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ELP Volume 79 Issue 4

High court labels EPA implementation “unlawful”

The U.S. Supreme Court handed manufacturers, including power plants, a defeat in upholding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to set clean air standards without regard to cost.

He’ll Light Up Your Life

"Mr. Electricity," Robert Krampf, demonstrates one of his most popular stunts. As he squats barefoot in a pan of water attached to a one million volt Tesla coil, high frequency electricity flows over his skin and leaps from the metal glove and copper hat he wears. His biggest client is Florida Power and Light, who are providing his show on the basics of electricity to 320 schools across their service area. Visit his Web site, www.krampf.com. Photo taken by Gregg Matthews, provided courtesy of Fl

eMarkets await suppliers’ verdict

The statistics are staggering.

California springs into blackouts, questions linger

If you're like me, there are times when you tire of hearing and reading about the California energy crisis. However, you remain aware of it-somewhere on the periphery-not quite able to ignore it for long.

IT Bits

ABB Energy Information Systems Division (EIS) developed a new software platform for electric power central markets and for regional transmission operators.

Looking at the future of energy delivery IT design, strategy

Deregulation and growing competition are driving utilities to enhance the business of energy delivery as a means to improve customer satisfaction and confidence, as well as shareholder value.

Managing weather risk requires faith in the forecast

Weathermen titled it the "Storm of the Century."

Exchange Notes

PanCanadian Energy Services selected Henwood Energy Services Inc. to provide its EnerPrise software applications to support their electricity trading and retail operations.

Fuel cells poised to strut into power market

When Sir William Grove stumbled across the technology for fuel cells in 1839, he probably never dreamed it would take over a century before his discovery really began to make waves.


Under a contract with Trammell Crow Co., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America will evaluate the former Textron Turbine Engine Components facility in Orlando Central Park as a possible future home for its power generation service and repair business.