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Cover:Construction of Path 15, Western Area Power Administration
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By: Francis Bradley, Vice-President, Canadian Electricity Association, bradley@canelect.ca
Since its introduction over 125 years ago, electricity has provided the energy behind dramatic growth, our thriving economy, and our enviable standard of living.
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By Michael A. Marullo, Contributing Editor
Utility Horizons. What exactly does that mean? Well, it means a lot of things, but the way I look at it the door to the future of utilities (its horizons, if you will) is now wide open.
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by Tom Boyko, Path 15 Project Manager
Completed slightly ahead of schedule and costing about $50 million less than the original $306 million project cost, the Path 15 upgrade eliminated a longstanding transmission bottleneck that contributed to the 2001 Northern California rolling blackouts. It also brought a new way of doing business to the industry.
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By Carolyn Kinsman, President of Automated Communication Links Inc.
Why would anyone write about the status of water AMR in an electric utility trade magazine? Due to the recent flurry of AMR business case and deployment activity occurring in the electric utility industry------in particular those in California and Ontario, the subject matter is actually very relevant when considering all aspects of AMR cost justification.
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By Mr. Jack Shaver, P. Eng. CEA Technologies Inc.
As regulated monopolies evolve into competitive industries, utilities have had to change the way they conduct business.
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By Michael Caranfa, Director of Business Development for Datamatic Energy Systems
Automatic Meter Reading has transformed the way today’s utilities conduct business.
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By Simon Jacobs, Director, Product Management for MDSI Mobile Data Solutions
Mobile computing is fast becoming a mainstream requirement as society shifts toward a decentralized and more mobile workforce.
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By Scott Wooldridge , Vice President of Sales, Citect.
In recent years, utility companies have undergone great changes in the way they run their businesses.
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By Russ Straayer, Data Comm for Business, Inc.
Dennis Hill, Telecom Manager at Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) in LeMars, Iowa had a networking problem that was perplexing him.

 
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