Tag: utility

Basic Services, Civil Service

California lawmakers want to block utilities from passing on wildfire costs

November 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

All three of California’s major utilities want SDG&E to recover costs from several 2007 wildfires, possibly helping lay the groundwork for similar claims. The CPUC is scheduled to consider that case this week, though the San Diego Union-Tribune notes it […]

Basic Services, Infrastructure, Others, Public Works

Cost reductions, customer satisfaction and vision are key to achieving Operational Excellence for the Next Generation Utility

November 14, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities across the U.S. are faced with the need to reduce costs to provide rate stability, while improving reliability and enhancing the overall customer experience. This is a daunting challenge complicated by aging infrastructure, aggressive regulatory intervention and oversight, plus […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Miami-Dade County Nears End of Irma Debris Cleanup

October 24, 2017

Via: Waste360

The process has cost about $130 million. Just more than a month after Hurricane Irma ripped through the state of Florida, Miami-Dade County is nearing the end of clearing the 3 million cubic yards of debris generated by the storm. […]

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 […]