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PG&E Fined $1.4B for 2010 Gas Line Blast

September 2, 2014 - in Energy, Maintenance, Oil & Gas, Projects

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued four decisions by two Administrative Law Judges in connection with its investigations of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) operations and practices related to gas transmission, including…

Russia Launches Construction of Gas Pipeline to China

September 2, 2014 - in Construction, Energy, Pipelines

China's CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) agreed to a huge $400 billion (£237 billion) contract with Gazprom in May. Russia will deliver 38…

Is the Electrical Grid Destined to Go the Way of the Telephone?

August 28, 2014 - in Energy, Renewables

New technologies are allowing consumers to move from grid-based electricity to personal home-based electricity. Instead of the two-way transactional process,…

Smart Grid as a Service Will Reach $11.2 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

August 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Modeling

While they represent a small part of the smart grid market today, smart grid as a service (SGaaS) solutions allow utilities with financial constraints to spread project costs over several years, and can provide skilled IT professionals to utilities that may…

Local Governments in Colorado Power Buildings with Community Solar Panels

August 21, 2014 - in Energy, Renewables

Adams County and Arvada's local governments are joining a growing number of local governments using solar power generated by "community solar" systems. Denver-based SunShare LLC announced Monday that it reached an agreement to provide the Adams County government…

AVEVA Wins Contract for Braksem Petroleum Plant Conversions

August 17, 2014 - in Construction, Modeling, Site Development

Braskem, Latin America’s largest petrochemical company, has signed a contract with AVEVA to convert the engineering and design data of 12 of its plants to AVEVA PDMS during 2014. This large contract is the result of a successful pilot project executed earlier…

How A GIS Can Help Utilities Address The Aging Workforce And Capitalize On Data

August 14, 2014 - in Electric Grid, Maintenance

The U.S.' utility industry is facing a transformational shift, not only in its business model, but also in the workers who bring it to life. Baby Boomers, who once dominated the industry and considered the utility line of work "a job for life," are threatening…

Energy Infrastructure Map Tool Shows Facilities Most at Risk from Flooding

August 7, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

A new component of EIA's Energy Mapping System allows users to view critical energy infrastructure that may be vulnerable to coastal and inland flooding. These new map layers enable the public to see existing energy facilities that could potentially be affected…

Siemens to Provide Direct Energy with Integrated Demand Response Solution

August 6, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Modeling

Siemens Smart Grid has signed a contract with Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and energy-related service providers with more than six million residential and commercial customer relationships, to install a Demand Response Management System…

UEM Group Successfully Implements ArcFM UT

August 5, 2014 - in Energy

The French multi-utility UEM group (formerly known as Usine d’électricité de Metz) has successfully completed all tests for the implementation of ArcFM UT for district heating and went with it in production. With this step the project phase 2 has been…