Canada will launch a new strategy to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles next year….read the article
September 20, 2017
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September 15, 2017
Tesla to quadruple size of Canadian Supercharger network, electrify Trans-Canada
The electric car maker plans to install new chargers coast to coast, bolstering its Canadian charging network as the mass-market Model 3 rolls out…read more
Check out this 5 minute EV charger here
August 31, 2017
NALCTP advanced lighting controls training article featured in Electrical Business magazine. To read the full article, click here.
July 27, 2017
EJTC Enterprises, an industry training organization sponsored by the BC electrical industry, has signed training agreements with the BC Institute of Technology and Okanagan College that will promote energy-efficient lighting technologies in B.C. and across Canada. Please see the attached media release and backgrounder.
Wayne Hand, Dean, BCIT School of Construction and Environment; Phil Davis, Operations Manager, E2 Inc.; Cristian Savagau, Senior Engineer, BC Hydro; Steve Moores, Dean of Trades and Apprenticeships, Okanagan College.
Port Coquitlam, BC — 26 July 2017 — EJTC Enterprises (E2 Inc) and BCIT and Okanagan College signed an agreement providing access to the National Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (NALCTP) at the Electrical Joint Training Committee’s Port Coquitlam training facility Wednesday. (Photo: Chuck Russell/EJTC).
Advanced lighting controls course in progress, EJTC Green Skills Campus, Port Coquitlam.
Port Coquitlam, BC — National Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (NALCTP). (Chuck Russell/EJTC)
June 27, 2017
Seeing the light: Mining companies look to solar power, wind for fresh revenue.
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May 25, 2017
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March 23, 2017
Looking for a bright future?
Mark your calendars! EJTC is hosting Open House for Women considering the electrical trade.
Come by and visit our brand new ‘Green Skills Training Centre’.
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Where: 1405 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, BC
March 22, 2017
DOE Publishes Report on the Energy Reporting Capability of PoE Connected Lighting Systems
|DOE has published the first part of a study to explore the energy reporting capability of commercially marketed Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected lighting systems. The new report provides a brief background on the development of the various PoE technologies, ranging from standards-based to proprietary, and illustrates the convergence of PoE power sourcing capabilities and LED luminaire power requirements. It then classifies PoE system devices in relationship to how they’re used in systems — introducing clarifying terminology as needed — and briefly describes different PoE system architectures implemented by various lighting manufacturers. A discussion of existing standards and specifications that address energy reporting is provided, and existing test setups and methods germane to characterizing PoE system energy reporting performance are reviewed.
Connected lighting systems that can report their own energy consumption can deliver increased energy savings over conventional lighting solutions by facilitating data-driven energy management. PoE technology — in which a single Ethernet cable is used to both provide low-voltage DC power and enable network communication — has the potential to bring this capability to mainstream lighting applications, and has become increasingly viable for LED lighting.
For a closer look at the findings, download the full report.
Electric-car buyers in B.C. can now save up to $11,000 after trade-in deal doubles February 2, 2017
B.C. residents looking to trade in their clunker for an electric vehicle got a $3,000 boost on Wednesday from a non-profit society called B.C. Scrap-It.
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– The Vancouver Sun
December 21, 2016
Canada-B.C. partnership to train British Columbians for jobs in electrical industry
More than $482,000 has been allocated to the Electrical Joint Training Committee to deliver a program supporting B.C.-based training of future electrical workers.
The program is designed to provide new entrants with an eight-week foundational electrical preparation program, in order to bridge the gap for entry into the Industry Training Authority’s Entry-Level Trades Training (ELTT) program. ELTT training is a valued pathway to apprenticeships in B.C. and to employment in the electrical construction industry. Training will begin in January for participants from Aboriginal backgrounds. Read more…
December 1, 2016
Are you of Aboriginal heritage and interested in a ‘Bright Future’ as an electrician? You may be eligible for free training starting January 2017. Click here for information on how to get started today!
November 30, 2016
Vancouver moves towards their 100% Renewable Transportation goal.
The Electric Vehicle Ecosystem Strategy was approved on November 16, 2016, and aims to create flexible options for charging vehicles which is integral to achieving our goal of 100% renewably powered transportation before 2050. Read more here
November 6, 2016
Woodfibre LNG’s board of directors have approved construction of its $1.6-billion project near Squamish, the first LNG company to make a final investment decision. “This project is a go,” said Woodfibre vice-president of corporate affairs and country manager Byng Giraud, flanked by B.C. Premier Christy Clark. The project, which will produce 2.1 million tonnes of […]
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– The Vancouver Sun
November 3, 2016
Just west of the Pennask summit on the Highway 97 connector, construction is now complete on five wind turbines that are expected to be fully operational by early 2017. The turbine towers are 100 meters tall with each wind blade weighing about as much as a blue whale at 120 tonnes.
The project named ‘Okanagan Wind’ is in collaboration with the Westbank First Nations, Upper Nicola Band and the Penticton Indian band.
“WFN is pleased to have been involved in the wind farm project for a number of years. The values of our people were considered, and its clean energy and economic benefits will be shared amongst the community at large” says Chief Louie of Westbank First Nation. Read more
October 28, 2016
Fortis partners with 22 First Nations to electrify the “Ring of Fire” in Ontario. Watch the video in the attached announcement to learn more about the innovative partnership that Fortis has formed to replace diesel generation in Northern Ontario. Read more
October 4, 2016
BC Hydro completes phase one of network of electric vehicle charging stations
September 23, 2016
EV technology heads North to Fort St. John…Read more
August 24, 2016
Canadian startup looking to sell electric cars in a completely different way….Read more
August 3, 2016
Upcoming Electrical Project Supervision Level I course being offered by ECA of BC. Have a look!
July 8, 2016
BC Hydro supports bringing advanced lighting control training program to Canada. Read more
June 17, 2016
June 8, 2016
EJTC Enterprises (E2 Inc.) and Sun Country Academy have announced an agreement that will see E2 Inc. delivering Sun Country’s electric vehicle education curriculum at locations across Canada.
‘With a growing number of electric vehicles on the road, it’s important for firefighters, ambulance crews and police to …’ Read more
May 6, 2016
The Province is contributing to a nearly $1 million boost to the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations, primarily in condominium and apartment buildings.
May 5, 2016
Our partners at the ECA BC are providing the following course for electrical contractors. Have a look!
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
DAY 1: COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVE ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Registration begins at 7:30 am
Start/End time: 8:00am – 3:30 pm
Who should attend: This course is suitable for either the well-rounded, early career project manager or project supervisors who have worked their way up to project management but want to strengthen their skills. Participants must have at least two years of some management experience.
Course overview: Project Management is an intensive, one day learning experience designed to enhance the management and leadership skills of current and up-and-coming project managers. This practical course emphasizes project management practices currently being used by successful electrical contractors. You will learn procedures and review tools of exemplary applications used to plan, control and close out construction projects.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
DAY 2: THE TOP HABITS OF HIGH PERFORMING CONTRACTORS
Registration begins at 7:30 am
Start/End time: 8:00am – 3:30 pm
Who should attend: This course focuses on processes and skills that are absolutely necessary for successful and profitable construction project management. The course will be valuable to both seasoned construction project managers and project manager trainees because it emphasizes comprehensive approaches that should be used and integrated in construction as well as innovative procedures. The instructor will present approaches used in electrical construction.
April 12, 2016
This morning at the 2016 Globe Conference, Premier Christy Clark announced additional funding of $6.89 million into the Clean Energy Vehicle Program to ensure purchase incentives continue to be available for British Columbians who choose a qualifying electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and to make further investments in charging infrastructure. Details are in the announcement here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016PREM0019-000317.
April 1, 2016
IMSA BC invites those with an interest in the Traffic Signals, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Roadway Lighting and Municipal Traffic Operations to join us on April 26, 2016 as we host the 2016 AGM, Spring Technical Sessions and Trade Show at the Executive Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre in Coquitlam, B.C.
The very popular pre-conference “Meet and Greet” will be held next to the hotel at the Foggy Dew on Monday April 25th at 6:30 pm. We encourage everyone to come out for a social evening with appetizers and a drink provided. This event has continued to grow over the years and is an excellent way to network and socialize with some of your peers from the IMSA community. On Tuesday April 26th the Trade Show and Technical Sessions will be open with a planned 8 Technical Sessions across two streams and an exhibit hall where vendors will be showcasing the industry’s latest product offerings. Registration for the event is free and we encourage you to spread the word throughout your organizations.” Event details and the registration information can be found here: IMSA B.C. Section Newsletter (pdf)
The technical session agenda is here Agenda (pdf)
March 30, 2016
Electric vehicle registrations are surging in B.C., fueled by hefty provincial incentives, improved technology and desirable packaging. But the overall number of hybrid and fully-electric cars on the road remains low, relative to their gas and diesel-powered counterparts, and that could come down to lingering fear over drained batteries. Read the Vancouver Sun article
March 23, 2016
E2 Inc. and ECABC Partnership
The Electrical Contractors Association of BC is excited to announce it has formed an official partnership with E2 Inc., an industry training provider that is a subsidiary of the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC). E2 Inc. is a fee-for-service organization whose purpose is to bring the expertise and capacity of the EJTC to the industry training field. Training offered through E2 Inc. will be available to both union and open shop tradespeople via onsite training at EJTC’s new training facility, offsite training at a location of the organizer’s choice, or in some cases through a train-the-trainer capacity.
Register NOW for our upcoming EVITP courses starting April 2016.
The BC Provincial Government will provide a 50% training cost subsidy to participants in the program.