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ELP Volume 82 Issue 7

generation asset valuation: are we at the nadir for gas-fired power plants?

New natural gas-fired power plants-those operational in the post-2000 period-will start to show significant recovery in valuations over the next two to three years in most U.S. markets.

involving executives in vegetation management decisions

Most electric utilities and membership cooperatives have departments dedicated to handling line clearance responsibilities, but it became clear after the August 2003 blackout...

Sarbanes-Oxley and the altered state of corporate governance

On July 30, 2002, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (more commonly known as Sarbanes-Oxley or SOX) was signed into law.

power industry to face challenges as leadership resources retire

With the bulk of Baby Boomers reaching 65 by 2010, who in today's leaner workforce is being groomed to lead tomorrow's companies?

2003 operating performance rankings show dip in nuclear, effects of environmental controls on coal-fired

A slight dip in nuclear generation, the effects of environmental controls on coal-fired generation and a continuing increase in combined cycle capacity are among the trends of note in EL&P's most recent operating performance rankings.

dynamic monitoring is cost effective for TransAlta, BPA

Grid planning and operating decisions rely on simulations of the dynamic behavior of the power system. Both technical and commercial segments of the industry must be confident ...

the executive

Decosta Jenkins is president and CEO of Nashville Electric Services.

Salt River Project’s commitment to customers goes beyond power provision

EL&P's choice for 2004 Utility of the Year (see page 12) is a unique one, not only in its structure, but in its commitment to customer service, technology and philanthropy.

SRP selected as utility of the year

Each year, the EL&P staff chooses one utility that we feel stands out as exemplary in our industry; to this victor goes our "Utility of the Year" honor.