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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 4 Issue 2

George Miraben has been named senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Illinois

George Miraben has been named senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Illinois Power. His responsibilities include public affairs, human resources and other support services.

Boston Electric Co. Fiber Allowed

In an oral ruling from the bench, U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf refused to issue a preliminary injunction sought by Cablevision against Boston Edison`s joint venture with RCN Corp. and against the city of Boston. Cablevision had charged that Edison-RCN was improperly using Edison`s cables and conduits to build a communications network while the city looked the other way. Wolf accepted Edison`s explanation, supported by the city, that it had not misled city officials about its intentions.

Donald Massaro has been named CEO of eT Communications Inc., an information solutions supplier...

Donald Massaro has been named CEO of eT Communications Inc., an information solutions supplier to the utilities industry. Most recently, he was chairman, president and CEO of Silicon Gaming.

SCT Utility Systems and Mincom Inc. have announced a software marketing agreement that will...

SCT Utility Systems and Mincom Inc. have announced a software marketing agreement that will provide an enterprise customer and asset management solution for large utilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and Asia Pacific.

Senators Want PURPA Repealed

Florida`s Connie Mack and Bob Graham have introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), a legacy of the 1970s energy crisis that requires utilities to buy power from small independent producers. Representative Cliff Stearns of Florida has introduced a companion bill in the House.

GE Harris Energy Control Systems Canada Inc. has recently been awarded five contracts totaling

GE Harris Energy Control Systems Canada Inc. has recently been awarded five contracts totaling $1.84 million to supply substation automation equipment in the Middle East and Gulf regions. The contracts are to supply equipment to Dubai Electric and Water Authority, Dubai Aluminum Co. Ltd., Saudi Consolidated Electric Co. East, and Abu Dhabi Co. for Oil Operations