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 ...
Cybersecurity in the Energy & Utility Sector
IBM recently released an IBM X-Force report highlighting analysis of energy and utility (E&U) customer data. The E&U sector is responsible for critical infrastructure that keeps society running, including fuel, electricity, drinking water, and more. The key findings reveal that: Although the sector was not one of the top targeted industries among the client security environments monitored by IBM X-Force in 2016, data shows it being targeted increasingly in 2017, falling just shy of the top 5 at...
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...
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...
AWWA launches Buried No Longer® tool, highlights WIFIA during Infrastructure Week
As part of its observance of Infrastructure Week, the American Water Works Association announced the launch of its new Buried No Longer® (BNL) tool. The BNL online tool offers water and wastewater utilities the opportunity to accurately forecast the cost of their water and wastewater pipe repair and replacement needs. It provides cost estimates and financial deferrals based on inputted data by a utility and is broken down by pipe size or material. Twenty-nine graphical outputs are generated to create a...