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RoundUP Alberta! Mingle, dance... and have some fun!
On September 18, the Alberta Electrical League, with the support of Electro-Federation Canada, will be holding our first Alberta RoundUP Event Night.

Tickets are selling — get them now, $100 each, or wait and pay more after August 1st. Charlie Major is our "major" entertainment, but the main draw is networking and meeting with the ENTIRE Alberta and Ontario Electric Industry.

Thanks to our sponsors so far, Thomas & Betts, ILSCO, Standard Pro, ACE Manufacturing, Guillevin, Wesco and STELPRO-Hayride. Get your sponsor info and ticket information from the link below.

"RoundUP Alberta" promises to be an evening to remember. Key individuals from the electrical industry in Canada and throughout Alberta will be in attendance. Manufacturers, Distributors, Contractors, Trade Unions and Utilities will all be represented. This will be an evening filled with entertainment and opportunities to renew existing relationships and establish new ones.

For further information, to register and to sponsor, please click the link below.
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Early-bird offer ends July 18 — See Rudy Giuliani and Col. Chris Hadfield LIVE in Calgary!
This one-day conference features five internationally renowned best-selling authors and thought leaders, who will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today's most critical leadership issues, including Former Mayor of New York City: Rudy Giuliani, Canadian Astronaut and Former Commander of the ISS, Chris Hadfield, Canadian Gold Medalist Hayley Wickenhesier and New York Times bestselling authors Dan Roam and Dr. Vince Molinaro.

Use promo code AEL32 and join over 1800 of Alberta's most notable professionals for Canada's top leadership conference — Early-bird prices end July 18th.

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 In the Media

Western Canada's largest clean energy project officially launched
Global News
It was a big day today in Vulcan County. It was the official launch of Western Canada’s largest investments in clean energy. The Blackspring Ridge Wind Project is designed to provide electricity to 140,000 Albertan homes. Enbridge, in partnership with EDF EN Canada, has invested more than half a billion dollars in the project, which has been seven years in the making.
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Summer power consumption record set recently in Alberta
News Talk 770
The sweltering heat had many reaching for their air conditioners and fans. So much so that the Alberta Electric System Operator says Alberta broke a record for power consumption. The AESO, which runs the province's power grid, says that 10,141 megawatts were reached.
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Medicine Hat ready to go green with renewable energy
Medicine Hat News
Medicine Hat might not be changing its moniker from the Gas City to the Green City anytime soon but two municipal renewable energy projects set to come online this year may lead to that in the future.

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Light The Bridge Edmonton sees 50,000 bulbs burn for first time
Huffington Post
It's been a long road, but Edmonton's High Level Bridge was finally lit up by more than 50,000 LED lights for the first time recently, as the Light the Bridge project was unveiled. The project was the culmination of a long period of fundraising through private and corporate dollars. Citizens and companies were invited to buy bulbs to fund the installation.

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Second power plant possible
Medicine Hat News
Medicine Hat is exploring options to build a new electrical generating facility on the north side of the South Saskatchewan River, which it says would help safeguard local power supply. The idea has been entertained before but was renewed last June when flood-waters threatened the main power plant, making the possibility of rolling brown outs and greater imports a concern.

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Late notification in power plant pitch
Sherwood Park News
Imperial Oil wants to build a proposed gas-fired cogeneration plant on its property, located on Strathcona County's western boundary at Baseline Road and 34th Street. The project would have a power output of 43 megawatts, and burn natural gas to power gas turbine generators, while the excess heat would be used to create steam needed for other processes at the company's Strathcona Refinery.
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Why Texas beats Alberta with wind energy
Calgary Herald
Were Alberta and Texas separated at birth? It's actually not that much of a stretch. Both share a deep appreciation of prime rib, free enterprise, and rodeos. Both have prospered from their abundant natural resources — not only oil and gas, but also the steady winds that blow across the open range.
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'We will continue to be run by Albertans:' AltaLink on proposed sale to American conglomerate
Global News
AltaLink is responding to ATCO, after the company confirmed that it was behind a series of anonymous ads published in Alberta newspapers. The full-page, colour ads taken out by ATCO in the Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald and other papers protest the proposed $3.2-billion sale of AltaLink, Alberta's largest electricity transmitter, to American conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. The sale is expected to close Dec. 31 but needs approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Solar energy use in Edmonton on the rise (CBC News)
Shedding light on compact fluorescent bulbs (Northumberland News)
Power prices in province to edge closer to average (Calgary Herald)
Report urges Alberta to prepare for fusion energy (Troy Media)

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July 31, 2014 CEC & CREC deadline for Scholarship Registration Information
August 21, 2014 CEC Fall Golf Information
September 18, 2014 RoundUP Alberta Information
September 20, 2014 CEC Slo-Pitch Information


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