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ELP Volume 90 Issue 4

US Solar Power Soars Since 1992

During the past 20 years, solar energy has advanced from a niche resource with limited applications to a significant energy source ...

Benchmarking Large AMI and Smart Grid Programs

Successful smart grid solution implementation is the result of many factors that go well beyond the technologies themselves.

The Need for Education Spurs More Growth, Innovation for 2013

There was a lot of noise as CS Week 2012 concluded, but the best noise possible. Leaders in their field are already planning ...

Awesome, Amazon— Now People Expect Same Customer Service of Utilities

Walmart, Neiman Marcus or Smallville Electric Co-op, businesses are learning they’d better treat every customer as though each were their only customer ...

Make Your ‘Highly Productive’ Work Force Truly Productive

Most managers would estimate that in an eight-hour workday, employees are productive six to six and a half hours—about 75 percent.

Winning on a Changing Regulatory Playing Field

Coal has been the mainstay of the North American electricity industry for nearly a century, but recent, increasingly stringent environmental regulations ...

Commercial Building Demand Response Issues and National Action Plan

When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2009, it charged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with developing ...

Paving the Way for C&I Load Management in Tennessee Valley Authority

Rather than build more costly power plants that are difficult to bring online quickly in response to peaks, U.S. electric utilities are managing demand ...

Viewpoints From the Boardroom of Brazil’s Eletrobras

PennWell publishers Marla Barnes and Michael Grossman recently sat down with José da Costa Carvalho Neto, Eletrobras’ president ...