Broadband funding, everywhere: A rundown of major federal efforts

June 10, 2021

One of the biggest barriers to closing the digital divide has long been cost – it simply costs so much to put in the infrastructure that the return on investment takes too long or is simply non-existent, network operators have […]

Nevada passes clean energy bill requiring state to join RTO, accelerating $2B transmission project

June 2, 2021

SB 448, introduced by state Sen. Chris Brooks, a Democrat from Las Vegas, advances Nevada’s goal to reach 100% carbon-free resources by 2050, set in a 2019 bill that also raised the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030. […]

Federal CIO says cybersecurity is a top priority for new TMF projects

May 25, 2021

Via: FCW

Recently installed Federal CIO Clare Martorana said on Tuesday that the government was looking for cybersecurity upgrades and digital services as key focus areas in allocating the $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund included in the American Rescue […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How voltage optimization helps utilities learn more about their grid

June 14, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Many electric utilities are deploying advanced voltage optimization (VO) technology for energy conservation: VO can save up to 4% of the energy supplied to a grid. Deployment of VO technology can illuminate existing grid issues, and addressing those areas can […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Chile receives its first cryogenic energy storage facility

June 14, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The system, a first for the joint venture between UK long duration energy storage solution developer Highview Power and Chilean backup generation provider Energía Latina SA, marks its launch into the regional market with a long duration storage solution. The […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

GSA reports continued growth of 5G device ecosystem during May

June 11, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The number of announced 5G devices has surpassed 800 for the first time and now stands at 822 announced 5G devices, according to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). This is an increase of 8.7% over the last month and […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Sterling Group Forms New PET Recycling Platform, Evergreen

June 11, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Sterling Group, an operationally focused middle market private equity firm, today announced the formation of a new PET recycling platform company, Evergreen. Sterling executed the carve-out of Evergreen, the recycling division of current portfolio company, Greenbridge Packaging, and merged […]