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ELP Volume 87 Issue 4

Achieving Breakthrough Savings by Sourcing From Low-cost Countries

by Alan Beebe, Anant Kumar and Jan Nicholas, PRTM Virtually all industries have been impacted by the economic downturn. The slumping housing market has reduced new utility connections, the industrial slowdown has decreased power consumption...

The Integrated Utility of the Future: Transformation to Tomorrow’s Smart Energy Ecosystem

The power industry is on the cusp of a massive transformation to manage future economic and regulatory uncertainties, work force challenges and globalization.

International Investors Still Drawn to U.S. Renewable Energy Market

As in years past, the renewable energy market is still a favorite of investors in the United States and worldwide.

Deadlines Work

A few weeks ago I wrote an editorial in the Electric Light & Power Executive Digest e-newsletter about the Waxman-Markey bill..

Deadlines Work

As I sit writing this column against the deadline, I’m reminded of my days as a young advertising copywriter when I occasionally needed a deadline as motivation to finish a boring project.

The Smart Way to Protect the Grid From Cybersecurity Threat

Protecting the nation’s electric grid is a top priority for utilities.

Pay It Forward: Prepaid Metering as a Customer Service

by Betsy Loeff, contributing writer In this economic climate, offering prepaid metering can be more than a collections tool. Prepaid metering can help utilities increase customer satisfaction by returning control to customers and allowing them...

Asset Management: Measuring Best Practices, Performance

In the current economy, many utilities are struggling to improve company performance and reduce costs.

Linking SCADA, AMI Pinpoints Outages

As an independent, member-owned co-op that has consistently lowered rates and returned earnings to members,

Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification

Increasingly, energy efficiency (EE) programs are being considered energy resources--just like generation--and consequently are built into integrated resource plans to meet forecasted load.