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The Alberta Electrical Association — AEA — has been working hard for our members for 24 years.
We proudly represent all segments of the Electrical Industry on our Board of Directors. We are currently seeking Board Members and Volunteers for Calgary Region, Provincial Group and Lethbridge Region. This is YOUR association, have a say with what happens in YOUR industry and plan to attend this years Annual General Meeting.
Calgary's AGM is January 26
EATON — 133-2611 Hopewell Place NE — Calgary
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
CREC-Edmonton's AGM is January 30
Click here for details.
Provincial's AGM is February 15
Holiday Inn & Suites — 33 Petrolia Drive — Red Deer
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Click HERE to RSVP
Call for further details as well: 1-800-642-5508
Some events currently on the horizon for next month include...
• Feb. 2 — Pool Tournament
• Feb. 15 — Provincial AGM
March is also shaping up to be a busy month, with the start of our 2018 Canadian Electrical Code Update Training. Also worth noting:
• March 2 — Edmonton Curling
• March 8 — Bowling
• March 15 — Electrical Learning EXPO in Calgary
We have several industry events coming up, and are always adding more — stay tuned to our website's Events page for the latest updates!
March 15 in Calgary
Grey Eagle Casino, Event Centre
ONE DAY ONLY
Join us for the 24th Annual Electrical Learning EXPO.
See the latest in technologies, new products, new innovations in the Electrical Industry. Talk directly with the experts and get your questions answered by the experts.
Technical Seminars throughout the day offer you insight on what is happening in your electrical industry.
Interested in attending? Click here
Exhibitors information package: Click here
The latest cold snap has put record demand on Alberta's electrical grid, according to the Alberta Electric System Operator.
The AESO said on Twitter that demand for electricity reached a record average high of 11,697 MW an hour on Thursday, Jan. 11 between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
The previous record was set in December 2017, with an average demand of 11, 557 MH per hour.
EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. Received was selected as one of three companies in the opening round of the Renewable Electricity Program, which will result in about $1 billion of private-sector investment in green power generation in Alberta.
While the company isn't local, they plan to set up shop near Sedalia and New Brigden with an 83-turbine wind farm.
"I'm pleased to see our plan is working to make life better and more affordable," noted Premier Rachel Notley in December when announcing the winning bidders.
Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
A development permit for a natural gas facility was approved by the City of Grande Prairie recently, but construction won't go ahead just yet.
"This is one of those processes where we're basically a stakeholder that can provide input to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) but the province actually prevails over municipal governments for a project of this nature," said Stuart Wraight, development permit supervisor for the City of Grande Prairie.
There may be another alternative energy project in the area in the near future.
Aura Power Renewables is proposing a 75-megawatt solar power project north of the Drumheller Municipal Airport and is hosting a public open house next week to share information on its project.
"We are now ready to begin discussion of the project with the community. We find it helpful that Starland County is a leader, experienced with the use of solar photovoltaic technology, and that this region is one of the best locations in Canada for this type of technology," said Aura Power senior project manager Victor Beda.
CHAT News Today
With most of Southern Alberta under an extreme cold warning, residents will likely be flocking indoors to stay warm.
But a certain group of locals can survive outdoors, and even go for a swim, when the mercury plunges.
Canada geese can be spotted hanging around Medicine Hat and floating on the South Saskatchewan River on cold days.
That's because geese have certain biological features that keep them warm. Jo-Anne Reynolds, a biology and zoology instructor at Medicine Hat College, said their fluffy down feathers regulate their core temperature.
The past year has shown us that those not adopting an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy not only will find themselves behind, but will simply no longer be competitive. IoT devices are driving the way we live, work and play at an unprecedented pace, with no sign of slowing down. In fact, according to IHS, the number of IoT devices will grow to 30.7 billion in 2020, and to 75.4 billion by 2025.
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