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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. 

Prefabricated construction has always been a convenient time-saver for contractors. In addition, more contractors have begun to focus on building energy-efficient homes and other structures.

After a series of net-neutrality victories for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in federal court, the agency was handed a significant defeat on Wednesday in the battle for municipal broadband networks.

In this era when renewable power enjoys tremendous popularity, not all proposals are a slam dunk. Leaders sometimes have to take a stand to help get controversial projects over the hump. In June, Missouri Gov.

Each year, ELECTRI International makes Early Career Research Awards available to individuals in universities and research institutions.

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Grid Assurance Stockpiles Utility Transmission Equipment

On May 6, six energy companies launched Grid Assurance, an independent company with the purpose of providing spares for critical electric transmission equipment.

Utilities Committing To Customer-Friendly Websites

As customers look to improve energy efficiency in their homes and businesses try to reduce energy costs, more utilities are recrafting their websites to provide relevant information to their customers and to the electrical contractors that may perform energy-efficiency work for them.

Wyoming Sees A Future In Coal Despite National Trend

States, like the people who live in them, respond to adversity in different ways. As the nation’s coal industry confronts a mounting collection of challenges, one state that relies heavily on the industry has chosen an optimistic path 
of defiance.

New Standard Helps Buildings Support The Smart Grid

Standards for new technology are necessary to encourage growth and innovation by ensuring interoperability and compatibility of new devices.

Ideas That Work: Mess-Free Mixing, Step-Bit Fixing and Hex-Head Cleaning

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

Selling Tips for Complex Systems

As we near the year 2020, which is supposed to be the pivotal year where many applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) appear as well as the impact of next-generation 5G networks, the need to be able to sell new complex solutions is critical.

Getting Involved, and Taking Action

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) works daily to ensure electrical contractors (ECs) have every opportunity to stay on top of the issues that affect their businesses and to be directly in touch with their senators and representatives in Congress.