Market Forecasts en The Distributed Future <div class="field-deck"> The movement toward widespread use of distributed sources of power, from small rooftop solar systems to community and campus microgrids, is gaining momentum and giving shape to the power systems of the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The future is coming on fast in the world of electric power. We&rsquo;ve talked over the past two years in these pages about the potential disruption to come from distributed energy resources (DER) or distributed generation. Over that time, some of the what-ifs have become real world transitions and new what-ifs have become a little more compelling. Recent news reports and research publications give some hints of what a future rich in distributed generation options might look like.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Management Solar Gold Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:45:00 +0000 31821 at Frank Peters/iStock/Thinkstock Weak Ending to 2015 Should Be Followed By Better Growth in First Half of 2016 - IHS Global Forecast <div class="node-body article-body">Here's a quick forecast for the overall U.S economy from Nariman Behravesh, chief economist, IHS Global Insight, Lexington, Mass. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts forecast IHS Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:50:00 +0000 30061 at The Top 50 Electrical Contractors <div class="node-body data_table-body"></div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="" /><a href="" type="text/csv; length=3692">601ewTOP50_DATA.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Off </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Market Forecasts Gold Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:41:00 +0000 29131 at Business Boom: 2015 Top 50 Electrical Contractors <div class="field-deck"> As the market heats up, the 2015 Top 50 electrical contracting firms not only experience a surge in sales, but also increased competition for skilled workers and projects. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The economic expansion has ignited a flame below the electrical construction market, sparking an explosion of opportunities for the nation&rsquo;s Top 50 electrical contractors.</p> <p>&ldquo;When the market appeared to be recovered, our clients held on as long as they could,&rdquo; says John Boncher, president and CEO of Cupertino Electric, Inc. (No. 7), San Jose, Calif. &ldquo;Once they realized that the recovery was real, they released the hounds, and there was a building explosion.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Forecasts Silver Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:28:00 +0000 29121 at <p>A look inside Syracuse University&rsquo;s new School of Law, Dineen Hall. This collaborative working area is adjacent to the school&rsquo;s main library. The luminaires represent flying books that create a unique look hanging over the tables. O&rsquo;Connell Electric was the electrical contractor for the project, which spanned all of 2014. The 200,000-square-foot facility features an open architecture design, collaborative learning spaces, and state-of-the-art technology.</p> (Photo courtesy of O’Connell Electric) 2016 New England Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Connecticut - Maine - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Rhode Island - Vermont </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New England is enjoying a nice recovery from the economic doldrums, and as usual it’s been led by the Boston metropolitan area, which Moody’s says has “the strongest commercial real estate market in the country since the 2008 recession.” In the past few years,the city has enjoyed a major redevelopment of its waterfront, the opening of thousands of square feet of new office and retail space and billions of dollars in construction spending.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New England Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28311 at 2016 Middle Atlantic Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This region is always dominated by New York City, and in 2014 that will be a good thing. The New York Building Congress said a surge in residential building will boost total construction spending in the city 14% this year to $31.5 billion, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the New York area added 5,000 jobs year-to-year through August. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle Atlantic Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28321 at <p>The development of Hudson Yards will create more than 23,000 construction jobs to build more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops, a collection of restaurants, approximately 5,000 residences and a 175-room luxury hotel, along with acres of public space.</p> 2016 South Atlantic Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Delaware - District of Columbia - Florida - Georgia - Maryland - North Carolina - South Carolina - Virginia - West Virginia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Few regions will offer such a diverse mix of construction projects in the near-term future as the South Atlantic.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South Atlantic Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28331 at 2016 East North Central Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Illinois - Indiana - Michigan - Ohio - Wisconsin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Energy projects will offers sales opportunities for the electrical market in this region, with the oil/gas renaissance, utility construction and a planned new power plant in Indiana among the largest projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East North Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28341 at Thinkstock 2016 East South Central Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Alabama - Kentucky - Mississippi - Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nashville solidified its position as a Top 25 housing market with over 8,000 total housing permits pulled through August and the 31,000 new residents it attracted from August 2012-2013. CBRE reported that Nashville’s downtown vacancy rate decreased in Q3 2014, but it still sits at a relatively high 19.1%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East South Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28351 at Kaldari, public domain, Wikimedia Commons 2016 West North Central Region Forecast <div class="field-deck"> Iowa - Kansas - Minnesota - Missouri - Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While North Dakota’s booming Bakken oil and gas business gets much of the attention, other interesting projects broke ground in the past year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West North Central Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:02:00 +0000 28361 at Photo by Tony Webster, CC-by-2.0