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Approved Electrical Equipment to the appropriate Standard
By Pierre McDonald, CET, Senior Regulatory Affairs, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc.
The end of June 2014 marks the time when all the changes that will appear in the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) have been finalized. Any new or existing proposals for code change that have not been addressed by the CE Code Committee will not be seen until the publication of the 2018 CE Code. This hard line to get appropriate changes settled for the 2015 edition CE Code resulted is three very grueling days of discussions, deliberations and votes to get through the over 100 items on the June agenda. While this meeting (as well as previous meetings) results in several major changes coming with the 2015 CE Code, one of the more relevant changes is within the definition of "Approved" and with Appendix A.
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AEL's EXPO — March 25 — Early bird pricing until December 23rd!
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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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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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Christmas in Alberta
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Edmonton — CREC — Christmas Luncheon is December 5th at the River Cree Marriott. Register here!
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Welcome to Canada's first concentrated solar thermal plant
Huffington Post
More than three years ago, Ted Clugston was showing me around the small southern Alberta city of Medicine Hat for our pilot episode. He pointed to a hillside and said he eventually hoped to see a showcase solar project there. He saw it as an educational opportunity and a chance to show the world that Medicine Hat was investing in clean energy. At that time Clugston was a town councillor. Now he's the mayor and that showcase solar project is nearly complete.
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Economist: 2015 economy should settle
Sherwood Park News
County residents talked Alberta economics during the most recent Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce lunch. "There's still an incredible amount of business optimism in this province. I think it's one of the things that really sets Alberta apart from a lot of other places," said keynote speaker Todd Hirsch, who is ATB Financial's chief economist. "The economy comes and goes, but business optimism — entrepreneurism in this province — is still a very, very strong, driving force."
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Electricity, meat prices help push inflation rate to 2.4 per cent
Global News
The country's annual inflation rate climbed higher than economists' expectations last month, accelerating to 2.4 per cent, Statistics Canada said recently. The October increase follows a 2.0 per cent rise in September. The federal agency says the consumer price index climbed as prices rose in all of the categories it tracks in the 12 months leading up to October, with both food and shelter costs adding 2.8 per cent to lead the way.

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Solar power in Alberta tops 5,000 kilowatts
Edmonton Journal
Alberta hit a milestone for solar power on its grid recently, and now has 5,001 kilowatts of generating capacity. "If you're from Germany or California, you see those numbers and they're funny because they are so small," said Rob Harlan, head of the Solar Energy Society of Alberta. "But for us, it's a big thing. It's remarkable that it's changing so fast."

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Renewable Energy Systems (Section 64)
By Pierre McDonald, CET, Senior Regulatory Affairs, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc.
With increased changes in technology associated with renewable energy systems, the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) 2012 edition has incorporated Section 64 to apply to the installation of these systems.

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Enmax preparing for future of Alberta renewable energy
Beacon News
Whither renewable energy in Alberta? The answer to that question, according to Calgary-based Enmax, is really about the provincial power grid becoming much "smarter" and more complex as it integrates new sources of power supply over the next 10 to 20 years. John Rilett is Enmax's director of distributed generation. He chatted with Beacon News recently about the future of renewable energy and how Enmax will adapt its business model and its power grid to emerging energy technologies.
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Climate change centre receives grant money from carbon tax fund
Medicine Hat News
A provincial group tasked with helping municipalities reduce greenhouse gas emissions with be getting a $2 million grant from Alberta's carbon tax fund, the government announced recently. The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre provides technical assistance, expertise and rebates for municipalities to retrofit and find efficiencies in their buildings. Drew Barnes, Cypress-Medicine Hat Wildrose MLA and environment critic, said the province has spent billions on carbon capture and storage projects, "and things that haven't been effective."
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Poll: Public opinion of energy-from-waste high in Canada
CleanTech Canada
Energy-from-waste solutions are held in high regard across the country, according to a new poll, with only solar and wind energy generation leaving better impressions on Canadians. Commissioned by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the poll found 69 per cent of respondents viewed energy-from-waste favourably, trailing only solar and wind, at 90 per cent and 75 per cent, respectively.
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West Calgary Ring Road to be delivered in 2016
Rocky View Weekly
Rocky View County residents who will be impacted by the future West Calgary Ring Road had the opportunity to learn more about the planned road system and express their concerns at a public information session at Elbow Springs Golf Course recently. The session was attended by an estimated 300 people. The west segment of the Calgary Ring Road will involve building 15 kilometres of highway running south along the west side of the city, from Highway 1 to east of 69 Street South West on Glenmore Trail/Highway 8.
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Projects to deliver solar power to the far north
The StarPhoenix
A pair of new solar power projects in Saskatchewan's far north will see if alternative energy source can reduce massive power bills in a pair of First Nations communities. First Nations Power Authority (FNPA), along with the Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation and Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation, announced they have secured $150,000 in new funding from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities Program to install two 50kw solar power systems at the two schools in those communities.
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Data center interest in renewable energy on the rise
Digital Journal
Renewable energy is among the top emerging technologies being considered by data centre owners to help address power and cooling costs, according to a Mortenson survey of corporate data center executives, data centre developers and operators, and information technology providers at the 2014 Data Center World conference. Eighty-four per cent of respondents feel there is a need to consider renewable forms of energy, such as wind and solar, to manage future needs, according to the survey.
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