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Archive for the ‘Smart Grid’ Category

This Infra Week

Friday, January 31st, 2014
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INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
San Bernardino, California: Divided No More
Miami Transportation Planners Light the Way
Big Energy Buildings Go Greener
Sprucing Up the Waiting Game
Atlanta Snowstorm Strands Drivers

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Strategic Directions: Utility Automation and Integration

Friday, January 31st, 2014
FIGURE 4 THE STEPS TO SMART INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURE;  FIGURE 5 PLANS TO EXPAND SENSOR USAGE FOR FIELD DATA ANALYSIS DURING NEXT THREE YEARS

BLACK & VEATCH
Since the rollout of the first smart grid programs, there has been a realization that automation and “smart” programs benefit all types of utilities and infrastructure systems. Gas and water smart grids, for example, will result in more efficient storage, improved distribution, reductions in system losses and expanded customer engagement.

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Repair Minnesota: Creating Good Jobs While Preparing Our Infrastructure for Climate Change

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Repair Minnesota

BLUEGREEN ALLIANCE
Minnesota’s infrastructure systems are in urgent need of significant repair. Our state’s roads and bridges, water, waste water, transit, energy, and communication systems need increased investment to become efficient, safe, and productive for Minnesotans. Repairing Minnesota will create good jobs, make our systems more efficient and less polluting, and safeguard communities from the impact of climate change, like severe weather such as floods and droughts.

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Saving Water and Energy Together

Friday, October 11th, 2013
Saving Water and Energy Together

AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT ECONOMY
by Rachel Young
Water and energy are inherently linked, intersecting at both the supply side (electric generation and water/wastewater facilities) and the end-use side (residential, commercial, industrial, and agriculture sectors). This intersection is commonly called the “energy-water nexus.”…If utilities recognize this intersection and work together on joint programs they could learn from one another, document their savings, share costs, and potentially achieve greater savings.

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Lincoln, NE: Importance of an Energy Evaluation

Friday, August 16th, 2013

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Water-Smart Power

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Water-Smart Power

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS Executive Summary The heat waves and drought that hit the United States in 2011 and 2012 shined a harsh light on the vulnerability of the U.S. electricity sector to extreme weather. During the historic 2011 drought in Texas, power plant operators trucked in water from miles away to keep the plants […]

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Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States

ENVIRONMENT AMERICA Executive Summary Solar energy is on the rise. America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010, and more than 10 times as much as in 2007. In the first three months of 2013, solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in […]

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Plug-In Electric Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Plug-In Electric Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT ECONOMY Introduction Internal combustion engine vehicles running on petroleum fuels have dominated the vehicle market for a century. Global demand for petroleum has increased dramatically over that period, and this demand, coupled with geo-political volatility in many oil-producing regions, has resulted in high oil prices and uncertainty in the market. […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Mike Jacobs, The Union of Concerned Scientists

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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Mike Jacobs is leading the Union of Concerned Scientists’ work on electricity markets and regulatory reform. Topics include:
The Union of Concerned Scientists on Renewable Energy
Energy Independence
Making Electricity “Visible”
Consumer Choice: Greater than Ever

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Energy Grade: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Energy 2013 GRADE

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
America relies on an aging electrical grid and pipeline distribution systems, some of which originated in the 1880s. Investment in power transmission has increased since 2005, but ongoing permitting issues, weather events, and limited maintenance have contributed to an increasing number of failures and power interruptions.

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