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  • Sep 03, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    This industry is inundated with reports, studies, releases and white papers. There are always a few that stand out, that have juicy tidbits and valid insights. So, here’s a quick look at a handful of recent reports you may have missed and that have real value.

  • The organization charged with ensuring fair access to the state's electrical grid has saved money and reduced emissions while maintaining a reliable supply of electricity, a new report shows.
  • Whatcom County residents should have power back by Tuesday night, Sept. 1, following a windstorm that toppled trees and power lines over the weekend.
  • More than 2,000 Horry Electric Cooperative customers were without power early Monday in the Socastee area, according to officials.
  • Portland General Electric crews worked through Sunday to restore electricity to most of the 20,000 homes that lost power due to unusually high winds and rain that slammed the city Saturday.
  • On Saturday night, Emma Gardner, 79, and her 83-year-old husband, Gary, slept in a cold room of their Mountlake Terrace home with a tree on their roof, a downed electrical line in their rhodies and little hope that power would be restored soon.
  • Chugach Electric Association reported that power has returned for about 2,000 customers in the Sand Lake neighborhood of Anchorage Thursday night after a tree fell into a power line.
  • Heavy storms with high winds and pea-size hail hit parts of South Florida on Wednesday, causing some power outages and traffic backups.
  • A heavy thunderstorm that rolled through San Juan County at dusk tonight washed out roads, knocked out electric power and led to evacuation fears.
  • A thunderstorm Tuesday toppled 30 utility poles in Marana, trapping motorists under some of the downed power lines for about two hours.
  • May 27, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Mike Grisar, principal environmental consultant at We Energies, gives us a peek inside the utility's falcon project.

  • Apr 01, 2015 | Doug Sterbenz

    I love my company, and I love the utility business—what we do and what we mean to the communities we serve. I also know there is a time to tap others on the shoulder and let them answer the call to leadership. For me, that time is now, but I'm not going without imparting a little advice. 

  • Apr 27, 2014 | John D. McDonald

    John D. McDonald, board chairman of SGIP 2.0, discusses the association's history, challenges and future.

  • Apr 12, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    When tapping the pulse of the industry on predictions through 2020, we polled insiders from across the U.S. and Europe. Here we speak with Hans ten Berge, secretary general of EURELECTRIC, the Brussels-based association of the European electricity industry.

  • Apr 03, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Throughout our women-in-energy series, we’ve looked at women who networked well and networked in varying ways. For this installment in the series, we take the idea of women and networking more literally and chat with a couple of ladies within the Women’s Energy Network (WEN), an international organization of professional women founded in 1994 by Karyl McCurdy Lawson and celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014.

  • Mar 14, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    A review of the sights, sounds and shout-outs you may have missed in the industry’s social media this week, featuring: CPS Energy, the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, Madison Gas & Electric, Mississippi Power and a whole lot more. Click to read. Read to click.

  • Feb 19, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) gives a look at their global utility survey and how water and energy interact from water pumping and treatment to transportation.

  • Feb 13, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Last year at about this time, I wrote a piece on what power conferences teach us, especially in 2013, which was the year of analytics and the lament of AMI. I wanted to do a follow up, having recently returned from another large conference with more tidbits and details. It’s time to compare and contrast and see if we’ve all learned anything new and exciting.

  • Jan 23, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Hagihon Company, Ltd. is Israel’s largest municipal area water and wastewater services utility. For this unique international installment of our popular utility2utility article series, we spoke to Aharon Rosenberg, deputy CEO of water, and Josh Yeres, vice president of business development about Israel’s utility system and the tech trends they’re working with.

  • Jan 22, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Philadelphia Water Department discuss how, each year, more municipalities are integrating large-scale green infrastructure (GI) practices within their water and wasterwater infrastructure.