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ELP Volume 81 Issue 12

Wireless mesh networks will soon be the new stars in the electric power industry

For almost 30 years now, electric power companies have looked longingly at the vast potential of wireless meter-reading networks. Then they look at these networks' staggering price tags.

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Salt River Project decided to undergo a customer satisfaction survey to evaluate the success of its call center agents' performance by measuring their courtesy levels with customers.

Southern Company steers steady course through industry turmoil

A common refrain heard these days from executives of many electric utilities is "getting back to the basics."

How big of a “player” will DG become?

Some things will not happen in the next 10 to 20 years.

Wind turbines take flight

Hunt Aviation's presentation of its new gravity powered aircraft technology to the public and to the aviation industry for the first time at the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando, FL was a tremendous success...

Exclusive to EL&P:Energy utility indices up at least 20 percent for the most recent...

All four of the C Three Group's Energy Utility Indices lead the S&P 500 Index for the most recent 12-month period.

Minimizing the financial risk of unplanned outages

Beginning with FERC's order for deregulation in the electric utility industry in the mid 1990s, a highly competitive marketplace with many new structural changes has emerged.

The NOx market’s wild ride: Are you ready to hop on board?

This summer was the first of an expanding regional program aimed at reducing the NOx emissions from electric generating and large industrial facilities, which contribute to the transport of smog in the Eastern United States.

Benefit of Counsel: The post-PUHCA world

When the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 is repealed, it will represent a major change in the way electric—and retail gas—utility holding company systems are regulated...

Computer worms, viruses pose serious threats to utility control systems

In January 2003, the so-called Slammer worm invaded Microsoft SQL servers worldwide and crashed tens of thousands of computer business networks.