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ELP Volume 80 Issue 11
In the wake of increasing power demands, escalating utility costs, and tightening environmental constraints, resource conservation and energy efficiency are rapidly becoming topics of greater interest.
Trigen is a developer, owner, and operator of industrial, commercial, institutional, and district energy systems in North America.
There seems to be a sense of things finally settling down in our industry. This isn't to say all issues are being resolved and all is right with our world, but a lull seems to have mercifully blanketed our "business as unusual" mode of the last year or so.
In July 2001 Enel S.p.A. of Italy, the world's largest publicly traded electric utility, began deploying a network that should eventually connect 27 million homes and buildings with LonWorks based smart meters.
Electric utilities pass through several phases of development: original incorporation and construction, on-going operations, upgrades and expansion, and—though perhaps not a phase but rather a continuum—maintenance.