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AEL's EXPO — March 25
The Alberta Electrical League is hosting their 21st Annual Electrical Learning EXPO at the Calgary Grey Eagle Casino in Calgary, AB, on March 25th. The EXPO provides all companies with an opportunity to show new products, new services, new innovations. Those attending will experience what is new and exciting in the electrical industry. Professionals that can answer all your questions, give you alternatives and suggestions. The day is packed with technical presentations of things you need to know. Mark this date in your calendar.
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Salt caverns in eastern Alberta created to store energy
Journal of Commerce
A large salt cavern in eastern Alberta that will store excess wind energy, in the form of compressed air, for future electricity use could be a Canadian first. Calgary-based Rocky Mountain Power has been working on the Alberta Saskatchewan Intertie Storage Project (ASISt) for a couple of years. Company president Jan van Egteren said because of regulatory procedures, it'll likely be another two or three years before the company actually breaks ground on the project.
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AltaLink proposes new route for $500 million Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock transmission project
Pincher Creek Echo
A map of proposed power line routes through Pincher Creek is starting to look pretty crowded. An additional route will be on display during the second round of AltaLink's upcoming information sessions for the wire company's proposed Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock project. In January, AltaLink released a map displaying the new route option added to the $500 million proposal — which resulted from resident input during the first round of consultations held last October.
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City utility rates take significant step back for this month
Medicine Hat News
The cost of heating and electricity will drop in February, the city of Medicine Hat utility announced recently. Natural gas drops to $2.58 per gigajoule — a 52-cent reduction from the January price — while the power rate falls to 6.12 cents per kilowatt hour, down from 7.38 cents last month. Commodity prices are set for local customers as the average of prices offered throughout the province.
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Lafarge requests power line relocation
Rocky Mountain Outlook
The relocation of approximately two kilometres of transmission line near Exshaw is on the table to accommodate a $400 million expansion at the nearby cement plant. Lafarge requested the relocation of a section of the 754L transmission line, which runs north of Lafarge's operation and west towards Canmore, to allow for the planned expansion of its existing quarry site, which is located on Crown land and is leased from the province.
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Canada dims the light on the incandescent light bulb
The Globe and Mail
A seminal event occurred at the start of 2015, and hardly anyone noticed: the death of the incandescent light bulb. Well, it is not quite dead, but as of Jan. 1, 60- and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs can no longer be manufactured or imported into Canada, an extension of the ban on 75- and 100-watt bulbs that came into effect a year earlier.

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Heartland expects to thrive through down-turn
The StarPhoenix
Billions of dollars in active and pending construction projects in the Industrial Heartland region will help offset the downturn in other parts of Alberta's energy sector, a business audience heard recently. "With shovels in the ground or shovels we expect to be in the ground this year, there is over $16 billion in announced projects," said Neil Shelly, executive director of Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association.

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Billion dollar transmission line is complete
Mountain View Gazette
Construction is complete on the $1.7 billion Western Alberta Transmission Line that was built 15 kilometres west of the Central Alberta communities of Penhold, Innisfail and Bowden, and eight kilometres west of Olds, Didsbury and Carstairs. The new 500-kV transmission line is 350 kilometres in length and connects the Genesee area west of Edmonton to the Langdon area east of Calgary.

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Councillors raise electricity franchise fee
Didsbury Review
Council members raised the FortisAlberta franchise fee to 17 per cent at their recent meeting. The new rate will take effect in January 2016. The current rate is 12.5 per cent. The franchise fee allows municipalities to charge utility companies such as FortisAlberta a fee for allowing those companies to install their infrastructure on town land or for the exclusive right to provide distribution access service within a municipality.
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City sells land for almost $2 million
Lethbridge Herald
Northside residents will be gaining a new business development. City council has approved the sale of a six-acre commercial site next to the Legacy Ridge neighbourhood for nearly $2 million. Lethbridge land manager Michael Kelly says the city-owned property, on the northwest corner of Mildred Dobbs Boulevard and Scenic Drive North, has been on the market for several years. It was set aside for neighbourhood commercial use when Legacy Ridge construction began.
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Saskatchewan First Nations see turbines, battery storage as solution for remote communities
Beacon News
A California-based utility recently put a 100-megawatt peaker plant up for bid. This is the type of plant that can ramp electricity production up quickly to meet demand — almost always using natural gas. This time, however, the winner was a battery storage project. This may seem surprising to us in Canada, but California produces a lot of extra wind and solar power at times when it is not needed, so storing that energy and saving it for peak periods of the day helps avoid the need for new power plants.
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SFU student designs insoles that would generate power to charge Vancouver
The Province
Buzz for his electricity-generating shoe concept has landed a North Delta student a spot at a world-class design competition. Taylor Ward, 22, a joint design and marketing major at Simon Fraser University, is behind "Step," a concept he describes as a "wearable insole that can transfer our kinetic energy into electricity." The energy would then be redistributed into a city's power grid through public transfer stations.
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March 25, 2015 Electrical Learning EXPO Information


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