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

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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.

Hawaii PUC approves solar plus storage DER-based virtual power plant

Swell Energy, Inc. today announced that the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved its $25 million contract with Hawaiian Electric for the delivery of various grid...
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Burns & McDonnell to support overhaul and rebuild of Puerto Rico’s electricity grid

Burns & McDonnell announced this week that it was awarded a contract for program management services to support the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) with the...

New risks increase the urgency to use safety management systems

Over the last few decades, electric and gas utilities have reconsidered and reinvented the kind of services they provide, asking themselves several key questions. Are they reliable? Are they clean? Most importantly, are they safe?

Cyber threats: A perfect storm approaching the utilities sector

With utilities undergoing innovation and digital transformation, now more than ever, we need to be vigilant. Many cyber criminals are using the rapid pace of technological change to create new attack vectors, posing a significant risk to the overall infrastructure.

La Nina remaining steady, expected into spring

Sea surface temperatures throughout much of the Equatorial Pacific Ocean continue to be cooler than average by about one to two degrees. This indicates...

Envisioning a way to digitally round-up crews

Picture an event impacting the service territory for two utilities; we’ll call them utility A and B. Both belong to the same regional mutual...

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