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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility bosses expect sharp rise in consumers going off-grid

February 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Utility bosses believe that the risk of electricity consumers going off-grid and using it only as occasional backup will increase significantly in the next two years. That’s according to a new study from Accenture, in which 95 per cent of […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

New Legislation About Drug Trials Offers Hope For Children With Incurable Cancers

January 16, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

The U.S. is set to begin testing drugs on children, a step researchers say many drugmakers skipped because it was risky and costly. “It is an incredibly exciting time,” said Crystal Mackall, a pediatric-cancer researcher. “We have lots of drug […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Can the Electricity Industry Seize Its Resilience Moment?

November 12, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

When operators of Duke Energy’s control room in Raleigh, North Carolina wait for a hurricane, the mood is often calm in the hours leading up to the storm. “Things are usually fairly quiet before the activity starts,” said Mark Goettsch, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Emerging best practices for utility grid hardening

November 5, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Today’s utilities face a number of growing and complex challenges, from new and changing environmental regulations to evolving technologies, aging infrastructure and rising customer expectations. In addition to these technology and human challenges, utilities are being forced to confront the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

California regulators moving quickly to review utility fire mitigation plans

October 29, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Regulators made no bones about their timeline, pointing to a fire season that seems to begin earlier — and last longer — every year. They say they are aiming to have the initial set of electric utility wildfire mitigation plans […]


Basic Services, Others

On cybersecurity, many local governments still lack strategic or disruption response plans

October 19, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A majority of local government technology leaders have succeeded at developing training programs and culture around cybersecurity in their agencies, but still struggle to adopt plans around information security, according to recent data from the Public Technology Institute. Survey results […]


Others, Social Services

Sodexo Announces Plastics Reduction Policy

October 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company, announced a North American Single-Use Plastics Reduction Plan that will eliminate single-use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019; polystyrene foam items, such as cups, lids and food containers, by 2025; and shift […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Khanna looks to spruce up online government services

October 17, 2018

Via: FCW

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) represents a district in the San Francisco Bay Area that includes the campuses of Apple, Intel, Yahoo and eBay. After serving as deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Commerce in the Obama Administration, Khanna won […]


Miscellaneous

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 […]