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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. 

In the quest for achieving greater energy efficiency, buildings have become a primary target, and building designers are jumping on the bandwagon.


The power generation environment is changing, and so are the systems used to transmit and store that resource. Microgrids are emerging as one of the key components in the new energy landscape.


Last month we talked about why bid listing laws are a good thing. In summary, general contractors use bid shopping to take profit from the subcontractors and keep those profits for themselves. Bid listing laws are a very effective way of stopping post-award bid shopping. 


Starting next month, the presidency of NECA—and this column—will be in the very capable hands of David Hardt, president of Hardt Electric in Chicago.

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Below-Average Increases Estimated for U.S. Electric Generating Capacity
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 
new “Annual Energy Outlook 2014” predicts that below-average annual increases in U.S. electric generating capacity will occur through 2040; most new capacity will be natural gas-fired facilities.


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Users Upgrading To Advanced UPS Systems

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An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is typically used to protect electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, business disruption or data loss.

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New Mid-Atlantic Transmission 
Project To Span Four States

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In the utility sector, not many issues cause industry stakeholders more anxiety than the aging infrastructure and continuously increasing demand. Around the country, utilities are investing heavily to keep up with degradation and power-hungry consumers.


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PSEG Long Island Offers Options To Ease Solar PV Upfront Cost

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As with many long-term investments, the upfront cost of implementation is one of solar power’s biggest challenges. Many companies offer assistance to energy consumers, but the latest is a joint effort to get photovoltaics (PVs) 
on homes.


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Growing North American Gen-Set Market

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Wind, rain, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, heavy snowfalls, ice and falling trees are all potential causes of unpredictable and often prolonged power outages.

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Cities Take On Greenhouse Gases

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It’s been said before that all politics are local. Recently, local leaders took that adage and applied it to the pursuit for a new energy society.


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Utilities Saving Energy By 
Changing Behavior In Minnesota

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Almost everyone agrees that saving energy is the right thing to do. Talking about it is one thing, but actually doing it is completely different.


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