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Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

US poised to become leader in gas exports, but some fear price impacts

August 15, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Natural gas producers are only just beginning to access an entirely new market, a potential boon to their bottom lines. But if those energy supplies are sent into higher-priced global markets, will there be an impact on consumers in the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

DTE Plans New 1,100-MW Gas Plant Near Detroit

August 2, 2017

Via: PowerMag

DTE Energy has filed plans with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to build a 1,100-MW natural gas-fired power plant on about 100 acres east of the existing Belle River Power Plant, northeast of Detroit near the Canadian border. The […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

U.S. Infrastructure Renewal: Who Should Pay the Bill?

July 27, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

In recent years, pessimism about the U.S. infrastructure has been growing, notes Wharton real estate professor Gilles Duranton, a specialist in urban and regional development, transportation and local public finance. “More and more, it is said that the overall infrastructure […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Nebraska wind farm to significantly boost wind power

July 18, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

A new wind farm in northeast Nebraska is expected to boost wind power to about 40 percent of the Omaha Public Power District’s electricity generation by the end of 2019. OPPD President Tim Burke told the utility’s board of directors […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Analysis Shows U.S. Nuclear Plants Losing $2.9 Billion Annually

June 16, 2017

Via: PowerMag

Increased use of less-expensive natural gas and renewable sources of energy for power generation is putting financial pressure on U.S. nuclear power plants, according to an analysis of electricity costs from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Nicholas Steckler, an analyst […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Proposed Wisconsin Gas-Fired Plant Would Aid Utilities’ Renewable Initiatives

June 12, 2017

Via: PowerMag

Minnesota Power and Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative announced plans to co-develop a combined cycle natural gas–fired power plant, a 550-MW facility designed to provide backup power for the utilities’ efforts to expand their use of renewable energy sources. The Nemadji […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Stormwater management plan unveiled for Chester

June 9, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

City, public and private officials launched an initiative that would create the Stormwater Authority of the City of Chester to foster stormwater management and economic development in a model participants hope will be replicated throughout the country. “This is one […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Trump to push for overhauling roads, bridges, air traffic

June 6, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Trump plans a series of events this coming week to highlight his effort to modernize American infrastructure — the highway, waterway, electrical and airway systems on which the nation operates. His campaign for public and private funding for the projects […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Why city planners should make water a top priority

May 26, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Many cities are now pushing reinvestments in the urban core, prompting people to live, eat, and play in walkable city centers. Unlike in the past, cities today have challenges associated with adequately housing greater numbers of people while balancing scarce […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Robinson approves almost $1 million for wastewater, road projects

May 25, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Robinson City Council approved almost $1 million in work Monday to improve a wastewater project and chip-seal three roads. The city council awarded a contract with King Solution Services LLC, of Houston, for $818,147.25 to improve the wastewater line in […]