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The Electrical Association of Manitoba
is looking for
members/volunteers to sit on our Membership Committee
chaired by Robert Semchyshyn of Tri-Star Technical.
The committee's mandate is to maintain and grow membership.
A fall membership campaign is planned and member participation to help in this initiative is requested. Membership is a cornerstone of the EAM's strategic business plan.
The committee will meet
in September to finalize details of the membership campaign and address membership issues and invites your input.
The strategic plan of the EAM for the next two or three years is to increase the value of membership and to increase the membership base.
The EAM is also seeking members for its contractor and education and training committees (this includes safety).
Other exciting new initiatives have been identified but require member involvement to move forward. Getting involved provides visibility for your organization, learning opportunities, and opportunities to develop new business contacts.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Gord Macpherson, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Winnipeg
On Oct. 1, 2015, the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code will be adopted in the jurisdiction of the City of Winnipeg via Winnipeg Electrical By-law # 77/2015.
The new Winnipeg Electrical By-law will be enforced on building permits, and where there is no related building permit, electrical permits whose applications are received by the City of Winnipeg permits office on or after Oct. 1st. The new code will not apply to projects existing in our system prior to Oct. 1st.
The City of Winnipeg will be hosting two Electrical Code Seminars to discuss the major changes to the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code, the City of Winnipeg amendments and the Technical Interpretations.
Two nights only:
Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 27th
6:00 — 9:00 pm
Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
635 Osborne St.
FREE Admission; no pre-registration required
Seating is limited
It is advisable that attendees bring a copy of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code (available from CSA or the Electrical Association of Manitoba) and the Winnipeg Electrical Bylaw No. 77/2015 for reference. Copies of the Winnipeg Electrical By-law c/w the Technical Interpretations will be available for purchase at the seminar for a cost of $5 each (cash only, no receipts, exact change is preferred). Alternatively, they may be obtained in advance via purchase at the City of Winnipeg Permits Office, Unit 31 — 30 Fort St. (credit, cheque or cash; receipts offered), or by free download from our Electrical Info Centre webpage.
Seminars will be the same on both days, so you need only attend one.
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September 2, 2015
Lunch — 11:00 am
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The EAM continues to meet demand for 2015 CSA Codebooks, says Gord Macpherson, EAM Executive Director. The 2015 edition is available at the EAM office — call 204-783-4125. EAM member pricing is $194.25 with all taxes in and non-member pricing is $210.00, all taxes in. The Association accepts Visa, Mastercard or cheque. The EAM will be conducting a series of code seminars in the fall of 2015 with details at a later date.
• Projected date the 2015 Winnipeg Electrical Bylaw is to be published and available for purchase/download (will contain Technical Interpretations and local amendments to the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code):
July 22, 2015*
• Projected dates of City of Winnipeg seminars to review Code changes:
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 & Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015*
6:00 — 9:00 pm
Fort Rouge Leisure Centre gym, 625 Osborne St.
• Projected date for the coming into effect of the 2015 Winnipeg Electrical Bylaw:
Oct. 1, 2015*
*projected dates only; subject to change
Thompson residents are being asked to cut down on the amount of water they use while Vale shuts down power to the river pumphouse and the water treatment plant.
The scheduled power outage will enable the company to replace the pumphouse with a new one that was trucked into town recently and hook up electricity to the new building.
Daily Commercial News
A "milestone" engineering, procurement and construction contract has been awarded by Manitoba Hydro to a consortium led by GE's Digital Energy business to build a new, 66 kilovolt gas-insulated substation. The contract is valued at $31.4 million, states a release, and is the first substation order for GE's Digital Energy business in Canada.
Journal of Commerce
Construction has recently gotten underway on Red River College's new 100,000 square-foot Skilled Trades and Technology Centre. Located at the southeast corner of the west Winnipeg campus, the $60 million project represents a milestone achievement for the nearly 80-year-old technical college, which is Manitoba's largest institute of applied learning with more than 30,000 enrolments.
Upon completion, the new building will increase skilled trades training capacity by about 1,000 students (or 25 per cent).
A program that started this year called Northern Construction Trades Training (NCTT) is helping keep northerners in the region by providing necessary training for hopeful tradespeople.
NCTT is a joint initiative between the province of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, and different industry and training partners like Smook Contracting, where some of the trainees are working. Kevin Chief, minister of jobs and the economy, was in Thompson recently to speak about the program.
Manitoba Hydro was recently awarded Canada's 2015 ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Award for its fall 2014 Power Smart residential light emitting diode lighting program. Natural Resources Canada presents the award annually to recognize the best energy efficiency promotional campaign of the year, selected from numerous campaigns delivered throughout the provinces.
Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to remove and dispose of stators and coils from three generating units of the 1,220-MW Kettle hydroelectric project on Manitoba's Nelson River. Bids are due soon.
The second-largest hydro plant in the province, Kettle was commissioned in the early 1970s and is undergoing a gradual rehabilitation and modernization project intended to extend its life.
From megawatts to the size of rotors, everything about wind turbines has been getting bigger.
But even proponents of wind power say they may be reaching a limit as logistics and a lack of social acceptance over their size start to hinder growth.
San Francisco-based Pattern Energy Group recently announced it will be installing 61 GE turbines at its Meikle wind project in British Columbia capable of generating between 2.75 and 3.2 megawatts of power. At 180 megawatts, Meikle will be the largest wind project in the province.
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