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ELP Volume 86 Issue 6

Commentary

After two years of hearing presidential candidates discuss and debate issues, while "everyone who's anyone" in the political world speculated, analyzed and predicted the election's outcome, we've elected our 44th president.

PPL wins Utility of the Year.

PPL has my favorite marketing slogan of any U.S. utility: "Whenever you find the inspiration, we'll be there when the light comes on."

2007 Operating Performance Rankings

The 2007 operating performance numbers look pretty similar to the 2006 numbers. The nation's top performing power plants continue to operate efficiently...

Low-temperature Geothermal Technology Expands Clean Energy Reach

The International Geothermal Association (IGA) reports that electricity has been generated commercially by geothermal steam since 1913 ...

National Agreement Helps American Electric Power Keep a Grip on Labor Contracts

American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states.

Where Did the Time Go? Energy Utilities Face Long-term Memory Loss

The U.S. Department of Labor says nearly half of the energy utilities workforce consists of baby boomers.

The Challenges Faced by the U.S. Nuclear Industry

U.S. secretary of energy Samuel W. Bodman stated Oct. 8 to the U.S. Department of Commerce, "Explaining nuclear power in this country goes to the very intersection of our energy security...

European Utilities Eye America

Most Americans know one bit of Wall Street wisdom: Don't mess with Warren Buffett.

The Need for Asset Information Management in the Utilities Industry

A technician is repairing a pump that needs to be operational immediately. Some of the parts are broken, and two bolts are missing.

Let Education Drive Your Economic Engine

The economic turmoil of recent weeks has disrupted both personal and business equilibrium.