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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Duke Energy begins operating Idaho’s largest solar plant

January 26, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

Idaho’s largest solar plant is now commercially operable. This is Duke Energy’s first utility-scale renewable energy project in the Potato State. The 120 MW Jackpot Solar project will provide energy to Idaho Power through a 20-year power purchase agreement. SOLV […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

6 reasons why grid access charges should not be part of utility rates

January 26, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Utility rate design and metering architecture play an important role in sustaining the growth of renewable energy adoption. The favorable net energy metering policy, NEM 1.0, which compensates energy exports to the grid at the rate of imports, boosted renewable […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

EPA: Ambitious plans for wastewater regulations and studies

January 25, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 15 (Plan 15), which lays out how the Agency will work to protect the nation’s waterways by following the science and the Clean Water Act to develop technology-based pollution […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Investment in energy storage jumped 55% in 2022 as funds shifted from private equity to public markets

January 24, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Investor interest in energy storage is growing — and probably hasn’t yet peaked, according to Mercom Capital Group. While overall corporate funding for energy storage increased to record levels in 2022, venture capital invested in energy storage declined by a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How US grid operators can defend against the unprecedented surge in power system attacks

January 24, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Just as much of the country was experiencing record cold and massive travel disruptions, bad actors continued physical attacks against substations. As Robert Walton reports in Utility Dive, “Six substations in the Pacific Northwest were damaged by attacks in November, […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

EPA Announces Plans for Wastewater Regulations and Studies, Including Limits for PFAS, New Study for Nutrients

January 23, 2023

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 15 (Plan 15), which lays out how the Agency will work to protect the nation’s waterways by following the science and the Clean Water Act to develop […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Episode 181: Do the Thing: Sage Advice for Entrepreneurs in Waste & Recycling and Beyond

January 23, 2023

Via: Waste360

In our latest episode of NothingWasted!, we spoke with Andy Weins from Green Up Solutions about the power of community connection, the beauty of entrepreneurship, leadership lessons from the military that apply to any business and more. His company is […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Drones monitor landfill methane emissions

January 23, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

Greenhouse Gases actually come with a cost. According to a Draft Report on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases presented last November by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the estimated social cost of methane due to the future impacts […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NRDC Expands Food Matters City Partnerships to Reduce Food Waste Across the U.S.

January 20, 2023

Via: Waste360

After more than seven successful years of working in over 20 select cities on food waste reduction, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is expanding its Food Matters program across the United States. This next phase of the program will bring […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE funds projects to work on overcoming fusion energy hurdles

January 19, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2.3 million in funding for 10 projects intended to pair private industry with DOE’s national laboratories to overcome challenges in fusion energy development. In December, DOE announced that a team at Lawrence Livermore National […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Nashville Receives Investment to Support Increased Recycling Collection

January 19, 2023

Via: Waste360

The City of Nashville on January 11 announced the launch of enhancements to modernize its recycling program with support in part from American Beverage and The Recycling Partnership. In total, $4.8 million will be used to replace the existing schedule […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

European Parliament pushes for tighter rules for waste shipments

January 19, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

Back in November 2021 European Commission tabled a proposal to reform the EU rules on waste shipments, laying down procedures and control measures for the shipment of waste, depending on its origin, destination and transport route, the type of waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. National Household Food Waste Tracking Identifies Emerging Trends

January 19, 2023

Via: Waste360

Food waste data collection has been largely inconsistent over the past few decades. An increased focus on food insecurity and waste systems has improved data collection. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) doled out $10.2 million to fund pilot projects aimed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Study Examines Which Plastics Recycling Methods Are Most Efficient

January 19, 2023

Via: Waste360

As 300 million tons of plastic waste continues to be generated each year across the globe, governmental entities and stakeholders are working to improve recycling infrastructure. A new study from the American Chemical Society examined which methods of recycling are […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Electric vehicles near ‘tipping point’ in 2023, but tax credit questions, utility interconnection challenges lie ahead

January 18, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Electric vehicles made up more than 5% of new vehicle sales in the United States last year, and experts say rapid growth in transportation electrification is likely to continue. Federal funds will help to develop a national charging network and […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Nebraska utility reviews sites for small modular nuclear reactors using US pandemic aid

January 18, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Nebraska Public Power District is studying possible sites for small modular reactors, using $1 million in federal pandemic aid for low-income communities affected by weather threats to grid resilience. As an owner of Cooper Nuclear Station, NPPD qualified to apply […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Outlook 2023: Improving Plastic Recycling Rates

January 18, 2023

Via: Waste360

Pinning down the real recycling rates in the U.S. is difficult. EPA’s last comprehensive report is based on 2018 figures and, since then, there’s been a patchwork of studies from different sources looking through different lenses. But amidst the gray […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

U.S. aims to streamline offshore wind development

January 17, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

The U.S. Department of the Interior proposed updating its rules for offshore wind development, a move that the agency said could save developers some $1 billion over a 20-year period. The proposed regulations would aim to modernize regulations, streamline overly […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California greenlights more than 800 MW of storage and solar to bolster power grid reliability

January 17, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC’s 11.5-GW mid-term reliability procurement order sought to meet the state’s grid needs between 2023 and 2026, given the then-planned retirement of the 2.2-GW Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025, as well as the closure of several natural […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Lawmakers propose a federal reserve corps for digital talent

January 17, 2023

Via: FCW

The bipartisan legislation seeks to address the government’s tech and cyber needs by enabling industry professionals to bring their skills and experience to the federal level. Read More on FCW