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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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SCOTUS Rules On Power-Generation Incentives


In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8–0 that a controversial Maryland program designed to incentivize new in-state power generation should be thrown out because it intrudes on federal authorities’ jurisdiction over wholesale energy markets.



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New York Renewable Transmission Is Out Of Sight


Much of what we think we know about renewable technology comes from visual association. However, much of renewable energy is invisible.



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DOE Helps Utilities Boost Solar


The need to modernize the nation’s outdated electrical infrastructure has become something of an axiom in the age of renewables. Recognizing that need, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has offered an incentive.



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Two Projects Help Midwest Ride The Wind


Whether it is the sun, wind or waves, every region is blessed with renewable resources waiting to be harnessed for power. Recognizing the renewable resources of their landscape, two Midwest utilities recently announced wind-power plans.



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New York Is ‘Reforming The Energy Vision’


The debut of New York State’s ambitious regulatory initiative, Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), has generated quite a bit of interest.


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Playing with the big boys

Not What It Used To Be: Material Pricing


My first exposure to material pricing was in the mid-1970s when I was promoted to pricing clerk/assistant-purchasing agent at a wholesale house. My new desk was dominated by a 4-foot wide, metal-framed collection of pages called the Biddle Book, which was furnished by Trade Service Publications.


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Getting To Know You: A Closer Look at Financial Advisers

Choosing a trustworthy financial adviser can be confusing and stressful. In last month’s column, we learned that researchers have not been able to find a link between financial literacy education and improved consumer decision-making.


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