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LED Lighting and Control Show November 4th — Nearing sell-out
EAM
The following companies will be exhibiting at the LED Lighting and Control Show on November 4th:

Cree Canada
H.E. Williams Inc.
Crouse-Hinds by Eaton
Holophane/AEL
Sistemalux
LED Roadway Lighting
Acuity Brands Lighting
Wattstopper
Eaton Cooper Lighting
Juno Lighting Group
Philips Lighting
Manitoba Hydro
Finelite
Bega Lighting
Hapco Pole Products
Dialight
Eureka Lighting
Crestron Electronics Inc.
Hubbell Canada
Fluxwerx
Contrast Lighting
IES
Barco Visual Solutions Inc.
Lutron Electronics
Lumenpulse

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 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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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.
• MCW/AGE Consulting Professional Engineers
• R. D. Sales
• Static Electric Ltd.
• Westburne Electric
• McCaine Electric
• IPEX Electrical Inc.
• EECOL Electric Ltd.

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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Additional seminar to take place at the LED Lighting and Control Exposition
EAM
The Basics of LEDs and Controls — 12:30-1:30 pm

In "The Basics of LEDs and Controls," Shea Hewitt will cover the light emitting diode history and evolution to present day performance. The controls will be addressed by Maarten Mulder and he will speak about the different control protocols and what to look for when specifying a control system for different LED drivers. Kevin Sumner will share his knowledge about LED lamp Pros and Cons. Presenters are from Acuity Brands.

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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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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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Showcase 2015
EAM
Planning is now underway for Showcase 2015, May 20th and 21st. A professional show manager has been engaged and the planned show is being revamped, so as to provide exhibitors and attendees with a more rewarding experience. The show will be held at the Red River Exhibition trade show facility.

Show information is expected to be available around the end of October.

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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.

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Manitoba government defends infrastructure spending
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Manitoba's NDP government insists it didn't break its promise to spend all revenue from its sales tax hike on infrastructure. Last year the provincial sales tax was increased from seven to eight per cent, in what the Selinger government said was a necessary move to raise more money to spend on roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects.

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 In the Media


Poll shows two-thirds of Canadians support energy-from-waste
Renewable Energy Magazine
The Canadian energy-from-waste (EFW) market has shown robust potential over the past eight years, growing by 200 percent, from just four operating plants in 2006 to twelve facilities in an advanced stage of approval or construction by summer 2014, according to the Canadian Resource Recovery Council, Toronto. Moreover, the trend toward EFW technologies is a national phenomenon, with a range of plants and equipment under consideration from Prince Edward Island to Vancouver Island.
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Province invests in Interlake municipal roads
MySteinbach
Interlake residents, tourist destinations, commuter and commercial traffic will soon have safer roadways and streets as the Manitoba government invests more than $2.5 million in partnership with municipalities to improve or replace local municipal roads and improve flood protection. This announcement was made by Premier Greg Selinger. "The Interlake is the gateway to some of our busiest rural and northern communities, and the roadways here serve many businesses and popular tourist destinations," said Premier Selinger.
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New Flyer to develop first North American-built 60-foot battery-electric/fuel cell bus
Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries has announced plans to develop the first North American designed and built zero-emission, 60-foot battery-electric/fuel cell bus. The new propulsion system will be integrated into the transit-bus maker's Xcelsior X60 heavy-duty transit bus platform, which includes a combination of batteries, a fuel cell and hydrogen storage. The company said the new electric-drive model will allow the fuel cell to operate at a relative steady state, while the batteries will be able to both capture braking energy and provide power for acceleration.
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Researchers aim to harvest the sun's energy in cheap, new ways
The Globe and Mail
To a Grade 4 science class, the idea of photosynthesis could hardly be more straight-forward: It's that thing plants do when they turn sunlight into food. But with world demand for energy expected to double by mid-century and scientists warning that fossil fuel emissions must be throttled back at the same time to avoid the worst effects of climate change — photosynthesis is increasingly looking like a road map to the future.
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Uncertainty over Manitoba contract renewal, as tenure nears end
Nigeria Guardian
With about one year to the end of the management contract government signed with Manitoba Hydro International for the management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, there are uncertainties whether government would review the contract. The Guardian had reported exclusively earlier in the year that an initial assessment done by government had indicated that Manitoba performed below expectation. Power Minister, Chinedu Nebo, later confirmed that the Canada company performed below average and had made some initial review of the contract.
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A strategic energy plan
MySteinbach
Denmark has one, Vermont has one, Ontario has one, Nova Scotia has one, and Manitoba has one (sort of). Canada does not have one. I'm talking about a strategic energy plan. To some extent the absence of strategic energy plans is understandable in that until recently no one thought of the need for such a plan. But things now are not as they were then.
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Study: Importing power not the answer for Ontario
Cambridge Times
Ontario electricity planners have dumped cold water on the idea of importing big volumes of electricity from Manitoba and Quebec. There is "limited opportunity" for large amounts of long-term imports to supply the Ontario market, says the report by the Independent Electricity System Operator and the Ontario Power Authority. Importing from Quebec wouldn't be cheap, the report says. It estimates that it could cost up to $2 billion to build new lines between Quebec and Ontario in order to import 3,300 megawatts of power.
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Online game helps Ontarians spot electrical hazards lurking in their homes
Canada Newswire
A new interactive, online game teaches Ontarians about electrical risks in and around the home and the importance of hiring only Licensed Electrical Contractors for residential electrical work. Launched recently, Hazardous Homes challenges participants to identify what caused an electrical fire, injury or issue through a series of realistic case files based on problems the Electrical Safety Authority frequently finds in Ontario homes.
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