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LED Lighting Show attendee online registration now available
EAM
Visit the Electrical Association of Manitoba website and register to attend the LED Lighting and Control Exposition on November 4th — take in four excellent seminars at the Fairmont Hotel.

Just complete the online registration today!

See here and here for more about the show, why you should attend, and more about the educational seminars being offered.
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Manitoba LED Lighting & Control Exposition 2014
EAM
The following companies are now confirmed exhibitors for the LED Lighting & Control Expo on November 4th:

Cree Canada
H.E. Williams Inc.
Crouse-Hinds by Eaton
Sistemalux
LED Roadway Lighting
Acuity Brands Lighting
Wattstopper
Eaton Cooper Lighting
Juno Lighting Group
Philips Lighting
Manitoba Hydro
Hubbell Canada
Fluxwerx
Contrast Lighting
IES
Crestron Electronics Inc.

Registration can be found here. Only 32 booths are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is online.

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LED Lighting Show sponsorship opportunities available
EAM
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
Phone: 204-783-4125
Email: judymeleague@gmail.com

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Get them now! Gala Night tickets available
EAM
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 judymeleague@gmail.com, or fax 204-783-4216.

Click here to see more about the event!

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Critical Safety and Health risks
EAM
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.

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EAM and 1Life Workplace Health and Safety team up
EAM
An informative new newsletter on workplace health and safety for EAM members can be found here.
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Notice of Annual General Meeting and Member Luncheon
EAM
The Annual General Meeting of the Electrical Association of Manitoba will take place on Wednesday November 19th, 2014 at the Best Western Plus Airport Hotel (Formerly Greenwood Inn) Willow Room. The meeting will get underway at 11:30am with guest speaker, the Hon. Stan Struthers, Minister Responsible for Manitoba Hydro and Minister of Municipal Government, followed by lunch and a short business session. This is a new format for the EAM, and members are requested to attend. Luncheon tickets are $40.00 and can be ordered through the EAM office at 204-783-4125 or by return email. Your early confirmation is appreciated.
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SAFE Work Manitoba introduces new mobile unit
Canadian Occupational Safety
SAFE Work on Wheels features four safety demonstrations that apply to a large number of industry sectors including construction and manufacturing. The mobile safety unit — an initiative of SAFE Work Manitoba and a part of Manitoba's Five-Year Plan for Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention — will educate workers and employers about the importance of workplace safety.

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Sunday night lights! Super Bowl to be lit by LEDs
Yahoo!
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. So far, so good.

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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.

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Manitoba Hydro president indicates rate-payers may be on the hook for new hydro line
Winnipeg Free Press
The president of Manitoba Hydro has contradicted statements by the Selinger government that rate-payers will not foot the bill for an expensive new hydro transmission line, the Tories say. Asked by a Conservative MLA at a committee meeting whether Manitobans would be on the hook for any portion of the $4.6 billion Bipole III project, hydro president Scott Thomson replied that they would. "Yes they will, just like they pay for all of their other assets that are installed to serve their needs," he said, according to the official Hansard recording of the committee meeting.
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Report details PST, infrastructure spending
680 CJOB
The Manitoba government has released its first annual report on the PST-supported five-year infrastructure plan. In the 2013-2014 fiscal year the PST increase created $190 million in revenue, of which $115 million was rolled into government spending on infrastructure. The report says that $75 million difference will be invested in the future as part of the province's five year, $5.5 billion infrastructure plan. It also says the province spent a total of $844 million on infrastructure improvements in that same last fiscal period.
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Hydro critic hired to take job from utility
Brandon Sun
The Selinger government has hired one of the fiercest critics of Manitoba Hydro to divest the Crown corporation of managing the province's energy-efficiency programs. Montreal energy consultant Philippe Dunsky was recently retained by the government to set up a new arm's length body to set and measure targets annually for Manitobans to conserve more power. The move was recommended by the Public Utilities Board in its June report that gave the green light to the construction of the Keeyask generating station and a new transmission line from Winnipeg to Minnesota.
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Voith awarded contract to equip the Keeyask Generating Station
Digital Journal
Voith has been awarded a contract by the Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro to equip the Keeyask Generating Station located in Northern Manitoba, on the lower Nelson River. The scope of work for Voith Hydro includes the design, supply and installation of seven new hydroelectric vertical propeller turbine generator units. The Keeyask Generating Station is being developed by the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership, a venture between Manitoba Hydro and four Manitoba First Nations: Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation, and Fox Lake Cree Nation.
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Cost of lowering Lake Manitoba could reach $450 million
Manitoba Co-operator
The Manitoba government has moved another step closer to beginning construction on new outlet channels for Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin. Conceptual design options and potential routes for the channels were unveiled at a press conference recently, followed by an open house in Ashern. But officials stressed that there are still nearly three dozen steps that need to be taken before the project can be completed.
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SaskPower to launch $1.4 billion carbon capture project
Global News
Saskatchewan's government-owned power utility is set to launch its flagship carbon capture-and-storage project this week when it cuts the ribbon on a $1.4 billion addition to its Boundary Dam power plant near Estevan. Billed by SaskPower as the world's first and largest commercial scale, carbon capture operation of its kind, the project outfits part of the coal-fired power station with a mechanism to capture carbon dioxide emissions and transport the gas through a steel pipeline into storage deep underground.
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Ex-Tesla and NASA engineers make a light bulb that's smarter than you
Wired
Sometime in early 2013, one of the delivery operations engineers at Tesla leaned back in his chair and took a look around the Silicon Valley office. "It was a sunny day, and I looked up and I thought, 'Why are these lights on with full power, when full sunlight is coming through the window?'" says Neil Joseph. An online search for a better, responsive bulb only yielded a few expensive commercial products. That October, Joseph left Tesla to start his own lighting company.
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IEA: Solar power to replace coal as world's top electricity source by 2050
Mining.com
Solar energy could be the top source of electricity by 2050, aided by dropping costs of the equipment needed to generate it, said the U.S. International Energy Agency (IEA) recently. According to West's energy watch-dog, two latest reports, solar photovoltaic systems could generate up to 16 per cent of the world's electricity by 2050, while solar thermal electricity — from "concentrating" solar power plants — could provide a further 11 per cent. The agency adds that more solar power generating capacity has been added since 2010 than in the previous four decades.
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