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ELP Volume 81 Issue 10

Power quiz on industry abbreviations

MW stands for...

On the lighter side

The past month offered up several instances of news related to the energy industry that were downright amusing to me. I hope you'll enjoy these as much as I did.

IT executives roundtableUtilities’ IT spending shows recovery: Priority is fixing vs. replacement

IT spending at most utilities over the last two years or so has been limited, to say the least. For many IT vendors, sales have been anything but stellar in this sector. However, there appear to be some signs of revival.


A recent study by R.J. Rudden Associates, which looked at the T&D operations of more than 100 utilities in 1996 and 2002, concluded that size does matter...

Transmission right-of-way transforms into wildlife habitat

In Louisiana's ancient upper Atchafalaya River Basin, Entergy power lines and a wildlife refuge co-exist where the New Orleans-based energy company's Webre-Richard 500 kV transmission line crosses part of Louisiana's Sherburne Wildlife Management Area.

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In today's challenging business environment, it is essential for companies to control costs in order to remain competitive.

Original equipment manufacturers take stock

EL&P spoke with Hector Ponce, executive vice president of operations for Mitsubishi Power Systems, and Tony Satterthwaite, vice president of Cummins' commercial generator set business, about the state of the equipment market for generation.


The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and First Solar have been selected to receive a 2003 R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine for developing a new process for depositing semiconductor layers onto photovoltaic modules called high-rate vapor transport deposition.

Quick facts: The fuel cell market

Dana Corp. announced that it is expanding its global engineering network by opening new Fuel Cell Support Centers in Rugby, England, and Toyohashi, Japan.

PACE accuses USEC of “bumbling” at uranium enrichment plant

The U.S. Enrichment Corp., operator of the nation's only remaining uranium enrichment plant, faces at least two more years of weak profits and high debt...