Fire official: Arcing power lines caused big Reno brush fire

Satellite imagery and surveillance video from a casino roof 5 miles (8 kilometers) away helped pinpoint arcing power lines in gale force winds as the cause of a November brush fire that destroyed five Reno homes and damaged two dozen others, investigators said Tuesday

How Smart Utilities are Using IoT to Enable Smart Cities and Plan for a...

This webinar will explore how utilities are planning for and developing eco-friendly infrastructure. It will present drivers of smart city initiatives and the essential...

Microgrids: The Future of Energy in Healthcare

Now available for on demand viewing.

In the United States, our grid infrastructure is aging.
How do ensure organizations that are critical to public well-being are protected? Enter Microgrids

How to Build a Low Power, Secure Smart Metering Solution

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Water conservation, recapturing lost revenue from leaks and theft, and reducing utility operating costs are key benefits of a smart metering solution. Governments and utilities need reliable, long-lasting solutions.

Morgan Stanley sees promise in resilient microgrids, takes stake in SolMicroGrid

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in...

PSE&G to make $700M investment in smart meters

Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) said Thursday that it received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to invest approximately $700...

Mexico’s state power company admits it falsified document

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s state-owned electrical power company acknowledged Tuesday it presented a falsified brush fire report to explain a widespread blackout in...
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Vermont utility regulator reinstates disconnection ban

Vermont utility regulators have reinstated a moratorium on the disconnection of electricity, natural gas and landline phone services because customers have not paid their...

La Nina forecast to persist through at least early spring

The La Nina that has developed across the Equatorial Pacific Ocean during the past couple of months is holding steady. Sea-surface temperatures continue to...

The wisdom and inevitability of public safety power shutoffs – a utility vegetation management...

Based on California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) analysis, trees or parts of trees falling into overhead facilities during Red Flag events represented the single largest cause of fires related to utility infrastructure. It is not growth “into” lines, but rather trees or portions of trees located outside of normal clearing limits that have failed during high winds and caused the initiating spark.

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