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Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Pennsylvania Site Latest Gas Plant Online in Building Surge

June 25, 2020

Via: PowerMag

Gas-fired power generation in the U.S. remains the top source of electricity production, even as renewable energy continues to take market share. A POWER analysis of projects shows nearly 180 gas-fired units are either under construction or in development nationwide, […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers

June 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen, 34, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The caregivers — both University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students — returned to their […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities remain mute on FERC net metering petition, leave filing to face overwhelming opposition

June 16, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

State regulators, the renewable energy industry, environmentalists, members of Congress and others have been openly opposed to the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) petition from the start, but observers have been less sure of where utility interests would fall, particularly […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Colorado Utility Will Close Coal Plant 16 Years Early

June 16, 2020

Via: PowerMag

A Colorado-based electric utility owned by the four communities it serves announced it will close its remaining coal-fired plant by the end of the decade, a facility that had a planned retirement date of 2046. The Platte River Power Authority […]


Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Water System, Public Works

Freese and Nichols Expands in Florida with Water Utilities Specialist Tom Cross

May 7, 2020

Via: American Infrastructure

TAMPA, Florida – May 7, 2020 – Freese and Nichols, Inc., continues building their Florida team with the addition of Senior Project Manager Tom Cross, PE, Assoc. DBIA, to lead transmission, utilities and pump station projects for municipal clients across […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Crashing oil prices, COVID-19 restrictions give boost to embattled Puerto Rico utility

April 22, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Puerto Rico continues to chart a new course, working to strengthen its electric system and comply with a 100% renewables mandate by 2050. While the spread of the novel coronavirus has complicated matters, it has also made some things easier. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Report: Natural gas is a loser for long-term utility shareholder value

April 20, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The question of when or if natural gas investments will become “stranded assets” has been controversial in the investment community. Some argue that even with political and societal pressures to move toward net-zero emissions, natural gas will still be a […]


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 […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Wisconsin utility plans to retire 345 MW of coal early as controversial natural gas plans remain in flux

January 27, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

As the costs of maintaining old coal plants outweigh those of building new facilities, more utilities are choosing to retire their coal-fired units in favor of cheaper natural gas and renewables. “In addition to impacts on employees, many factors were […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

3 Trends That Shaped the Grid Edge in 2019

December 11, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

It isn’t easy to transform a century’s worth of electricity infrastructure from the ground up, particularly in the face of climate-change-induced firestorms. In looking back at 2019’s most important developments on the grid edge — GTM’s term for the interface […]