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ELP Volume 81 Issue 7

FERC pauses in the forced march toward RTOs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been on a worthy mission since 1996 to open up the nation's electricity markets to competition.

News Briefs

Equity Electrical Associates Inc. (Equity), a nationwide group of independent electrical distributors, and Electrical Distributors Network Inc. (EDN), an established electrical distributor marketing group, have merged

Is your utility prepared for smallpox?

Power, water, gas and other utility service providers can take great pride in being prepared for emergencies ranging from winter storms and spring floods to hurricanes and tornadoes.

Control system security must be updated in this age of cyber terrorism

Power producers and utilities today face an unprecedented quantity of constraints upon their business operations.

Introducing PJM’s security council

Some of the nation's experts in security will help ensure the continued reliability of the Northeast region's electric power grid, PJM Interconnection, through the formation of the Security Advisory Council.

This month online…

According to research from IDC, worldwide spending on business process outsourcing services (BPO) totaled US$712 billion in 2001, and the market is expected to reach US$1.2 trillion by 2006.

Roadmap for transmission line siting

The state of practice in transmission line routing has significantly evolved since many state commissions began adopting siting regulations in the late 1970s.


The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched two policy information Web sites. The "Dealing with Climate Change" site features data on energy-related policies and measures taken or planned by the IEA's 26 member countries

Utilities tackle first-call resolution with technology, training

"One call, that's all." It is the motto of a personal injury lawyer who spends big bucks on television advertising.

Natural gas bubble collapse may take NIMBY with it

Just how long can the NIMBY (not in my backyard) stance prevail?