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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Optimization: a new approach to investment planning for utilities

June 18, 2018

Via: Accenture Utilities Blog

Over the past decade, utilities have made significant investments in enterprise asset management (EAM) systems, with the goal of improving operational efficiency. Traditionally, utilities have aimed to maximize revenues from capital expenditure and limit associated operational costs. But the increasing […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Industry Experts Weigh In on How Technology can Help Reduce Food Waste

June 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

Food waste is still a major issue in the U.S. About $218 billion worth of food is thrown out each year and 21 percent of landfill volume is food waste, according to Feeding America, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Six Items People Incorrectly Recycle

May 29, 2018

Via: Waste360

As more and more residents and businesses try to step up their recycling game, it’s important to note what is and what isn’t recyclable. While items like plastic bags and cardboard pizza boxes may seem recyclable, they actually do more […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Could Lifecycle Models Impact Big Change?

May 23, 2018

Via: Waste360

A lifecycle model, adapted from a model that primarily researchers use to evaluate solid waste practices, is rolling out to the public. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a user-friendly version that’s free to local and state governments […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Is the missing link in utilities innovation a human one?

May 17, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Until recently, ‘utilities’ and ‘innovation’ were not words that were typically synonymous with each other. But times are changing fast. The utilities sector is now characterized by radical transformation, and utilities are now on a countdown to change. But technology […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Electrify Everything! A Practical Guide to Ditching Your Gas Meter

May 8, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

If we want to decarbonize quickly and run much as possible on renewable energy, we need to electrify everything. David Roberts at Vox coined the term and explains it in more detail here. This article lays out a path for […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

How can US utilities be ready when everything changes?

May 4, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

EY, together with a leading global analyst house, has modeled three critical tipping points that mark utilities’ potential journey toward a new energy system. In most regions analyzed, these tipping points are staggered over a number of years, allowing utilities […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Is more data needed to help people engage with water utilities?

May 1, 2018

Via: WaterWorld.com

LONDON, England – When it comes to topics such as microplastics in the ocean, disposable coffee cups or electric cars, the general population are often keen to engage and share an opinion. With water, it’s often the opposite story. Consumers […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Access to data: Bringing the electricity grid into the Information Age

April 23, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Data is the lifeblood of today’s economy, driving change and stimulating innovation in every industry from banking to healthcare. Although the electricity industry has lagged behind in taking advantage of the many benefits that a data-rich environment can provide, the […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

5 Software Startups Solving the Biggest Challenges in Solar

April 23, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The startup ecosystem insolaris still strong. At GTM Events, we’re now including sessions where young companies tell their stories in front of the audience. It’s a great way to bring fresh perspectives to the industry. At the Solar Software Summit […]