Category: Public Works


Landfill Operators Aiming for 100-year Sites

October 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

Some landfill operators are aiming to keep their facilities going for 100 years—or longer—and they have ideas for how to do it. But there are caveats to planning that far into the future. Among them are the inevitable, such as […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

California decision means higher costs for community choice programs

October 15, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

After more than a year spent collecting testimony, California regulators say they have made a decision that ensures customers of IOUs are not left holding the bag when community choice groups defect. But proponents of the movement, which aims to […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

10 Ways to Celebrate the First-ever International E-waste Day

October 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

The first-ever International E-waste Day, taking place on October 13, aims to promote the proper disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) throughout the world, ultimately leading to an increase in reuse and recycling rates. International E-waste Day has […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

The three major challenges for utilities

September 28, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The utilities industry faces new opportunities and challenges brought on by the march of a digital revolution, and by how this has changed end user expectations of their services providers. Utilities today are being encouraged to up their game to […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Boat Built from Recycled Plastic to Clear Waste from River Thames

August 31, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

One of only two boats in the world made from 99% plastic waste was launched from Richmond Bridge Boathouses in London yesterday by environmental charity Hubbub to raise awareness of the growing levels of plastic pollution in Britain’s waterways. Named […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy By 2020

August 30, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Facebook committed Tuesday to contract renewable energy for all of its electricity consumption by 2020. The social media giant consumes an ample amount of electricity to power its data centers around the world. The company previously committed to procuring 50 […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Does your utility have a survival strategy?

August 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Historically, regulated industries have been slow to embrace disruptive technologies relative to their peers. For decades, their monopoly status removed competitive pressures to innovate and retain their customer base. But my, how times have changed. With non-traditional providers and solutions […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Unlocking the untapped potential of IoT in utilities

August 16, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The Internet of Things is already causing waves across both the consumer and business landscapes, with market intelligence company IDC projecting worldwide spending to reach $772bn in 2018 – an increase of 14.6 per cent over the $674bn that spent […]

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 […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Optimization: a new approach to investment planning for utilities

June 18, 2018

Via: Accenture Utilities Blog

Over the past decade, utilities have made significant investments in enterprise asset management (EAM) systems, with the goal of improving operational efficiency. Traditionally, utilities have aimed to maximize revenues from capital expenditure and limit associated operational costs. But the increasing […]