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More than 500 electrical contractors descended on Epsom Downs for the annual Live South event from NICEIC and ELECSA.

This year’s star attraction was former England footballer Stuart Pearce. 

Almost half of buyer documents (48%) seen by electrotechnical businesses with turnover above £1m now ask about engagement with corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to new survey findings from the ECA and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is inviting electrical contractors to expand on their building controls knowledge with the second in a suite of six courses to be offered as part of the BCIA training programme. 

Registration is now open for Smart Buildings 2017, Energy 2017 and HVAC 2017 as part of the largest trade show of its kind: UK Construction Week. The annual award-winning event will open its doors to industry professionals at the NEC in Birmingham on 10-11-12 October 2017 to bring together those with a passion to find out more about the latest developments in the sector.

Register for free at www.edandiexpo.com: Birmingham NEC, September 6-7, 2017

Mackwell, one of the leaders in emergency lighting solutions, has just  launched a new range of emergency luminaires for use via OEM or general electrical wholesale distribution channels.

By Stewart Langdon MSLL, business development director, Mackwell Electronics

So, the scene has been set, we have our smart tool, the phone or tablet; we have Apps and we have wireless, 4G and other smart networks which is great news, but what does it really give us? Well to be honest, this is where the hype kicks in and perhaps the confusion. For a definition of the Internet of Things I refer you to this definition from Wikipedia; the Internet of Things is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as ‘connected devices’ and ‘smart devices’), buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software sensors, actuators and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data

Netwise Hosting is an innovative and forward thinking company, and one of London's leading data centres. Based in central London, their facilities and systems have been designed and built in-house, allowing for strong working relationships with all the technology suppliers, not least EcoCooling. Netwise have just completed their second EcoCooling installation within their estate, This case study documents these first 2 phases and possible future plans.

As network operators and consumers become more and more aware of the importance of the security of supply in electrical power systems, they are becoming increasingly interested in the continuous measurement of power quality. In order to identify problems at an early stage and to be able to take appropriate preventative measures, the first step is to use a suitable measuring system to closely analyse the supply system or technical equipment over a longer time period. Depending on the specific facility and application, the requirements to be met by a suitable measuring system are very varied and include a wide range of different measurement functions.

Multi-Vendor Multi-Edition IEC 61850 Implementation & Operation
26-28 September 2017 | Novotel Amsterdam City, The Netherlands

  • 26 September 2017 - 28 September 2017
  • Novotel Amsterdam City
  • The Netherlands

The UK’s Newest Electrical Design & Install Show
  • 06 September 2017 - 07 September 2017
  • Hall 7, NEC
  • Birmingham

The 24th International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, UK

  • 12 June 2017 - 15 June 2017
  • 12 - 15 June 2017
  • Glasgow

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