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 ...
Path to Sustainability: Technology and the Modern Utility
Today`s utility industry is changing rapidly. Energy efficiency, renewable and distributed energy resources, new energy markets and high demand costs are putting great pressure on utilities to find ways to be sustainable.A case in point: in 2016, MGM Resorts International announced it would no longer purchase electricity from Nevada Power, the Silver State`s largest utility. Instead, the casino conglomerate would purchase power on open wholesale markets to better capture the value that increased energy control...
Integrated Drone Solution Enhances Utility Asset Data
Black & Veatch and Aeryon Labs announced recently (10/24) that they have launched an end-to-end asset management inspection solution leveraging drone technology for global energy clients. Aeryon`s commercial unmanned aerial system (UAS) hardware, software and services enable the capture of critical infrastructure condition data that is integrated by Black & Veatch into a utility`s existing enterprise asset management (EAM) systems. This streamlined solution is designed to speed inspection times, reduce...
NREL Evaluates National Charging Infrastructure Needs for Growing Fleet of Plug-In Electric Vehicles
A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy`s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies how much charging infrastructure would be needed in the United States to support various market growth scenarios for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Sales of PEVs which include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs) have surged recently. Most PEV charging occurs at home, but widespread PEV adoption would require the development of a national network of non-residential...
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...
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...