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Will the African Utility of the Future be a Lion, Hyena, a White Elephant or a Herd of Elephants? – GIBS Study

A brand new study into the future of African power utilities and the challenges they face has highlighted four possible scenarios of what the continent’s energy sector will look like by the year 2030. - August 03, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

Ikon Midstream Comes Up with the New Fuel Terminal for Laredo, TX

Ikon Midstream Comes Up with the New Fuel Terminal for Laredo, TX

Under the direction of their CEO Rhett Kenagy, Ikon Midstream LLC opens the first privately held fuel terminal in Laredo, TX. Ikon Midstream sells NOM-16 Gasoline and ULSD for the Mexico Markets. - August 01, 2018 - Ikon Midstream LLC

Solarponics Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in California

Solarponics Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in California

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors List includes Atascadero-based solar firm, Solarponics, which employs 47 local professionals. - July 26, 2018 - Solarponics

America Green Solar Continues to Expand Quickly

Three years after being founded, America Green Solar continues to grow and revolutionize the solar industry. Between a new CEO, cutting edge technology, and growing sales teams across the country, exciting things are happening at AGS, with much more to come. After launching sales of dual fuel... - July 25, 2018 - SOLAREUM

Daniel S. Konieczny Promoted to CEO, Direct Technology

Daniel S. Konieczny Promoted to CEO, Direct Technology

One of Sacramento’s Fastest Growing Companies Gets a New Chief as Former CEO Rick Nelson Moves to Board of TA Group. - July 23, 2018 - TA Group

TSI Announces the Annual EnergyTech Conference & Expo - October 22-25 at IX Center

EnergyTech is announcing the 2018 Conference & Exposition event, with support from NASA and INCOSE, to be held in October jointly with Information Security Summit (ISS) at the Cleveland IX Center. In collaboration with InfraGard, IEEE, SAE, AIAA, ESD and CES, the event will feature 4 days of conference sessions, workshops, and Exhibits focused on Energy, Electric Grid, Transportation Electrification, and Critical Infrastructure. Special emphasis will be on Microgrids and Security concerns. - July 23, 2018 - Telepath Systems, Inc.

WaterSignal Assists California Property Owners with New Water Restriction Goals

In an effort to prepare for future droughts and climate change, California state legislators recently approved the implementation of permanent water-consumption goals. As of January 2019, property owners will be expected to limit indoor water use to a per-person total of 55 gallons per... - July 22, 2018 - WaterSignal, LLC

Pivvot™, Backed by New Mountain Capital, Set to Re-Imagine and Simplify Data Management for Critical Infrastructure Asset Companies

Pivvot™, Backed by New Mountain Capital, Set to Re-Imagine and Simplify Data Management for Critical Infrastructure Asset Companies

Software provided by Pivvot offers intelligent asset management built for operations and asset integrity excellence, allowing you to minimize business disruptions and maximize investments. - July 18, 2018 - Pivvot

LightPointe 20th Year Customer Appreciation Celebration Continues as It Rolls Out Limited Time Summer Savings on AireLink 60 GHz and 80 GHz Wireless Bridges

LightPointe 20th Year Customer Appreciation Celebration Continues as It Rolls Out Limited Time Summer Savings on AireLink 60 GHz and 80 GHz Wireless Bridges

LightPointe, a San Diego-based manufacturer of outdoor radios used to connect buildings and telecom towers, is offering special savings on many of its AireLink radios now through July 31st, 2018. - July 11, 2018 - LightPointe Communications, Inc.

SolarCraft Installs Additional Solar for Meadow Club - Sun Continues to Shine on Premier Marin County Golf Course

SolarCraft Installs Additional Solar for Meadow Club - Sun Continues to Shine on Premier Marin County Golf Course

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft announced the completion two additional solar energy installations at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, CA. The renowned Marin County Golf Course continues to increase the overall sustainability of their 90-acre course with the installation of a 235 kW DC solar photovoltaic system, reducing their operating costs by additional thousands every month and stabilizing energy expenses for decades to come. - July 09, 2018 - SolarCraft

U.S. Utility, DoD, and Federal Leaders to convene for Microgrids and DERS Penetration Summit

On September 25- 26, 2018, senior leaders within the Energy Sector will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of briefings and discussions at Roosevelt Strategic Council’s "Town Hall" Microgrids and DERS Summit. The dialogue will focus on the technical capabilities and innovations that are allowing for increased DERS penetration and microgrid projects. Equally, the Summit will also develop the strategic business models and cover the regulatory affairs. - July 09, 2018 - Defense Strategies Institute

RWE, Axpo, Shell, Alpiq, Vattenfall, BB Energy, Endesa, Enel, OMV and Many More to Attend 10th ETOT Summit This October in London Hosted by Commodities People

Commodities People’s 10th Annual ETOT Summit will gather 200+ top energy trading firms from within back office, operations and IT at the Central Hall Westminster this October 10-11 in London. In attendance will be companies such as: Alpiq, Uniper Global Commodities SE, Endesa, Enel,... - July 05, 2018 - Commodities People

Novara GeoSolutions Unveils New Geospatial Product in Oil & Gas Industry

Novara GeoSolutions Unveils New Geospatial Product in Oil & Gas Industry

StationNav allows users to quickly navigate to pipeline locations, which improves decision-making. - July 03, 2018 - Novara GeoSolutions

Future Energy East Africa Celebrates 20 Years in Nairobi in September with Focus on Regional Access to Energy

Access to energy and the speed at which the region is achieving this is a strong theme of the 20th edition of the Future Energy East Africa conference and exhibition, formerly known as EAPIC or the East African Power Industry Convention, which returns to the KICC in Nairobi from 12-13 September. - June 22, 2018 - Future Energy East Africa

ANB Systems to Adopt Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence is designed to provide workflow automation and enhance business operations. - June 21, 2018 - ANB Systems, LLC.

Energy Retailer Reduced Customer Churn by 14% by Increasing Level of Personalization

New Zealand’s largest energy retailer, Genesis Energy, has expanded their offering of personalized energy insights to all eligible customers, after initial pilot with Ecotagious reduced customer churn by 14%. - June 07, 2018 - Ecotagious Inc.

LineVision Completes Spin-Out & Financing Round, and Announces V3 Transmission Line Monitoring System

Patented Non-Contact System Enables Utilities to Increase Reliability, Capacity and Flexibility of their Transmission Lines - June 06, 2018 - LineVision

Skynetwest and Navopache Electric Cooperative Partner for Electrical Grid Inspections with UAS

Skynetwest and Navopache Electric Cooperative Partner for Electrical Grid Inspections with UAS

The vast expanse of the United States electrical grid stretches several million miles. A complex network of power generation plants and substations are interspersed between overhead transmission lines. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) like the Falcon 8+ operated by Skynetwest LLC provide a safe and efficient method to survey and inspect the condition of the aging power grid. - May 30, 2018 - Skynetwest

Cyber Security 60 Second Micro Learning Courses Released

Cyber Security 60 Second Micro Learning Courses Released

Topic Focused Training Raises Awareness to Meet Compliance Challenges - May 29, 2018 - QUIZZICLE

ANB Systems Publishes Illinois Technical Reference Manual in eTRM

Users can now electronically access Illinois TRM to review energy efficiency measures and estimate their savings. - May 23, 2018 - ANB Systems, LLC.

Indian Energy Companies Ready to do Business at African Utility Week

“Indian utility vendors and services will find a huge market and scope in Africa, especially in South Africa’s energy sector,” says Dr. Rajeev Singh, the Director General and CEO of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The ICC represents India at the upcoming African Utility Week... - May 11, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

Ecotagious Now Enabling Utilities to Engage Consumers via Smart Speakers

Ecotagious Now Enabling Utilities to Engage Consumers via Smart Speakers

Ecotagious, a top cleantech company that delivers industry-leading energy savings and enhances customer engagement to utilities, is now offering its hyper-personalized energy insights via the Alexa and Google Home smart speakers. Ecotagious will provide its Powerful Insights™ for Voice... - May 10, 2018 - Ecotagious Inc.

SolarCraft, North Bay's Solar Leader, CEO Ted Walsh and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Discuss Energy, Economics & the Environment

SolarCraft, North Bay's Solar Leader, CEO Ted Walsh and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Discuss Energy, Economics & the Environment

The CEO of Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, a leading provider of solar and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses, met with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to discuss challenges facing the state and North Bay region. The lunch, attended by local business and environmental leaders, was hosted by Donald Simon and Zach Wasserman of the law firm Wendell, Rosen, Black & Dean in Oakland, CA in support of Newsom’s campaign for governor. - May 10, 2018 - SolarCraft

CADopia Announces the Release of CADopia 18 Software for Engineers and Architects

New release provides perpetual license of a production worthy CAD software to users and frees them from the mandatory annual subscription requirement of other CAD vendors. - May 10, 2018 - CADopia

Finalists Announced for African Utility Week Industry Awards Show Continent-Wide Success and Buy-in

The fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town received nominations from far and wide for the 12 different categories celebrating excellence in the energy and water industries. - May 10, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

Release 2 Innovation Musubu.io Launches Industry First Threat-Intelligence-as-a-Service Offering

Release 2 Innovation Musubu.io Launches Industry First Threat-Intelligence-as-a-Service Offering

Release 2 Innovation, a recognized industry leader in network threat intelligence, today announced that Musubu is now General Availability (GA) and ready to protect enterprises large and small. Musubu is an API-based Threat-Intelligence-as-a-Service offering, the culmination of working with some of... - May 07, 2018 - Release 2 Innovation

Arizona Public Service Wins Award for Best CIS Implementation

TMG Consulting announced today that its client, Arizona Public Service (APS), won the Expanding Excellence Award for Best CIS Implementation. APS was awarded this honor during the opening general session during CS Week on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Tampa, Florida. Awards in this category were... - May 05, 2018 - TMG Consulting

African Utility Week Announces Diamond Sponsorship by Longstanding Partner Lucy Electric

African Utility Week has announced that Lucy Electric, a longstanding partner of the event, will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at this year’s exhibition and conference in Cape Town from 15-17 May. Lucy Electric is a highly respected industry leader in secondary distribution solutions with... - May 04, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

Pioneering Partnership Between Royal HaskoningDHV and HAL24K Unlocks Potential of Real-Time Data Analytics to Create Smart Infrastructure

Investment by Royal HaskoningDHV enables HAL24K to scale globally. - May 02, 2018 - HAL24K

Local Content Conference Houston 2018: Keynote Speakers Update

The Local Content Conference Houston 2018 is being held on 01-02 May 2018 at JW Marriott Houston Downtown, 806 Main St., Houston, Texas, USA. 77002. The event will feature presentations from notable speakers on local content from countries including USA, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina and Nigeria. The networking opportunities and brilliant exchange of ideas on sustainable local content, which will benefit the local economy, and attract FDI will be worthwhile. - April 23, 2018 - Marak Alliance LLC

Aris Energy Solutions Celebrates Its First Community Distributed Generation Project

Aris Energy Solutions Celebrates Its First Community Distributed Generation Project

On April 20, Aris Energy Solutions will celebrate Earth Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony on its new Community Distributed Generation system. This system, utilizing solar PV on its Mount Vernon rooftop, provides renewable energy to benefit citizens and businesses in Westchester County. The event will start at 10am and the address is 22 6th Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY. - April 20, 2018 - Aris Wind

Key Water Utility Experts Gather Next Week in London for Smart Water Systems Event

Key Water Utility Experts Gather Next Week in London for Smart Water Systems Event

With the event now just few days away, this is the final chance to secure attendance at the SMi's 7th annual Smart Water Systems conference (25 - 26 April, London, UK). The two-day event is the ideal platform to hear exclusive updates on advanced technological solutions and raise stakeholder... - April 20, 2018 - SAE Media Group

Fast Company Selects Ecotagious as a Finalist in "World Changing Ideas" Awards Program

Fast Company Selects Ecotagious as a Finalist in "World Changing Ideas" Awards Program

Ecotagious has been selected as one of the 12 top companies in the world with a leading-edge solution to overcome issues facing the Energy industry. Ecotagious joins legendary brands like Google and Microsoft who were also selected as finalists among 1,400 companies in 12 categories. - April 20, 2018 - Ecotagious Inc.

STSA at African Utility Week: What Every Prepaid Electricity User and Provider Should Know

Approximately seven million prepaid electricity meters in South Africa need to be reset before November 2024 as the system that runs the credit tokens will run out of numbers at this time and all existing meters will stop accepting credit tokens. The STSA will help the industry prepare for TID rollover at African Utility Week. - April 14, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

ANB Systems Publishes Mid-Atlantic Technical Reference Manual in eTRM

Mid-Atlantic users can now access energy efficiency measure data and calculate energy savings free of cost. - April 12, 2018 - ANB Systems, LLC.

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Ship Containerised 200kW Fuel Cell System to South Korea, for Deployment at Ulsan Technopark

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Ship Containerised 200kW Fuel Cell System to South Korea, for Deployment at Ulsan Technopark

UTP in South Korea is now implementing the first phase of their foray into hydrogen power from waste hydrogen streams, improving energy independence and capturing great environmental benefits. - April 05, 2018 - Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies

Custom Truck One Source Forms Strategic Partnership with Tornado Global Hydrovac

Custom Truck One Source Forms Strategic Partnership with Tornado Global Hydrovac

Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) has entered into an exclusive partnership with Tornado Global Hydrovac. The new partnership positions Custom Truck as the single distributor for Tornado products in the United States. “We’re proud to partner with Tornado and excited about this... - April 03, 2018 - Custom Truck One Source

African Utility Week Survey Shows That Energy and Water Sectors Are Excited by Solar PV and Distributed Generation But View Corruption as Biggest Challenge

Solar PV is overwhelmingly seen as the most promising generation source for Africa while corruption, skills gaps and access to finance are some of the biggest challenges that power and water professionals face in their industries. This is according to a survey by the organisers of African Utility... - March 31, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

3rd Annual Grid Modernization Forum in Chicago to Examine Latest Progress and Technologies for the 21st Century Electric Grid

The drive to modernize the current electric utility grid is on. A top priority for the U.S. Department of Energy is to enhance the grid’s resiliency, reliability, security, affordability, flexibility and sustainability as we enter the 21st Century and beyond. A range of technology strategies... - March 30, 2018 - Smart Grid Observer

International Perspectives on the Smart Water Systems Industry

SMi's 7th Annual Smart Water Systems Conference to take place this April in London, UK. - March 23, 2018 - SAE Media Group

Ecotagious Recognized as a Top Cleantech Company Positioned for Great Revenue Growth in the Coming Year

Ecotagious Recognized as a Top Cleantech Company Positioned for Great Revenue Growth in the Coming Year

Among a competitive set of 450 companies evaluated in the “2018 Ready to Rocket” program, Ecotagious was recognized as a top company with tremendous growth potential given its innovative SaaS solution proven to deliver significant results for their utility customers. - March 16, 2018 - Ecotagious Inc.

African Utility Week Celebrates World Water Day by Looking to Nature for the Answers

Nature or Water, exploring how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century is the theme of this year‘s World Water Day which is on 22 March. The scientific discipline of biomimicry employs the same approach. Biomimicry = nature’s genius "Every so often... - March 15, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

OfficeSpace.com and Community Systems Partnership Brings Commercial Property Data to EDOs, Expands CRE Data Visibility Nationwide

OfficeSpace.com and Community Systems Partnership Brings Commercial Property Data to EDOs, Expands CRE Data Visibility Nationwide

OfficeSpace.com, a national commercial real estate (CRE) listing service that connects tenants and brokers, announced that it will be the exclusive property data provider for Community Systems, a leading technology company dedicated to the economic development industry. Commercial real estate... - March 14, 2018 - OfficeSpace.com

NAFEO Announces New Strategic Partnership with WTS- A Leader in Water Filtration & Water Quality

The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Water Transit Solutions (WTS). WTS is an Atlanta, Georgia based company with patented clean water solutions that will revolutionize water filtration and water... - March 14, 2018 - Water Transit Solutions

African Utility Week Nuclear Expert Says Nuclear Build’s Contribution to South Africa’s GDP Will be "Staggering"

“Nuclear energy is certainly not any more expensive than any other energy source,” says nuclear expert Dr Anthonie Cilliers, explaining that “the large 9600MW nuclear programme has created an impression of a single expensive mega-project, when in fact the purpose of the fleet... - March 10, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

SolarCraft Names New VP of Operations - the North Bay’s Leading Solar Provider Strengthens Operations Team with Renewable Energy Veteran

SolarCraft Names New VP of Operations - the North Bay’s Leading Solar Provider Strengthens Operations Team with Renewable Energy Veteran

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, a leader in solar and clean energy system design and installation, announced that Mark Johnson has rejoined the company as Vice President of Operations. Drawn back by new leadership and expanded technology and service offerings, Mark returns to SolarCraft where... - March 08, 2018 - SolarCraft

Focused Look Into the Evolving Smart Technology and Digital Developments in the Water Industry

The roll-out of smart water meters across the UK and many parts of Europe has brought attention to challenges such as increases in water demand, meter reading issues and a need for customer focused approaches - the SMi's Smart Water Systems Conference (25 - 26 April, London, UK) will be a one-stop... - March 02, 2018 - SAE Media Group

Energy Sector: African Utility Week to Focus on Why Things Are Looking Up

The energy sector is a clear winner emerging from the South African cabinet shuffle earlier this week says the editor of the energy trade publication ESI Africa, Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl. She explains: “President Cyril Ramaphosa’s attempt to sweep his inherited cabinet clean on Monday... - March 02, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

WK Dickson Announces the Opening of New Regional Office in Tennessee

W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc., a leading community infrastructure consulting firm, announced today the opening of a new regional office in Knoxville, Tennessee. This new location will allow WK Dickson to better serve existing and future clients while maintaining the firm’s primary mission of... - February 28, 2018 - WK Dickson & Co., Inc.

Smart Metering Role in Strategies Towards PR19 Goals

The price review is an important tool for delivering trust in water. PR19 provides the framework for a resilient long-term future for the industry, providing more of what matters to customers at a price they can afford and are willing to pay. PR19 is part of Water 2020, the overall vision Ofwat... - February 24, 2018 - SAE Media Group

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