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ELP Volume 78 Issue 8
According to Kenichi Ohmae, a corporate strategist and author of The Invisible Continent, a change in thinking is long overdue. Speaking at Edison Electric Institute's conference, The New Millennium, in Montreal this June, he spoke of the "invisible continent," which was "discovered" only in the past 50 years, and has begun to be "settled" since the mid-80s.
The U.S. electric industry is birthing the independent transmission business. Before too long the new business segment may grow to encompass electric transmission lines, natural gas and oil pipelines—along with at least a portion of the web of fiber optic cables that now crisscross most of the United States. Is it possible that the ugly duckling of the electric business may turn into a beautiful (and profitable) swan?
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) heads into New Mexico's restructuring with optimism. It's counting on its success in power generation, wholesale power marketing and energy service business to provide growth in the years to come.
It seems Mother Nature is a fierce political machine. In the past few months, her heat-induced, statewide energy emergencies have given way to votes and re-votes by a California ISO trying to juggle reliability and prices. It seems that California power is as much on a fault-line as the state itself.
Aiken deploys AIMetering ...IBM and Enron sign contract...Orion manages with HESI...Silicon acquires SRC Systems...Global Data receives follow-on order...Nova Scotia Power to acquire advanced GIS ...ALSTOM ESCA wins contract...MARCOM and PureSafety.com sign partnership...Carrier provides Internet-accessible thermostats
Do you know who made that Big Mac you just sunk your teeth into? Can you call them by name, or are you among the millions and millions of Americans served who've never even contemplated the McDonald's process?