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Guam Power Authority Selects Landis+Gyr for Advanced Grid Analytics Solution

October 14, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy

ATLANTA  —   Landis+Gyr has been selected by Guam Power Authority (GPA) for a comprehensive suite of advanced grid analytics solutions to support a wide range of utility objectives related to loss reduction,  improving asset life and distribution system…

Solar PV Poised to Boom in Africa Thanks to Declining Costs

September 22, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 Sept. 2016 – The business case for solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa is stronger than ever thanks to rapidly declining technology…

Black & Veatch: Technology Brings Risk, Reward, Uncertainty to Electric Industry

August 12, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas  – Distributed generation, the low price of natural gas and modern customer information systems (CIS) represent growth opportunities…

Algorithm Could Help Detect and Reduce Power Grid Faults

June 1, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

The power grid is aging, overburdened and seeing more faults than ever, according to many. Any of those breaks could easily lead to prolonged power outages or even equipment damage. Binghamton University researchers have proved that the Singular Spectrum Analysis…

Minnesota Engineering Talent Bolsters America’s Utilities and Energy Infrastructure

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 24, 2016—Tami Anderson has been named an associate transmission planning engineer at Burns & McDonnell’s Minneapolis-St. Paul office, where she will lead power system studies and planning within the firm’s Business & Technology…

New Law Adds Protection for Utility Linemen and Women

April 21, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Maintenance

Utility linemen will join the ranks of law enforcement,  public safety and transportation personnel who will be better protected under a new law signed today by Gov. Nathan Deal. “I was proud to sign the Move Over for Linemen bill this morning,” said…

Intergraph NetWorks Extends the Utility Network Model Across the Enterprise

March 30, 2016 - in Electric Grid

Huntsville, Alabama, March 30, 2016 – Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has launched Intergraph NetWorks, a flexible software suite that provides utilities and communications companies with secure, real-time access to location-based engineering and operational…

Department of Energy Approves Plains & Eastern Clean Line Infrastructure Project

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) approving the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project. DOE’s decision marks a critically important step towards the construction of America’s largest…

Cardno’s Subsurface Utility Engineering Boosts Risk Management

February 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Maintenance, Modeling

Mapping underground utilities using the latest technology and proven methods more readily pinpoints underground conflicts and mitigates the risks of change orders and project delays. Cardno senior project manager Rhett Sloan will discuss the benefits of subsurface…

Iowa State Engineers Build Cyber Security Testbed to Help Protect the Power Grid

AMES, Iowa – It’s easy to think of the electrical grid as the power plants, the high voltage lines, the transmission towers, the substations and all the low-voltage distribution lines that bring power to our homes and businesses. An attack on that grid…