Tag: utilities


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 […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Organics Program Put on Hold

October 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

Expansion of New York City’s organics collection program has been put on hold because not enough people are participating in it. Five years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a pilot program in the hopes of collecting hundreds of thousands […]

Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Con Ed plans renewable gas, LNG storage facilities among pipeline constraints

October 5, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

This is not the first time Con Edison has addressed the tightening supply-demand balance in the area. Over the summer, New York regulators approved a $5 million gas demand response pilot aimed at cutting peak demand over the next three […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Westar rate cut gets Kansas OK, but new solar demand charge could hike bills

October 1, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities are increasingly considering demand charges, particularly for solar customers they believe are being subsidized by those without distributed generation. But the charges are a blunt instrument that can reduce a customers’ ability to control their bill, and potentially eliminate […]

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 […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Are microgrids the future for utilities?

September 13, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

In areas such as North and South America specifically, frequent severe weather incidents that bring down grid power for weeks and months, such as last year’s Hurricane Irma, require much more direct and immediate solutions. And this is where the […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

For Utilities Exploring Blockchain, There’s Beauty in the Mundane

September 12, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Peer-to-peer energy trading could completely flip the electricity delivery model. But before that arrives, energy companies may use blockchain for less flashy applications, like tracking equipment and building materials through their chain of custody. They may also use distributed ledgers […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California has a 100% clean energy goal, but not the laws to get it there, critics say

September 11, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

California made history with the 100% clean energy target signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, D, on Monday, but decisions avoided by state lawmakers in the recently concluded legislative session are sowing doubts about whether the state can meet its ambitious […]

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 […]