When dark clouds roll in a thousand miles away, Kathleen Judnic is ready. As SFC’s Operations Manager, she’s learned to expect the unexpected; whether it’s happening in her Calgary office or across the border in the United States. Fortunately, with her adaptable nature and the support of her team, Kathleen’s prepared to weather any storm.
If you’ve attended any of our SFC Academy courses, your session just might have been led by Mark Phillips or Paul Cook. Each instructor has a distinct teaching style, but Mark and Paul share a passion for their subject matter. They’re instrumentation experts in SCADA and telemetry with a robust knowledge of Schneider Electric’s products.
We’ve all had the misfortune of sitting in a room listening to a speaker drone on about a topic they’re clearly disinterested in. But some of us know the magic of witnessing a subject matter expert who’s passionate about their subject — and even more passionate about sharing it with others. The latter description is what it’s like to hear Mark Phillips speak. Mark has merged his practical experience as a tradesperson with his background as a technical instructor, bringing all of that knowledge to SFC Academy sessions and his role as SFC Energy Application Specialist.
Derek Boggs, Director of Marketing and Demand Generation, LiveView Technologies
“We are thrilled to partner with EFOY so we can provide rapidly deployed surveillance that is truly capable of operating anywhere on earth—no power, no internet, no problem. EFOY removes our sole dependency on solar power, so in areas where solar is not a viable option, we can still provide cutting edge security. This advancement in hardware paired with our unmatched cloud-based remote monitoring platform solidifies our position as the market leader in enterprise surveillance.”
“Our strength is our team. I know everyone says that, but in our case, it really is.”
Family is of the utmost importance to Martin Curtis, who has been married for close to forty years and has three grown children and five grandchildren. This focus on family is a value that Martin developed growing up as one of nine children in a Catholic family living in a small house in Peterborough, Ontario.
Aging, outdated control systems are a serious issue in many water/wastewater treatment facilities. Operators often struggle with obsolete equipment installed decades earlier because it’s compatible with old system code that’s too challenging to update.
Rob Dykman, General Manager – Coast Mountain Wireless, BC, Canada
“Communications can be quite a challenge on British Columbia‘s North Coast. In this mountainous region, the elements can take their toll on communications systems. With decades of service in this region, we‘re familiar with these unique challenges and using EFOY Pro Fuel Cells in a hybrid combination with solar, was the best eco-friendly solution to ensure year round up-time. We chose the solution because of its ability to work autonomously and reliably year round in harsh winter conditions with minimal refueling requirements.”
Gaétan Lavallière (P.Geo. Ph.D) Vice-Président, Cartier Resources Inc.
“We can finally stop worrying about our generator’s excessive wear, constant maintenance requirement, significant fuel consumption and the risk that it could break down at any moment. We can now refocus our energy on our drilling operations. It was also a relief to the ears of everyone working nearby when we finally shutdown the generator.”
Matthew Shupe, Senior Research Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
“During the expedition, we were only able to access our remote sites at infrequent intervals, but through remote monitoring we could ensure that operations were maintained at these sites. Importantly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our research vessel and all research personnel had to leave the sea ice for more than a month. During this time, the ProEnergyBox kept our systems continuously running during a very important time, allowing our ASFS to capture the important transition that occurs during the onset of the summer melt season.”
The story of SFC Energy Ltd.
Early in 2000, just after the Y2K scare and before the release of the first iPod, Smart Fuel Cell GmbH, a technology start-up from Brunnthal, Germany, became a pioneer in the commercialization of direct methanol fuel cells.