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October 2008 – Volume 2, Issue 10

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Dear readers,

Welcome to the October edition of the Energy Management e-newsletter. This e-newsletter comes out on the heels of the inaugural Energy Excellence 08 (ENEX08), which took place at Stage West in Mississauga at the end of September. Those who attended enjoyed insights from energy management consultants, product specialists and peers who have pushed the drive for energy efficiency further than most. There were also valuable networking opportunites for all involved. Look for more coverage of ENEX08 in upcoming newsletters, and for details about ENEX09 early in the new year!

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Robert Colman
Editor / Associate Publisher
Energy Management


Inaugural ENEX event a success

Energy Excellence 2008 (ENEX08) was launched this year by CLB Media (owner of Green Business and Energy Management) and its project partners the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium to offer commercial and industrial facility managers, maintenance managers and engineers a two-day event in which to learn more about how best to manage their energy use.

Full story: ENEX

UE Systems provides ultrasonic instruments for leak detection, mechanical and electrical inspection. The Ultraprobe line of portable instruments ranges from analog to digital with on-board data logging and on-board sound recording. All supported by data management and spectral analysis software. Training classes show how to save energy, improve asset availability.

NSK is one of the world's largest bearing manufacturers. With over 25,000 employees working at the 60 manufacturing facilities spanning 6 continents, our annual manufacturing output reaches 1.5 billion bearings with revenues exceeding US$7.5 billion.

Toronto Hydro Energy Services helps business customers reduce their environmental footprint through energy efficiency upgrades and demand response solutions. The company also develops green energy generation projects for industrial customers and owns and operates street lighting assets across Toronto.

Need relevant energy information to manage and control your energy costs? Concerned about adding more workload to your staff? Our real-time, automated, and fully-supported energy information solutions provide the information you need, the resources to support your staff, and the expertise to enable success.

Schneider Electric finalizes acquisition of Xantrex

Schneider Electric announced recently the acquisition of Xantrex, a top three global player in the solar and wind inverter market.

Full story: Schneider

Sunnybrook unveils energy and facility renewal program

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Honeywell recently launched a $28-million energy and facility renewal program that will help the hospital address rising utility costs and increased energy demand while reducing its environmental footprint. The program is expected to save Sunnybrook $2.7 million annually.

Full story: Sunnybrook


CSA launches GHG CleanStart Registry

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become a business necessity for Canadian companies of all sizes. The success of Canadian organizations whose business decisions and operations affect, and are affected by climate change will depend on their proactive efforts in improving their carbon performance and achieving carbon neutrality. For this reason, the Canadian Standards Association has launched the GHG CleanStart Registry – to help businesses of all sizes with the process of improving their carbon performance and working towards carbon neutrality.

Full story: CSA

Stageline Group inaugurates LEED-compliant industrial building in Quebec

Stageline Group, a leader in the design, manufacture and rental of mobile stages, recently inaugurated Quebec’s most energy-efficient industrial building, the second-highest-performing facility of its kind in Canada. David Whissell, Quebec Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region, Marc Dutil, president and chief operating officer of Canam Group, and Pierre Arcand, president of MuroxEnergy, attended the event.

Full story: Stageline

V-BLOX Energy Optimization System
True North Technology Inc. announces the Canadian launch of the V-BLOX Energy Optimization System. V-BLOX Corporation manufactures high end TVSS (Transient Voltage Surge Suppression) & PFC (Power Factor Correction) products. more...
MEL Series Modular Electronic Loads
PPM, Inc., a 48-year-old Cleveland-based specialty electronic test equipment firm, introduces the latest product in its line of Electronic Power Loads; the MEL Series Modular Electronic Loads. more...
New Fluke Laser Distance Meters
Fluke Corporation, the global leader in handheld electronic test and measurement technology, recently announced the new Fluke 416D and 411D Laser Distance Meters, designed to precisely and quickly measure distances up to 200 feet using advanced laser technology. more...


November 5
Ontario Energy Network Luncheon
Peter Love, Chief Conservation Officer, Ontario Power Authority

November 12-13
Advancements in Alternative Regulation for Electric & Gas Utilities
Calgary AB
This course is designed to give participants a good understanding of several newly developed alternative regulatory techniques available to them. There will be a comprehensive review of the range of options and methods that have been approved or are being considered throughout North America. Extensive analysis of the main issues companies need to address when considering new forms of regulation for both rates and service quality applications will also be discussed.

November 18-19
APPrO 2008: 20/20 Vision - Building tomorrow's power system today
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Toronto, Ontario
Ten years after Bill 35, which introduced fundamental change in the electricity sector to Ontario, and 20 years after the first APPrO power conference, this event will be an opportunity to learn what will make the next several decades different from the last - and to find solutions that will make sure development continues to move forward in an efficient and effective direction.

December 1-3
Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit
The Hilton Lac Leamy
The most significant opportunity confronting the world is the chance to grow beyond oil - to relieve the dependency we have developed on fossil fuels and replace a substantial part of our energy mix with renewable biofuels such as biodiesel and ethanol. This year, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit will focus on how we move forward to achieve this goal.

December 3-4
Waste-Based Energy
Opportunities in Energy Recovery and Gas Capture
Marriott Bloor, Yorkville
Toronto, Ontario
Recovering energy, whether through thermal treatment plants or landfill gas capture, is an opportunity to deal with multiple resource management issues at once. But as with many waste issues there are challenges, and whether you are trying to develop an integrated waste management strategy, sorting through your best options for energy recovery, or going through the regulatory approval process for a new facility. The Canadian Institute's ''Waste-Based Energy'' conference will be your chance to learn critical information on the state of waste management strategies, technologies, and policies affecting the development of waste-based energy projects.

December 8
Ontario Energy Network Luncheon
Jim Hankinson, President & CEO, Ontario Power Generation

December 8-9
Sheraton Centre Hotel
Toronto, ON
DR-Expo is a conference and exposition focused on delivering tangible information on the implementation of Demand Response in North America.

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