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ELP Volume 81 Issue 8

Letter from the publisher and editor

As you can see, we've introduced Electric Light & Power in a new size this month. We've responded to readers' and advertisers' comments about wanting a more compact version of our magazine

Primer on effects of lightning on electrical T&D

Thunderclouds form when the upper atmosphere contains cold, dense air and the lower atmosphere contains warm, moist air. As the warm air rises, the moisture condenses to form clouds, and the cold air descends.

Putting out the fire: Can we quell the natural gas crisis?

This spring Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham declared that we were in the midst of a natural gas crisis. And, like a bizarre game of inter-media "telephone," this issue has grown by leaps and bounds.

Natural gas storage and gas-fired generation: What’s in store?

Conventional wisdom this past winter decreed that the gas industry was "running out" of storage inventory—the second time in three years such dire predictions resounded throughout the industry.

Con Edison launches electrifying kids site

Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. (Con Edison) has launched "Con Edison Kids," a creative and entertaining Web site that introduces a number of energy-related concepts to children of all ages.

New technologies make big contributions to the deregulated power industry

Our country's need for high-quality and reliable energy is emphasized by today's information economy. Computer technology will create ever-increasing demands on existing power lines

Letters to the Editor

That's why business-to-business publications without paid circulation typically print puff pieces that could just as well appear in your local birdcage liner

AMR industry focuses on customer market

Widely accepted for large end-use customer metering and for reading hard-to-access meters, automatic meter reading (AMR) solutions are now trying to capture the smaller end-use customer market.

How to assess transmission line security

The electricity sector has traditionally developed and executed service restoration plans to mitigate the effects of widespread outages caused by weather

New CHP opportunities abound—with lower capital investment, less risk and greater flexibility

Company A and Company B compete in the same light process industry and manage three-shift operations. By coincidence, managers at both firms decide to evaluate combined heat and power