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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

Here’s How One Utility Is Thinking About Mainstreaming All-Electric Buildings

July 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California has been a leader in building energy efficiency since the late 1970s, but state officials readily acknowledge that much more can be done to decarbonize buildings. The California Energy Commission (CEC), the agency responsible for updating the state’s Title […]


Basic Services, Others

California to consider changing rules for utility wildfire liability

July 5, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

California’s wildfires are worsening and the state expects the risk to continue. Legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown are working on response and prevention proposals, and plan to review insurance and liability policies. Investor-owned utilities in California have a unique kind […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Access to data: Bringing the electricity grid into the Information Age

April 23, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Data is the lifeblood of today’s economy, driving change and stimulating innovation in every industry from banking to healthcare. Although the electricity industry has lagged behind in taking advantage of the many benefits that a data-rich environment can provide, the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

New Jersey Legislature Backs Nuclear Subsidies

April 13, 2018

Via: PowerMag

New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate in separate actions on April 12 passed bills to ensure continued operation of PSEG’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. Lawmakers also passed bills to modify the state’s renewable portfolio standards and for support […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona utility funds research linking job losses to renewable energy ballot proposal

April 4, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The Arizona Daily Sun reports the projections rely on some interesting assumptions. For instance, the research assumes APS will close down the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, despite a proposal from the Arizona Corporation Commission that would include a carvout […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is a residential three-part rate the way to a modern grid or bad news for utility customers?

March 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Rising penetrations of energy efficiency (EE) and other distributed energy resources (DER) are adding to the downward pressure on utility revenues by allowing customers to generate their own electricity or reduce their usage. Utilities find themselves caught between their customers’ […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works, Social Security, Social Services

Break down silos to build better security and resilience for utilities

March 2, 2018

Via: Accenture Utilities Blog

At the end of January, I attended the DistribuTECH conference in San Antonio, Texas. As always, it was a great event—and a fantastic opportunity to spend two days talking to utilities executives about their front-of-mind issues around resiliency and cybersecurity. […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Are recent disasters enough to spur utilities to take climate change seriously?

February 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities and climate change science have a tenuous relationship at best. A conservative industry, utilities and their overarching regulatory framework historically shied away from addressing climate change impacts to the U.S. power system, even as evidence mounted and severe weather […]