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AEL's upcoming Annual General Meeting
AEL
February 12, 2014
Red Deer, AB
2:00-5:00 pm

Everyone attending must RSVP by email at info@elecleague.ab.ca, or call 1-800-642-5508.
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Electrical Learning EXPO
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Alberta Electrical League's 20th annual Electrical Learning EXPO will be held on March 19th at the Edmonton River Cree Marriott. There will be lots of exhibitors — see new products and technology! Booth space is filling up, and only a few seminar spots are available!
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Overcoming Canada's skilled tradesperson shortage
The Gazette
When it comes to the question of whether Canada is developing enough skilled tradespeople, the perspectives are more diverse than one might imagine. In conversations across the country, I hear a variety of explanations for why there are not enough. Employers aren't doing their part by hiring apprentices. Labour agreements are prohibitive. It's hard to free up time away from the job site for technical training. In reality, these reasons are among many others that help explain the short supply of tradespeople.
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ATCO gets approval to replace aging gas pipelines in Calgary, Edmonton
Calgary Herald
ATCO Pipelines' $700 million proposal to replace aging infrastructure in Calgary and Edmonton has been approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission. The approval brings the company one step closer to getting shovels in the ground later this year. The proposed five-year construction project will involve removing 260 kilometres of high-pressure natural gas pipelines from service and replacing them with new high-pressure pipelines in safer locations.
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Residents concerned by rising electricity costs
Bonnyville Nouvelle
Residents have long-since expressed concerns over rising electricity bills in Alberta's market-based system. But in recent months, customers from Bonnyville, Cold Lake and St. Paul reached out to the Nouvelle after noticing a steady increase in fees on electricity bills, culminating with a "significant" jump in costs on a recent bill.
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How LED street lights will change cinema
Gizmodo
The decision by the city of Los Angeles last year to replace its high-pressure sodium streetlights — known for their distinctive yellow hue — with new, blue-tinted LEDs might have a profound effect on at least one local industry. All of those LEDs, with their new urban color scheme, will dramatically change how the city appears on camera, thus giving Los Angeles a brand new look in the age of digital film-making.

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5 bidders short-listed for Alberta electricity transmission project
Canadian Manufacturing
Five bidders have been chosen by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) to compete for the rights to build and own a 500-kilometre electricity transmission project in the province. According to the AESO, chosen companies have been selected to enter the request for proposal stage in its Fort McMurray West Transmission Project, which will have a capacity of 500 kilovolts.

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Edmonton electrical firm goes global
Edmonton Journal
When Alberta's oil sands construction projects ground to a halt in late 2008 as prices collapsed, Edmonton-based electrical engineering and testing firm Magna IV received the same dreaded letter that went to every other contractor on Suncor's Voyageur and Firebag projects. "We had crews at those locations and we got the letters saying don't send your guys back in January, and we thought 'holy cow, what are we going to do?'" said Ken Unruh, Magna's chief executive.

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Power line builder Valard widens scope as transmission boom winds down
Edmonton Journal
Edmonton-based Valard, founded when telecom lineman Victor Budzinski bought out his partners in a struggling Grande Prairie firm in 1978, is Canada's largest power line contractor. "The firm is 35 years old and we recently gave out some 35-year certificates," said president Adam Budzinski, adding employee retention is due to his father's attitude toward staff.
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Banff and Canmore to host greenest Alberta Winter Games on record
CTV News
Organizers of this year's Alberta Winter Games are taking steps to ensure the event will not have a negative impact on the environment. Officials recently revealed new 10 kilowatt solar panels installed on the roof of the Banff Community High School. The school will host some of the 2,500 student athletes competing in the games and the panels will assist with the 100 per cent clean goal of the Alberta Winter Games.
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LEED green building requirements set to change
Clean Tech Canada
The next generation of the LEED green-building rating system, LEED v4, is now available in Canada. The Canada Green Building Council — which in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, delivers and administers LEED in Canada — is actively participating in the LEED International Roundtable and leading development of Alternative Compliance Paths.
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University of Victoria team explores energy integration between B.C., Alberta
Times Colonist
To illustrate the benefits of integrating electrical grids across borders, Tom Pederson refers to a very hot day in July 2012. "There were rolling brown-outs in Alberta to accommodate their energy needs — likely due to things like air conditioning running," said Pederson, the executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions at the University of Victoria.
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Bill Gates backs renewable battery start-up
Financial Post
Bill Gates did not become the world's richest man by making foolish investments. Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Tao Invest, Kleiner Perkins and Foundation Capital among others, are betting that the Aquion battery, invented by Jay Whitacre of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has a high-tech future. The Aquion battery costs the same as a lead-acid battery, but lasts twice as long.
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