The CEA Analytics program collects and hosts reams of reliability data for each of its programs – (Bulk Electricity System, Service Continuity, Equipment Reliability Information System (Generation and Transmission). Members of these programs enter their own data via a web application, create reports and/or analyze the data – all they need is their password. This […]

The Canadian Electricity Association would like to introduce our newest Corporate Partner, ARCOS, we look forward to working with them as we continue to advance Canada’s electricity sector! ARCOS is the North American leader in delivering innovative resource management software to help utilities of all sizes: plan for and respond to outages, gas leaks, restore service, […]

Electricity has been called the great enabler of modern society. From the alarm that wakes us up in the morning to the traffic lights that guide us to work and home again, electricity is central to our lives. So much so that we often forget it is there at all. We just know it will […]

Tap tap tap tap tap…. The sound of a woodpecker ranges in pleasantness depending on your location. In the woods? In your garden? You’re probably treating the woodpecker like a celebrity sighting and quickly snapping photos. In bed, trying to catch up on sleep? You’re probably cursing the small to mid-sized tree-dweller. And if you’re […]

Many of us take electricity for granted. Actually I’d go as far and say that almost 100% of us do. I know I do. I flick a switch and voila! Lights on. Amazing, magical even. With the birth of electricity we have some pretty amazing tools, the light-bulb for starters, the computer, smartphones, air conditioning,  […]

When using the term “renewable revolution”, many conjure up images of the French Revolution, when an entire social and political system was upended in under ten years. While technological revolutions can sometimes occur rapidly (i.e. the Internet Revolution), more often they are much slower. Such is the case with the Industrial Revolution that arguably began […]

The holiday season is filled with common traditions like Christmas trees and family dinners. In the province of Quebec, a more unusual, and unplanned, holiday tradition is Candlelight Christmas. Over the last five years Hydro Quebec’s distribution system has been impacted by severe weather events in late December. One of the most memorable outages was […]

February 12th, 2017 is fast approaching. You might be saying to yourself, “February 12th, so what?” This year, in my household, February 12th holds a higher priority then February 14th. And here is why. Imagine a time where there was no electricity. Often we might jump into the old west or medieval times, into a […]

Big data is reshaping society and the services used by citizens on a daily basis – energy included. Big data is not just for retailers looking to track product sales. It transforms decision-making within an organization, enhances the allotment of resources and takes customer experience above and beyond. Utilities are now tapping into the huge […]