Chicago, Illinois -- Faced with aging transmission and distribution systems and limited O&M budgets, utilities are being pressed to maximize the lifespan of their current equipment while facing heavy scrutiny from both internal and external stakeholders. This conference will provide attendees with clear strategies for managing classifying and prioritizing the repair and replacement of their aging T&D systems. Focusing on real experiences from leading utilities, attendees will be equipped with tools to address problem components and justify their maintenance decisions to management, regulators, and external stakeholders.
Aging T&D Infrastructure Conference 2015
Faced with aging transmission and distribution systems and limited O&M budgets, utilities are being pressed to maximize the lifespan of their current equipment while facing heavy scrutiny from both internal and external stakeholders. This ...
Hydro One to Acquire Avista to Create Growing North American Utility Leader
Highlights: Establishes one of North America`s largest regulated utilities with over C$32.2 billion (US$25.4 billion) in assets and a leader in electricity transmission and distribution as well as natural gas local distribution businesses Expands into complementary and diversified regulated assets, inclusive of natural gas local distribution The transaction will be accretive to earnings per share in the mid-single digits in the first full year of operation Provides Hydro One with a significant and stable...
Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure Calls for Innovation in Electric Grid Infrastructure
American infrastructure is an ever-evolving industry, requiring pioneers to embrace new technology to bolster existing sectors, and usher in improvements needed across the country. The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure laud and encourage the electric energy industry, to embrace new technology as the smart grid continues to progress. Aii is proud to release its latest policy analysis, "Building a Smarter Electric Grid: How Investing in Smarter Electricity Infrastructure Will Energize America." The paper...
Colorado Utilities Commission approves Xcel grid modernization plan and revenue decoupling
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) took two steps toward modernizing the state’s electricity system June 21 by “decoupling” Xcel Energy revenues from the sale of kilowatt-hours and approving a $612 million grid modernization program. The commission endorsed a five-year decoupling pilot under which the PUC will set an annual revenue target for Xcel, the state’s largest electricity provider with 1.6 million customers. If Xcel exceeds the target, it would give back the extra...
States and utilities across the country are moving on grid modernization, survey finds
Actions to modernize the nation’s electric grid—some small, some sweeping—are underway this year by utilities, state regulators and legislators in 37 states and the District of Columbia, according to a new survey by the NC Clean Technology Center. “We are still at an early stage,” said Autumn Proudlove, a senior policy analyst with the center. “Every state is at a different stage of the process and going about it in a different way.” There are two basic catalysts for...
Journal of Environment and Health Sciences Publishes Paper on Assessment of WaSH Infrastructure in Cambodian Schools with Aquagenx CBT
Equitable access to clean water and sanitation is a sustainable development goal that merits attention in Cambodia. The purpose of this study was to examine the WaSH infrastructure, practices, and previous interventions in 8 rural government schools serving approximately 2,500 students in the Trapeang Chour Commune, Cambodia. A rapid assessment methodology was utilized to collect field data including key informant interviews with school administrators, site visits and observational surveys at local schools, and...