Electric.ie Magazine May/June 2023

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 5 Editorial electric.ie Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd., Bluebell House Business Centre, Bluebell Avenue, Dublin 12 Tel: (087) 6698028 Info@electric.ie Reg. Dublin: 512293 Colin Sherlock General Manager Layout/Design colin.sherlock@electric.ie DISCLAIMER Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd. accept no responsiblity for the accuracy of contributed articles or statements appearing in this publication. Electric.ie is published by Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd. The magazine is circulated throughout Ireland and is available on wholesale trade counters and from representatives of electrical distributors who are members of EMDA The editor welcomes: contributions of technical papers, information on new products, details of installation projects and all editorial input of interest to our readers. Printed by W&G Baird Louise Church hands the Peter Church Memorial Trophy over to EIGSI 's John Garry for safekeeping as they incorporate the competition into its future schedule. The successful AECI trade exhibition returns to the Spa hotel, Lucan on Wednesday the 24th May. A big attendance is expected for this popular event. Due to their popularity, the technical seminars will run in the morning from 8.30 am and repeat from 1.30 pm to facilitate the expected attendance. Seminars will be presented by ‘Safe Electric’- Schneider Electric,- CWPS (Pension landscape in 2023) and Fagerhult. To ensure your place ring AECI on Tel: 01 6102715 or e-mail info@aeci.ie. Phoenix Contact celebrates the 100th year anniversary of their foundation in Essen (Germany). Today they employ over 22,000 people and manufacture in 11 different countries. Congratulations to Sharon Cronin of Schneider Electric and rest of the Irish contingent who made their way to France to compete in the Marathon de Paris 2023. Schneider Electric have been the title sponsor of this event for the last ten years. Lidacel Lighting and Control celebrate 21 years in business this year. We wish Pat, Stephen and the team all the very best for the next 21. CEF recently brought the UK's hugely popular and successful TechTalks to Sligo, Limerick and Dublin. Electrical experts Darren Staniforth and Dave Austin presentions were designed to bring Irish audiences up to speed with Ireland's electrical standards and changes in our industry. The Peter Church Memorial Trophy Golf competition was held recently. Once again it got a great turnout. The EIGSI will now incorporate it into it's future annual schedule (page 37). Howard Wilson, The Building Product Lead at Siemens Ireland answers the question 'Can all buildings be smart?' (page 8). EMDA’s feasibility study /project to establish training for ‘Electrical Traders’ continues. Members of the industry, with an interest in this project are invited to contact Colin on 087 669 8028. Darren Staniforth and Dave Austin enjoy a Guinness after 3 days of TechTalks in Ireland. Sharon Cronin, Schneider Electric at the Marathon de Paris 2023.