Seminars presented by CMEQ

All seminars will be presented in French.
Separate registration for seminars is not required: your MCEE 2019 badge is your “ticket”.
Seating is on a first come-first reserved basis.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 10:30 am

Hydro-Québec, Your Business Strategies Partner

The presentation will place electricity in a context of energy transition and the challenges surrounding the reduction of the carbon footprint in Quebec. Participants will also discover the efforts made by Hydro-Québec in research and development to adapt to the needs and evolution of different markets. The presentation will conclude with a review of Hydro-Québec’s new technological trends and energy efficiency programs.

Speaker
François Millette, Services and Sales to Partners, Customer Vice-President, Hydro-Québec Distribution

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 12 pm

Connected Lighting in the World of IoT

First came the revolutionary development of electric light in the second half of the 19th century, then the energy efficiency of LEDs.  This is the story created by lighting for the Internet of Things (IoT). Lighting is ubiquitous and plays an important role in smart buildings, smart homes and smart cities.

Speaker
Jean-Claude Lespérance, Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Canada, Signify

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 2 pm

Installation of Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

During this conference, the recharging needs of electric vehicles as well as the new provisions of the Construction Code of Québec, Chapter V, Electricity 2018 in connection with the installation of charging stations for electric vehicles will be addressed.

Speaker
David Corbeil, President and Co-founder, Electric Vehicle Recharge

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 4 pm

Using Technology to Improve Electrical Safety and Reliability

This presentation will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different grounding methods and their impact on the safety and reliability of the power supply. Three different grounding methods will be presented: unintentional, solid grounding, and resistance grounding.

Speaker
Edmundo Perich, Sales Manager, I-Gard

Biography


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 10:30 am

Natural and Artificial Lighting in Architecture: Quality, Integration and Comfort

The presentation will summarize Coarchitecture’s philosophy of visual comfort for the occupant, the integration of natural and artificial light, and the design of high-quality work environments. Using case studies of the firm’s recent integrated design projects, complementary strategies for solar shading, exterior glazing selection, artificial lighting design and interior design will be illustrated.

Speaker
François Cantin, M Arch, MSc Arch, Project Manager, Coarchitecture, and Trainer at Laval University’s Sustainable Development Training Center (CFDD)

Biography


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 12 pm

Industrial Automation

Thanks to the maturation of several technologies, including the Internet of Things, the field of industrial automation is changing. Nowadays it is possible to instrument buildings with sensors and actuators, thus enabling computer applications to facilitate their operation, to make them more ‘green’ and to improve the well-being of their occupants. This presentation will provide an overview of the technologies involved and their integration.

Speaker
François Coallier, Full Professor, École de technologie supérieure

Biography


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 2 pm

Electrical Safety Issues: Best Practices for Identifying the Authenticity of Circuit Breakers

In recent years, dangerous and counterfeit electrical materials, such as circuit breakers and other safety devices, have become part of the electrical sector; this has become an important concern for the industry and has put families and communities at risk. This presentation highlights best practices and key indicators to discern the authentic circuit breakers from counterfeit circuit breakers, which contractors and electricians must monitor, to ensure that facilities are equipped with safe and reliable products.

Speaker
Noël Cormier, Low and Medium Voltage Switchgear Specialist, Eaton Westinghouse

Biography