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SOY celebrates major milestone: 500 apprenticeship registrations

Support Ontario Youth—an industry- and government-supported apprentice sponsor group—announced the official registration of 500 apprentices. It works with apprentices, employers, and industry stakeholders to identify gaps in apprenticeship learning and training, “and help those directly involved by supporting, mentoring, and guiding their efforts to help streamline and modernize the trade pathways”.

CanREA says we must “increase the pace of build-out” of renewables/storage

Canada’s wind, solar, and energy storage sectors grew by 11.2% in 2023, according to industry data released by the Canadian Renewable Energy Association. This year’s greatest success stories were found in Atlantic Canada, the North, and Alberta. Other provinces saw no growth in their wind, solar, or energy storage sectors in 2023. CanREA says this is due to their lack of centralized procurements and corporate power purchase agreement offerings.

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Cutting the ribbon on Burchill’s 5.8-MW energy storage system

The Burchill Wind Project in Saint John, N.B., is a $95M Indigenous-led project consisting of 10 wind turbines capable of producing up to 42 MW of energy coupled, with a 5.781-MW/11.562-MWh utility-scale battery energy storage system. The project is located about 15 kilometres southwest of Saint John, within the city limits near Lorneville. » Read more

Sonepar acquires Electrozad – bolsters its OEM/industrial business

“We are proud of our achievements over the years, and we are very excited for our future as a member of the largest family-owned, global distributor,” said Electrozad chair & CEO, William C. “Bill” Smith. “Sonepar will provide the support, vision, and expertise required to ensure continued growth for our employees, customers, and suppliers.” » Read more

InCharge Energy recognized as an innovative company for Transportation

InCharge Energy, a provider of turnkey fleet electrification solutions for vehicle OEMs and commercial fleet customers, has been recognized among the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024 under “Transportation” by Fast Company. InCharge was recognized for several key achievements in 2023; its majority stakeholder is ABB E-Mobility. » Read more


Field-adjustable distribution without lens changes

Designed for outdoor applications, Ledvance’s Opti-Select area light offers field-adjustable distribution without the need for lens changes. “Unlike other options on the market that require manual lens changes, the Opti-Select area light simplifies field adjustments with a mere turn of a switch,” says Ligia Orlandini. » Learn more


Lift, level, or hold with Irwin’s Quick-Lift jack

Irwin’s Quick-Lift construction jack is designed to help you lift, level, or hold materials on the job. It has a 10-in. lifting height and a capacity of up to 330 lb., raising loads with an ergonomically designed trigger. » Learn more


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Pursuing DEI – Enhancing your workforce and community

April 24, Online, presented by Electrical Business Magazine and friends » More info

The MEET Show (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology)

May 1-2, Moncton, N.B. Stop by BOOTH #1005 and say “Hello” to the Electrical Business Magazine team! » More info