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Articles in this section are intended to help electrical contractors grow and improve their businesses, from financial and legal advice to creating a service and maintenance department. You’ll find articles on estimating projects and more below. 

I recently read an article regarding excellence versus perfection. It hit the nail square on the head regarding my estimating philosophy, which I developed mostly because of the stark contrast between my first two estimating jobs.


LED lighting solutions have been experiencing rapid innovation, and they're at a breaking point. Now, facilities across the United States are considering lighting retrofits more seriously than ever.

The U.S. nuclear-power industry just can’t seem to catch a break lately. While the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Unit 2 plant made history last October as the first new U.S.

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In the United Kingdom, pregnant cows may now be better protected, thanks to sensors. A bright green sensor device strapped to a cow’s tail alerts farmers, through an Internet of Things (IoT) network, that the cow is close to giving birth.

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Safety Is Key

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The Search For The Future Of Batteries


The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), a division at Argonne National Laboratory that works closely with the U.S.


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Net Neutrality Battle Lines Drawn


Dramatic policy shifts are to be expected when new administrations step into the White House. This includes regulatory actions, which don’t require the president’s signature.


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New York Increases Penalties For Unlicensed Electricians

According to the New York City Council website, on March 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted Introduction 247-A, a bill which amends the New York City administrative code to increase the civil and criminal penalties for performing electrical work without a license.


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