In the ongoing narrative of renewable power, success is often measured in superlatives.
The stories that get top billing often describe massive wind-farm developments, science-fiction-like discoveries and major breakthroughs. A recent project in Los Angeles is no exception. READ MORE
As in any industry, the landscape of utilities is always changing. Part of this dynamic is fueled by the need for big companies to strengthen their positions and maximize profits. Those same motives fueled a recent acquisition that produced a new giant among the nation’s electric utilities. READ MORE
At a time when almost everyone and everything seems to be connected, it may be hard to imagine that the benefits of the digital age have not touched every corner of society. As implausible as it may seem, the digital divide persists. Several states have taken steps to narrow the gap, and their efforts appear to be paying dividends. READ MORE
With all the hype surrounding sustainable energy, it would be easy to assume the transition to alternative-energy practices has the momentum it needs to carry itself forward. It would be just as easy to assume, as far as that same transition is concerned, that government intervention is unnecessary. READ MORE
Times are changing for the electrical contractor (EC). The trend even affects the basics. As Electrical Contractor focuses on the latest developments in cabling and controls, the 2014 NECA Show in Chicago, Sept. 28–30, will also feature vendors and education to help practitioners stay ahead of the game. READ MORE
As technology and work practices continually evolve, standards can fall behind. This asynchrony doesn’t have to be disastrous all the time, but if left unchecked, it can eventually invite problems.
Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) took the necessary steps to rectify one such occurrence of a standard that was 40 years out of date. READ MORE
Safety gets the spotlight this month, but that doesn’t mean it will be forgotten the rest of the year. A topic as important as safety commands continuous attention.
The NECA Show, to be held Sept. 27–30, 2014, in Chicago, will offer programs and resources to help contractors remain equipped and informed about the latest safety concerns. READ MORE
In this age of sustainable energy, no stone is left unturned as every conceivable source of power is explored. Even the nuclear industry, a pariah of sorts to many clean-power proponents, has been exploring alternative fuels. READ MORE