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ELP Volume 79 Issue 12
EL&P proudly announces its 2001 Utility of the Year, Puget Sound Energy (PSE). It has earned this recognition through its Personal Energy Management program, which is the largest time-of-day and comparative time-of-day pricing program in the United States.
I spoke with James J. Hoecker, former chairman of FERC from June 1997 to January 2001, in a small conference room belonging to the National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute on the campus of the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla, in late November.
CES International and Advanced Control Systems Inc. (ACS) entered a comprehensive, multi-year partner agreement. The non-exclusive partnership calls for the companies to integrate their products, offering electrical utilities a real-time, rapidly deployable solution that provides utilities with new opportunities for increased operational efficiency.
The new definition of distribution optimization includes more than linear measurement of network components-utilities' drive for efficiency has changed distribution optimization to mean improvement in total operations. "
In three years federal regulations will likely require reductions in mercury emissions of up to 90 percent from current levels. For coal-fired plants, these new standards pose one of the most vexing challenges in recent memory.
Right-of-way (ROW) maintenance has traditionally been viewed as a dull necessity to maintain reliability-one filled with conversations about herbicides and growth rates.
While most economists agree that the overall U.S. economy is near bottom, the utility sector remains fairly stable; consequently, diversification spells risk according to Beth Griffiths, director of research at the United Telecom Council (UTC).
OpenBill Express, EDS' Web-enabled electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) system, won the International Engineering Consortium InfoVision 2001 Award. InfoVision Awards recognize companies for products and services that bring benefits to the information industry, and to society as a whole.