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ELP Volume 88 Issue 4

Managing Load Shed Performance, Customer Comfort in Peak-demand Programs

Today’s power system is plagued by demand-side and supply-side problems. While these problems have been well-documented, solutions are often oversimplified and in some cases not understood.

Why Offshore Wind is Viable for Northeastern, East Central Coastal States

In Europe, North Sea-bordering countries have installed numerous offshore wind farms to transform strong, constant sea winds into energy.

Green Collars–Where are the Jobs?

Where are the 5 million green-collar jobs 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged to create within 10 years?

Electric Utility Industry Investment

Electrifying one of the world’s largest economies isn’t cheap, and raising money to keep the lights on challenges utilities.

The American Power Act– Implications, Opportunities for Power Sector

As the international community works toward a climate change pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, there is increasing pressure to enact legislation domestically.

Energy Efficiency Program Types

With the rapid funding growth for energy efficiency programs, many utilities are developing programs or expanding existing ones.

Federal Renewable Electric Standard Presents Challenges

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have renewable portfolio standards (RPSs), and six other states have set elective renewable energy generation goals.

California Moves Ahead With Cap-and-Trade Rules

While conventional wisdom suggests the U.S. Senate will find it hard to join the House of Representatives in passing comprehensive federal climate change legislation, California is moving ahead  ...

Distributed Generation– When Customers are Generators

Historically, electric utility customers have been unaware of local energy source options mostly because practical alternatives have been nonexistent. That is changing.

Taking Open Access Beyond “˜Tyranny of Small Decisions’

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on June 17 proposed a rulemaking that if implemented promises to complete the quest the agency began ...