Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Bell’s solar-powered tower initiative named Clean50 Top Project

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Bell’s solar-powered remote communication towers initiative has been named one of the Clean50 Top Projects for 2023. The project replaces diesel generators with solar voltaic cells to provide primary power to remote communication towers and was developed in partnership with Université de Sherbrooke’s Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation (3IT) and its Nanotechnologies and Nanosystems Laboratory (LN2), as well as with Saint-Augustin Canada Electric (STACE). The project was successful at reducing diesel consumption at remote sites by up to 75%. In addition to the Top Project award, Catherine Goyer, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Environment, was named one of Canada’s Clean50 leaders for 2023, recognizing her leadership of Bell’s Corporate Responsibility and Environment team.

WABE 2022

The Western Association of Broadcast Engineers (WABE) held its 72nd annual convention in Calgary, Oct. 4-5, at the Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre. This marked the first return to an in-person convention since 2019 and was well received in a new two-day format for Western Canada’s premier broadcast industry convention and trade show. WABE was honoured to present 10 awards this year and introduced the new Sheila R. East Women in Broadcasting Award presented to Darcie Harris of Rogers Sports and Media Edmonton. Two R.W. Lamb Awards were presented to Dale Coutts, formerly of Bell Media Calgary, and Kerry Pelser, recently retired from D.E.M. Allen & Associates Ltd. Both were also given Retirement Awards alongside Pat O’Connor of Global TV (Corus Entertainment) Winnipeg, Paul Kadonaga of Global TV (Corus Entertainment) Calgary, Jerry Pendree of Rogers Sports and Media and Wilf Rice of Airwaves Technical Services. Read more here.