Earl Hazan

Mobile Mapping Pays Dividends
For users of geographic information systems (GIS), several global positioning system (GPS) satellites promise advances in technology that will be useful
It's a New Day
In an unexciting business that intrudes on the public's consciousness only rarely, people take the nation's electric utilities for granted as part of
Mobile Mapping Pays Dividends
For users of geographic information systems (GIS), several global positioning system (GPS) satellites promise advances in technology that will be useful
Reliability Revisited
A recurring theme that has been set in motion by the gradual deregulation of the electric utility industry is the importance of system reliability. Interviews
Reliability Held Hostage
As utilities shift from being "public service enterprises" to being "public service enterprises" to being "profit centers," system-improvement projects
The Quest for Power
Spirit, will and determination define the early days of an industry.The 20th century was a time of tremendous growth - both in demand for electricity
America's Aging Transmission System
Nothing is more dangerous than good intentions, when unintended consequences become a reality. In years to come, posterity may well wonder why a perfectly
Examining World History
An analysis of the impact major world events have had on transmission and distribution.I have now traversed 50 years and countless miles down the electric
Electricity in Reverse: An interview with Murray Davis
Distributed resources are likely replacements for central station generation when it comes to serving commercial and residential loads.It is axiomatic
ERP Applications Gain Popularity
Back office activities can conjure up the vision of stuffy, starched-collared gnomes with quill pens keeping books for their 19th century enterprise.
City Utilities Build Upon Their Strengths to Compete
We have often been told that people are judged by the company they keep. In our business, we can state with equal assurance that a company is judged by
Electric Reliability: A Delicate Balancing Act
As the industry moves through restructuring, electric utilities must weigh the benefits of system automation while keeping one eye on costs and the other
Deregulation: The Show Goes On--Seizing opportunities or merely grasping at a will-o'-the-wisp, utilities are reformatting their operations.
With a fan fare that would do justice to P. T. Barnum, electric utilities from California to Rhode Island are announcing their intentions to provide customer
Global Viewpoint: An Engineer in the Commodity Trading Pit
I was invited by the management of the New York Commodity Exchange to view its operations and to learn how electricity would be traded among investors
Customer Choice: The Tug of War Has Begun
While most of the United States is still lacing up its boots in preparation for deregulation, California energy providers have jumped feet first into

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