Drones-as-a-service: These days, utilities are outsourcing ...Utility DiveAES spent years developing its own program, but as is often the case with new technologies, found a partnership was the fastest way to scale up value.and more »
Financial TimesPrivate equity sparks revival at Ugandan utility UmemeFinancial TimesAs in most of sub-Saharan Africa, there is no shortage of foreign investment schemes in Uganda that have failed or not materialised. The decision of Hilton Hotels to abandon a project in Kampala because of concerns over construction standards is one ...
Greentech MediaSolar Block-and-Index Contracts: A New Market for Utility-Scale Solar?Greentech MediaThis week, the Texas-based utility-scale developer unveiled a concept for SolarBlocks, which entails bundling solar projects within the standard retail energy deals available in competitive markets. Built to ensure “additionality,” they're a new way ...and more »
My Fox BostonMan accused of chopping down utility poleMy Fox BostonHis arrest came after utility workers with West Kentucky Rural Electric found a downed power pole while responding Monday to a power outage on Slaughter Road in south Graves County, the West Kentucky Star reported. Utility employees spoke with Hayes, ...and more »
California utilities propose bill charges for community aggregation customersUtility DiveCalifornia's three investor-owned utilities have jointly filed proposed changes to how the costs associated system generation are allocated to customers taking service from a community choice program. The current approach forecasts costs based on ...and more »
WANEUtility billing changes in Garrett causes confusionWANE“I got a letter from city utilities saying that they were running two months behind but I've lived in town for 10 years now and I've never not paid every month,” Garrett resident Tim Stafford said. “They never said what months we didn't pay or why we ...
KCURKansas Senate GOP Leader Proposes Utility Fee To Help Fund SchoolsKCURA Republican leader in the Kansas Senate says he'll propose a fee on all utility bills in the state to help fund education. Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, a Republican from Overland Park, says his plan calls for a $3 monthly fee on residential ...
News965Naked man up a utility pole in New OrleansNews965NEW ORLEANS, La. - Its not clear why he is up there, but a naked man is atop a 140-foot utility tower in New Orleans East this hour. Police are trying to rescue him. The tower is near a Luzianne tea plant. “The Advocate” reports that authorities turned ...and more »
Is rooftop solar just a toy for the wealthy?Utility DiveBut as more customers began trimming bills, the incumbent players started fighting back. Utilities proposed adding fixed fees, reducing compensation for any extra energy generated from solar systems and otherwise searching for ways to recoup grid costs.and more »
How California's Public Utilities Commission Is Using Mobile to Bolster its Workforce (Video)Techwire.netLimited funding and resources isn't stopping the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) from looking to technology to close the gap between public need and its services. Following an industry briefing hosted by Techwire on Tuesday, CPUC CIO Reza ...and more »