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RoundUP Alberta! Mingle, dance... and have some fun!
AEL
On September 18, the Alberta Electrical League, with the support of Electro-Federation Canada, will be holding our first Alberta RoundUP Event Night.

Tickets are selling — get them now, $100 each, or wait and pay more after August 1st. Charlie Major is our "major" entertainment, but the main draw is networking and meeting with the ENTIRE Alberta and Ontario Electric Industry.

Thanks to our sponsors so far: Siemens, Thomas & Betts, ILSCO, Standard Pro, ACE Manufacturing, Guillevin, Wesco and STELPRO-Hayride. Get your sponsor info and ticket information from the link below.

"RoundUP Alberta" promises to be an evening to remember. Key individuals from the electrical industry in Canada and throughout Alberta will be in attendance. Manufacturers, Distributors, Contractors, Trade Unions and Utilities will all be represented. This will be an evening filled with entertainment and opportunities to renew existing relationships and establish new ones.

For further information, to register and to sponsor, please click the link below.
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Western Canada's largest wind project officially opens east of Carmangay
Lethbridge Herald
At 300 megawatts, it's the largest wind farm in Western Canada. The Blackspring Ridge project east of Carmangay has been in full operation since mid-May. But recently its owners joined Diana McQueen, the province's energy minister, for an official dedication and celebration.
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Alberta power records shattered for second time
660 News
The hot weather is shattering power consumption records in the province. The Alberta Electric System Operator said they had already broken 2013 records, then broke them again recently. Angela Anderson with AESO said they anticipate breaking them yet again.
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B.C. Hydro, Alberta grid operator to boost transmission link capacity
Platts
The Alberta Electric System Operator and B.C. Hydro are to work together to restore transfer capacity on the British Columbia-Alberta inter-tie, which operates at levels well below its rated capacity. Alberta can import about 700 MW to 800 MW from British Columbia and Montana, according to Angela Anderson, a spokeswoman for the AESO. The grid operator expects to increase its overall import capability to 1,500 MW, with most of the work being finished in the 2018 to 2020 timeframe, she said.
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In Canada's economy there's Alberta, and there's everywhere else
Financial Post
The oil and gas-rich western province of Alberta was responsible for all of Canada's net employment growth over the past 12 months, adding 81,800 jobs while the rest of Canada lost 9,500. Alberta's trade surplus, $7.4 billion in May, almost matched the deficit rung up everywhere else.

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Light The Bridge Edmonton sees 50,000 bulbs burn for first time
Huffington Post
It's been a long road, but Edmonton's High Level Bridge was finally lit up by more than 50,000 LED lights for the first time recently, as the Light the Bridge project was unveiled. The project was the culmination of a long period of fundraising through private and corporate dollars. Citizens and companies were invited to buy bulbs to fund the installation.

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Why Texas beats Alberta with wind energy
Calgary Herald
Were Alberta and Texas separated at birth? It's actually not that much of a stretch. Both share a deep appreciation of prime rib, free enterprise, and rodeos. Both have prospered from their abundant natural resources — not only oil and gas, but also the steady winds that blow across the open range.

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Project completed to meet growing power demands
Lethbridge Herald
Southern Alberta is growing — that's not much of a surprise. To meet the influx of people coming to the area, however, means work on key pieces of infrastructure. AltaLink recently completed work on the Enchant substation upgrade project north of Vauxhall, part of a network of projects aimed to help deal with increased power demands in the area.
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Federal funding for power engineering program
Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
Northern Lakes College will be increasing its output of engineers after receiving a $1 million grant from the federal government. The funding will allow the college to expand its facilities for power engineering students at its Peace River campus. Member of Parliament for Peace River Chris Warkentin said one of the things the current government is focused on is keeping up with the growing oil and gas industry.
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Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia's electricity
Phys.org
In a recent article, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins wrote that Australia's targets to increase renewable energy will make electricity more expensive, thanks to problems with consistency and storage. But Professor Larkins is several years behind developments in renewable energy and its integration into electricity grids. In fact, there are technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100 per cent renewable energy — without significantly affecting supply.
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