Pittsburgh-based DQE Inc. said Wednesday it might put itself up for sale and reported 2000 earnings would come in at the lower end of its 5-8% targeted growth rate.

Despite the fact that more than 95 percent of the 190,000 MW of generating capacity under construction or in development in the U.S. is natural gas, coal is still a part of the mix for new and repowered generation.

Commonwealth Edison's Byron Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 is back on-line, after setting a new Byron refueling outage duration record of 20 days, 18 hours and 41 minutes. The Unit 1 reactor began generating electricity at 6:41 p.m. Friday, October 13, and returned to full power on Sunday.

Since its Original Conception in 1987, Some 250,000 Organizations around the World have Registered for ISO 9000, a series of international standards that establishes Quality Management System (QMS) requirements. While ISO 9000 received minor revisions in 1994, radical revisions have been made in the year 2000, creating a revised standard now called ISO 9000:2000.