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Esri Press Publishes Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS

August 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS, from Esri Press, illustrates how an electric utility can significantly improve operations by implementing a geographic information system (GIS). The book is a conceptualization based on author Bill Meehan's many years…

Bentley Utilities Designer Streamlines the Design and Management of Electric, Gas, Water, and Wastewater Utility Networks

Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Bentley Utilities Designer, a comprehensive application for the streamlined…

Eugene Commissions a New SCADA System to Monitor Network

May 6, 2013 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Water

Survalent Technology, a provider of smart grid solutions for the control room, announced today that it has commissioned a new Supervisory Control and…

USDA Announces Funding for Rural Electric Smart Grid Projects

April 13, 2013 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

Rural electric cooperative utilities across 13 states will receive nearly $280 million for grid infrastructure, Tom Vilsack, secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has announced. The funding, which the department says will increase access…

Los Angeles Maps Electricity Use at the Block Level

March 31, 2013 - in Electric Grid, Energy

The University of California at Los Angeles today published a map that brings some clarity to how the city uses electricity, block by block. For consumers, the interactive map shows how each block compares to others and consumption patterns by season. But…

ElectraNet Chooses Bentley Substation to Improve the Efficiency and Accuracy of Electric Substation Design

December 2, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that ElectraNet Pty Limited, the principal electricity transmission network service provider in South…

City of Nixa, Missouri Selects Midland GIS Solutions to Complete an Electrical Utility GIS Program

July 31, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

Midland GIS Solutions is pleased to announce a new business partnership with the City of Nixa, Missouri, one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Nixa is located just six miles south of Springfield, MO in Christian County, with a population of approximately…

USDA Announces Smart Grid Funding For Rural Electric Co-ops

July 16, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 15 states will receive loan guarantees to make improvements to generation and transmission facilities and implement smart grid technologies. "Maintaining…

Costly Infrastructure Upgrades Could Ease Wind Storm Recovery

July 5, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy

In the aftermath of violent storms that knocked out power to millions from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, sweltering residents and elected officials are demanding to know why it’s taking so long to restring power lines and why they’re not more resilient…

Volvo Unveils Future Technology, Including Electric and Sentient Trucks

  Volvo has unveiled a new website to highlight the technology that their engineers are working on for the future of transportation and urban life. Among the advancement in the transportation sector are hybrid electric trucks, fully electric buses and…