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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. 

According to the Eaton Blackout Tracker 2013, the No. 1 cause of power outages in 2013 was weather/trees (966 outages). Faulty equipment and human error were a close second (921 outages).

The electric utility industry was once so stable that its stocks were called “widow and orphan” investments, certain to maintain value and return high dividends even during downturns.

As smart-grid technology ­deployment expands, the technical needs of utilities become more sophisticated. One of the potential beneficiaries of this trend is a platform that allows utilities to unify all of the vast amounts of data that they receive.

Green Bay-based electrical contractor Eland Electric Corp. designed and installed the solar-powered system.

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