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ELP Volume 81 Issue 4

Primer on water treatment technology and power generation

What factors impact the water treatment market in power generation?

Letters to the Editor

We read your article, Is deregulation dead? (Feb. 2003 EL&P), with genuine interest. On the whole, this is a good, thought-provoking article, which we appreciate. Mr. Valocchi, however, is quoted as saying that Michigan is one of a group of "states that really aren't doing much of anything"

Ebb and flow aside, deregulation continues worldwide

Wouldn't you have liked being a fly on the walls in the suites of top corporate executives charged the last two years with making sense out of a chaotic international phenomenon called utility deregulation?

Ethics and leadership should be a cornerstone in the power business

John Wooden once stated, "Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."

A light at the end of the tunnel

I can't resist. Yes, for some companies just put on notice by FERC regarding their roles in the California summer of infamy (check out our cover story), that light may be an oncoming train.

Making data security an IT priority

Utility CIOs understand the urgency behind protecting their organization's information technology (IT) assets, but data security still hasn't received the funding it deserves from the executive team.


Accenture and BC Hydro signed a 10-year agreement valued at nearly $1 billion designed to save BC Hydro customers $250 million CDN and expand Accenture's ability to offer customer relationship management, IT, human resources, financial, procurement, building and office management services to utilities across North America

Electricity information tracking systems and ISOs

As independent system operators (ISOs) grapple with the challenges of administering wholesale electricity markets in a manner consistent with reliability and open access, they are also becoming increasingly involved in the development and management of electricity information tracking (EIT) systems.

The homestretch for transmission policy changes: An update on the latest RTO developments and...

Two-and-a-half years have elapsed since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requested transmission owners to band together and create regional transmission organizations (RTOs) throughout the country.

An economist’s advice to the industry: Hammer out the rules and bump up the...

In this spot, we have dissected the industry from every interior point of view from regulator to company executive.