Inconsistencies between codes and standards

After I wrote a couple of articles on this subject in my role as Chair of the Liaison S/C between the Canadian Electrical Code,...

Bonding electrical equipment on poles

A five-year-old girl was electrocuted; we don’t need another! Unfortunately, some Code changes are a direct result of a fatality. Canadian Electrical Code Rule 30-1024...

Keep it simple: Let’s make 110.16(B) easier to implement

As an electrical engineer, I love digging into details. Usually the more specific I am, the less chance for a mishap. But for contractors...

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 / Installment 10

The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles...

22 ways to make the right reputation

It always comes as a shock to find out that others see us quite differently than we see ourselves. More often than not, it...

IREC names IAEI 2018 3iAward winner and Energy Hero

The Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco this summer was the backdrop for the presentation of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) 2018...

It’s time to get serious about your happiness!

There’s a great quote by Jean-Paul Sartre: “We are our choices.” When it comes to our happiness and our overall success in life, that’s...

Asbestos: a workplace health hazard

In 2016, nearly 5,200 people died as a result of an occupational incident, including accidents, fires or exposure to hazardous materials, up from 4,836...

Point in Time: Celebrating our award-winning Association

In July, we were honored to be named by Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) as one of their Energy Heroes and received the 2018...

Back to basics: PV volts, currents, and the NEC

In the beginning. And He said, “Let there be Light” and there was light. Some millennia later, man invented the photovoltaic (PV) cell to convert that...