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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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Due to an overwhelming response...
EAM
Due to an overwhelming response, the kick-off Breakfast for the November 4th LED Lighting and Control Exposition is completely sold out. The show will be open from 9:30am to 5:30pm. This is a great opportunity to network, take in educational seminars and learn about the latest in the LED Lighting and Control Industry.
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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.
• WESCO Distribution Canada LP

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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Manitoba Hydro to cut power to Grand Beach area
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Researchers aim to harvest the sun's energy in cheap, new ways
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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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Manitoba Hydro invites questions online on its bid to control Lake Winnipeg levels
The Carillon
Manitoba Hydro has launched an online question form concerning its request to get a permanent environmental licence to continue to regulate the water level on Lake Winnipeg. The form allows Manitobans to ask the Crown corporation for information about Lake Winnipeg Regulation (LWR) as part of the Clean Environment Commission's review into Hydro's request. The deadline for questions is noon, December 22.
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Siemens, partner win $800 million HVDC contract in Manitoba
Canadian Manufacturing
Siemens Canada has been selected to design, build and install high voltage direct current (HVDC) equipment as part of a project in Manitoba aimed at boosting the reliability of the province's electrical system. Siemens, which partnered with Mortenson Construction for its bid, was chosen by Manitoba Hydro to supply two converter stations, one in northern Manitoba northeast of Gillam and one east of Winnipeg, as will as the overhead line connecting the two, for the Bipole III HVDC project.
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Conference Board of Canada sees bounce-back for city's economy
Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg's economy lost a bit of steam this year, but an anticipated increase in manufacturing and construction activity should provide a nice rebound in 2015, according to the latest economic forecast from the Conference Board of Canada. In its Autumn 2014 Metropolitan Outlook report released recently, the Ottawa-based think-tank predicts Winnipeg will finish the year with 2.2 per cent economic growth. That would be down a couple of notches from 2013's real gross domestic product growth rate of 2.4 per cent.
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Eco-friendly Winnipeg building puts energy back on the grid
Global News
The Manitoba Paddling Club spends a lot of time on the water. After seeing Winnipeg's rivers littered with garbage, the club wanted to make a difference for the environment. "We always see the garbage and everything that has been dumped," said Jerome Seremak, paddling coach. The club building has 30 solar panels on the roof that produce 7.5 kilowatts. It's the most powerful solar power installation in Manitoba.
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Cross Lake First Nation issues eviction notice to Manitoba Hydro, occupation continues
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A provincial cabinet minister and the head of Manitoba's power utility will meet with Cree people who have been occupying the grounds of a hydro dam for weeks, Pimicikamak Chief Catherine Merrick says. A small group has been occupying the grounds of the Jenpeg Generating Station since late September, but over the past two days hundreds have joined in. The station is located near the Cree community of Cross Lake, over 700 kilometres north of Winnipeg.
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5 lessons for Canada from Germany's clean energy revolution
The Tyee
When Dr. David Jacobs comes to North America from Europe, he hears the same myths repeated over and over about Germany's state-led shift to a zero-carbon society. Replacing oil, coal, gas and nuclear with wind and solar will tank the economy; clean energy is a luxury only citizens of wealthy European countries can afford; and embracing it hasn't even reduced carbon emissions. "There are lots of very basic misconceptions," he said during a recent interview at Vancouver's Georgia Hotel.
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Solar gets cheap, challenges energy markets
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One of the truisms of the 1970s was that solar power was a pipe dream. The price was too high — not just a little too high, but absurdly high. When Ronald Reagan came into office and ripped out the solar panels that Jimmy Carter had put on the White House, conservatives saw it as a triumph of economic rationality over wooly-headed fantasies. But like so many other things we learned in the 1970s, this fact is rapidly becoming a non-fact.
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Let there be LED light: Sistine Chapel masterpieces to be lit up for first time in 30 years
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One of the greatest artistic masterpieces in the world will be revealed in all its glory thanks to the simple miracle of LED lighting. The Sistine Chapel, painted by Renaissance icon Michelangelo, has had its windows shut since the 1980s after it was found sunlight's ultraviolet radiation damaged the colours of the paintings that decorate its ceiling and walls. However, the harsh halogen lights that now illuminate the chapel left tourists squinting to see what they could of the beautiful images.
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