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EAM 2014 Fall Classic
EAM
Pine Ridge Golf Club
Pineridge Road Winnipeg, MB
(204) 222-6477

September 3rd, 2014
Lunch — 11:00 am
Shotgun start — 12:00 pm

Dress code in effect.
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Fall Classic advertising and promotional opportunities
EAM
This year, consider being an advertising sponsor for the Electrical Association of Manitoba Fall Golf Tournament to be held Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 at the challenging Pine Ridge Golf Club, "Manitoba's Premier Golf Facility." This is an opportunity to display your company name in front of your clients and peers.

Hole sponsor — $250.00 plus GST ($262.50)

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Members respond to Z462 Arc Flash training online
EAM
Several EAM members are now taking advantage of the Z462 Arc Flash training available from the EAM online education training site. This program initiative has been well received. The program ESTS was developed by Terry Becker, one of Canada's leading electrical safety engineers.

This is an outstanding cost-effective program and is fully recognized. Visit the link and EAM training.

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Utilities may slow rise of electric cars
The Leader-Post
Ontario's over-abundance of utility firms may pose a major roadblock to the province's plan to boost electric car ownership, some experts say. The experts say Ontario's 75 independently operated utilities often overlap their efforts and breed inefficiency, holding back upgrades needed so the grid can support what the province expects will be an influx of electric cars in the next few years.

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Manitoba Hydro sells electricity to SaskPower
Winnipeg Sun
Manitoba Hydro has finalized a deal to sell 25 megawatts of electricity to SaskPower. The deal, which will begin in November 2015 and end in May 2022, will see SaskPower sent the electricity over already existing transmission connections between the two utilities. When combined with a previously announced short-term sale between the two utilities, the two deals are worth more than $100 million, Manitoba Hydro officials said.

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Switchyard contract for SNC-Lavalin
Journal of Commerce
Manitoba Hydro has awarded engineering firm SNC-Lavalin a $112 million contract for the design and construction of the Keewatinoow switchyard project near Winnipeg. SNC said that it will oversee the early stages of the project, including its design and construction, before helping the utility with the commissioning and training of staff.

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Manitoba gas bills inch downward
Winnipeg Sun
Gas rates are coming down, albeit ever so slightly. The Public Utilities Board announced recently it had approved Centra Gas Manitoba's application to decrease the primary gas rate by 0.8 per cent, effective next month. That amounts to about $7 per year on an average Manitoba Hydro bill.
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New outlets could begin operating prior to completion
Manitoba Co-operator
Construction of a second Lake Manitoba outlet to ease flooding for land owners around the lake could begin in less than two years, Manitoba's minister of emergency measures said recently. "If we see things move ahead fairly smoothly, you could see construction as early as 2016," said Steve Ashton, who is also Manitoba's minister of infrastructure and transportation.
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Enbridge told to stop work on Manitoba line
The Chronicle Herald
The National Energy Board has ordered Enbridge to stop work along its Line 3 oil pipeline in Manitoba after an inspection earlier this month revealed numerous environmental and safety concerns. Line 3 has been carrying crude between Alberta and Wisconsin for nearly half a century. Enbridge announced plans earlier this year to replace the pipeline in its entirety — a $7.5 billion undertaking that would be the largest project in the company's history.
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Google offers $1 million prize for breakthrough in green energy
CTV News
Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses. Google teamed with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers to back a "Littlebox Challenge" promising to reward whoever comes up with the best design for a device no bigger than a laptop that can efficiently convert direct current to alternating current commonly used in homes and businesses.
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Winnipeg underpass is a challenging project
Journal of Commerce
A number of issues have made the construction of a $77 million underpass project on a busy Winnipeg roadway a challenging project. Plessis Road at Dugald Road in the eastern Winnipeg neighbourhood of Transcona has long been a busy intersection. Up to 20,000 vehicles pass through it daily. Train delays have been added to the challenges and delays for motorists passing through that intersection.
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8 auto makers, 15 utilities team up to develop smart grid tech
Clean Tech Canada
Eight auto makers and 15 electric utilities, including one Canadian company, are teaming up with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop and roll out a standardized smart grid integration platform. "As electric vehicles become more prevalent in the marketplace, it will present some unique challenges and opportunities for utilities who manage the flow of the electric grid," Dan Bowermaster, electric transportation manager with EPRI, said in a statement.
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Construction begins on Keeyask Generating Station
Thompson Citizen
The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership officially broke ground recently on the 695-MW Keeyask Generating Station, located on the Nelson River about 30 kilometres west of Gillam and downstream from Split Lake, within the Split Lake Resource Management Area, about 180 kilometres northeast of Thompson.
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NRStor to store Ontario electricity using new technology
CBC News
A company that is commercializing new technology for storing energy has won a contract to deliver a two Megawatts fly-wheel energy storage facility for Ontario's independent electricity system operator. For NRStor, it will be the first commercial test in Canada of fly-wheel technology, a mechanical battery that stores electricity as kinetic motion in a spinning rotor levitated on magnetic bearings.
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