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Electrical Expo Excellent Seminar Package
EAM
An outstanding educational and seminar program is being put together for the Manitoba Electrical Expo, May 20th and 21st at Red River Exhibition Park. Seminars will feature outstanding speakers on topics such as Arc Flash, CSA Code Updates, Manitoba Energy Code — Electrical and LED. Names of presenters and details of the seminar program will be announced shortly. Watch Power Up and the EAM website for details on this and the show.
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2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo
EAM
With costs of all construction set to rise and the high cost of labour already reaching new heights, there is no better time to make a small investment in time to attend the 2015 Manitoba Electrical Expo at the Red River Exhibition Park this May 20-21. With over 150 exhibiting companies representing many more manufacturers of products and services that will make your life more efficient and profitable in this next construction year, the Electrical Expo promises to bring to you a vast assortment of product knowledge, exceptional pricing, and of course the education to help make your team more efficient.

The Electrical Association of Manitoba is committed to providing education and resources to the Electrical industry of Manitoba and the Electrical Expo is only one example of the opportunities it is making available for its members.

Watch for more details in your inbox in the next few weeks so you can make plans for you and your staff to attend. More event details are available on our website.

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EAM Arc Flash — online training
EAM
EAM members have access to one of the best Arc Flash training programs available. The online program available from the EAM website uses the latest in adult training techniques, and is very user-friendly. More and more companies are having their employees trained in Arc Flash. Given the requirements to have your employees adequately trained and knowledgeable in Arc Flash, this is a great opportunity to do so in a cost-effective manner.

The ESTS is state-of-the-art, adult-oriented arc flash and shock training for Electrical Workers, Supervisors, Electrical Engineers, Instrumentation Mechanics, HVAC Technicians, HSE Professions and other workers that need to manage or may be exposed to the electrical hazards of arc flash and shock.

This outstanding educational program provides a direct benefit to members of the EAM providing a value added service that will benefit your company directly in enhanced safety performance and due diligence to OH&S Regulations.

Many EAM members have already taken advantage of this program. Visit eamanitoba.ca to sign up. Group rates are also available.

The EAM is proud to be working with Terry Becker, P.Eng., the owner of ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions INC. Terry is the Subject Matter Expert and Visionary of the online computer-based Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS). Terry is one of Canada's leading electrical engineering safety experts. He has worked with leading organizations across Canada and in all industry sectors.

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Order 2015 CSA Code books from EAM
EAM
Code books now available at EAM offices. To get yours, please call 204-783-4125 or fax 204-783-4216.

EAM member pricing is $185.00 per book plus GST, a total of $194.25.

Non-member pricing is $200.00 plus GST, a total of $210.00.

You are helping to support the EAM with your purchase.

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Welcome to Canada's first net-zero commercial building
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LED bulbs 50 per cent off thanks to Hydro
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Use less power and spend less money with a new promotion from Manitoba Hydro. This spring, Hydro is offering 50 per cent discounts off the purchase price of select light emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

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Manitoba Hydro facing big bills to replace aging infrastructure
Global News
Manitoba Hydro is facing years of work and hundreds of millions of dollars in costs, not just for its high profile dam projects and new transmission lines up north. The publicly owned utility also has to replace aging infrastructure: manholes, hydro poles and transformers which are decades old. It's not glamorous work, but it's vital to keeping the power on in Manitoba. And it's expensive.
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Getting a charge out of research
The Carillon
Red River College has unveiled the fastest electrical-car charger in Manitoba. However, rapidly charging an electrical vehicle in extreme weather conditions has yet to be tried or tested. "There are currently no other rapid charging stations of this level in a climate as diverse as Winnipeg's," said Ray Hoemsen, director of applied research and commercialization at Red River College, in a press release.
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Firms shortlisted for $590 million Transitway and Pembina underpass project
Winnipeg Free Press
Three engineering and construction teams have been shortlisted by city hall to bid on the design and construction of stage two of the Southwest Transitway corridor and Pembina underpass project. City officials announced recently that from among the consortiums that responded to the original request for qualifications, three teams were chosen to bid on the project.
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Extension given on True North Square deal
Winnipeg Sun
Another deadline has passed and another extension given in the continuing saga between True North, CentreVenture, and the development at 220 Carlton Street. This is the second time an extension has been granted for the deal after missing the original milestone. The deal has been at an impasse since Mayor Brian Bowman took CentreVenture to task for not putting the development up for public expressions of interest.
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AECOM senior structural engineer Eric Loewen presented the designs which included roundabouts and pedestrian walkways. "As most of you probably know, the bridge is in very poor condition. Timber structure, large portions of it are pretty much at the end of its useful service life and there does need to be a plan for replacement of the structure," said Loewen.
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Buildings to make way for parking
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Manitoba Hydro's plan to build a new downtown Winnipeg substation has created a domino effect in which three low-rise structures on Notre Dame Avenue are slated to topple. Manitoba Hydro plans to start building a new substation on a surface-parking lot at the northwest corner of Adelaide Street and Notre Dame — a plot of land the Crown corporation purchased from the nearby Calvary Temple.
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Solar glass: Power generation you can see through
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Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) are developing the next breakthrough in solar power technology and its incorporation into both consumer products and architecture. Other iterations of "solar glass" are out there, but are limited in that light absorption through the material gives it a coloured tint and produces a shadow. If brought to market, MSU's innovation removes a practicality barrier with its transparent luminescent solar concentrator.
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Is Earth Hour starting to lose its appeal with the Canadian public?
The Globe and Mail
Numbers provided by electricity companies shortly after Earth Hour create a perception that the global campaign to get consumers to shut off their lights for one hour is losing some of its punch in Canada. Millions of homes, business, public buildings and monuments around the world observed Earth Hour. Here in Canada, environmental groups and electricity companies gave consumers a big push in the lead-up to the event. Broadly, it is a symbolic show of support for the environment and action on climate change.
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