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DronesWhile popular media highlights the controversy around unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) in public airspace, the drive to establish commercial uses for drone technology has captured the public's imagination and is proceeding at a rapid pace. Transmission and distribution (T&D) operators and utilities across the globe are beginning to look toward UAVs to reduce costs, improve safety, and increase reliability and response times across their systems. These new utility solutions include both drone and robotics technologies for transmission and distribution (DRTD).  

T&D utilities have traditionally performed line inspections and maintenance, storm damage assessments, and vegetation management using line crews, helicopters, and third-party inspection services companies. Working on T&D systems is cost-intensive, difficult, and highly dangerous, and DRTD solutions represent an alternative with the potential to offer many benefits to grid operators. But the DRTD market is still at a very early stage, with new developments and product releases occurring daily. 

The value proposition for T&D utilities to complete at least a portion of their inspections, maintenance, and damage assessments via UAVs and robotics is strong; with more than 50 companies now in the market, consolidation and large-scale growth are expected. According to Navigant Research, global annual DRTD revenue is expected to grow from US$131.7 million in 2015 to US$4.1 billion in 2024.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for DRTD solutions, with a focus on five categories: 

• multi-rotor UAVs

• fixed wing UAVs

• ground and line robotics

• integration and analytics solutions 

• inspection services

The study also provides an analysis of the market issues, including drivers and barriers and regulatory factors, associated with DRTD solutions. Global market forecasts for revenue, segmented by technology and region, extend through 2024. The report also examines the key technologies related to UAVs and robotics, as well as the competitive landscape.

Key questions addressed by the report include:

• What are the primary component technologies of drone and robotics technologies for transmission and distribution (DRTD) solutions?

• How do these technologies contribute to improved utility transmission and distribution (T&D) reliability and operations?

• What factors affect the implementation of the different unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and robotics technologies?

• How do the market trends and opportunities related to DRTD solutions vary by region?

• What are the primary drivers for the growth of the overall DRTD market and associated revenue?

• How does the DRTD vendor landscape look today, and what may it look like in the future as the market matures?

Find out more about the report, Drones and Robotics for Utility Transmission and Distribution: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Robotics Solutions for Utility T&D Inspection and Maintenance — Global Market Analysis and Forecasts: https://www.navigantresearch.com/research/drones-and-robotics-for-utility-transmission-and-distribution.

 

 

Nexans Webinar - Key 2021 Electrical Code Changes Impacting Wire and Cable

Nexans Free WebinarJoin NEXANS for a free webinar with Isaac Müller, Applications Engineer for Nexans as he reviews and discusses the changes to the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code related to wire and cable. This free webinar will take place Wed, Jan 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST.

This webinar includes:
- Updated rules to protect cables (12-514,12-516)
- New conditions of use for wire & cable (Table 19)
- An opportunity to ask your questions

 


Click here to register today.


Pandemic StudyThe year 2020 was filled with surprises. One of them was business solvency.

Insolvencies were down by almost one-third year over year during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and were relatively stable in the third quarter. At the height of this century’s previous economic shocks, insolvencies rose by 10% or more. A new study looks at insolvencies during the largest economic upheaval of our lifetime.

 

 

 

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Douglas BaldwinBy John Kerr

My father asked me to lunch one day and told me he wanted very much to meet with someone in the electrical industry who meant a lot to him, and whose friendship he wanted to share with me. This lunch, in 1982, was with Doug Baldwin.

As lunch progressed, I discovered these men shared many bonds after having met years before in Winnipeg. Doug was with Federal Pioneer at that time, my father with Triangle Conduit & Cable. It seems they hit it off and my father’s wry sense of humour was trumped only by Doug’s. 

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Wholesale Sales - November 2020Wholesale sales grew for the seventh consecutive month in November — up 0.7% to an all-time high of $67.4 billion. Five of seven subsectors reported stronger sales, led by the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector and the building material and supplies subsector. Notably, the increase reflects higher domestic sales of Canadian goods, as both imports and exports of key commodities fell in November.

Wholesale trade volumes increased 0.9% in November.

 

 

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Sean BernardBy Sean Bernard

Last year was like none other and one that we all hope never to endure again. The impact on our personal and professional lives has been dramatic, simultaneously universal and unique to each of us.

We have all heard about and experienced the heartache of not spending time with and not celebrating milestones with our extended families, not being able to take those planned vacations, and having to deal with the stresses and challenges of virtual learning with our kids.

 

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Changing Scene

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With 28 years of commitment to Canadian independent distributors, and as a sign of its focus on ...
Signify Canada has announced David Grinstead, Market Leader, Canada, Signify will retire at the end ...
Bartle & Gibson has announced that Greg Stephenson has officially joined the ...
Sean Bernard and Heather Jackson continue their progression through IDEAL Canada's leadership ...
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and FLIR Systems, Inc.jointly announced that they have entered ...
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Halco Lighting Technologies, a lighting manufacturer with a portfolio of lighting solutions ...
 

 

Martin Stephenson Signify Canada has announced David Grinstead, Market Leader, Canada, Signify will retire at the end of the month. "We thank David for his contributions, passion and dedication to the company and industry," said the company via press release.

Martin Stephenson will take on the Market Leader, Canada role in addition to his current position as Head of North American Systems & Services at Signify. He reports to Kevin Poyck, Market Group Leader, Americas.

 

 

 

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Greg StephensonBartle & Gibson has announced that Greg Stephenson has officially joined the Electrical Supply Division (ESD) of the AD Canada Electrical Divisional Board effective January 4th, 2021.

Greg is the Senior Vice President Electrical at Bartle & Gibson, based in Edmonton, Alberta. He is now entering his 27th year in the Electrical Industry and he originally began his career working for another proud AD Member, McLoughlan Supplies Ltd in St, John’s NL. During his career, Greg has also worked for many key suppliers such as, Eaton, Thomas & Betts and Siemens.

 

 

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Peers & Profiles

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Ariane Cardinal is Director of Planning, Purchasing, and Distribution with Stelpro.   ...
Following Groupe Stelpro’s recent acquisition of floor heating system manufacturer Flextherm, Yves ...
Electrimat is an independent Quebec-owned company that has specialized for 40 years in the ...
In July, Eaton announced that Vice President, Channel – Electrical Sector, Matt Cleary would be ...
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Ariane CardinalBy Blake Marchand

Ariane Cardinal is Director of Planning, Purchasing, and Distribution with Stelpro. Ariane owns a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, although she said, “I always knew, when I was doing engineering, that I wanted to have a career more oriented towards management.”

After earning her degree, she did an internship with a company in the gas industry based out of Paris, France, which is where she was introduced to supply chain management. Ariane noted she was interested in the problem-solving aspects of supply chain, which meshed well with her engineering background. 

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