Paul Bunyan! Little-known jobs in the electric field
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Court rules PURPA unconstitutional
A federal district judge for the Southern District of Mississippi rules the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) unconstitutional. PURPA forced regulated, natural monopoly electric utilities to buy power from other more efficient producers if that cost was less than the utility’s own avoided cost rate to the consumer. The avoided cost rate was the additional costs the electric utility would incur if it generated the required power itself, or if available, could purchase its demand requirements from another source.
Computers can get ‘sick’ from viruses too
The use of virus detectors and strict software downloading regulations are prescribed to Florida Power Corp. after two incidents of virus infections.
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