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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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Alberta economy to grow at a slower rate
Calgary Herald
RBC is warning that falling oil prices will be a drag on Alberta's economy in 2015. The bank's latest provincial outlook, released recently, lowered its real GDP growth forecast to a "respectable" 2.7 per cent — the same as Canada — from 3.5 per cent previously. It also expects the provincial deceleration to extend into 2016, with 2.3 per cent growth. "We expect that the persistence of significantly lower oil prices will temper Alberta's economic boom in the period ahead," said Craig Wright, RBC senior vice-president and chief economist.
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Alberta's energy regulator seeks to improve environmental regulations
Financial Post
Alberta's energy regulator is working on improving a number of environmental regulations and rolling out new programs during the next two years as it looks to meet public expectations. "We have always been in the environment game, but now it is of critical importance," said Jim Ellis, CEO of Alberta Energy Regulator. "We are going to be working in the environment regulations as we move forward in the next year or two."
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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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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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Ground-breaking technology stores wind power in salt caverns
Edmonton Journal
In the Lloydminster area, a Calgary company is ready to carve out large underground salt caverns to store excess wind energy — the first use of the technology in Canada. Rocky Mountain Power president Jan van Egteren says the storage sites could be ready in five years. Salt caverns have been used to store natural gas for years, but only two other projects in North America are using them for compressed air that is turned into electricity.

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How will AltaLink sale affect Albertans?
Medicine Hat News
It is now official — AltaLink is in the hands of Berkshire Hathaway. Recently, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) and Industry Canada greenlighted the sale, with a price tag of $3.2 billion, which in the end gives a foreign company ownership of some very critical infrastructure in the province. AltaLink transmits electricity to 85 per cent of Albertans, and now Berkshire Hathaway will have a large hand in shaping that process for the foreseeable future.

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Alberta's Transportation Minister calls toll roads a 'good idea'
Calgary Sun
They're taking a real look, even at the ring roads in Calgary and Edmonton. Oh yes, he wants you to know the province hasn't made any decision on whether to have toll roads anywhere. Yes, he says the province hasn't made any decision about what roads would be tolled if the government goes that direction. The province plans to ask for your thoughts on the subject. But Wayne Drysdale, the province's transportation boss, thinks toll roads are a good idea for some stretches of pavement.
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New images of proposed $850 million downtown galleria released
Edmonton Journal
New images of the proposed Galleria project were released recently, coinciding with the start of consultation on the downtown cultural and academic campus. The renderings suggest what the University of Alberta building and glass canopy could look like, even though the team is still in the process of hiring an architecture firm for detailed design planning. "They're just to give people a sense of how everything could look," said project spokesman Godfrey Huybregts.
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Home owners look for energy efficiency program as province revamps climate change plan
Calgary Herald
When Michael McCormick and his wife moved back to Alberta earlier this year, their home renovation in Airdrie included changing all of the windows, improving the attic insulation, getting rid of the old furnace and switching to low-flow toilets. The energy-efficient upgrades were costly, but he said it's reduced their overall heating costs by about 40 per cent. McCormick, whose job involves helping restaurants upgrade their lighting, said he'd like to see the province make it easier for businesses and other home owners to do the same.
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SprayLD coats various surfaces with energy-producing solar cells
CBC News
In the next decade, people may be able to convert almost any surface into a solar power generator. Scientists have built a device that can spray on solar cells, the first step toward quickly and easily coating variously shaped objects that could range from airplane wings and road surfaces to the roof of your house. "My dream is that you could have a couple of technicians with Ghostbuster backpacks show up at your house and spray paint your roof," says Illan Kramer, a University of Toronto and IBM researcher.
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Tahltan buy into run-of-river hydro project
B.C. Local News
The provincial government is giving the Tahltan Central Council $500,000 to buy into a small run-of-river project on the Iskut River owned by Calgary-based energy company AltaGas. The Volcano Creek project, rated at 16 megawatts, has just begun producing power which is being sold to B.C. Hydro, entering the provincial grid through the crown corporation's Northwest Transmission Line.
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