Self-Improvement Strategy

POWER marks its 130th year of service to the power generation industry with this issue. Instead of cake for the staff, we decided to celebrate the milestone in a way that will benefit our readers and supporters for many years to come.

One of my greatest pleasures as the editor of POWER is the opportunity to work with many of this industry’s best and brightest. In my highly biased opinion, POWER’ s editorial staff is unmatched in its experience and knowledge of the power industry, which in turn allows us to consistently provide you with staff-written industry news and the best practical technical information. Our work is on display each time you open POWER or one of our electronic magazines and newsletters.

Always Room for Improvement

David Wagman

Still, there are always ways to improve. I’m pleased to announce that David Wagman has agreed to join the POWER team. David will wear two hats—as POWER executive editor and as content director for the ELECTRIC POWER Conference. By the time you read this, David will be hard at work meeting deadlines for the next issue of POWER and engaged in early planning for ELECTRIC POWER 2013. I was pleased to hear many EP exhibitors and attendees say that they will be happy to work with David again.

David’s name should be familiar to many of you from his earlier role as chief editor of a competing magazine. Before that position, David spent five years with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Rounding out his 25 years in the energy industry were stints with Financial Times Energy, Public Utilities Fortnightly, and the National Regulatory Research Institute. David also has successfully launched new energy-related publications and managed large conferences—experience that we will leverage to improve our publications and events.

Digital Upgrades

In response to many requests, we are pleased to announce that POWER is now available on the iPad. Each month you will be able to download a complete issue of the magazine and take it with you wherever you go. Head over to the App Store, search for “Power Magazine,” and download the free app. It will allow you to download the latest issue of POWER to your iPad’s Newsstand, at no cost. Issues available for download begin with January 2012. We are also working to improve our delivery of information via other digital platforms. To begin exploring the many options for connecting with POWER, visit our homepage:

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POWERnews. Every Thursday morning, our staff-researched and -written enewsletter covering the most important power generation industry developments will arrive in your inbox—but only if you subscribe, using the Subscribe button at the top right of our homepage. More than 54,000 satisfied subscribers can’t be wrong.

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POWER and Social Media. Join current discussions or start your own discussion topic in our LinkedIn groups (POWER magazine, ELECTRIC POWER, Women in Power Generation, and Combined Cycle Users’ Group), or visit our Facebook and Google+ pages as well as our Twitter feed (@POWERmagazine) for interesting, current news.

POWER blog. If you enjoy insightful commentary on recent energy industry events, then you should bookmark our blog ( You might not always agree with our blogger-editors, but how much fun would that be?

POWER Store. The Store is now open for business. Use the link in the main navigation bar at to find and purchase both old and new titles. Several more are in preparation, including a new compilation of Marmaduke Surfaceblow’s most interesting stories, and will hit the shelves in the coming months.

If you have an idea or suggestion for how we might improve, or if you would just like to reconnect with David, our digital door is always open at

Dr. Robert Peltier, PE is POWER’s editor-in-chief.