Photovoltaic technologies are beginning to appear more attractive than concentrated solar thermal plants. PV’s competitiveness is improving from technical and operational advancements, as well as...
The ULTRA Award: Honoring Leaders in Information Technology
1, 1998, received an honorable mention for its distributed processing (client-server) computing infrastructure. Designed to ease the merger, the project involved a complete change out of desktops (about 3,000) and servers (160) and integration of midrange RISC computers (29). It also upgraded the telecommunications network for the future company, involving changes at some 83 networked physical locations, with total bandwidth capacity of 6.9 mb/sec.
Centra and Union, the two major gas utilities in Ontario, operate as subsidiaries of Westcoast Energy Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., under a shared-services arrangement.
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