Tag: utilities

Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Look at Chicago’s Yard Waste Program

October 16, 2017

Via: Waste360

Over the years, the City of Chicago has changed how it handles yard waste, drawing suspicions from customers. In a recent article, WBEZ breaks down the details of how Chicago’s yard waste program works, how little waste gets composted and […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

A bipartisan view on modernizing the US electric grid

October 11, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

One of the most pressing challenges facing lawmakers today is the need to update and modernize an aging American infrastructure, including the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. The American energy grid serves as the backbone of our economy, […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The future of regulated electric utilities is tied to EV charging

October 10, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

In a world that is becoming empowered by individual end-users, the evolution of the product considered the vehicle of individual empowerment, the automobile, has created a significant opportunity for utilities to become a catalyst of socially beneficial technology. Utilities – […]

Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Why utilities need to respond now to the EV boom

October 9, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Accelerating growth forecasts for electric vehicles have energy analysts urging utilities to start planning for their impacts on the grid today. By 2021, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales could reach 800,000 annually. By 2025, […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The Investment Fund Helping Utilities Buy In to Cleantech

October 6, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

How do you bet on the next big thing when your job is to keep the lights on no matter what? Utility business models are changing after a century of general continuity, and some companies are looking beyond the already […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

L.A. City Council Members Want to Pay the Homeless for Trash Cleanup

October 2, 2017

Via: Waste360

Members of the Los Angeles City Council are considering setting up a pilot program to hire homeless individuals to be part of crews that clean up trash and litter in public areas. In an effort to make the City of […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Why It’s time to fully embrace America’s energy grid diversification

September 29, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The United States is at an energy crossroads. There’s a significant movement underway, led by innovative private sector entities and a few forward-thinking regulators, that’s capturing the attention of Americans looking increasingly toward energy sources outside the traditional utility purview […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

The energy-driven smart home has arrived

September 28, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

In the last two years, energy management has taken a giant evolutionary leap. In the past, our engagement with energy usage followed a monthly cadence, leaving us with little opportunity to take action. Like looking in a rear-view mirror, our […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Mission impossible? How utilities are minimizing disruptions from inevitable storms

September 26, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Three monster storms in just the last month have pummeled the United States and Puerto Rico, killing more than 100 people, destroying thousands of homes and inflicting economic losses in the hundreds of billions. Predictably, millions of homes lost power. […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona Public Service goes beyond LEDs with new efficiency proposals

September 7, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Arizona Public Service (APS) has proposed a slate of new energy programs and rates that will help customers conserve energy and control their usage, including energy storage, demand response and load management programs. The proposals include incentives for smart thermostats, […]