28 utilities join RESTORE program to boost grid resilience, reliability

October 4, 2017

The RESTORE program – for Regional Equipment Sharing for Transmission Outage Restoration – was founded in 2016 by Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, PPL Electric Utilities, Tennessee Valley Authority and Southern Company. The program seeks to address the […]

Republic Unveils Northeast Texas Landfill Renewable Energy Facility

September 21, 2017

Republic Services unveiled their latest landfill gas-to-energy facility at the Pinehill Landfill in Northeast Texas. The renewable energy facility is set to generate 404.7 million cubic feet of renewable natural gas per year, reducing carbon emissions equal to that of […]

Utilities see benefits in energy storage, even without mandates to meet

September 12, 2017

The fact that California’s three investor-owned utilities were at the top of the Smart Electric Power Alliance’s recent rankings is not surprising, but the presence of utilities in Indiana and Ohio is notable. California has been a leader in energy […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Three Things You Need to Know from the Ocean Conservancy’s Report for Eliminating Plastic Waste

October 12, 2017

Via: Waste360

The new report lays out specific land-based solutions for the flow of plastics into the ocean in five countries, including China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Ocean Conservancy, through Trash Free Seas Alliance, an initiative joining industry, science and conservation […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

A bipartisan view on modernizing the US electric grid

October 11, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

One of the most pressing challenges facing lawmakers today is the need to update and modernize an aging American infrastructure, including the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. The American energy grid serves as the backbone of our economy, […]

Public Utilities, Public Water System

AWWA calls for Farm Bill measures that protect drinking water sources, encourage partnerships

October 11, 2017


WASHINGTON, DC, OCT 11, 2017 — With excess nutrients impacting water quality nationwide, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) today urged U.S. Congress to use the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization to help farmers and water utilities work together to protect […]