2020 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Engineering Winner - Nova Scotia Power Inc. - Mobile Radio Communications System - Online

Sep 17, 2020 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM


Location: Online (see instructions below)

Date: Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Time: Virtual Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, September 15th, 2020.


This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.


The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Engineering is given annually to a team, company, government department or consortium of professional engineers, who through original achievement or creative accomplishment in the application of engineering principles, and excellence in engineering design, demonstrates a high quality of professional engineering standards. The engineering achievement should show economic benefit and highlight Nova Scotian leadership in the practice of engineering.


Nova Scotia Power Inc. will present on the “Mobile Radio Communications System-Emergency NSPI Mobile Radio Project”. The province-wide Mobile Radio System provides voice communications for personnel who are working in the field, including line crews, supervisors, field planners, System Maintenance and others. The system provides enhanced wireless capabilities, allowing improvements in real time information flow and connectivity, resulting in improved production and customer service levels. The system proved itself to be invaluable during Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.


Presenter: René Larocque, P.Eng., Senior Telecom Engineer, Nova Scotia Power Inc.


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