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AEL's EXPO is next week — March 25 — Register now!
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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 Seminars
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9:00am-11:00am: Electrical Code 2015 — Clarify issues... Get answers — Chief Electrical Inspector of Alberta — Clarence Cormier

12:30-1:30: Understanding Selective Co-ordination — Eaton Bussman — Greg Briggs

1:30-2:30: CSA Z462 2015 Changes to the 3rd Edition — ESPS — Terry Becker

2:30-3:30: The Lighting Revolution — Osram Sylvania — Colin MacDuff

3:30-4:30: Solar

Click the link for further details. Register now!

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Alberta's largest natural gas-fuelled power plant now operating
Global News
The province's largest natural gas-fueled power plant is now fully operational. Enmax and Capital Power announced recently that the Shepard Energy Centre, located in east Calgary, is up and running. The plant adds over 800 megawatts of electricity to the Alberta grid, which is enough to power about half of Calgary. In addition, because it's powered by natural gas, it's about 30 per cent more efficient than a conventional coal plant with 50 per cent fewer CO2 emissions.
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Alberta's construction industry faces 3 years of job losses
Huffington Post
After years of rapid growth, Alberta's construction industry can expect an extended downturn that will result in project delays, cancellations and job lay-offs, says a new report. The good news, however, is that it won't last forever. "While oil prices have sent construction into a downturn, the industry will recover," said Rosemary Sparks, Executive Director of BuildForce Canada in a press release.
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Tariffs on Chinese solar panels could slow growth in Alberta's solar industry, companies warn
Calgary Herald
A Calgary solar installation company is warning that Canada's decision to impose tariffs on cheap solar panels from China could slow the growth of Alberta's renewable energy sector. Skyfire Energy is sounding the alarm about a preliminary ruling from the Canada Border Services Agency, which concluded recently that China has been violating international trade agreements by dumping cheap, subsidized solar modules onto the Canadian market.
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City of Edmonton doing restoration on Rossdale Power Plant
Metro News
The Rossdale Power Plant will be saved from demolition this year with construction work expected to start soon, but the historic building's long-term fate is still up in the air. Tenders have closed on $3 million in restoration work to shore up the building's roof and an exterior wall. Peter Ohm, with the city's urban planning branch, said the massive building has a lot of opportunities, but this basic work has to be done or it will be lost.
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Alberta launches pilot project to help more aboriginals enter construction
Medicine Hat News
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says a new pilot project will help more than 600 aboriginal people train for jobs in construction. Prentice says the province will contribute $1 million toward new construction training centres at NorQuest College in Edmonton and Bow Valley College in Calgary. The two-year project will deliver career counselling and construction-related training for more than 300 students at each school.
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Canadian P3 model named a world leader in new report
Journal of Commerce
The Canadian model of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) is considered to be one of the most successful in the world, which means other countries can learn a lot from this experience, says a new report.

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Proposed power line threatens iconic views in southern Alberta
Calgary Herald
The iconic scenery in southwestern Alberta featured in tourism commercials and Hollywood movies could soon be criss-crossed with power lines, say landowners in the area.

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City staff release plan to make Edmonton a low-carbon city
Metro News
City councillors will be asked to approve a new road map shortly that recommends green home rebates, wider use of electric vehicles and a phase out of coal power among a host of initiatives designed to lower the city's carbon footprint.

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Investigators review why girders buckled on Edmonton bridge
The Globe and Mail
It's become Edmonton's bridge of sighs. A $32 million project to replace a key bridge in the Alberta capital could be delayed up to one year after four 40-ton steel girders mysteriously buckled. The safety hazard posed by the twisted metal means a major commuter route underneath the 102 Avenue Bridge must remain closed until further notice, in addition to part of the avenue which has been shut down since last summer.
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Electric vehicles' success not tied to public chargers
Simon Fraser University
A Simon Fraser University Faculty of Environment researcher says a new study he conducted with graduate students has important implications for governments with limited budgets to support the electric vehicle market. Jonn Axsen, a professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, has co-authored a study that finds accessibility to home-based vehicle charging could do more to boost the popularity of electrical vehicles than public chargers.
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Lethbridge outshines Calgary with electric speed signs
660 News
Perhaps this might have helped prevent some of the crashes on Calgary streets during the fresh snowfall. Down in Lethbridge, the city has temporarily reduced the speed limit on the busy Whoop-Up Drive. Transportation Operations Manager Lee Perkins tells 660 News, when conditions deteriorate, they can adjust the speed limit thanks to a new electronic reader board system installed last fall.
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