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LED Lighting and Control Show November 4th
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
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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! Show times 9:30am to 5:30pm, November 4th.

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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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
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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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Canadian power producers want to keep U.S. border open
WKZO
"In a very real sense, the North American electricity market is borderless," Canada's electric industry wrote to U.S. energy regulators last month. There are more than 35 high-voltage connections across the border. Another six lines will be in service by the end of the decade or are planned, the Canadian Electricity Association wrote to the U.S. Department of Energy, which is currently conducting the first Quadrennial Energy Review. For the most part Canada is a major exporter to the United States — especially in the eastern half of the continent.
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First Nations protesters continue to blockade Manitoba Hydro dam
Global News
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says he's willing to consider the demands of protesters from a northern First Nation occupying the grounds of a key power-generating station. Protesters from Cross Lake First Nation want a revenue-sharing agreement with Manitoba Hydro, as well as a public apology, a shoreline clean-up and help with residential hydro bills which hover around $600 a month in the winter.
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Downtown tower project to be revamped
Winnipeg Free Press
A proposed downtown development — the 53-storey Sky City Centre condominium/retail/office tower — will look different than what was envisioned, but how much different won't be revealed until next year. A senior official for Toronto's Fortress Real Developments, which is developing the tower along with Windsor-based Mady Development, said changes are being made to the design — a 44-storey building topped with a nine-storey, glass-wrapped pentice, or crown.
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Tapping consumer motivations to drive smart grid engagement
Intelligent Utility
Why do we care about consumer engagement? Aside from fulfilling a promise often made to consumers — and regulators — as part of utility smart grid deployment plans, a 2013 Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) study (Smart Grid Economic and Environmental Benefits) found that customer participation and behavior was a key driver of available smart grid economic and environmental benefits, accounting for up to 30 per cent of potential benefits.
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Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle. The panels aren't cheap, and neither are the cars. A Ford Fusion Energi plug-in sedan, for example, is $7,200 more than an equivalent gas-powered Fusion even after a $4,007 federal tax credit.
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Turning 500 tons of manure a day into renewable energy
Huffington Post
Alberta is known for its beef — or more specifically its beef marketing. If you haven't seen the original "I heart Alberta beef" bumper sticker you've definitely seen an homage. But Alberta beef started for a reason, Alberta's grain farmers needed a way to diversify and add value to their product. Grain prices are notoriously volatile and producing a bumper crop didn't always guarantee a bumper profit.
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N.W.T. abandons $1.2 billion plan to export electricity south
CBC News
The territorial government is abandoning plans to export electricity to southern Canada. The proposal involved connecting the North and South Slave hydro-electric transmission grids. Officials completed a business case this year and found it would cost $1.2 billion, more than double what was initially estimated. "It's priced itself off our priority list," says Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger.
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Batteries included: A solar cell that stores its own power
Tools For Green Living
Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery. In an issue of the journal Nature Communications, the researchers report that they've succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device. Key to the innovation is a mesh solar panel, which allows air to enter the battery, and a special process for transferring electrons between the solar panel and the battery electrode.
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