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ELP Volume 78 Issue 11
The major battles in the electric industry of late seem to center on ISO vs. FERC or consumer vs. utility (after the crisis in California and the blackout of the downtown Chicago area last month). In doing so, they lose sight of another real tussle-one of the fundamental arguments obf the industry: What material works best for utility poles?
Southern Company, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), FuelCell Energy and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. have joined in a partnership dubbed the Alabama Direct FuelCell Demonstration Project, originally announced by the group last February.
Environmental technology and specialty chemical company ADA-ES, a subsidiary of Earth Sciences, reports successful results in early testing of its newest specialty chemical, ADA-249. This patent-pending product is designed to help utilities improve combustion of cheaper western coals from the Powder River Basin in cyclone boilers designed to burn eastern bituminous coals. ADA-249 is added to the coal prior to combustion and allows it to burn more like bituminous coal. The product was first demon
This portable commercial battery can check more than 25 different popular battery types. The microprocessor-controlled tester is available for primary (non-rechargeable) batteries. The multi-battery tester works with popular Zn, Air, Li, and coin-type as well as with AAA, AA, C, D, N and 9V batteries.
SCT (NASDAQ: SCTC), a provider of e-business solutions for the energy, utilities and communications market, announced the signing of a five-year services agreement with the City of Chicago's Department of Water (CDOW) with a value of up to $11.3 million, which was signed in the fourth fiscal quarter ending Sept. 30, 2000. The agreement provides extensive support services for CDOW's new SCT BannerRegistered Customer Management System (CMS). The contract represents the first multi-million-
Always a challenge to put together, this year's operating performance report was no exception. In fact, the process of reviewing the numbers and verifying information brought to light just how much industry changes over the last few years have affected EL&P's exclusive report.
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