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AEL's EXPO — March 25
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The Alberta Electrical League is hosting their 21st Annual Electrical Learning EXPO at the Calgary Grey Eagle Casino in Calgary, AB, on March 25th. The EXPO provides all companies with an opportunity to show new products, new services, new innovations. Those attending will experience what is new and exciting in the electrical industry. Professionals that can answer all your questions, give you alternatives and suggestions. The day is packed with technical presentations of things you need to know. Mark this date in your calendar.
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EXPO 2015 presenters needed
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Canadian Electrical Code — 2015
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AEL is taking pre-orders for the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code. AEL discounts apply! Order now: 1-800-642-5508.
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Alberta sets record for electricity demand
Edmonton Journal
Cold winter weather pushed electricity demand in Alberta to a new all-time record recently, the Alberta Electric System Operator reported. Average demand was 11,169 megawatts, eclipsing by 0.3 per cent the previous record of 11,139 MW set earlier last month. Cold weather was the major factor in the demand peak, as people used more electricity to keep warm, said Angela Anderson, external relations adviser with the AESO.
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ATCO wins $1.43 billion electricity project in Alberta
Proactive Investors
ATCO, a provider of electric power to customers in Canada, said that Alberta PowerLine, in which an ATCO unit owns 80 per cent, won a $1.43 billion electricity project in Alberta. Alberta PowerLine, an 80-20 partnership between ATCO and Quanta Services, has been selected was awarded the contract by Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), Calgary-based ATCO said in a statement. Alberta Powerline will design, build, own, operate and finance the Fort McMurray West 500-kilovolt transmission project.
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Medicine Hat solar thermal plant embraces green energy
CBC News
Medicine Hat takes its claim as Canada's sunniest city seriously. It now has a way to harness the sunshine and turn it into renewable green energy. The southeastern Alberta city now operates a solar thermal power plant — the first of its kind in Canada. "The idea behind this project is helping to save gas, some day we will run out of it," said Mayor Ted Clugston.
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Economist: Alberta's growth to be cut in half
Global News
Falling oil prices will shift the balance of power among Canada's provinces this year, with Alberta expected to see its growth rate slashed in half, according to Bank of Montreal chief economist Douglas Porter. Meanwhile, Ontario and British Columbia will battle it out for who will see the fastest growth in 2015, Porter said during a panel discussion hosted by the Economic Club of Canada.
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Quebec ice storm: Why it's impossible to storm-proof the power grid
CBC News
The ice storm that left an estimated 155,000 Quebecers in the dark this weekend had echoes of the Great Ice Storm of 1998, which left millions of homes in Eastern Canada without electricity for weeks. This time, power was restored relatively quickly — within 12 hours for the majority of Quebecers — which reflects some of the lessons hydro-electricity producers have taken from the 1998 black-out to make their power grids more reliable.

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Highest electricity rates in North America
Inside Belleville
The Liberals claim Ontario's hydro rates are competitive but they remain the highest in North America. I am going to give you a few examples of hydro rates from British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec. In B.C., their price is 10 cents per kWh and their only service fee is $6.81 cents. In Manitoba, their price is 7.1 cents per kWh and their only service fee is $7.38 cents. Quebec's hydro prices are about the same as Manitoba prices.

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$60 million power plant could be on council table by spring
Medicine Hat News
The decision to proceed with a $60 million plan to build a secondary power plant could be put before city council by the spring, utility officials said at an open house recently. The division hopes to build a new stand-alone facility north near the Medicine Hat Drag Strip on Box Springs Road, where a natural gas-powered General Electric LM-6000 turbine could produce enough power to supply 14,000 homes.

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Trades Alberta: Volunteering builds skills, earns school credit
Edmonton Journal
Hunter Leonard is a soft-spoken, hard-working Grade 12 student in Calgary who is honing his skills in the trades while helping Habitat for Humanity. Since last September, he has been spending three hours a day, four days a week on-site with the organization, exploring all kinds of trades including carpentry, plumbing and roofing while helping build houses. In the process he's earning a whopping 12 high school credits through his time spent working, as well as through a workplace safety systems course required to participate in the program.
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This new LED light lasts 40 years
Digital Journal
The world of illumination is about to change thanks to Jake Dyson, who has developed a light that never goes out. Well, nearly. It lasts 40 years and is going to be released in May 2015, The Guardian reports. Dyson is the son of Sir James, inventor of the famous bagless vacuum cleaner, among other things. The younger Dyson has created a product called Ariel through his company Jake Dyson Products (JDP).
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Parkway tunnels outfitted with latest in lighting techniques
Windsor Star
Several tunnels are now completed for the $1.4 billion Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor, ON, and drivers are being treated to some of the latest lighting designs. Whether it's day or night, sunny or cloudy, lighting inside the new underground passages of the 11-kilometre border highway will self-adjust to ease travel and make it safer in terms of driver vision. "Getting the lighting in the 11 parkway tunnels right is incredibly important to the construction team," said Cindy Prince, spokeswoman for the parkway's contractors.
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Green building products evolution continues
Daily Commercial News
For the past few years, a seminar on new and innovative green building products has been a staple at Construct Canada. This year was no exception, as Windmill Development Group and BuildGreen Solutions partner Rodney Wilts provided an update on the latest technologies, materials and systems — his sixth such presentation at the annual exposition.
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 Upcoming Events

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January 15, 2015 Calgary Electric Club's Annual General Meeting Information
January 30, 2015 CREC Annual General Meeting Information
February 6, 2015 CEC Pool Tournament Information
February 11, 2015 Alberta Electrical League — Annual General Meeting Information
March 6, 2015 CREC Curling Information
March 14, 2015 CEC Curling Information
March 25, 2015 Electrical Learning EXPO Information

 

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