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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 February, the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation’s largest state public power organization, with 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit miles of transmission lines, received two Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Technology Transfer Awards for research that sheds ligh

Do you believe that your financial adviser knows more than you do about how to make your money work for you? Do you trust that adviser to be ethical?

Like the desert in summer, the solar power controversy in Arizona continues to sizzle. The drama involving Arizona Public Service (APS), net metering and solar power has been well documented. Now, a new storyline has emerged.


After a recent trade show in Las vegas, some colleagues and I took a road trip to Hoover Dam.

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