Tag: utility

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities finding their way on renewables integration

October 17, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

California’s utilities are at the frontline of meeting renewable energy goals, but often they are not the ones leading the charge. “We are not the driver; that is the challenge for us,” Mark Irwin, director of contract origination at Southern […]

Basic Services, Others

Largest US coal plant may get new life as potential buyers emerge

October 3, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The Navajo Generating Station is the largest coal generator in the U.S thus far, and its potential survival contradicts a recent trend of coal plants shuttering in the wake of cheap natural gas and environmental regulations. According to the AP, […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

IKEA U.S. Launches National Mattress Recycling Program

October 2, 2017

Via: Waste360

The company will recycle used mattresses, including any brand of old mattresses that are picked up when new IKEA mattresses are delivered and all mattresses that are returned to IKEA stores. IKEA U.S. has announced the launch of a new […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Imagining the Utility of the Future

September 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The past few years have exploded the once-popular idea that the utility industry is sleepy and slow moving. Indeed, a combination of factors has transformed the energy sector in which utilities operate into one of the most innovative and dynamic […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Tech Tool is Helping Package Designers Cut Waste

September 1, 2017

Via: Waste360

For the past decade, a life-cycle assessment (LCA) tool has been in development to help package designers and engineers incorporate environmental feedback in the early design phases. Today, the product has evolved into a vital part of a platform of […]

Public Utilities, Public Water System

Suffolk County Water Authority automates workforce for water main breaks

August 29, 2017


COLUMBUS, OH, AUG 28, 2017 — SCWA, which supplies safe, potable drinking water to 1.2 million residents on Long Island, has implemented an automated callout system for its Customer Service personnel as well as Construction Maintenance and Production Control departments […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Lexington, Ky., Considers Five-Year Waste Management Plan

August 28, 2017

Via: Waste360

The plan includes details on future waste and recycling goals, plans for larger recycling containers and smaller garbage receptacles and a potential pay-as-you-throw program. Lexington, Ky., leaders are considering adopting a five-year plan for waste management, which includes details on […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities, Public Works

Duke Energy warns ITC against solar panel tariff

August 25, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

In a letter dated Aug. 21, Duke Energy Managing Director of Federal Policy Diane Denton told U.S. trade officials that a tariff on imported solar modules would raise the price of projects by 30% or more, “and that demand for […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Administration Scraps Local-Hiring Plan for Public Works

August 25, 2017

Via: NY Times Public Works

The Trump administration is abandoning another Obama-era regulatory initiative, killing a plan to allow cities to set aside work for local residents on federally funded public works projects. The provision, proposed in 2015, has been winding its way through the […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

White House details 2019 R&D priorities

August 23, 2017

Via: FCW

The administration is directing agencies to lean more on the private sector and to tilt their future research and development priorities — and dollars — toward defense technologies, border security, economic growth, efficient health care and low-cost energy sources. Read […]