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Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Why utilities need to respond now to the EV boom

October 9, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Accelerating growth forecasts for electric vehicles have energy analysts urging utilities to start planning for their impacts on the grid today. By 2021, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales could reach 800,000 annually. By 2025, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

The energy-driven smart home has arrived

September 28, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

In the last two years, energy management has taken a giant evolutionary leap. In the past, our engagement with energy usage followed a monthly cadence, leaving us with little opportunity to take action. Like looking in a rear-view mirror, our […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

6 Ways to Encourage American Solar Manufacturing Without Import Duties

September 25, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

The verdict is in: By unanimous ruling, the U.S. International Trade Commission found that increased imports are causing serious harm to U.S. solar cell and module manufacturing. While domestic deployments of solar have grown nearly eightfold in the past five […]


Miscellaneous, Social Security, Social Services

Study: Transportation Victimized the Most by IoT Attacks

September 12, 2017

Via: Waste360

A new study compiled by internet security firm Arctic Wolf Networks determined that the industry suffering from the most frequent Internet of Things (IoT) attacks right now is transportation, with 29% companies polled in that sector indicating they have already […]


Miscellaneous

SEPA: US utilities added 257 MWh of storage in 2016

September 5, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities added 207 MW, 257 MWh of energy storage in 2016, according to a new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). The states where the most energy storage was installed last year were California (120.5 MW, 176.6 MWh), […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Waste Management

How the Waste Industry Employs Fleet Tracking Systems

August 3, 2017

Via: Waste360

For the waste and recycling industry, it used to be that tracking assets in the field was like throwing darts. Dispatchers had a general idea based on time of day and periodic check-ins where a truck might be on its […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

The Top Utility Regulation Trends of 2017—So Far

July 28, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Back in December, Advanced Energy Economy published a list of the top 10 public utility commission actions of 2016. With 2017 halfway done, we wanted check in on the top public utility commission actions so far this year. Not surprisingly, the […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

5 new strategies to design more effective utility DER pilots

July 20, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The journey through the energy transition just got a new roadmap. Regulatory disputes across the country continue to stifle innovation and impede the emergence of new utility business models. But a new paper offers best practices from a variety of […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

US agency approves Denver water utility’s dam expansion

July 11, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

A federal agency has approved a plan by Denver’s water utility to raise the height of an existing Colorado dam by 131 feet (40 meters) and nearly triple the amount of water it stores. The Army Corps of Engineers announced […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

As smart cities evolve, how utilities can take a leadership role

July 3, 2017

Via: Accenture Utilities Blog

A recent research report estimates the global market for smart cities will reach US$3.5 billion by the year 2026. A number of companies, from communication services and technology platform providers to device and software manufacturers, are all jockeying for a piece of […]