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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 […]

Distributed Energy Systems and Increased Electrification to Power the Future Economy

by Francis Bradley

In this new interview with TheFutureEconomy.ca, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association Francis Bradley, discusses Canada’s future in the electricity sector, challenges and new opportunities for growth. Takeaways For electricity to play a role in a decarbonized future, Canada will need significant grid-connected resources and as much power as we can get from […]

Significant Events, Significant Lessons

by Asuka Boehm

I have a distinct childhood memory of Hurricane Juan, which hit the Maritimes in late September 2003. The lights went out before the end of the day, and I prayed that the tree outside my room wouldn’t come crashing down in the middle of the night. I don’t remember how many days I was out […]

How Utilities Effectively Use Social Media to Communicate with Customers

by Daniella Bidin

If the wind isn’t howling outside our window, electricity customers don’t have a clue as to why the power is out. We just know one thing – it’s off and we can’t watch Stranger Things anymore. With situations like these, utilities have developed numerous methods of communication to help reach audiences who are left in […]