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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. 

By most standards, the United States has a highly educated populace. However, one glaring omission is the teaching of personal finance, and it contributes to the lack of financial mobility and prosperity of any person who fails to learn how to budget, save or balance a bank account.


Some may be skeptical of its credentials, but carbon capture has its proponents, and as policy makers have been known to say, everything should be on the table.

Hioki PQ3100 PQ analyzer

The quality of electric power that operates building systems has always been important, but as these systems have become more complex, the effects of power quality (PQ) issues have multiplied.


In January, the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada announced that it has approved the Lake Erie Connector Project, a 117-kilometer (km) international transmission line that will connect Ontario with Pennsylvania, running under Lake Erie.

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