Resource Recovery

| As water becomes increasingly precious, the nutrients, metals, and energy contained in wastewater also become more valuable. In fact, many believe that their extraction and commoditization could provide municipalities with an additional revenue stream. Researchers are working to refine resource recovery methods while encouraging utilities to view wastewater as an asset. In the US, wastewater ... READ MORE

I Love the Rain

| A good stretch of my life was spent living in Seattle, WA, and we loved it. We moved there for my growing career. My son was born there. We loved the city and the rural beauty surrounding the city. The one thing I hated was the constant rain. Using my “inside voice” I would complain ... READ MORE

Living Daylights

| A great many rivers and streams in the US have been, over the last 150 years, confined within channels or buried altogether to keep them tame and allow development to proceed around them. In the last 20 years or so, the trend has somewhat reversed; we’ve realized that these concrete channels don’t allow for infiltration ... READ MORE

A Charging Challenge

| I learned this week that actor Daniel Craig will drive an electric Aston Martin in his final Bond film, slated for release next year. The car, a Rapide E, features a 65.0-kWh battery pack, a range of 200 miles, and two electric motors that generate more than 600 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque, according ... READ MORE

The Deposit System

| Years ago when I was in my early teens, I used to take care of all the used soda bottles and cans in our house. Back then in Michigan, we used to get 10 cents for every returnable bottle or can. In the summer, there used to be a yearly golf tournament near us and ... READ MORE

Going to the Dogs

| If you own a business or manage any part of one, chances are you at least occasionally need to interview and hire employees. The erosion control, landscaping, and construction industries often have a need for seasonal help, so you might even be doing it regularly at certain times of the year. How comfortable you are ... READ MORE

Dominoes Falling

| I’m going to admit this to only you. Every now and then I like to go on YouTube and watch videos of falling dominoes. There’s something about the lengthy precision involved in setting them up and then seeing them fall. You probably know that some of these falling dominoes displays even reveal surprising pictures as ... READ MORE

New Sinamics G120X Drive Series Specializes in Infrastructure Pump, Fan, and Compressor Applications

| With power range from 1–700 hp (0.75–630 kW), Sinamics G120X is optimized for pump, fan and compressor applications Siemens is introducing the new Sinamics G120X drive, a simple, seamless and easy-to-use drive, designed for use in pump, fan and compressor applications in industries such as water/wastewater, HVAC/R, irrigation/agriculture and in industrial environments. Sinamics G120X has ... READ MORE

UA Engineers Use $1.2M Grant to Make Drinking Water Safer

| TUCSON, Ariz. — For decades, manmade chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, were used in everything from carpets to frying pans to firefighting chemicals for their ability to repel water and oil. That was before a wide array of negative health effects ranging from cancer and low birth weights to effects on ... READ MORE

World Water Day 2019: Sensus Extends Xylem Watermark Program Invitation

| Sensus Reach 2019 conference offers attendees an opportunity to make a difference RALEIGH, N.C. (March 19, 2019) – Here are the facts. The world is facing unprecedented water challenges brought on by population growth, urbanization and shrinking fresh water supplies. Millions of people lack access to clean drinking water. As countries around the globe observe ... READ MORE

Yuba Water Agency Selects Dispersive Networks to Connect Renewable Energy Assets

| Dispersive Networks is using mission-critical programmable networking to provide ultra-secure, real-time and high-performance data transport between Yuba and the Regional ISO ALPHARETTA, Ga. and MARYSVILLE, Calif., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Dispersive Networks, a provider of programmable networking for mission-critical solutions, was selected by Yuba Water Agency (YWA), which owns and operates the fifth-tallest dam ... READ MORE

Nevada Business Leaders: Move Quickly to Raise the RPS

| Businesses and organizations committed to advancing Nevada’s clean energy economy applaud the introduction of Senate Bill 358 by Senator Chris Brooks, which will raise the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030. They encourage the Legislature to move quickly to pass the legislation, which Governor Sisolak has indicated he will sign. Senate Bill ... READ MORE

The Original Wind Lidar, Now Available from NRG Systems

| The Company Adds ZX 300 and ZX 300M to Its Remote Sensing Offerings March 19, 2019, Hinesburg, Vermont, USA – NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has announced that it will now sell and support ZX Lidars in North America. This will ... READ MORE

1-to-3 Power Source™ Generates 3-Phase Power from Single Phase Input Unique Technology available in 50, 75 and 100 HP Configurations

| (Cincinnati, OH) – Single Phase Power Solutions introduces the 1-to-3 Power Source™ features a BELLE™ Motor which uses Written-Pole® technology to deliver three-phase power from single-phase utility service.  This revolutionary approach eliminates the high fuel and maintenance costs, and the pollution of fossil-fuel-powered Gen-Sets, while delivering superior power quality to that of a conventional phase ... READ MORE

B2W Software Unveils New ONE Platform Product Capabilities at 2019 User Conference

| Materials Management Module for B2W Schedule, Offline Mode for B2W Inform and Field Log Enhancements Highlight Recent Developments Portsmouth, NH – March 18, 2019 — B2W Software, a leading provider of heavy construction management software, unveiled key product developments to extend the advantages of its unified ONE Platform during the company’s annual User Conference in San ... READ MORE

CASE Announces Fourth-Annual Dire States Equipment Grant

| CASE Construction Equipment has issued the call for entries for the 2019 Dire States Equipment Grant. Submissions can be made at DireStates.com/Grant. The 2019 entry deadline is March 31, 2019, and the winner will be announced in April 2019. Originally launched in 2016, the Dire States Grant provides one winning community with $25,000 in free ... READ MORE

Panasonic Solar and Enphase Energy Announce Availability Date of High-Efficiency AC Modules

| Panasonic’s N330E HIT® AC Series Modules featuring the Enphase IQ 7X™ Microinverter available for solar installation companies in late March NEWARK, N.J., March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America and Enphase Energy, Inc.(NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that the new Panasonic AC Series Photovoltaic (PV) HIT® ... READ MORE

Nestlé and Veolia Join Forces to Tackle Leakage into the Environment and Develop Recycling Schemes

| Nestlé and Veolia, the world’s leading resource management company, today announced their collaboration to work on waste collection, sorting and recycling of plastic material, with an emphasis on flexible plastic packaging. Projects will focus on eleven priority countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. The partnership will also explore technologies to establish viable models of recycling ... READ MORE

Wholesale Food Distributor Composts Solid Food Waste Into Drain-Safe Waste Water on Site

| BROOKLYN, NY—Jersey Lynne Farms, a 49-year-old, family-owned wholesale food distributor in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, carries 1500-1800 items, including milk, eggs, butter, frozen foods, and other perishables. Delivering to independent supermarkets and mom-and-pop grocery stores and bodegas, Jersey Lynne serves diversified customers including Spanish, Russian, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Caribbean groceries. The company delivers ... READ MORE

Doosan Portable Power Introduces G400WCU-T4F Mobile Generator

| Doosan Portable Power has added the G400WCU-T4F mobile generator to its product line. The range-topping G400 model is the most powerful generator in the Doosan line, with a prime power rating of 402 kVA (322 kW), packaged in a compact footprint to meet a broad range of applications. Powered by a Tier 4-Final Cummins QSG12, ... READ MORE

Eaton 5P lithium-ion UPS enhances business continuity for distributed IT and edge computing environments

| RALEIGH, N.C. … Power management company Eaton today announced the North American launch of its 5P rackmount lithium-ion uninterruptible power system (UPS). Building on the best-in-class reliability of the Eaton 5P UPS platform with new lithium-ion battery technology, the 5P lithium-ion UPS provides a dependable, integrated solution with enhanced network security, extended battery life and remote management ... READ MORE

CleanSpark announces progress on leading edge Microgrid projects, products, and technology

| CleanSpark has made progress on leading edge Microgrid projects, products, and technology, recently: It’s scheduled to complete its $900,000 contract with Bethel-Webcor JV by the end of March, completing a ‘turn-key advanced microgrid system’ at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The contract has been in direct support of the United States Department of Navy’s Communication Information System (CIS) ... READ MORE

CONGRESS SHOULD QUICKLY PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO SET 15-YEAR TIMELINE FOR DEPRECIATING IMPROVEMENTS TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

| Error in 2017 Legislation Set Timeline at 39 Years, Forcing Many Property Owners to Delay or Reconsider Planned Improvements and Putting Future Demand for Construction At Risk The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in support of the new, bipartisan, Restoring Investment in Improvements ... READ MORE

Interwoven Systems

| The water-energy nexus is often discussed relative to opportunities for efficiency that exist at the interface of energy and water systems. Energy is necessary to treat and distribute water, and water is crucial for producing energy. However, as it turns out, this interdependence can also lead to crisis if one system fails. This week, as ... READ MORE

ENGCON LAUNCHES NEW LOW-FLOW COMPACTOR SERIES FOR EXCAVATORS

| Can Be Powered Via Tiltrotator – Result is Improved Efficiency and Greater Safety Strömsund, Sweden, March 13, 2019 – Engcon announces that it will launch a series of entirely new low-flow compactors that can be powered by tiltrotators in 2019. Engcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of tiltrotators – a kind of tilting and rotating ... READ MORE

Peterson Manufacturing’s Cory Adams named Vice President of Engineering

| GRANDVIEW, MO (March 2019) — Peterson Manufacturing, a global leader in vehicle safety lighting technology and related equipment, is pleased to announce that Cory Adams has been named as Vice President of Engineering effective January 1, 2019. He was also elected as the newest member of Peterson’s Board of Directors. Adams heads Peterson’s 15-member engineering ... READ MORE

Bring Your Own Bottle

| My immigrant grandmother used to describe for me the little general store her father owned in their small town in the early years of the last century. Dry goods—flour, sugar, rice—and dried fruits like raisins were kept in bins or barrels. Customers scooped as much as they wanted into a paper bag, weighed it, and ... READ MORE

Lessons Learned

| I like to think of myself as the kind of person who learns certain things through actual hands-on experience. I typically make some mistakes, the memory of which prevents me from repeating those errors. But there are times in which all I need to remember a lesson is a picture or video of someone else ... READ MORE

Rotochopper Announces the Appointment of New CEO, Tosh Brinkerhoff

| St. Martin, MN – March 4, 2019 – Rotochopper, Inc. announced today the appointment of Tosh Brinkerhoff as the company’s next chief executive officer, effective immediately. Brinkerhoff has more than 20 years of industry leadership experience with an impressive track record in heavy equipment manufacturing. “Tosh’s personal values, supportive family, collaborative leadership style, professional management ... READ MORE

Siemens Introduces New Compact Modular Recloser

| The new Siemens Compact Modular Recloser (CMR) is a cost-effective, reduced-maintenance alternative to single-phase, oil-filled reclosers. Fully rated, lightweight, configurable, and compliant to IEEE C37.60, the CMR is rated for 630 A continuous current with four shots to lockout. It integrates the switch unit, control, and voltage power source into a single-insulated epoxy housing, for ... READ MORE

IWSH Announces Two New International Volunteering Opportunities to Mark World Plumbing Day 2019

| In celebration of World Plumbing Day 2019 — a day that recognizes the vital role plumbing plays in protecting public health and improving amenity — the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH), has announced two new project assignments that are now open for interested volunteer and sponsorship applications. The first project announcement represents another ... READ MORE

Imaginary Cities

| SimCity turns 30 years old this year. The video game, which allows players to start from scratch and develop their own metropolis, has influenced a generation of urban planners and designers. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without SimCity,” says one young professional in this Los Angeles Times article. She now works for the ... READ MORE

Pico Grids

| We use a lot of energy each day.  While we use electricity practically every minute of every day, not everyone understands its major uses in our homes and offices. Reducing electricity usage is a big opportunity to reduce both monthly power bills and carbon emissions. And the crucial first step toward diminishing electricity usage is ... READ MORE

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the new GD655-7 motor grader

| New low-effort control levers, steering wheel and steering lever, plus larger, more comfortable cab offer a significant improvement in operator comfort and visibility Rolling Meadows, Ill., March 11, 2019 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the GD655-7. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions ... READ MORE

Reader Profile: Connie Lilley

| In 2006, Architecture 2030 issued a challenge that all new buildings, developments, and major renovations will be designed to meet a fossil fuel, greenhouse gas (GHG)-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 70% below the regional or country average/median for that building type, leading to carbon-neutral in 2030. The targets are being met by implementing innovative ... READ MORE

Advertiser’s Index

|   Association of Energy Engineers www.aeecenter.org Carrier Corporation www.carrier.com Continental Control Systems LLC www.ctlsys.com Easi-Set Worldwide www.precastbuildings.com East Penn Manufacturing Company www.dekabatteries.com EnerNex www.enernex.com INDECK Power Equipment Company www.indeck.com Kohler Power Systems www.kohlerpowersystems.com Lochinvar www.lochinvar.com Perkins Engines Company Limited www.perkins.com Robinson Custom Enclosures www.robinsonenclosures.com ... READ MORE

ShowCase

|   SBS Battery The EquaLink Battery Management System from SBS actively manages batteries to increase reliability and extend life. EquaLink is an Ethernet-based battery management system that monitors the voltage, internal resistance, and temperature of each battery in a stationary battery system. Through a patented balancing process, EquaLink actively regulates the float charging current of ... READ MORE

Thermal Energy Storage

| As states like California, New York, and Massachusetts mandate energy storage targets, utilities and their customers are looking for storage solutions that help manage peak demand, gain control over energy bills, and improve grid resiliency. The first thought in storage is often traditional battery technology, but the thermal energy storage (TES) market is expected to ... READ MORE

Technology Update

| Aging power control and automation systems can carry risk, in terms of downtime of mission-critical power systems, through reduced availability of replacement components, and the knowledge to replace existing devices within. Of course, as components age, their risk of failure increases. Additionally, as technology advances, these same components are discontinued and become unavailable, and over ... READ MORE

Data Center Demand Response

| Data centers represent roughly 2% of US electricity usage. Because of the digitalization of the modern economy, the thirst for computer power—ultimately served by data centers—continues to grow. At the same time, electrical usage by other end-uses has remained relatively flat. Thus, data centers project to make up a larger portion of the overall electricity ... READ MORE

CHP: Innovations and Applications

| Steam turbine technology has been around a long time, says Tony Weidner, North American sales manager, Powergen, Elliott Group. The idea of using fuel to generate electricity and beneficial heat at the same time by recovering otherwise “wasted” thermal energy from electricity generation for other uses has been around just as long. In fact, combined ... READ MORE

Hot and Cold Comfort

| What could be more boring than a mature, established, and widely used technology? What could be easier to take for granted? We tend to get blasé about technical advances that our ancestors would have found to be amazing, even magical. Take something as commonplace and obvious as heating and cooling a building. First envisioned by ... READ MORE

Microgrids-as-a-Service

| Reliability and resilience are often used to describe the benefits of distributed energy resources and microgrids. With the growing popularity of microgrids, the investment community, utilities, and large engineering companies are stepping into what they see as burgeoning business opportunities. The investment models have been adopted from the cogeneration and independent power industries and energy ... READ MORE

A Growing Role for Energy Storage

| The stars are aligning for distributed energy resources (DER) to play an increasingly important role in providing energy services to consumers. Some see the growth in capacity from sources such as solar PV panels, fuel cells, advanced batteries, and other forms of DER as the supreme threat to incumbent distribution utilities, echoing the much ballyhooed utility ... READ MORE

Editor’s Comments: Creativity and Conviction

| In 1957, inventors Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes put two pieces of a shower curtain through a heat-sealing machine with the intention of creating a revolutionary new style of wallpaper. But the result—a thin sheet of plastic with air bubbles trapped between—was profoundly disappointing. The inventors didn’t let that stop them, however. Instead, they got ... READ MORE

Clean and Green: Duke Energy Issues Second Green Bond

| Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has completed its first issuance of $600 million in green bonds that will finance eligible green energy projects, including the development, construction and procurement ... READ MORE

ESS INC. Partners with Munich RE to Launch Industry-First Insurance Coverage for Flow Batteries

| Company’s long-duration storage solution now backed by full 10-year performance guarantee PORTLAND, OREGON – March 7, 2019 – ESS Inc., the leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, announced that it is now including 10-year insurance coverage on its long-duration energy storage products through Munich Re, one of the world’s leading insurance companies. The innovative policy provides warranty backstop ... READ MORE

New Sinamics G120X Drive Series Specializes in Infrastructure Pump, Fan, and Compressor Applications

| With power range from 1–700 hp (0.75–630 kW), Sinamics G120X is optimized for pump, fan and compressor applications Siemens is introducing the new Sinamics G120X drive, a simple, seamless and easy-to-use drive, designed for use in pump, fan and compressor applications in industries such as water/wastewater, HVAC/R, irrigation/agriculture and in industrial environments. Sinamics G120X has ... READ MORE

Nevada Business Leaders: Move Quickly to Raise the RPS

| Businesses and organizations committed to advancing Nevada’s clean energy economy applaud the introduction of Senate Bill 358 by Senator Chris Brooks, which will raise the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030. They encourage the Legislature to move quickly to pass the legislation, which Governor Sisolak has indicated he will sign. Senate Bill ... READ MORE

The Original Wind Lidar, Now Available from NRG Systems

| The Company Adds ZX 300 and ZX 300M to Its Remote Sensing Offerings March 19, 2019, Hinesburg, Vermont, USA – NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has announced that it will now sell and support ZX Lidars in North America. This will ... READ MORE

1-to-3 Power Source™ Generates 3-Phase Power from Single Phase Input Unique Technology available in 50, 75 and 100 HP Configurations

| (Cincinnati, OH) – Single Phase Power Solutions introduces the 1-to-3 Power Source™ features a BELLE™ Motor which uses Written-Pole® technology to deliver three-phase power from single-phase utility service.  This revolutionary approach eliminates the high fuel and maintenance costs, and the pollution of fossil-fuel-powered Gen-Sets, while delivering superior power quality to that of a conventional phase ... READ MORE

Panasonic Solar and Enphase Energy Announce Availability Date of High-Efficiency AC Modules

| Panasonic’s N330E HIT® AC Series Modules featuring the Enphase IQ 7X™ Microinverter available for solar installation companies in late March NEWARK, N.J., March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America and Enphase Energy, Inc.(NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that the new Panasonic AC Series Photovoltaic (PV) HIT® ... READ MORE

Wholesale Food Distributor Composts Solid Food Waste Into Drain-Safe Waste Water on Site

| BROOKLYN, NY—Jersey Lynne Farms, a 49-year-old, family-owned wholesale food distributor in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, carries 1500-1800 items, including milk, eggs, butter, frozen foods, and other perishables. Delivering to independent supermarkets and mom-and-pop grocery stores and bodegas, Jersey Lynne serves diversified customers including Spanish, Russian, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Caribbean groceries. The company delivers ... READ MORE

Doosan Portable Power Introduces G400WCU-T4F Mobile Generator

| Doosan Portable Power has added the G400WCU-T4F mobile generator to its product line. The range-topping G400 model is the most powerful generator in the Doosan line, with a prime power rating of 402 kVA (322 kW), packaged in a compact footprint to meet a broad range of applications. Powered by a Tier 4-Final Cummins QSG12, ... READ MORE

Eaton 5P lithium-ion UPS enhances business continuity for distributed IT and edge computing environments

| RALEIGH, N.C. … Power management company Eaton today announced the North American launch of its 5P rackmount lithium-ion uninterruptible power system (UPS). Building on the best-in-class reliability of the Eaton 5P UPS platform with new lithium-ion battery technology, the 5P lithium-ion UPS provides a dependable, integrated solution with enhanced network security, extended battery life and remote management ... READ MORE

CleanSpark announces progress on leading edge Microgrid projects, products, and technology

| CleanSpark has made progress on leading edge Microgrid projects, products, and technology, recently: It’s scheduled to complete its $900,000 contract with Bethel-Webcor JV by the end of March, completing a ‘turn-key advanced microgrid system’ at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The contract has been in direct support of the United States Department of Navy’s Communication Information System (CIS) ... READ MORE

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