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The Future of Utilities Lies in the 3Ds of Power Generation: Decentralization, Decarbonization, and Digitalization

By Jay Misheal – Business Development Manager of Utility Electrification Solutions at ABB Canada

The power industry’s aging infrastructure has forced it to undertake the largest transformation in decades, one that will modernize the grid and make it more resilient. This comes at a time when electric vehicle adoption is on the rise, regulators are legislating less greenhouse gas emissions, and many companies are moving away from fossil fuels. All of this is demanding more from electrical power utilities. Read More


Changing Scene

  • SaskPower and GE Hitachi Sign Agreement to Advance Small Modular Reactor Development

    SaskPower and GE Hitachi Sign Agreement to Advance Small Modular Reactor Development

    February 20, 2024 Representatives from SaskPower and GE Vernova’s Nuclear business, GE Hitachi (GEH), met in Regina to sign an important agreement to advance small modular reactor (SMR) development in Saskatchewan.  The agreement will enable SaskPower and GEH to collaborate on project planning and facilitate the sharing of expertise related to the design, fuel sourcing… Read More…

  • SYNERGY NORTH President & CEO to Retire

    SYNERGY NORTH President & CEO to Retire

    February 20, 2024 The SYNERGY NORTH Board of Directors have announced that Tim Wilson, President & CEO of SYNERGY NORTH, has informed the Board of his retirement, effective May 15, 2024.  Wilson has had an extensive career with the utility, joining Thunder Bay Hydro as the Manager of Market Compliance in 2001. Afterward, he continued to… Read More…

  • SaskPower, Unifor Approve New CBA

    SaskPower, Unifor Approve New CBA

    February 20, 2024 A new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) has been reached between SaskPower and UNIFOR. “We are pleased that the members of Unifor have ratified this agreement,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskPower. “This successful ratification shows that the best agreements are negotiated at the bargaining table.” The new CBA was ratified by… Read More…

  • EHRC Celebrates Leadership at 11th Annual Awards of Excellence

    EHRC Celebrates Leadership at 11th Annual Awards of Excellence

    Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), celebrated the winners of its 2023 Awards of Excellence in Toronto. This prestigious event gathered industry stakeholders nationwide to recognize and applaud the outstanding achievements of innovative HR leaders within Canada’s electricity sector. Read More…


Product News

  • NOARK 1500 Volt Disconnect Switches

    NOARK 1500 Volt Disconnect Switches

    NOARK Electric is now offering two families of 1500VDC disconnect switches  as new additions to its DC product catalog. The new disconnect switches are dc voltage rated up to 1500V (volts) and offer short time withstand ratings up to 150kA (kilo-amperes). Read More…

  • Vista, Vista Green, and Vista SD Switchgear for Utilities

    Vista, Vista Green, and Vista SD Switchgear for Utilities

    January 11, 2024 Vista switchgear solves difficult switching and protection challenges and improves reliability using SF6 insulating gas. Built with the user in mind, it only takes one person to operate, and includes other features designed for operator safety, such as highly visible gaps. Utilities have used oil-insulated switchgear for decades. However, this switchgear requires hefty… Read More…

  • Klein Tools Launches New Lineman’s Hammers with Built-In J-Hook Remover

    Klein Tools Launches New Lineman’s Hammers with Built-In J-Hook Remover

    December 12, 2023 Klein Tools introduces the Lineman’s Double-Face Hammer and the Lineman’s Milled-Face Hammer, both made from forged, tempered steel and featuring built-in J-hook removers to reduce the number of times you need to switch tools.  Lineman’s Double Face Hammer (Cat. No. 809-36) and Lineman’s Milled-Face Hammer (Cat. No. 809.36MF) Source Read More…

  • Single and Three Phase Pole Mounted Transformer

    Single and Three Phase Pole Mounted Transformer

    November 7, 2023 Design Standard Accessories and Features Optional Accessories and Features Transformers may be provided with the following optional items if specified by the purchaser: Go HERE for more information Read More…



Events

  • CCGIC 2024 Registration Period – February 19 to March 1, 2024

    CCGIC 2024 Registration Period – February 19 to March 1, 2024

    The registration period for the Construction Industry General Knowledge Course (CCGIC) will take place from February 19 to March 1 , 2024 inclusive. This registration process is intended for people who wish to obtain a certificate of competence for the specialized occupation from which they have graduated, among the following: Qualified blaster and driller candidates, surveying instrument attendants and… Read More…

  • Webinar: Supporting Tradespeople who Use Substances

    Webinar: Supporting Tradespeople who Use Substances

    February 16, 2024 This webinar is being co-hosted by CAF-FCA and the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD).  CAPUD believes tradespeople’s perspectives and lived experiences are crucial to developing supportive policies and programs. This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn from CAPUD and tradespeople who use substances. Discussion themes include: The goal… Read More…

  • CanREA Operations Summit, Calgary: April 10-11, 2024

    CanREA Operations Summit, Calgary: April 10-11, 2024

    February 7, 2024 The fourth annual edition of CanREA’s Operations Summit, the largest conference and exhibition devoted to the operations and maintenance of renewable energy and energy storage sites in Canada, is coming to Calgary in 2024. In response to the extreme weather issues facing Canadian Operators in 2023, such as forest fires, air quality,… Read More…

  • Building the World’s Largest Solar and BESS Facility: Key Takeaways with Solas Energy

    Building the World’s Largest Solar and BESS Facility: Key Takeaways with Solas Energy

    January 31, 2024 March 20, 2024, 1 to 2 p.m. ET Webinar presented by Solas Energy Consulting  CanREA is pleased to host a special industry webinar, in which Paula McGarrigle (President and CEO, Canada, at Solas Energy Consulting) will present key takeaways from building the world’s largest integrated solar PV and battery energy storage facility…. Read More…