Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Transformer Failures Disrupted Water Supplies in Houston For Nearly Two Days

November 30, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A nearly two-day-long boil water order that shuttered schools and businesses and affected as many as 2.2 million customers in Houston—the nation’s fourth-largest city— was caused by a power outage stemming from the failure of two city-owned transformers. The incident […]

Electric Utility, Health & Insurance, Public Utilities, Social Services

Utility industry groups push for first responder status for workers amid COVID-19 crisis

April 16, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Agency designated several kinds of utility workers as essential in March, but achieving a status similar to that of healthcare workers would allow them more access to protective and sanitizing equipment. The groups are working […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

APPA releases smart city roadmap for power utilities

January 9, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The term “smart city” is difficult to decisively define, as different aspects of technology, sustainability and equity all play a part, and each city focuses on a slightly different mixture. That dynamic has made it difficult for some municipalities to […]

Electric Utility, Emergency Services

APPA, member utilities take action in lead up to Hurricane Matthew

October 10, 2016

Via: AmericanPublicPower

In the days leading up to Hurricane Matthew barreling towards the East Coast of the U.S., the American Public Power Association and several of its member utilities took a number of proactive steps to prepare for the hurricane. APPA activated […]