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Basic Services, Others, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Cleanup Crews Provide Update Amid California Wildfires

December 8, 2017

Via: Waste360

Nearly two months after wildfires scorched Northern California, the state is yet again experiencing raging wildfires, this time down south. These fires, which are being caused by strong winds out of Santa Ana, are being dubbed the largest wildfires in […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Others

Overcoming the small business hurdle: Three engagement approaches for utilities

November 22, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Over the past decade, utilities have increasingly focused on engaging their small and medium business (SMB) customers with energy efficiency, but this customer segment still remains the largest untapped source of energy savings. In the U.S., small businesses represent 97 […]

Basic Services, Infrastructure, Others, Public Works

Cost reductions, customer satisfaction and vision are key to achieving Operational Excellence for the Next Generation Utility

November 14, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities across the U.S. are faced with the need to reduce costs to provide rate stability, while improving reliability and enhancing the overall customer experience. This is a daunting challenge complicated by aging infrastructure, aggressive regulatory intervention and oversight, plus […]

Basic Services, Others

US Utilities to Spend $20 Billion on Customer Analytics Through 2021

November 8, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Analytics capabilities are entering a third evolutionary stage at utilities, forming ecosystems of customer insights and engagement. The spread of distributed energy resources (DERs) is driving the creation of new analytics and IT ecosystems for utilities. These ecosystems have become […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Others, Public Utilities

Utilities focus on plausibility, prevention in preparing for worst-case scenarios

October 31, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Aspike in natural disasters this year has left millions without power in the United States for varying lengths of time. And given concerns over climate change and the possibility the trend will continue, customers may be asking if their utility […]

Basic Services, Others

Largest US coal plant may get new life as potential buyers emerge

October 3, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The Navajo Generating Station is the largest coal generator in the U.S thus far, and its potential survival contradicts a recent trend of coal plants shuttering in the wake of cheap natural gas and environmental regulations. According to the AP, […]

Basic Services, Others

Senate panel wants update on cyber EO

August 31, 2017

Via: FCW

Reports on international cybersecurity cooperation were due from key agencies by June 23, under President Trump’s May executive order, and some in the Senate would like a look at the documents. Read More on FCW

Basic Services, Others

Smart grid cybersecurity spending forecast to hit $3.2bn

August 11, 2017

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Global spending on smart grid cybersecurity is expected to almost double in the next decade, according to new research. A report from Navigant Research states that it will rise from $1.8bn this year to nearly $3.2bn by 2026. The study notes that […]

Basic Services, Others

Mixed Reaction to Proposed Driverless Vehicle Legislation

August 1, 2017

Via: Waste360

While much of the alternative-fuels technology—including EV—is focused on the light- and medium-duty market, attention is turning to the Class 8 market. ACT is offering a free fuel calculator to compute a fleet’s specific potential savings. The approval by the […]

Basic Services, Others

Nokia to supply critical communications network to northern California water and power utility

July 13, 2017


Nokia is to provide an advanced communications network to the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) in Northern California to support its hydro-electric power generation and water distribution services in the area. PCWA is the primary water resource agency for Placer County, California, a 1500-square mile area […]