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CEA’s Path to Gender Equity

by Rewa Mourad

Leadership: one of the Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA) core corporate values. There are many ways the CEA team chooses to practice Leadership; operating strategically, promoting sustainability in the industry, and fostering partnerships and diversity – to name a few. Let’s talk about diversity. Gender diversity, to be exact. “Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to […]

Closed Borders and Shared Grids

by Leah Michalopulos

Virtual reality has taken on a whole new meaning in 2020. In-person meetings have been halted and the integration of online communication tools has spiked. As an essential service, pausing the delivery of electricity was not an option. At a recent virtual meeting of the North American Electricity Corporation (NERC) – the organization that sets […]

Holding On to Corporate Values in Unprecedented Times

by Daniella Bidin

Amber Mac said it best at CEA’s 2019 Fall Board meeting: “Change has never happened this fast before and it will never, ever be this slow again”. She was right. Every aspect of the electricity sector is continuously evolving. Utilities are not only faced with managing innovative technologies and grid reliability, but also adjusting to […]

Wildfire Mitigation in Canada

by Dan Gent

With September around the corner, we should be seeing a decline in forest fires. However, climate change has enabled an increase in the most extreme fire weather conditions such as a hot and dry climate and extreme high wind speed. With the perfect recipe for wildfires becoming more and more prevalent over time, the official […]

The Electricity Grid Meets the Highway

by Jay Wilson

New technologies in the electricity sector are bringing more choice, more control and more convenience for customers. Electric vehicles (EV) are a prime example – though as I write this in July 2020, sticker prices of vehicles are somewhat higher than their fossil-fueled counterparts. However, by 2025, the purchase price of an EV is expected […]

Digital Transformation for Utilities – Asset Management

by Ahsan Upal, P.Eng. PMP - Burns & McDonnell

As utility infrastructure ages and impacts grid reliability, the interest in methods and tools to manage asset life continues to rise. Utilities are increasingly looking to implement intelligent asset management such as online condition monitoring, predictive asset maintenance and data analytics to gain wisdom about their asset’s health. A tremendous amount of data is needed […]

CEA’s Women In Leadership with Diana Dominique

by Diana Dominique

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is a leader in the conversation about gender equality in the electricity sector. As a way to continuously re-emphasize our commitment to NRCan’s Equal by 30 campaign, and to shedding a light on the importance of inspiring and educating other women in this sector, we have produced a short series of conversations […]

CEA’s Women in Leadership with Janice Garcia

by Janice Garcia

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is a leader in the conversation about gender equality in the electricity sector. As a way to continuously re-emphasize our commitment to NRCan’s Equal by 30 campaign, and to shedding a light on the importance of inspiring and educating other women in this sector, we have produced a short series […]

My commitment to empowering women

by Sarah Robinson

If you traced my career, it would make an 18-month old’s crayon drawing look like a Picasso. It hasn’t been from a lack of focus—or interest—but rather the ambition to explore what fuels me; to challenge myself. And “no” isn’t really part of my vocabulary. By seizing every opportunity presented in my quest for continuous […]

Digital Transformation for Utilities – Operations

by Ahsan Upal, P.Eng. PMP - Burns & McDonnell

This third article on digital transformation for utilities will discuss applications of digitalization at the heart of any utility. In general, operations involve allocating, scheduling and deploying a variety of personnel, equipment, tools and vehicles that ensure a utility’s assets are serviced, maintained, replaced and restored to ensure reliability. Operations are responsible for running, maintaining […]