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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.
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
Find out how you and your business can benefit!
Join us for two Presentations and Products displayed from leading manufacturers.
First come first serve limited space don't delay, call 1-800-642-5508!
AM Agencies, EECOL, EXM Manufacturing, McKenna Agencies, Optics Lighting, Panduit, Phoenix Contact, Siemens, Westburne
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
E.B. Horsman &
Son, the largest independently owned full-line electrical distributor in Western Canada, and
Intec Controls Inc. have announced that both companies have agreed to a transaction in
which E.B. Horsman & Son will acquire Intec Controls.
On Dec. 28, Alberta set a new mark for electricity use. We hit an all-time record high of 11,473 MW. That surpassed the 2016 record by 15 MW.
It's probably not surprising.
It's cold. It's dark.
Our furnaces are pumping. Our lights are ablaze. Our washing machines and computers are in overdrive.
You might expect electricity prices in Alberta to be in overdrive, too. But that's the real surprise.
Energy Efficiency Alberta is claiming success in its first year as provincial residents warmed to programs offered to reduce energy use.
The new agency came into being last spring as part of the NDP government's sweeping climate change plan.
At an event held recently to mark its first year, CEO Monica Curtis said initiatives launched by Energy Efficiency Alberta — including free LED light bulbs and low-flow shower heads, subsidies for insulation, windows and water heaters and an online rebate program for thermostats and appliances — had resulted in $300 million in savings for Albertans.
There usually isn't much to look at driving the Trans-Canada Highway through southeast Alberta, aside from the occasional bobbing pumpjack, the odd herd of cattle and the abundance of brown prairie grass.
That's one reason why a new solar project outside the city of Brooks is so jarring. Seeing the 30-hectare site filled with solar panels is not only a sharp contrast to the landscape, but also to the province and its massive oil and gas industry.
While the intent to observe remains, the Municipality of Jasper will no longer be listed as an intervenor on the proposed ATCO power line project.
Meanwhile, the Alberta Utilities Commission will move closer to a final decision regarding the proposed power line.
At its Dec. 19 meeting, council voted to direct municipal staff to request a change from Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) intervenor status to observer status with respect to ATCO's Jasper Interconnection Project.
The turn of the calendar to 2018 saw TransAlta retire one of its coal power generating units at its Sundance plant west of Edmonton and mothball another as it begins the transition to cleaner sources of energy.
The company will say goodbye to three more units over the next year and a half to prepare them for conversion to natural gas.
This is part of a fundamental shift in Alberta, which will see coal power completely eliminated by 2030, replaced by a mix of natural gas and renewable sources.
A drop in oilsands development has prompted the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) to recommend cancelling plans for a major power transmission project northwest of Fort McMurray.
The project, approved in 2012, included building two power substations and 130 kilometres of 240-kilovolt power lines to serve an area without transmission facilities that was expected to have significant electricity requirements because of oilsands growth.
When Jordan Jolicoeur took over his dad's small, part-time electrical business, striking deals with big energy companies was a distant dream.
That was in 2013, when he and his brother, Joel, became the owners of Carvel Electric, based in Stony Plain, AB.
At the time, the brothers were happy to take any job they could land.
"We were pretty much handed a small work van and a bag of tools," Jolicoeur said. "When we first started out, we would work for anybody. We would wire basements for family and friends."
|Jan. 26, 2018
||Calgary Region AGM
|Jan. 31, 2018
||AEA — Internet of Things IOT Presentations & Products
|Feb. 2, 2018
||Pool Tournament 2018
|Feb. 15, 2018
||Provincial Region AGM
|March 15, 2018
||Electrical Learning EXPO
50 Minthorn Blvd.Suite 800, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 7X8