Commentary

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    Oct 28, 2013 | Satish Balantrapu
    The daily operations of an electric utility like fuel resource planning and taking strategic decisions in balancing the supply and demand of electricity are influenced by load forecasts. When the electricity market has undergone a revolution, load forecasts have gained lot of significance spreading across other business departments like energy trading, financial planning etc.
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    Oct 23, 2013 | Devon Bass
    The accolades keep piling up for the game-changing electric vehicle known as the Tesla Model S.  Tesla was named as Motor Trend's Car of the Year, and was also declared the safest car ever by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Consumers claim to love the vehicle. Yet, for all of the critical acclaim and media attention, Tesla has still sold relatively few units. The company has sold none in Texas and isn't likely to do so anytime soon.
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    Oct 15, 2013 | Chris Evanich
    Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Ed) is the electric utility that provides electric service to New York City and the surrounding area. Thomas & Betts has been providing ConEd electrical products for decades. After Hurricane Sandy passed through New York City, much of the city remained underwater.
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    Oct 14, 2013 | Keith Patterson
    The city of Boston unveiled a row of four energy-positive townhouses - homes that generate more energy than they consume - on August 27 in the Roxbury neighborhood. The project, part of the city's attempt to provide more eco-friendly housing options, were launched by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Department of Neighborhood Development.
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    Oct 11, 2013 | Manish Srivastava
    In today's scenarios when the distribution utilities are struggling to maintain the quality of service to the customer after every unplanned events like Sandy storm, Hurricane etc. which not only disrupts the power line but also huge cost is invested in having these lines fixed as early as possible for the customers, with events like these there need for a solution which would be cost effective and viable.
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    Oct 07, 2013 | Gal Luft
    Ten years ago, every city between Detroit and Ottawa, including New York, turned dark in what became known as the Northeast blackout of 2003, the most severe power outage to ever occur in the industrialized world. For the next four days the lives of 50 million Americans and Canadians were turned upside down, and, due to the blackout, the lives of eleven ended.
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    Oct 04, 2013 | Rasika Athawale
    Energy Efficiency is no doubt the least cost, lowest risk and cleanest source available today. Among the various means for improving energy efficiency, combined heat and power (CHP) has gained attention of users and policy makers alike.
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    Sep 30, 2013 | Roger Arnold
    In January, a report from the Edison Electric Institute painted a bleak picture for the future of investor-owned utilities. It essentially said that the IOU business model, under the current regulatory environment, is not sustainable in the face of expected growth in rooftop solar.
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    Sep 24, 2013 | Rick Barnett
    Thermal optimization is produced by thoroughly insulating a building's structural shell, to a level at which thermal performance is optimized. This results in the least energy consumption for heating and cooling ("space conditioning"). Space conditioning is the largest part of residential energy use, to a greater extent in homes more than a few years old.
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    Sep 23, 2013 | Davis Swan
    Is it possible for us pampered North Americans to continue to enjoy a  lifestyle supported by power-hungry appliances and technology while at  the same time being environmentally responsible?  Can this take place in a true partnership with the local utility company that we have loved to hate for decades.  The answer to both questions is a resounding "yes!"