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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 […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Children’s Insurance, Other Health Programs Funded — For Now — In Bill

December 22, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

The bill passed by Congress late Thursday to keep most of the federal government funded for another month also provided a temporary reprieve to a number of health programs in danger of running out of money, most notably the Children’s […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Digital Water: How one community saved more than $20M by finding leaks with data

December 19, 2017

Via: WaterWorld.com

SAN LEANDRO, CA, DEC 19, 2017 — White House Utility District (WHUD), Tennessee’s largest geographic water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses, is using data to stem water loss and create savings for its customers. Detailed in a newly […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Drug Coverage Denied By Medicare? How You Can Fight Back

December 14, 2017

Via: The Caregiver Space

Kenneth Buss had taken Xarelto, a blood thinner, for more than a year when his mail-order pharmacy refused a request to refill his prescription several weeks ago. Buss, 79 and prone to dangerous blood clots, immediately contacted his physician, who […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Join or die: How utilities are coping with 100% renewable energy goals

December 13, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

On June 6, 2017, Santa Barbara, Calif., became the 30th U.S. city committed to getting 100% of its power from renewable energy. Just six months later, on Nov. 29, Truckee, Calif., became the 50th city to make the pledge. More […]


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 […]