In Los Angeles, tree-related power outages have dramatically declined in the last five years, thanks to an aggressive tree-trimming program instituted by the L.A. Department of Water and Power.
PECO customers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties saw their power restored about 13 minutes faster in 2002, when outages did occur, thanks to capital improvements, aggressive preventive maintenance efforts and full utilization of the company's new outage management system.
ComEd officials announced today that 2002 was an outage-free year for more than 1.4 million customers, a dramatic improvement reflecting the company's best reliability performance since 1998.
Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., a provider of predictive and preventative maintenance services for utilities, has established a new business unit that provides data solutions designed to help utilities increase the performance and reliability of their key operational support systems.
CES International, a developer of operations-management software for utilities, has forged an alliance with Advantica Stoner, a provider of software and services to energy and water companies.
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) today announced the results of their recently-held election of officers.
SatCon Technology Corporation® today announced it has received a second $1.0 million order for its StarSine™ UPS system.
The utility industry today has more political influence on federal energy policy than ever before, several industry experts said last week in a panel discussion.
Capstone Turbine Corp. has been awarded a $6.2 million contract to install 30 and 60 kW microturbines and associated equipment throughout Southern California.
K. Hovnanian Companies today said its future homes would meet voluntary federal standards that cut natural gas and electricity use by at least one-third.