July 20, 2012

Electric power professionals were often attracted by the stability of the industry as compared to less secure higher tech, more mobile opportunities (aerospace, IT etc.). But in doing so they usually accepted lower salaries, although the benefits were terrific.

July 10, 2012

Why the numbers aren’t always as they seem on jobs that attach a financial value to energy savings.

Spotlight, Business
July 9, 2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced the dates and locations for five regional technical conferences on better coordination between natural gas and electricity markets.

June 25, 2012

Electrical distributors need to take a more proactive role in the market selling LEDS and other solid-state technologies.

June 21, 2012

In each generation, the concept of getting "power from sunshine" has attracted entrepreneurial visionaries who encountered a perennial problem: Solar energy was expensive compared to conventional fuels that were not priced to incorporate wider environmental costs.

June 15, 2012

As part of the Startup America Initiative that works to encourage and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation, the Energy Department has announced that NuMat Technologies from Northwestern University won the first-ever DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

June 14, 2012

IMS Research reports that the market for distribution automation and smart grid networking hardware in the Americas is anticipated to grow to nearly $1.7 billion in 2012, with suppliers of both automation equipment and networking infrastructure experiencing sustained growth over 2011

June 12, 2012

According to a new report from Pike Research, total revenue from smart energy and smart energy storage reached $222 billion in 2011. By 2015, the cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts, total market value will be $420 billion -- an increase of 90% in just four years.

News, Business
May 28, 2012

New technologies like LEDs, solar panels and electric-vehicle charging stations are finding their way onto distributors' warehouse shelves in ever-increasing numbers, and the product managers engineering these launches are utilizing a blend of the electrical market's evergreen truths of new product R&D and fresh, new social media strategies.