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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 recent years, efficiency has become one of the primary drivers toward a sustainable energy economy and reduced carbon emissions.

Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

In the age of sustainability, every conceivable energy source gets equal consideration. Just as wind and solar power have had their growing pains, other viable sources will, too.

In December, I spoke at the International Drone Expo in Los Angeles. The Expo lived up to its name as to being “International” in scope.

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Utility Works on Energy Management Abilities

The Maryland Public Commission (PSC), along with utility regulators from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and a coalition of electricity buyers and consumer advocates, filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), challenging the imposition of capacity payments for the pe


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NSTAR Gets State Approval to Offer Green Power to Customers

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved NSTAR Green, a program that gives customers the option to purchase clean electricity and reduce their impact on the environment.


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New Course Teaches Technicians to Find and Solve PQ Problems

Fluke Corporation has collaborated with American Trainco to offer a professional training opportunity important for anyone responsible for electrical system installation, maintenance and troubleshooting in commercial and industrial facilities.


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A Touch of Silver

Though not known as one who dwells in the past or the "good ol' days" mentality, this column happens to mark the silver anniversary of my contributions to Electrical Contractor.


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Going Once, Going Twice ...

Government contract bidding and negotiation are complex processes. Competitive bidding is the dominant model used to make labor and material selections for the majority of government construction projects.


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If They Can Do It ...

With oil prices topping $100 per barrel, energy conservation is again garnering significant attention. Though oil and its byproducts are not a direct source of electrical energy, they have an impact on costs.


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Trend Analysis

Ratios are useful as both snapshots and video clips. For example, the cash on your balance sheet is a snapshot of your bank balances at one point in time. By the time you generate your financial statements, the cash balance has shifted.


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