Transformer Guide Now Online

The Interactive Transformer Guide, the second in a lineup of iGuides, is now online at The guide helps customers with transformer selection and offers specific recommendations based on their product application and performance requirements. It also gives users the ability to add accessories based on the catalog number of the product chosen. The guide also provides real-time customer-specific pricing.

Cooper Releases Workshop Schedule

The schedule of technical workshops for 2001 from Cooper Power Systems' Systems Engineering Group is now available. The workshops, taught by experts with practical field experience, offer technical content and hands-on demonstration equipment. Course topics include applications of overcurrent protection and distribution reliability. The schedule is available at

NLSC Acquires Northwest Lighting

NLSC Products, Golden Valley, Minn., has acquired the assets of Northwest Lighting Systems, Amherst, N.H., from the estate of James D. Miller, who founded the company in 1991. The company will operate under the Northwest Lighting Systems name and be headquartered in Golden Valley.

Fuel Cell Market Expected to Expand

The fuel cell industry is expected to expand significantly during the next decade to meet the demand for new energy resources, says a report from Allied Business Intelligence, Oyster Bay, N.Y.

“Fuel Cell markets have attracted a great deal of attention in the last two years,” says Atakan Ozbek, ABI's director of energy research.

NERC Makes Changes to Board of Trustees

The North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) recently changed its governance to a new, 10-member independent board of trustees, replacing a 47-member board, which comprised stakeholders and independent members. These changes take effect immediately and continue NERC's transition to a self-regulatory reliability organization known as the North American Electric Reliability Organization.

EC&M Recognizes Passing of a Friend

We are saddened to announce the passing of Paul E. Pritzker, a good friend and colleague of the EC&M editorial staff, on March 29. Paul was a frequent contributor to the magazine's Forensic Casebook department. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Janice and sons Roger, Bruce, and Arthur.


The computer renderings in EC&M's April cover story "The Latest in Virtual Lighting Design" were designed by the following people using Lighting Analysts, Inc. AGI32 design software:

Asher David
Sun Microsystems Building 6
Broomfield, CO
Swanson Rink Consulting Engineers
Denver, CO

Fernando Prado
The Duomo Building
Roberto Marinho Foundation
Esther Stiller Consultoria SC Ltda.
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mike Noon
Typical Stairway
Airport Square
Linthicum, MD
Palindrome Lighting Design
Gambrills, MD