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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Canadian Electricity Association would like to introduce our newest Corporate Partner Preformed Line Products (PLP). PLP is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality cable anchoring and control hardware and systems, fiber optic and copper splice closures, and high-speed cross-connect devices. We also offer a complete line of Charpy rated Pole Line […]

Time travel has been a fleeting thought in the minds of men and women since 1895 when British author H.G. Wells published the Time Machine. Let’s cut to the chase. Who wants to time travel? Imagine jumping into your time machine and going into the future. Vacationing in 2025, then coming back. You would know sports […]