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
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.
François Millette, Services and Sales to Partners, Customer Vice-President, Hydro-Québec Distribution
With more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector, Mr. Millette is responsible for promoting the various energy efficiency programs to contractors in Hydro-Québec's Sales and Services Department. During the first half of his career, he held sales, customer service and management positions at Gaz Métropolitain. Working at Hydro-Québec since 1995, he has implemented various strategies with key stakeholders in the construction and economic development sector to promote better energy management for business customers.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 12 pm
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.
Jean-Claude Lespérance, Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Canada, Signify
Mr. Lespérance's career in the lighting sector spans more than 30 years. He joined Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) in 2011 as Senior Sales Manager for Eastern Canada, later taking on the position of Director of Sales, Distributors and Contractors for the Greater Montreal Area. In 2014, he was appointed to his current position as Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Canada and National Key Account Manager.
Mr. Lespérance is actively involved in several industry committees, including the SCF Executive Committee for the last 15 years and IES Montreal.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 2 pm
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.
David Corbeil, President and Co-founder, Electric Vehicle Recharge
Mr. Corbeil is President and co-founder of Recharge Véhicule Électrique, which offers condo refill solutions. He also oversaw more than 1,000 charging station installations through his involvement with Lilco Électrique, a leader in charging station installations in Quebec. Mr. Corbeil is a trainer for the Corporation of Master Electricians of Quebec (CMEQ) and presents the course “Installation of Charging Stations”. He sits at the board of directors of the Association of Electric Vehicles of Quebec (AVEQ) and the board of directors of Electromobility Canada.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 4 pm
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.
Edmundo Perich, Sales Manager, I-Gard
Mr. Perich is a graduate of Simon Bolivar University of Caracas (Venezuela) in 1980 and an MBA from Indiana University in South Bend (USA) in 1991. Currently at I-Gard Corporation as National Sales Director, he brings technical support for grounding products, power supplies for industrial and utility applications. He is particularly interested in innovations in grounding systems, earth fault relays, specifications and arc flash attenuation systems.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 10:30 am
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.
François Cantin, M Arch, MSc Arch, Project Manager, Coarchitecture, and Trainer at Laval University’s Sustainable Development Training Center (CFDD)
Mr. Cantin holds a Professional Master's Degree in Architecture and a Scientific Master's Degree obtained from the Research Group in Physical Environments (GRAP) at Université Laval. At Coarchitecture, he participated in the development of large-scale projects in the Quebec City region and recently acted as project manager for the design of the Ubisoft Quebec studio and Creaform's new headquarters. His expertise in integrated design processes, occupant comfort and building science is regularly applied through university courses, seminars and training.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 12 pm
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.
François Coallier, Full Professor, École de technologie supérieure
Mr. Coallier has a BSc in Biology from McGill University, a B.Ing. in Engineering Physics, a M.Sc.A. and a D. in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. He is a professor at the École de technologie supérieure, an engineering school member of the Université du Québec network. He was Vice President of Computer Science at ÉTS from 2010 to 2016 and also Founding Director of the Department of Software Engineering and IT from its creation in 2004 until 2010. He is also a fellow member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 2 pm
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.
Noël Cormier, Low and Medium Voltage Switchgear Specialist, Eaton Westinghouse
Graduated in 1985 from the Collège de Sherbrooke, Mr. Cormier has been working for nearly 35 years in the electrical field. He has been employed at Eaton Westinghouse since 1989 and today works as a low and medium voltage switchgear specialist. It is recognized as the reference for all types of circuit breakers.