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ELP Volume 79 Issue 9

EPSA warns against return to cost-plus regulation

The good old days, it turns out, may not have been so good after all.

Dear Mr. President: Nuclear generators ask, “Where’s our mountain?”

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 promised nuclear generators a federal repository for spent nuclear fuel by Jan. 31, 1998.

Forget FERC, look to USDA for grid solutions

The familiar verse from a patriotic song, "this land is my land, this land is your land" is definitely not referring to the majority of landowners' attitudes when it comes to siting transmission lines on their property.

Dynamic desktops power workforce

Utility companies manage loads of information-from portals to PDAs (personal digital assistants), energy companies are embracing information technology (IT) and empowering the workforce.

IT briefs

SchlumbergerSema executed another 15-year agreement to provide information technology services to Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas after recently contracting with JEA of Jacksonville, Fla.

e-Sourcing equalizes online auctions

"There is a salient difference between a buyer's simple spend and complex spend," according to Max Scoular, director and general manager of the Energy and Process Industries Group at FreeMarkets Inc.

Letters to the Editor

Two brief comments on Robert W. Smock's commentary in the July EL&P.

TECH briefs

Wartsila grows by leaps and bounds

Steel fights for goal; wood on defense

"There is some very rough terrain in Licking County [Ohio] and replacing poles is difficult," stated George Manning, chief operating officer of Energy Cooperative.

Partnership yields new generation of pole treatment

Hydro-Quebec, in partnership with Arch Wood Protection, a U.S.-based firm which manufactures wood preservatives, has developed a polymer-based additive which, when injected into chromated copper arsenate (CCA)-treated poles, gives them a degree of climbability comparable to that of poles treated with oil-based wood preservatives such as pentachlorophenol (PCP).