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Basic Services, Others

Utilities on high alert as phishing attempts, cyber probing spike related to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

On its face, a link between the Coronavirus and electric grid security may not be obvious. But experts say the virus — and the related news frenzy — can pose a threat to utilities. At the same time, while COVID-19 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities say they are prepared to meet cyber threats. Are they?

February 14, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The power sector in the the United States faces a growing cybersecurity threat from increasingly sophisticated hackers, but a new survey from Utility Dive shows companies generally believe they are well prepared. And experts concur, pointing to rising spending levels […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California proposes 10-year transportation electrification planning process for SCE, other IOUs

February 11, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

California’s transportation electrification goals require the state to set up 250,000 public charging stations — 10,000 of which must be direct current fast charging stations —​ by 2025. The state currently leads the nation in utility investments in transportation electrification, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Utilities Could Partner

February 3, 2020

Via: PowerMag

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire erupted 90 miles north of Sacramento, California (Figure 1). This fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, ultimately causing 85 fatalities. The fire started under Pacific […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Most utilities aren’t getting full value from smart meters, report warns

January 13, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Smart meter adoption rates have soared in the past decade and experts say the technology is foundational to broader grid modernization efforts, but ACEEE’s survey finds utilities typically under-utilize the technology. “Many utilities are underexploiting AMI capabilities and attendant benefits, […]


Miscellaneous

Leyline Announces $150M Investment from Newlight Partners

November 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

Leyline Renewable Capital, a provider of development financing across several renewable energy sectors, announced a $150 million investment by Newlight Partners LP. This investment will enable Leyline to identify and provide development-stage debt and equity to support renewable energy projects […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Navigating Technology in Waste & Recycling

November 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

In the latest episode of our NothingWasted! Podcast, we bring you a dynamic Spotlight Session from WasteExpo 2019: “Navigating Technology in Waste & Recycling.” The discussion features: Mark Abbass, chief marketing officer for AMCS Group; Brian Giambagno, chief financial officer […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Ongoing Trash Collection Debate Continues in St. Paul, Minn.

November 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

An ongoing debate around organized trash collection in St. Paul, Minn., is now centered on how the city can get a better deal. During a referendum held this week, residents gathered to hear more about a controversial November 5 ballot […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Baltimore Lawmakers Move Forward with Plastic Bag Ban

October 30, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Baltimore City Council committee advanced a plastic bag ban proposal that would also require retailers to charge 5 cents for paper bags. The bill is scheduled for a preliminary vote from the full council on November 4, according to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As utilities scramble to manage explosive DER growth, is power grid autonomy a solution?

September 11, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Within a decade, there may be more distributed energy resources (DER) coming onto distribution systems than any utility control room can manage. An autonomous energy grid (AEG) could optimize those high levels of DER for the benefit of power system […]