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EAM members will continue to benefit through the Association's relationship with RRC to provide relevant programs as part of its educational offering.
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Gala Night tickets now available
Gala Evening & Charity Dinner
Canad Inns Polo Park
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Reception at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $90 (taxes included)
For tickets, please contact Judy at 204-783-4125, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 204-783-4216.
Manitoba LED Lighting & Control Exposition 2014
The following companies are now confirmed exhibitors for the LED Lighting & Control Expo on November 4th:
H.E. Williams Inc.
Crouse-Hinds by Eaton
LED Roadway Lighting
Acuity Brands Lighting
Eaton Cooper Lighting
Juno Lighting Group
Registration can be found here. Only 32 booths are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is online.
Manitoba LED Lighting & Control Expo 2014: Sponsorship opportunities
To confirm your sponsorship, please contact:
Judy or Gord, EAM Office
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Copper thieves sought
Cranberry Portage RCMP are looking for information about the theft of three large, heavy spools and gasoline that were stolen from the public works building in Sherridon.
The wire and gas, which were stored in the building next to Manitoba Hydro, were discovered to be missing last month.
Police are asking for the public's assistance with the investigation.
Ontario talks hydro trade with Quebec and Manitoba
Ontario's energy minister says he has held direct talks with his counterparts from Quebec and Manitoba about importing more electricity into Ontario. But Bob Chiarelli cautioned that making deals is "not a slam dunk in any way." Chiarelli made the comments at the annual meeting of federal and provincial energy and mines ministers, which wrapped up recently in Sudbury.
Worldwide spending on smart grid technologies will total nearly $600 billion from 2014 through 2023
Electrical Line Magazine
The fundamental technology for infusing intelligence into the power grid has been in existence for years — more than a decade, in some cases. Today, the market for smart grid technologies is evolving rapidly as the need for a more responsive, automated, and efficient power grid rises worldwide. According to a new report from Navigant Research, cumulative worldwide spending on smart grid technologies will total $594 billion from 2014 through 2023.
Manitoba Hydro authorizes site work at 695-MW Keeyask project
Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has authorized modular builder Britco to commence the second phase of construction camp work at the 695-MW Keeyask hydro-electric project in Manitoba.
Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership, a partnership of Manitoba Hydro and four first nations, officially broke ground in July for the project on the Lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba.
Province funding 14 municipal road projects in Northern Manitoba
Portions of Thompson Drive North and Paint Road will receive needed repairs thanks to the provincial government investing $870,000 in northern municipal roads.
"Northern roads are affected by extreme weather conditions and require more attention to maintain to link communities, and to ensure safe and smooth travel for local families, commercial vehicles and tourists," said Premier Greg Selinger in a recent news release.
Manitoba Hydro investigating underground fire in downtown Winnipeg
Manitoba Hydro says there is no cause for concern after an underground electrical fire cut power to nearly 1,400 customers in the city's downtown for several hours recently.
Some conductor lines caught fire under Main Street near Higgins Avenue, prompting the utility to cut power in the area.
The fire caused a man-hole cover on the sidewalk to blow up into the air. Main Street from Higgins to Logan avenues was temporarily closed to traffic while emergency crews dealt with the fire.
Storm caused 'critical failure' at new police headquarters
Winnipeg Free Press
The rainstorm that struck Winnipeg recently inflicted serious damage on the city's new police headquarters, forcing tenants out of the adjacent Graham Avenue office tower while repairs are underway.
An evening rainstorm hit downtown Winnipeg particularly hard and blew a manhole cover off a street adjacent to the new police headquarters, a $210 million project nearing the end of its construction phase.
Water entered the block-long structure and caused what the city is now describing as a "critical failure of electrical and mechanical systems."
Energy-saving incentives available for home owners
Brandon residents are getting the opportunity to make home improvements and save money on their energy bills free of charge thanks to a pilot project being offered in the city. For the second time this summer, the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, together with Manitoba Hydro, is making an effort to upgrade homes to make them more energy efficient.
Copper no longer only reason for green roofs around Parliament Hill
Oxidized copper is no longer the only cause of green roof-tops around Parliament Hill.
The parliamentary precinct got its first live green roof recently.
Hundreds of sprigs of stone-crop, a low-growing, low-maintenance ground cover, were planted on the roof of the newly constructed annex to the Sir John A. Macdonald building, just across Wellington Street from the Hill.
And there'll be more roof-top greenery planted atop the historic Wellington Building — once extensive renovations are completed.
Statistics estimate 7,230 electricians needed over the next decade in B.C.
The Globe and Mail
Working as an electrician on a service truck with Houle Electric means John Bemister gets to do something different every day. One day, he might be working with fibre-optic cables; the next, he's installing a fan or a light switch in somebody's home.
"You're learning every day," says Mr. Bemister, a fourth-generation electrician who lives in Port Coquitlam. "You can never say that you know everything about electrical. It's a very challenging trade... It definitely keeps you interested instead of just doing the same thing over and over again."
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