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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. 

Solar-power technology is growing wide and deep through installations and planned projects. New York Gov.

Change is rapid in the digital age, sometimes at a dizzying pace. As that becomes normal, expectations grow for even faster change.

A lot can happen over the course of a year, and that is certainly the case for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has once again set some aggressive policy goals for the year to come. However, much like the recent past, the intentions are likely to fall short.

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LBNL Finds Downward Trend In Grid Reliability


As the electrical grid gets smarter and the number of severe weather events increases, many may wonder about the reliability of the U.S. electrical power system. A group of researchers put together some hard numbers on the matter and concluded that many areas need improvement.



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Zero-Net-Energy Homes Mean Opportunities For ECs

According to the California Public Utilities Commission, zero-net-energy (ZNE) homes, which would focus heavily on solar-plus-storage, could become the new norm.



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Clear for Takeoff

San Francisco Airport’s new air traffic control tower (ATCT) is not only a functional facility, but it’s also a 221-foot-tall work of art and a new landmark for the Bay Area. 



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Consumers Poorly Informed About Energy Use


As electric cars, smart meters and solar panels have become popular, it may be hard to believe that consumers don’t have enough information about the energy the technology consumes.According to a group of researchers, that is precisely the case. 



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The GridSTAR Smart Grid Experience Center at the Philadelphia Navy Yard is a mixed-use campus committed to energy innovation and sustainability
A Serious Play for Real Solutions: H.B. Frazer Co.

There are all sorts of potential futures in how, what and where we will receive our electrical power. New configurations are playing out across the country through demos, real-world applications and legislative directives. Electrical contractors (ECs) play a crucial role in this bold future.


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Tech Companies Pledge $140B For Climate Change


More than a dozen top tech companies and U.S. businesses have committed $140 billion to combat climate change, according to the International Business Times (IBT).


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The Destructive Power Of A Clause

An electrical contractor once suffered a loss equal to one-third of its original contract. Neither extra nor changed work caused the loss. It was the result of the general contractor terribly mismanaging a job.


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