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  • AWWA praises legislation to increase investment in water infrastructure

    The American Water Works Association today celebrated the unveiling of a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) in two pieces of Senate legislation. “The introduction of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act marks an important step forward in confronting America’s urgent water infrastructure challenge,” ...

  • $390 Billion Investment in Coal-fired Boilers Next Year

    Power generators will spend $390 billion in 2013 for new coal-fired boilers. Direct costs of equipment will be $260 billion while indirect costs will be $130 billion.  This is the latest forecast of the McIlvaine Company in its Fossil & Nuclear Power Generation: World Analysis & Forecast. There will be a mix of subcritical, supercritical and ultrasupercritical boilers. Most of the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • AWWA applauds introduction of WIFIA water

    The American Water Works Association today applauded the introduction of S. 335, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 (WIFIA) by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), calling it an important step forward in rebuilding U.S. water and wastewater infrastructure. “One year ago this week, AWWA published its ‘Buried No Longer’ study that demonstrates that more than ...

  • Water and sewer systems modeling conference

    This once-a-year learning opportunity is sponsored by many utilities in the region and will feature keynote presentations from leaders in hydraulic modeling throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The conference also incorporates an annual gathering of MWH Soft software users and their managers who want to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge, ...


  • Water infrastructure bill to top $1 trillion

    The cost of repairing and expanding U.S. drinking water infrastructure will top $1 trillion in the next 25 years, an expense that likely will be met primarily through higher water bills and local fees, a groundbreaking study by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) shows. ...

  • Pennsylvania American Water Secures PENNVEST Loan to Extend Water Service to Washington County Residents

    Pennsylvania American Water announced today the commitment of a $2.2 million low-interest financing from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for water main extension projects in Cecil, Independence, Jefferson, Mount Pleasant and North Franklin Townships in Washington County. The approximately $2.8 million project will provide the ...


    By American Water

  • American Water “Faces” the Challenges of Changes in Climate this Earth Day and Every Day

    The global theme for Earth Day 2013 is "The Face of Climate Change," and leading up to the April 22 observance, the Earth Day Network is seeking to raise awareness about the massive challenges that climate change presents, and about people and organizations stepping up to do something about it. ...


    By American Water

  • California American Water Replaces 2.5 Miles of Main in Its Los Angeles County Service District

    California American Water has completed a multi-million dollar water main replacement project throughout its Los Angeles County service district. In its ongoing commitment to replace aging infrastructure and improving water delivery service, California American Water has upgraded 13,300 feet of water distribution mains in the cities of Bradbury, Duarte and the ...


    By American Water

  • Fossil Fuel-fired Power Plants can be a Positive rather than A Negative Contributor to Water Quality

    Operators of coal-fired power plants and gas turbine combined cycle power plants can utilize municipal wastewater for cooling and other needs. When they also eliminate discharges through zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology they become positive rather than negative contributors to water quality. Water lost through evaporation can be greatly reduced by heat extraction from ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • More than 11,000 control system projects at fossil-fired power plants next year

    Existing coal-fired power plants are upgrading to become more cost competitive and reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. They will account for more than half the 11,250 controls projects which are planned for completion next year at fossil-fired power plants. These are the findings in two McIlvaine publications. Utility Environmental Upgrade Tracking System and Chinese Utility ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Progress Energy Carolinas to retire two coal-fired power plants Oct. 1

     As announced in July, Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), on Oct. 1 will officially retire two coal-fired power plants, including the utility's first coal-fueled facility built in 1923. The utility will close the Cape Fear power plant, near Moncure, N.C., and the H.B. Robinson Unit 1 power plant, near Hartsville, S.C., as part of its ongoing ...


    By Duke Energy

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