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    Thu, 03/22/2012 - 09:00 - 17:00
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    TEC Centre - Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie, Alberta

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    May 28, 2014 – CPSC announced the recall of 1.7 million emergency lighting units, the recall indicates that the circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to catch fire.   Name of product: Quantum® ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture Hazard: The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Consumer Contact: Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (888) 615-4501from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday...
    The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Jim Balsillie, Chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, today announced almost $10 million in new investments for five Ontario projects under Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund. The SD Tech Fund supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil, providing solutions to key Canadian...
    The City of Calgary’s Department of Transportation has selected GE Lighting to replace and upgrade existing street light fixtures with GE Evolve™ LED technology. In a two-phased project plan, the city of Calgary hopes to eventually retrofit approximately 80,000 street lights with fixtures that consume 55 percent less electricity and offer a lifespan of over a decade. The first phase of the project will call for installation of GE’s LED technology, the Scalable Cobrahead ERS1 and ERS2, in five...
    After three years of construction, Boralex Inc., Gaz Métro Limited Partnership and Valener Inc. officially open Phase I of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, a 272-MW project commissioned in December 2013 and one of the biggest wind farms in Canada. In recognition of this important milestone, a ceremony was held at the foot of one of the project's tallest turbines earlier today in the presence of Caroline Simard, Member for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré, representing the Minister of Energy and...
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2014. The Maritime Link Project is a 500 MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) connection that will enable...

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    • July 25, 2014

      During construction at a downtown ENMAX substation, an interesting find was unearthed last week by workers who halted activities and alerted archeologists of the discovery. Located close to the Canadian Pacific rail line, artifacts relating to the building and maintenance of those lines were found buried under dirt and gravel. The artifacts may date to as early as the late 19th or early 20th Century, but further research is requ...

    • August 18, 2014

      The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released its 2014 Sustainable Electricity™ Annual Report, outlining the sustainability performance of its Corporate Utility Members during the 2013 calendar year.

      The report, titled Engaged for a Sustainable Future, highlights the significant progress CEA members have made to scale back coal-fired electricity generation, reduce air emissions, and minimize the overall environmental impact of their facilities. Since 2012, there has been a 3.6% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent emissions, a 2.6% reduction in sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions, a 2.2% decrease in nitrogen oxide emission...

    • August 13, 2014

      ATCO Gas announced that the Collicutt Centre in Red Deer will be one of the first facilities to participate in its innovative new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) program. The company will install, own and maintain a 280 kilowatt (kW) CHP unit that will produce both heat and electricity for the 250,000 sq. ft. recreation facility.

      ATCO Gas estimates that the CHP unit, combined with its waste-heat recovery technology will save the facility nearly $35,000 per year in energy costs over the life of the project, while reducing GHG emissions by up to 800 tonnes per year - the equivalent of taking 160 cars off the road annually.

      "This program demonstrates the viability of CHP technology and encourages businesse...

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    • August 18, 2014

      ARLINGTON INDUSTRIES has announced the appointment of Stephen Hayes to the position of Southern Regional Manager. In his new role Stephen will work with some of the electrical industry’s leading independent sales representative agencies in promoting and selling Arlington’s innovative and labor-saving special products and traditional die-cast products to distributors, end users and installers from North...

    • August 6, 2014

      ETHOSOLAR INC. announces that Kevin Allan has joined the team as the new Director of Sales & Marketing for EthoSolar. Kevin is a seasoned sales professional with over a decade of executive management experience. His expertise in the renewables and energy sector will bring new strength to the Sales & Marketing Department, while also ensuring clients receive the premium solution for their solar energy needs. “The world has shifted its direction when it comes to energy generation” shares Kevin. “From heads of government right down to individual homeowners, people are realizing the potential and accessibility of solar power. We live in an exciting time with more and more opportunities to apply sustainable principles. I’m thrilled to be part of the...

    • August 5, 2014

      TRINITY POWER RENTALS, a Canadian leader in supplying concept-to-completion temporary power solutions, has powered up its own online presence with a redesigned...

    • August 5, 2014

      IDEA (Industry Data Exchange Association) Board of Directors, chaired by Jack Carlson, president of Southwire’s North American Business, announced that president and CEO Bob Gaylord has stepped down to pursue other areas of interest.

      IDEA, a business-to-business technology service provider, is jointly owned by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).

      “The IDEA Board and the entire organization thank Bob for his leadership and service to...

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