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The electric power industry is the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric power to the general public. The electrical industry started with introduction of electric lighting in 1882. Throughout the 1880s and 1890s, growing economic and safety concerns lead to the regulation of the industry. Once an expensive novelty limited to the most densely populated areas, reliable and economical electric power has become a requirement for normal operation of all elements of developed economies.

Power Partnerships

Power Partnerships

Synergy, from Greek sunergia, meaning “cooperation,” is the collaborative interaction of two or more parts of a system so that the combined effect is greater than the individual efforts. In business and technology, the term often refers to the way system components work together to optimize efficiency and heighten productivity. Some

Aclara Acquires Smart Grid Business from Tollgrade, Expands Portfolio of Smart Infrastructure Solutions and Broadens Market Reach

ST. LOUIS, August 11, 2016 – Aclara Technologies LLC (“Aclara”), a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to water, gas and electric utilities globally, has acquired the Smart Grid business of Tollgrade Communications, Inc., a global market share leader in the smart grid sensor market. The transaction includes the award-winning

Keeping the Plant Running

Keeping the Plant Running

Disasters such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina have taught water utilities that emergency planning and well-maintained backup systems are critical to limiting the devastating impact of plant failures. But what are the components of a good plan andmaintenance program? We posed that question to water system managers who survived

Regulators Approve TEP Renewables Plan

Regulators Approve TEP Renewables Plan

State regulators on Tuesday approved Tucson Electric Power Co.’s 2016 renewable-energy plan, minus some controversial proposals.

The Arizona Corporation Commission approved a 2016 program budget of $56.6 million, including $9.4 million for company-owned renewable-energy projects and expansion of an energy-storage pilot project. TEP and other state-regulated power companies are mandated to

The Water Storage Trio

The Water Storage Trio

Public water suppliers typically need three types of potable water storage: equalization, fire suppression, and emergency. Although any or all may be included in a single storage facility, each has a specific purpose and specific requirements.

EPA Announces 2015 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

EPA Announces 2015 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its annual enforcement and compliance results highlighted by large cases that reduce pollution, level the playing field for responsible companies, and protect public health in communities across the country. In fiscal year 2015, EPA secured record-setting hazardous waste, Clean Air

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 1

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 1

The $10 million investment made sense, and would bring huge yearly energy savings to Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA.

And fortunately for Richard Szatkowski, corporate director of plant operations for the hospital, the members of his board of directors felt the same way. And because of that, the hospital last

Ice to Help Fight Global Warming as Ice Energy Lands 16 Contracts

Ice to Help Fight Global Warming as Ice Energy Lands 16 Contracts

GLENDALE, Calif.– Ice Energy announced it has been awarded sixteen contracts from Southern California Edison (SCE) to provide 25.6 megawatts of behind-the-meter thermal energy storage using Ice Energy’s proprietary Ice Bear system. Ice Energy was one of three providers selected in the behind-the-meter energy storage category, which was part of

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