Tag: utilities

Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Time not on their side: Utilities ill-prepared for EV demand, SEPA finds

March 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

It’s always dangerous to make technology predictions, but right now this feels like a sure thing: Electric vehicles are going to become popular, mainstream, common. One day, even, the standard. How and when these zero-emission vehicles are charged will be […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

For utilities trying to drive conservation, mixed messages may be best

March 14, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

There are many situations where utilities call on customers to conserve energy, including efforts at peak load reduction, responses to fuel shortages and extreme weather. Some of the issues are persistent, while some are more situational — and for utilities, […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

4 Predictions for Blockchain in Energy in 2018

March 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Blockchain dominated 2017. Even the energy sector couldn’t escape its grasp; it seemed that every day a new company entered the blockchain-in-energy space, raised millions via an initial coin offering, or deployed a new peer-to-peer energy trading pilot. Veterans of […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities Tackle the Challenge of EV-Charging Infrastructure

March 1, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

At the end of June, Washington state had 24,624 plug-in electric vehicles registered. Most were in outlying areas of Seattle, with King County accounting for over half those vehicles. The distribution remains more sparse in the eastern part of the […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities Are Getting a Big Tax Break. How Much Money Will Consumers Get Back?

February 28, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Months after President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, some customers may soon receive returns from their utilities. Nearly every state utility commission in the nation, plus Washington, D.C.’s commission, has started some type of order or investigation […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Others, Public Utilities

Cybersecurity: How utilities can prepare the next generation smart grid

February 12, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Cyber attacks have dominated the headlines and devastated a slew of companies over the past few years – from Equifax to Yahoo, Deloitte to Merck – compromising millions of people’s information and costing billions of dollars in losses to those […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Will utilities keep investing in solar after Trump’s tariffs?

January 25, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported solar equipment cleared up a lot of uncertainty for the energy sector. But the decision also left lingering questions and fears over the future of the solar industry — and utility […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

After tax overhaul, utility regulators are pushing for lower customer rates

January 2, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The investor-owned electric utility sector supported the Republican-led tax overhaul last month, declaring it a “win” for consumers and for investment in the sector. But with new tax rates kicking in at the beginning of the year, states are letting […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Utilities and Small Businesses – A Green Partnership in the Making

December 26, 2017

Via: Triple Pundit

Historical data shows that small businesses typically balk at the upfront costs and perceived risk of implementing energy-saving initiatives. While small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) consume 40 to 50 percent of the nation’s energy and more than three in 10 […]

Basic Services, Others

How Utilities Charged Consumers $40 Billion for Failed Power Plants

December 22, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Good journalism is more important than ever. In our last episode of the year, we’re choosing our favorite energy reporting of 2017. We’ll start off with a conversation about a damning investigative piece on how U.S. utilities put ratepayers on […]