITA gets $5 million to increase apprenticeship seats

The $5 million will support the Industry Training Authority as it helps trades workers start an apprenticeship or upgrade their skills. The funding will support apprentices re-entering or completing apprenticeship training in the mechanical, electrical and automotive trades included in skilled trades certification. » Learn more

Are you the next EnVisioneer of the Year?

Launched in 2010, the competition recognizes North American OEMs, building owners, municipalities, contractors and end users that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade in the past 18 months to realize energy and environmental savings. » Learn more

Milwaukee expands cordless specialty angle grinder lineup

The M18 Fuel 5-in. flathead braking grinders deliver 8500 rpm, while their low-profile, flathead design provides greater accessibility to tight spaces. The M18 Fuel 4-1/2 to 5-in. variable speed grinders and boast five speed settings between 3500 rpm and 8500 rpm. » Learn more

Emerson Appleton GRTS Series junction boxes

GRTS boxes are suitable for stanchion-mounted lighting applications, as well as any general raceway needs, for cable or conduit. The mounting foot design enables easier installation when mounting to brackets, trays, walls, columns, etc., while the box provides enough space inside for accessing and maintaining wires. » Learn more

AD Electrical-Canada Spring Network Meeting

Dates & Location: April 13-15, Vancouver » More info

Ontario Electrical League Annual Conference

Dates & Location: April 27-30, Toronto » More info


Dates & Location: May 4-5, Moncton, N.B. » More info

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