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Basic Services, Others

Connecticut utilities steel themselves for successful cyber intrusions

September 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Connecticut utility efforts to protect their networks from cybersecurity were successful last year but the state’s report highlights what has become common knowledge: hackers’ efforts are increasingly targeted, sophisticated and numerous — likely to be successful eventually. However, the report […]

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 […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Others, Public Utilities

Cybersecurity: How utilities can prepare the next generation smart grid

February 12, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Cyber attacks have dominated the headlines and devastated a slew of companies over the past few years – from Equifax to Yahoo, Deloitte to Merck – compromising millions of people’s information and costing billions of dollars in losses to those […]

Basic Services, Others

How Utilities Charged Consumers $40 Billion for Failed Power Plants

December 22, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Good journalism is more important than ever. In our last episode of the year, we’re choosing our favorite energy reporting of 2017. We’ll start off with a conversation about a damning investigative piece on how U.S. utilities put ratepayers on […]

Basic Services, Others, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Cleanup Crews Provide Update Amid California Wildfires

December 8, 2017

Via: Waste360

Nearly two months after wildfires scorched Northern California, the state is yet again experiencing raging wildfires, this time down south. These fires, which are being caused by strong winds out of Santa Ana, are being dubbed the largest wildfires in […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Others

Overcoming the small business hurdle: Three engagement approaches for utilities

November 22, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Over the past decade, utilities have increasingly focused on engaging their small and medium business (SMB) customers with energy efficiency, but this customer segment still remains the largest untapped source of energy savings. In the U.S., small businesses represent 97 […]

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 […]

Basic Services, Others

US Utilities to Spend $20 Billion on Customer Analytics Through 2021

November 8, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Analytics capabilities are entering a third evolutionary stage at utilities, forming ecosystems of customer insights and engagement. The spread of distributed energy resources (DERs) is driving the creation of new analytics and IT ecosystems for utilities. These ecosystems have become […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Others, Public Utilities

Utilities focus on plausibility, prevention in preparing for worst-case scenarios

October 31, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Aspike in natural disasters this year has left millions without power in the United States for varying lengths of time. And given concerns over climate change and the possibility the trend will continue, customers may be asking if their utility […]

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, […]