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USDA Awards Another $18 Million In Smart Grid Funding To Rural Utilities

July 18, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $188 million in loan guarantees to upgrade rural electric infrastructure, including more than $18 million in smart grid funding. Since 2011, the agency says Rural Utilities Service borrowers…

Strong Growth Expected for Smart Lighting Systems

July 17, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

Smart lighting is an advance technology in lighting that makes use of intelligent lighting control systems to intelligently control light based on various…

Land Order Facilitates Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

July 5, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

As part of President Obama’s comprehensive plan to reduce carbon pollution while promoting American-made clean energy sources, the Bureau of Land Management…

The Energy Systems of Cities Need Rethinking for Resilience

July 4, 2013 - in Energy

Less than a month before Superstorm Sandy blew into town, the Sallan Foundation presented Not Your Grandma’s Infrastructure: The Urban Energy Revolution, a conference about prospects for distributed heat and power generation systems in large cities.  Theorists,…

3-GIS to Give Presentations and Demonstrate New Product Features at the Esri International User Conference

July 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

3-GIS, a GIS software development company based in Decatur, Alabama will exhibit in booth 2008 at the Esri International User Conference July 9-11 in San Diego, California. This is the 7th year 3-GIS has attended the Esri UC and the 2nd year to attend as a…

Xcel Battles Beatle-dead Trees with Lidar Mapping

July 1, 2013 - in Energy, Maintenance

To reduce the risk of falling trees and fire, Xcel, Colorado's largest utility, is using light detection and ranging technology, or lidar, to search for dead and dying trees near its 13,000 miles of lines. In the past decade, the mountain pine beetle has infested…

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 design and management of electric, gas, water, and wastewater utility networks. The new software advances…

Keynote Announced for 2nd Annual Utility Analytics Week this September

June 21, 2013 - in Announcement, Energy

The Utility Analytics Institute today announced that the second-annual Utility Analytics Week will kick off with a keynote from Southern Company's chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Tom Fanning, who will discuss the important role utility analytics…

Obama Readying Limits on Emissions from Existing Power Plants

June 20, 2013 - in Energy

President Barack Obama is preparing regulations limiting carbon-dioxide emissions from existing power plants, senior officials said Wednesday. The move would be the most consequential climate policy step he could take and one sure to provoke legal challenges…

HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Wins 2012 Bentley Be Inspired Award

June 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

HydroChina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation, a leading company primarily engaged in the planning, investigation, and design of hydropower and wind-power projects, today announced that its Standard Design and Application for the Pumped Storage Power Station…