G&W Electric learned many lessons from a distribution automation system upgrade project at California State University in Fresno and is sharing those lessons in this white paper. This paper provides insights into the planning, design, and execution of a major campus upgrade project at the California State University in Fresno, California. The project’s main objective […]

They say practice makes perfect. And while in life we learn quickly that most things don’t go perfectly, electricity companies know that practice and preparation help them ensure that customers can depend on a more reliable and resilient electricity system. Over three days in November, hundreds of electricity companies from across Canada and the U.S., […]

Data privacy is at the forefront of discussions in almost everything we do online.  With the advent of smartphones, companies across the globe know what you bought for breakfast, where you hang out, and can even recommend what you might want to watch next or what to purchase. All this is done through data, your […]

Canadian electric utility companies are faced today with a double-edged financial sword. They must invest to meet the increased need for clean electricity that is required for Canada to reach its climate goals. They must also ensure the safe, secure, and reliable delivery of electricity, even as the escalating effects of climate change present new […]

This piece was originally published by Electrical Business Magazine Although I now operate out of an office, or more accurately a dining room that doubles as an office, I spent many of my younger years working with “my hands”. In my teens, I was a labourer and a forklift operator for a logistics company. Later, […]

After two years of collaboration with electricity companies across Canada, the Canadian Electricity Association launches CLIMATE CHANGE & EXTREME WEATHER: A Guide to Adaptation Planning for Electricity Companies in Canada. Shahrzad Simab, Manager of Clean Energy and Climate Change at CEA tells us all about the goals and protocols of this massive undertaking and why […]

The rank sweat of teenagers mixed with the fumes of a fossil-fueled Zamboni is the stuff Saturday mornings are made of. Whether you’re supposed to be skating or freezing in the stands, Canadians from coast to coast have set their alarms for those dreadfully early ice times and forced ourselves out the door. The truth […]

Earlier this year, the Canadian Electricity Association published our Commitment to Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) in the Electricity Industry in Canada. For the first time, the organization and its Board of Directors created measures to operationalize the commitment including, establishing a digital community of practice, establishing partnerships, standardizing best practice sharing, and champion […]

In Canada, we are famous for our winter season. We celebrate it with festivals like Winterlude and Carnivale. When we get a major dump of snow like Newfoundland did in 2020, we call it Snowmaggeddon and talk about it for months. We train our kids at a young age to brush the snow off the […]