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Infrastructure, Public Works

Paradise Lost: Reimagining the California Dream With Community Microgrids

May 6, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The firestorm disaster that wiped out an entire town last year has made it clear that the paradise that once was California is in serious jeopardy. However, the horrific Camp Fire in the community of Paradise presents an opportunity to […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Pennsylvania removes barrier to third-party EV charging station ownership

March 4, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The state’s current prohibition on the resale of electricity is mostly aimed at unscrupulous landlords, a PUC official told Utility Dive. But by having utilities clarify third-party rules, regulators are hoping to pull down one barrier to infrastructure development that […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Trump Cites Infrastructure Woes During State of the Union

February 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

During his State of the Union address on February 5, President Donald Trump reiterated he wants to revamp infrastructure across the U.S. However, he offered no details regarding a plan to make it happen. An HDT Truckinginfo report notes that […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Siemens working with US on solar, energy storage and EVs

January 28, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Siemens is to team up with three US energy labs to test new technologies to bolster electricity supply, options and resiliency. Siemens Corporate Technology, the company’s central research and development unit located in Princeton, New Jersey, has signed a memorandum […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

New Jersey Transfer Station Proposal on Hold Pending Bridge Repairs

January 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

A proposal for the construction of a solid waste transfer facility in Howell, N.J., has been put on hold until repairs for a nearby bridge are completed. According to a Centraljersey.com report, members of the Monmouth County board are waiting […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Michigan Approves Its First Utility EV Charging Infrastructure Pilot

January 10, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The state that’s home to Motor City has taken its first step into utility-backed electric vehicle charging. On Wednesday, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved Consumers Energy’s PowerMiDrive initiative, a $10 million, three-year plan to incentivize the deployment of EV […]


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 […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Time not on their side: Utilities ill-prepared for EV demand, SEPA finds

March 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

It’s always dangerous to make technology predictions, but right now this feels like a sure thing: Electric vehicles are going to become popular, mainstream, common. One day, even, the standard. How and when these zero-emission vehicles are charged will be […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities Tackle the Challenge of EV-Charging Infrastructure

March 1, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

At the end of June, Washington state had 24,624 plug-in electric vehicles registered. Most were in outlying areas of Seattle, with King County accounting for over half those vehicles. The distribution remains more sparse in the eastern part of the […]