Michael Eby

Penton Media


Mike received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1986 and an M.S. degree in engineering management in 1994 from the University of South Florida. He is currently a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE).

Prior to joining EC&M as Editor-in-Chief in September 1999, Mike served as the Executive Editor of Transmission & Distribution World magazine for five years. Before joining Penton Media, Mike held various engineering titles within the Substation and Transmission Engineering Groups at Florida Power & Light Co., Juno Beach, FL.

Mike was awarded the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) Excellence in Engineering Award in 1993 and has received numerous regional and national editorial awards for his reporting and writing work in the electrical market.

AFCIs Primed to Branch Out
Much like the debates that arose with the introduction of the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in the early '70s, the arc fault circuit interrupter
Condo Mania
I recently had the good fortune of spending a week in the Colorado Rockies with my wife, taking a much-needed vacation. Although we've lived in the Kansas
EMF and Public Health
The debate on electric and magnetic fields (EMF) and public health and safety raged back in the late '80s and early '90s. Discussions on the topic were
The True Cost of Maintenance
There's nothing like the excitement of a new project. You begin with a raw, clean site. You start with a fresh team of players. You're working with new
A Product Bonanza
If you like products as much as I do, you'll love this issue. It's bursting at the seams with loads of new product listings. Our product coverage begins
A Box for All Occasions
Short on features, but long on practicality, the One-Box non-metallic outlet box from Arlington Industries garnered the most votes from EC&M readers,
National Licensing is Long Overdue
Everyone knows electrical engineers must pass a professional engineer's exam and obtain a license to legally design electrical systems for public facilities
Show Me the Light
When we first started to pull this month's issue together I felt like I had a pretty good idea about the hot topics in the world of lighting. But after
Good Design, Bad Design 1
In support of this month's theme on electrical design, the EC&M editorial team, our Code consultants, and contributing authors worked long and hard to
Stupid Buildings Need You
When it's cold outside, I'm typically sitting in my office at work on the 4th floor of a five-story building suffocating from the dry heat being pumped
Energy-Related Ramblings of a Simple-Minded Man
Before I begin, let me start by saying that the views expressed in this column are in no way meant to serve my own political agenda. Trust me. I don't
The Rental Movement
It's amazing how many different tools and pieces of equipment you can rent these days. Need a hand tool like a drill, cutter, or saw? No problem. You
Fearless Forecasters
Forecasting can be a tough business. Come to think of it, millions of people rely on a forecaster's predictions to do everything from getting dressed
Energy Conservation On My Mind
I must confess I'm not a great conservationist. In fact, I don't even consider myself a good one. It's not that I don't care about the environment or
A Classic Case of PQ Denial
It always amazes me how soon we forget the pain of a power outage. I can understand how this happens when the outage is brief, taking down the system
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