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Digital Transformation for Utilities

by Ahsan Upal

Digital transformation is all around us, whether it is depositing a cheque by phone, asking Alexa to turn down lights in a room, or smart kitchen devices sending cooking progress via Bluetooth. Using remote sensors and analytics to capture data and discover valuable insights about customers, assets and suppliers has opened a frontier for new […]

ON RESILIENCY

by Francis Bradley

On working at CEA.  I have been at CEA for almost 33 years now. I’ve had the opportunity to work in every single role within the organization. I first joined CEA as a junior in communications, worked my way through the communications department, worked a little in Government Relations and then moved into taking on […]

Celebrating Women in Energy

by Ann Kelly

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the success and progress made in the energy sector. More specifically, we celebrate the progress made in the electricity industry that has seen our workplaces become more welcoming and inclusive to a diverse workforce. While we still have work to do to achieve gender parity, our industry is taking […]

CEA’s celebrates 10 years of Sustainable Electricity

by Canadian Electricity Association

Channa S. Perera Vice-President, Policy Development Canadian Electricity Association February 19th, 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of CEA’s Sustainable Electricity Program. The Canadian electricity sector is known to have a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability and compliance. In 1997, CEA launched the Environmental Commitment & Responsibility (ECR) Program, which mandated each member utility to conform […]

The Heart of an Industry

by Dan Gent

This upcoming March, I will be celebrating my 10-year anniversary at the Canadian Electricity Association. Ten years with the reliability program. Ten years, looking at data from utilities across Canada. Ten years, listening to stories about equipment failures, customer interruptions, and blackouts due to ice storms, tornadoes and sometimes squirrels. Ten years of building a […]

INNOVATION

by Stephen Koch

Stephen Koch, Director of Emerging Issues at CEA, sat down with us to discuss innovation and our bright future in the electricity sector. As the resident crystal ball gazer at CEA, Stephen focuses on predicting where the industry is headed based on up-and-coming technologies. How would you define “innovation” in the electricity industry? By definition, […]

U.S. and Canada’s
Electrifying Partnership

by Leah Michalopulos

The holiday season offers an opportunity to take stock of the positive relationships that make our lives a bit brighter. One for which the electricity sector is particularly thankful is the electricity partnership between Canada and the U.S. This longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship has not only stood the test of time, but it continues […]

The future of the
electricity business

by Francis Bradley

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future lately.  Both the future generally, and about the future of the electricity business. This focus on the future was partly triggered by a decision of the CEA Board of Directors two years ago, and partly by a sense that I was lied to as a kid by […]

Heroes Among Us

by Mouktar Abdillahi

The power is out. A few deep breaths. As Canadians, we know we’re blessed. That it be could be worst, but still! So much of our modern world depends on a steady flow of electricity. It powers among other things what Steve Jobs called “a bicycle for the mind”; the computers and their worldwide network […]

National Electricity Month – Life in the Dark

by Marsha Voltaire

Your alarm goes off, you take a shower, you read the news and have your breakfast. On your way to work, you fill up the tank of gas, while circulation is managed by traffic lights. Arrived at work, you get on your computer and communicate with people thousands of miles away. You search the web […]