Tag: utilities

Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Oil Owns Gas Stations. Who Will Own EV Charging Stations?

August 14, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Pull into a gas station and you know you’re dealing with a company in the oil sector. But if you fuel up your electric vehicle, the fragmented nature of charging infrastructure ownership means that any of a range of players […]

Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Saving Time, Money and the Environment With Smart Planning for Power Lines

July 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As the U.S. renewable energy market continues growing and our energy system shifts to cleaner sources, the way clean power is transmitted to our communities must follow the same responsible siting as the energy projects themselves. Wilderness-quality lands, important wildlife […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Survey: This County has 486 Illegal Dump Sites

July 23, 2018

Via: Waste360

A new survey conducted by Allegheny CleanWays reports that Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County has 486 illegal dump sites. According to the survey, some of the dumps contain 350 tons of trash, including more than 10,000 tires. Most of the sites, however, […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How can utilities prepare for the approaching electric vehicle boom?

July 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The writing is on the wall. General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are all making big commitments to EVs, as are BMW, Daimler and the Volkswagen Group. Such a wide range of manufacturers vying for market share […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How Utilities Can Align 20-Year Resource Plans With Distributed Solar, EVs and More

July 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

In a striking move earlier this year, Arizona regulators did not endorse the state’s major utilities’ long-term resource plans. The rebuke of the utilities’ integrated resource plans (IRPs) came along with a short-term freeze on new natural gas plants larger […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Distributed Energy Poised for ‘Explosive Growth’ on the US Grid

June 21, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are poised for “explosive growth” across the United States over the next five years. U.S. utilities “need to change, and are slowly changing,” how they plan, operate and maintain their distribution grids to adapt. That’s how […]

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 […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is the new California solar mandate a threat to utilities across the country?

June 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Recent studies show that net-zero-energy homes cost 5 to 10 percent more than standard construction, but energy savings will likely offset these costs over time. That gives more states incentives to follow California’s lead. In addition, it’s possible that portions […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Resource Plans Show Some Utilities Are Still Cautiously Investing in Renewables

May 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

A slate of new integrated resource plans and sustainability proposals indicate U.S. utilities are realizing the business case for clean energy technologies. But many utilities are still hedging their bets on a mix of resources. It’s become politically and economically […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

What are utilities doing about the growing need for grid security?

May 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utility Dive takes an in-depth look at the ways in which companies are prioritizing grid security. Utilities are working to address cybersecurity on a distributed grid, hardening against natural disasters and making security as important as worker safety. We spoke […]