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Integrated electrical and low-voltage systems of all types—inside and outside a building—encompass the range of work that electrical contractors do. The articles in this section highlight different types of work, from security, fire and life safety, to traditional electrical power and distribution, to lighting, cabling and more. 

In the changing dynamic of energy resources, efficiency is playing a vital role. Even if political support for efficiency diminishes, its importance to the future of energy remains.

Renewable generation and energy storage technology have evolved at a similar pace in recent years. Their mutually beneficial relationship is no mystery.

California is already a national leader in energy storage. Now, a member of the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Clifford Rechtschaffen, has submitted a proposed decision that would double funding for the state’s Self Generation Incentive Program.

As the U.S. energy industry has evolved, major flaws in the transmission infrastructure have been exposed. Upgrades are the new norm. Recently, one utility in New Mexico launched a major project to upgrade its transmission lines.

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California PUC Issues First State Video Franchise to Verizon
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According to New York-based Verizon Communications Inc., when the California Public Utilities Commission awarded the first state-issued video franchise, it opened the possibility for hundreds of thousands more consumers to have the choice of the company’s FiOS TV, a digital, all fiber optic network


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VoIP May Get Caller ID with OpenID System
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Currently, one of the biggest advantages traditional phone users have over VoIP phone users is the caller ID function. While landlines are linked to a physical address and mobile phones to credit cards, anyone can go to a Wi-Fi hotspot and start making calls over VoIP.


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In-Stat Research Finds Increase in VoIP Users
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Cable operators and Vonage are driving continuing growth in the U.S. residential voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) telephone market, according to In-Stat, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based market research firm. Data from the high-tech market research firm’s U.S.


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Grounding Devices, Wiring and Grounding a Transformer and More

Article 200—Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors; Article 220—Branch-Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations; Article 240—Overcurrent Protection; Article 310—Conductors for General Wiring; Article 314—Outlet, Device, Pull and Junction Boxes; Conduit Bodies; Fittings; and Handhole Enclosure


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