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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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 In the Media


Manitoba Hydro has spent $31 million on Conawapa station since report calling for spending to stop
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba's Opposition Tories say Manitoba Hydro has spent about $31 million on the proposed Conawapa generating station since a report last year recommended stopping spending on the project. Ralph Eichler, Opposition Critic for Manitoba Hydro, said the Selinger government must explain why spending has continued. "It's substantial," Eichler said. "Manitobans are going to bear the brunt of that."
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Construction underway for Hydro building in Neepawa
myWestman.ca
Construction is under way on a new Manitoba Hydro customer service centre (CSC) in Neepawa. The new building is being built directly to the west of the current service building. The objective of the CSC is to provide high-level service and improve operations by centralizing the area's planning, administration and scheduling activities. The new customer service centre will serve the geographical areas of Minnedosa, Erickson, Gladstone and Clear Lake and its development is an element of Hydro's district consolidation plan.
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Warming up to solar chimneys
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Modern technology is helping us develop innovative ways to produce alternative energy. Solar and wind energy are good examples, although the idea of tapping the sun and the wind for light and heat is hardly new. What's new is the ways we're using them.

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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.

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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.

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Northern road currently Manitoba's worst
Winnipeg Sun
There's an unlikely leader in the race to be declared Manitoba worst road. Provincial Road 280, which connects Gillam and Split Lake to Thompson, currently sits in the top spot at the midway point of CAA Manitoba's contest to draw attention to the province's worst streets and roads. The lobby group said its Facebook page is filled with stories about wash-outs and muddy conditions on the northern road.
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Canada 6th in green energy investment
Tri-City News
A United Nations-sponsored report says Canada remained among the top 10 countries in the world for investment in renewable energy last year. The annual report says global investment in renewable energies, not including hydroelectric power, climbed 17 per cent in 2014 to around $270 billion. The increase marked a global rebound after two years in which renewable energy investment shrank from its all-time high in 2011.
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Portage and Main debate will resurface soon
Winnipeg Sun
The first baby steps in reopening Portage and Main to pedestrian traffic could be taken soon. The city's downtown development committee will hear legal opinion shortly on whether the property owners on the four corners can block the opening when their current 40-year agreement with the city expires in 2019.
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Self-dimming light bulb coming to Saskatchewan
Global News
Light bulb technology has advanced leaps and bounds in the last decade. Now, University of Toronto graduates are taking their highly efficient light bulb to the next level to reduce energy consumption. "By dimming down your lights, you can actually save a lot of energy. The problem is most switches out there are non-dimmable," said co-founder Gimmy Chu. Chu is one of three students that invented "the world's most efficient light bulb" a few years ago.
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University of Saskatchewan students get behind solar solution
The StarPhoenix
Finding ways for the University of Saskatchewan to be a greener, more environmentally friendly campus was the goal for a group students enrolled in an upper year environmental science class. They came up with a number of innovative ways to get the job done and presented their proposals recently when the university's Office of Sustainability hosted the Sustainability Living Lab Project Symposium.
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