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RoundUP Alberta: Early-bird ticket discount ending August 1st!
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On September 18, the Alberta Electrical League, with the support of Electro-Federation Canada, will be holding our first Alberta RoundUP Event Night. Order now!

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, STELPRO — Hayride, and Torbram — Hayride Sponsor. 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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Industry Scholarships available now — deadline to apply is July 31st
AEL
These Scholarships are available to dependents of personnel of CEC or CREC member companies in good standing. The employee of the CEC or CREC member company must live and work in Alberta. Students are not required to attend school in Alberta.

Students must be attending or planning to attend an accredited university, college or post-secondary educational institute on a full-time basis, including apprentice.

CEC Scholarship Application

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Alberta sets new record for wind-generated power
The Weather Network
It has been wild recently in terms of wind in Alberta, in fact so much so that the province saw a record broken for wind-generated power. "There was wind all over the province, so what that meant for electricity was that wind farms were running at near full capacity and we actually produced a record amount of energy from wind," said Angela Anderson, external relations adviser for Alberta Electric System Operator.
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Now's the perfect time to expand renewable energy sector, Alberta told
Edmonton Journal
Alberta needs to act now to take advantage of its huge, free, clean and largely untapped solar resource, an industry group says in a new report to the provincial government. According to the Canadian Solar Industries Association, there is a perfect solar storm in this province right now: Electricity demand is rising sharply, coal-fired power plants are being phased out and prices of solar-electricity equipment are falling.
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Industry Canada approves AltaLink sale to Berkshire Hathaway Energy
CBC News
The federal government has approved the pending sale of an Alberta utility provider to an American company. Berkshire Hathaway Energy's application to buy AltaLink received approval Friday from Industry Canada. As a result, the American company has agreed to multiple commitments in order to meet the overall economic benefit standards set by the government for foreign investment transactions.
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Calgary sees growing trend in 'green' building construction
Calgary Herald
The trend toward "green" development picked up steam in Calgary last year as 48 projects gained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification through the Canada Green Building Council. That brought the total number of buildings in the city with LEED certification to 125, said Mark Hutchinson, director of green building programs for the Council.
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LED street light installation underway in Calgary
News Talk 770
City crews have now started the process of changing out traditional street lights for energy-efficient LEDs. As News Talk 770 reported earlier this month, the city is spending $32 million to make the switch, a move expected to reduce electricity consumption by up to 55 per cent.

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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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Count solar radiation among Alberta's energy resources
Edmtonton Journal
Maybe the travel slogan "Sunny Alberta" should be on the next provincial licence plates. In a ranking of Canadian cities' potential to create photovoltaic energy, Calgary and Edmonton take two of the top four spots. Regina was No. 1, followed by Calgary, Winnipeg and then Edmonton.
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Blackspring Ridge 'a big idea that has become reality'
Vulcan Advocate
With the Blackspring Ridge wind farm now up and running, project owners Enbridge and EDF En Canada hosted a dedication ceremony for the Blackspring Ridge wind project recently under a large tent at the project's operations and maintenance site. Kym Nichols, Carmangay's mayor, said she felt honoured to be included in such an historic event.
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Poll: Most business owners use or plan to use LED bulbs
Digital Journal
The upfront installation cost of retro-fitting workplaces with LED bulbs is the main stumbling block holding back business owners from implementing the change. Although 81.9 per cent of those surveyed currently use or plan to use LED bulbs, high price is the main reason 50.9 per cent of business owners delay implementation.
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TransAlta to build its seventh power plant in Western Australia
Calgary Herald
TransAlta announced recently the construction of what will be its seventh power plant in the mining region of Western Australia. The Calgary-based company said it will build, own and operate a 150 MW combined cycle gas power plant in South Hedland, Western Australia — a region known for its mineral exports.
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September 18, 2014 RoundUP Alberta Information
September 20, 2014 CEC Slo-Pitch Information



 

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