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Basic Services, Civil Service

New audit shows utilities knew of schedule problems at V.C. Summer nuclear expansion

November 28, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Since their decision to abandon the V.C. Summer nuclear project in July, the project’s owners, SCANA’s South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and state-owned Santee Cooper, have had a stream of problems. It was beginning to become clear in September […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

California lawmakers want to block utilities from passing on wildfire costs

November 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

All three of California’s major utilities want SDG&E to recover costs from several 2007 wildfires, possibly helping lay the groundwork for similar claims. The CPUC is scheduled to consider that case this week, though the San Diego Union-Tribune notes it […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

CPUC: California utilities could hit 50% renewables by 2020

November 15, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Its been 15 years since California regulators directed utilities to include renewables into their energy mix, and in that time, much progress has been made. The state is now targeting 50% renewable power by 2030 and could reach that much […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

How the House Tax Bill Would Impact Wind, Solar, Electric Vehicles and Utilities

November 8, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

House Republicans unveiled a massive tax reform bill last week. While it wasn’t as damaging to renewables as many feared, the changes still pose a threat. Wind and electric vehicles stand to lose the most. Lawmakers are looking to slash […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities See ‘Robust’ Spending on Grid Upgrades to Prepare for Distributed Resources

November 6, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

The uptake of new resources has changed the game for grid investments, according to a new report. Utilities cut way back on infrastructure investments in the 1990s, delaying tens of billions of dollars in upgrades. Those investments started to pick […]


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 […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Money For Health Law Navigators Slashed — Except Where It’s Not

October 30, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

Despite all the efforts in Congress to repeal the health law this summer and fall, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. People can start signing up for health insurance for 2018 starting Nov. 1. But […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

GE Locks Down Major Grid Data Deal With Exelon’s Utilities

October 27, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

GE’s companywide earnings fell short of expectations last week, but its digital grid business keeps on growing. Descended from Thomas Edison’s electrical appliance enterprise, GE still has its fingers in a nearly unfathomable number of pies. It still leads in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Exelon taps GE software to improve reliability at its 6 utilities

October 26, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Exelon’s partnership with GE highlights how utilities are increasingly turning to big data to help manage their systems. GE’s Predix systems will utilize historical data and weather analysis, along with asset and area conditions, to help predict outages and give […]