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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. 

The holiday giving season is here, and the news stories about pay-to-play corruption and uncertainty surrounding how tax law changes will affect business deductions have made the process an ethical slippery slope.
 Gift or bribe?


Despite bipartisan requests from members of Congress and 19 state attorneys general to delay, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its vote on December 14 to repeal its net neutrality rules, and as expected, it passed with a vote of 3–2.

Training session at Flir's Infrared Training Center

Advances in thermal imagers are affecting the way electricians monitor the operation of electrical systems.

Debate continues this morning over a Senate tax reform proposal, and a final vote is soon to follow. The Senate version of the tax plan is much friendlier to renewables and electric vehicles than its House counterpart.

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Dominion Virginia Power Discounting Efficiency

Late last year, many electric utilities announced they would offer customers discounts on compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in a partnership with Energy Star.


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ComEd Announces Custerms' Home Makeover

More than 200 seniors at a Downers Grove, Illinois, apartment complex will see their electric bills decline after ComEd, the utility serving the area, completes a large energy makeover.


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A Case to Test Your Judgment

How often have you told yourself, if I had it to do over, I would have done things differently? My thinking is that hindsight is 50/50, because the correct answer isn’t always clear. Even so, when I read the court’s opinion in St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co. v.


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Tip of the Iceberg

Imagine being given a credit card with a seemingly infinite limit, and you never have to pay a bill. That, essentially, is the scenario many data center managers have enjoyed for the last decade or more when it comes to electricity-use oversight.


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NTC Announces Free Training Webinar Wednesdays

National Training Center (NTC) has announced Webinar Wednesday, a free monthly training session, covering topics that are important to the low voltage industry. The class is open to everyone.


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BIM on ElectricTV.net

If you haven't heard, ElectricTV is a Web site that features video newscasts regarding the electrical industry. It is a joint production of NECA and IBEW, and it is currently in its sixth edition.


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Feeling Disconnected?

Regardless of size and type, disconnect switches are typically shown as the same, nondescript symbol. If you don’t find out and know everything you can about the disconnect switches you are estimating, you could be losing your company thousands of dollars and even a bid here and there.


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