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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
Crestron Electronics Inc.
Registration can be found here. Only 32 booths are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is online.
LED Lighting Show sponsorship opportunities available
The following EAM member companies have confirmed their sponsorships for the LED Lighting and Control Show November 4th. This is a prime opportunity to get exposure with key decision makers in key business and industry sectors in Manitoba, including engineering, architecture and design, building owners and managers, municipalities, and more...
• SMS Engineering Ltd., Platinum, $1000
• MCW/AGE Consulting Professional Engineers, Gold, $750
• R. D. Sales, Platinum, $1000
See attached promotional and sponsorship opportunities!
To confirm your sponsorship, please contact:
Judy or Gord, EAM Office
Get them now! Gala Night tickets available
Tickets are still available for this year's 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 email@example.com, or fax 204-783-4216.
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Critical Safety and Health risks
Ongoing changes from the Manitoba Department of Labour are making it more critical than ever for our employer members to address Workplace Safety and Health related risks.
The Electrical Association of Manitoba recognizes that it takes great people to build great businesses. We also recognize that Workplace Safety and Health related issues such as injuries, stop work orders and increased WCB premiums have impacted the vibrancy of many businesses just like yours.
EAM and 1Life Workplace Health and Safety team up
An informative new newsletter on workplace health and safety for EAM members can be found here.
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Project Management Plan and Estimate
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Sunday night lights! Super Bowl to be lit by LEDs
When the Super Bowl kicks off in February at University of Phoenix Stadium, there's one thing the NFL won't have to worry about: an extended black-out.
Ephesus Lighting of Syracuse, N.Y., has just completed installation of LED lighting at the venue, site of the 2015 Super Bowl. The first game played under the new lights recently, when the Cardinals hosted the San Francisco 49ers.
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Hydro reports increase in net income, but don't expect lower rates
Manitoba Hydro says the last fiscal year was a good one — but an expert says that won't keep any cash in your wallet when you pay your bills. Hydro says a five-year high in export electricity helped the Crown owned utility nearly double its net income in 2013-2014. Byron Williams of the Public Interest Law Centre says increased revenue from the export market won't offset costs for bipole III and the Keeyask generating station.
B.C. power relatively cheap
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British Columbians enjoy some of the cheapest power in North America, according to a new report by Hydro Quebec, but politicians are arguing over who takes the credit and whether the cheap rates will continue. The report says British Columbians enjoy the third cheapest residential power in North America, paying about $40 less per month.
How clean technology can save Canadian manufacturing
Canada's burgeoning clean technology sector was the focus of a panel recently hosted by the David Suzuki Foundation in Vancouver.
The country's clean technology industry — which includes companies in transportation, power generation, recycling, and even oil and gas waste management — employed 41,000 in 2012 and contributed $11.3 billion to Canada's GDP.
Moreover, the industry, which is dominated by small companies, draws more than half its revenue from exports, which could grow to $32 billion in a decade.
Manitoba Hydro's Bipole III cost shoots up by more than $1 billion
The price tag for a Manitoba Hydro megaproject jumped again recently — a move that will likely lead to more questions about the province's energy plans. The Crown utility announced a new estimate of $4.6 billion for the Bipole III transmission line, up from $3.3 billion in 2011 and an original figure of $2.2 billion in 2007.
The utility said converter technology is the main reason. The corporation assumed businesses that submitted bids would use new, less expensive types of converters that are coming on-stream in other jurisdictions, but they aren't.
Manitoba to carve out another flood outlet by 2020
Manitoba is moving ahead with its plan to carve out another flood outlet to prevent chronic flooding along Lake Manitoba.
Infrastructure Minister Steve Ashton said the channel could be completed by 2020 at a cost of up to $450 million, including modifications to the current emergency channel at Lake St. Martin.
The province has narrowed the project down to two options and is starting consultations.
North America's largest 100 per cent biomass-fueled power plant opens in Canada
Ontario is now home to North America's largest power plant fueled completely by biomass.
The Atikokan Generating Station conversion is complete, and the station is now generating electricity and helping meet local power needs in northwestern Ontario, according to an announcement.
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Philips to split off light bulb unit in historic move
The Globe and Mail
Philips, the Dutch conglomerate that started life making light bulbs 123 years ago, is splitting off its lighting business in a bold step to expand its higher-margin health care and consumer divisions.
Putting the lighting business in a separate company is part of a wider strategy that began with Philips' move out of less profitable consumer electronics and into fast-growing health care markets, largely in emerging Asian markets.
Boost from winter gives Manitoba Hydro record year
Sun News Network
Manitoba Hydro has recorded the largest profit in its history.
The Crown corporation released its annual report Tuesday, announcing a net income of $174 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, up from $92 million in 2012-2013.
Hydro kept more for itself than ever before, with a record-breaking $2.72 billion in retained earnings.
"Manitoba Hydro's performance in the past fiscal year surpassed our forecasts, a reflection of ongoing improvements in export markets," president Scott Thomson said.
MTS Centre gets new beer, bathrooms and lounges
Construction workers were still putting the finishing touches on two new lounges at the MTS Centre, just hours before the Winnipeg Jets were set to take the ice in the first pre-season game of 2014. True North Sports and Entertainment has spent $6 million on upgrading the 300 level for fans.
Heroes, a new bar with a rib-carving station and place to eat, went in near the southeast balcony and not far away near the southwest balcony The Tower went in.
The full-service bar will offer food and a view — the lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows.
Canada risks being left behind as green energy takes off
The shift to clean energy is producing huge economic gains, but Canada risks being left behind if the federal government doesn't get on board, a new report warns.
That's the message from energy and climate think tank Clean Energy Canada, which paints a picture of a world increasingly embracing — and investing in – green energy alternatives.
Clean energy is now "business as usual, it is not boutique any more," said Merran Smith, director of Clean Energy Canada. "This is where the puck is going... The world has changed and there is no going back."
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