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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. 

Since 1978, many politicians have won seats in Congress with a little help from NECA.

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Massachusetts is still recovering from a winter full of heavy snowstorms; however, thanks to a new major solar power project, sunlight will now never be far from the minds of the state’s residents.


The federal Miller Act has been around since the mid-1930s. You would think that, by now, all questions about its application would have been resolved by the courts. Unfortunately, hundreds of lawsuits remain that involve interpretations of the Miller Act.


As the electrical industry fully 
embraces the digital age, the needs of utilities and other large equipment users have been transformed. Their demands require a different form of testing to ensure new equipment can function in a highly sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.

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They Can't Take That Away From Me
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The federal Miller Act has been around since the mid-1930s. You would think that, by now, all questions about its application would have been resolved by the courts. Unfortunately, hundreds of lawsuits remain that involve interpretations of the Miller Act.


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FCC Adopts Strong Net-Neutrality Rules

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Telecommunications regulations have a long and storied history in politics and government, and it was recently declared that net neutrality falls under these previously established rules.

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Storm Response: E-J Electric, E.S. Boulos Co. and McPhee Electric
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In New York, the damage was less than anticipated, and residents, as well as the teams charged with rebuilding after the storm, chalked that up to luck.

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Utility Backlash To Net Metering Gains Traction

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When residential rooftop solar and other distributed generation (DG) technologies began making headway, it was seen as a win-win situation. Residents would win by generating their own power more reliably and less expensively than their local utilities.

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Still Plenty Of Low-Hanging Fruit
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Energy-efficiency programs have been a part of electric-utility operations for a decade or more, since state utility commissions began valuing the kilowatt-hours saved (aka negawatts) as an alternative to the new generation capacity they could potentially displace.

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California Utility Customers Getting All-Solar Option

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California has long been a champion of solar power, and solar installations in the state have been growing at a rapid pace. Many consumers would like to use solar power but are still unable to do so. Now, one California utility is giving these customers the option to embrace solar.


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The Working Capital Cycle
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Last month, we defined working capital (WC) as a measure of liquidity, efficiency and general financial health, easily calculated by subtracting current assets from current liabilities on your most recent balance sheet.

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