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ELP Volume 81 Issue 6

Addressing aging urban networksUone cable at a time

As aging urban network systems are strained by today's need for increased electrical loads, utilities are looking for solutions that focus more on reliability and safety.

EL&P research series: Distributed generation survey translates into tale of three market makers

Equipment/service suppliers are fast out of the gate; utilities take wait and see approach

Utilities moving forward with a more conservative approach

According to the press material sent with PricewaterhouseCoopers' new study, "the strength of global utilities in the future will be built upon vertically-integrated strategies

Demystifying fixed billing

In last month's first article in this series, we reviewed how a fixed billing program ("all you can eat" pricing for utilities) generates incremental revenue for the energy industry.

Case study: Making the case for business process management

In mid-2000, Cinergy Power Generation Services established a cross-functional core team of engineers, project managers and supervisors to identify and re-engineer several key business processes.


Bermuda Electric Light Co. has signed an agreement to deploy the Avantis enterprise asset management solution to assist in managing the island's self-sustaining power generation and distribution operations.

Midwest ISO creates largest state estimator power model in U.S.

The Midwest ISO's (MISO) Market Model Development teams in Carmel, Ind. and St. Paul, Minn. have been working non-stop

Working live can be managed safely

Working live is a necessity for all utilities. No matter how brief, power interruptions inconvenience customers and are a source of lost revenue for utilities.

EPRI teams with utilities to test new methods for mercury control

By 2007, coal-fired power producers will have to comply with regulations on mercury emissions currently being developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA


Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD), has been awarded a subcontract from the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop new solar cell technology.