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Computer Vision Technologies Enable BNSF Railway to Process Terabytes of Imagery Captured During Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations

Computer Vision Technologies Enable BNSF Railway to Process Terabytes of Imagery Captured During Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations

Bihrle Applied Research Inc. and BNSF Railway successfully demonstrate automated detection, classification and reporting of infrastructure conditions found during long range UAS railway inspections. - February 22, 2018 - Bihrle Applied Research, Inc.

ESI Africa to Host Water Expert Webinar on Technology to Overcome Cape Town's Impending Day Zero

ESI Africa is hosting a live free-to-attend webinar discussion on Thursday, 8 March 2018, addressing the current water situation in the City of Cape Town, South Africa and the available technologies, strategies and solutions, to overcome the challenge. - February 18, 2018 - ESI Africa

New Study to Explore Viability of Outsourced Billing Systems and Solutions for Small Utility Companies

Today, RIMSolutions™, the research practice of TMG Consulting, announced the deployment of a new study, “Viability of Outsourced Billing Solutions for Small Utilities.” The goal of the study is to gauge the feasibility of leveraging a Hosted or Cloud CIS and other outsourced... - February 17, 2018 - TMG Consulting

African Utility Week to Focus Strongly on Meeting the Continent’s Water Demand in Cape Town in May

African Utility Week will have a strong focus on water again this year from 15-17 May in Cape Town when the strategic water conference will showcase how partnerships, financial models and latest technological advances can make the greatest impact in meeting Africa's water demand. - February 09, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

Registration Opens for the TMG Utility Forum, "Managing Disruption 2018" with Southwest Gas Corporation Joining as the Host Utility

Registration is now open for the second annual TMG Utility Forum, Managing Disruption 2018. It will be held October 2-3, 2018, at the Westin in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by Southwest Gas, the event features open discourse, out-of-industry keynotes and vendor debates. Sessions are designed to help... - February 03, 2018 - TMG Consulting

Smart Metering’s Role in Strategies Towards Ofwat’s PR19 Goals; Get Insights at the SMi’s Event This April

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... - January 28, 2018 - SAE Media Group

African Utility Week Industry Awards Looking for the Continent’s Top Energy or Water Journalist

The fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards has added two new categories to honour excellence in energy or water journalism as well as digitally advanced utilities. The awards gala dinner forms part of the African Utility Week conference and expo taking place at the CTICC in Cape Town... - January 28, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

TMG's 2018 Utility CIS Replacement Driver Survey: To Help Companies Compare Their Strategies with Their Peers

The modern-day proliferation of technologies and factors forcing change upon utilities is having a significant impact on customer information systems (CIS) and supporting services. A new generation of system modernization drivers are on the rise, impacting original project timelines, staffing, and... - January 24, 2018 - TMG Consulting

Fortress Power Providing a New Energy Storage System

Fortress Power Providing a New Energy Storage System

Fortress Power is introducing high performing Lithium Ferrite Phosphate batteries to the energy sector. The battery system is intended for home and business owners who don’t have time to worry about power outages or costly spikes in their electricity bill. Fortress Power Battery is designed... - January 23, 2018 - Fortress Power

SolarCraft Responds to Trump Administration’s Solar Tariffs

SolarCraft is the North Bay’s largest and longest lasting solar provider, and CEO Ted Walsh responded with confidence that solar and renewable energy are here to stay, despite President Trump’s announcement today that the US will impose steep tariffs on solar modules. - January 23, 2018 - SolarCraft

New Morningstar EcoBoost MPPT™ Solar Charge Controller

New Morningstar EcoBoost MPPT™ Solar Charge Controller

Morningstar is excited to announce the launch of its new EcoBoost MPPT™ solar charge controller to help regulate off-grid battery power for medical clinics, schools, residences, boats, mobile homes, and lighting applications outside of the US and Canada. - January 18, 2018 - Morningstar Corporation

Rmax ECOMAXci Wall Solution Achieves Listing from the Air Barrier Association of America

Rmax ECOMAXci Wall Solution Achieves Listing from the Air Barrier Association of America

The ABAA certified the Rmax ECOMAXci wall solution for use in commercial buildings. - January 16, 2018 - Rmax

African Utility Week Speaker, Energy Expert Ted Blom: "Distributed Generation Will Slice Electricity Costs by Up to 90%"

Energy expert Ted Blom believes distributed generation will slice electricity costs by up to 90% for the average household. Blom is a speaker and advisory board member of the 18th African Utility Week that is taking place from 15-17 May in Cape Town, South Africa. - January 15, 2018 - African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa

Colin Roy Appointed Chairman of Highview Power

Long duration energy storage leaders also announce opening of New York offices. - January 13, 2018 - Highview Power

VISCO Introduces New Online Product Configurator for Decorative Street and Pedestrian Scale Light Poles

VISCO Introduces New Online Product Configurator for Decorative Street and Pedestrian Scale Light Poles

VISCO, Inc., headquartered in Eugene, OR, manufacturers decorative street light poles, bollards, traffic signal structures and other related streetscape equipment. - January 05, 2018 - VISCO, Inc.

Berg Engineering Releases World’s First Battery Operated Handheld Explosion Proof UV Inspection Light

Berg Engineering Releases World’s First Battery Operated Handheld Explosion Proof UV Inspection Light

Non-Destructive & Material Testing Company Launches Labino MidBeam Hercules EX Worldwide (L3000). - January 04, 2018 - Berg Engineering

Stored Air Power, Inc. Files New Patent to Create a Breakthrough in Energy Storage

Stored Air Power, Inc. Files New Patent to Create a Breakthrough in Energy Storage

A new patent has been filed by Stored Air Power, Inc. (SAP) for an all-in-one adiabatic air energy storage system (AESS) which combines a dual compressor/expander coupled to a motor/generator to an insulated gunite storage tank. This innovative storage system sets a new paradigm that improves the... - January 03, 2018 - Stored Air Power, Inc.

LED 360 Degree Tube Sign Light

LED 360 Degree Tube Sign Light

Introducing the 360 degree LED tube primarily used in the sign industry. Available in 4 foot, 6 foot, and 8 foot version in HO/R17D or Bipin/G13 ends. Designed with an internal driver eliminating all ballasts. Easy solution for a complicated problem. - December 24, 2017 - LGI Technology

United Energy Trading Gives Back to US Troops Overseas

United Energy Trading Gives Back to US Troops Overseas

Local Energy Company, United Energy Trading, supports the troops with major donation for Christmas. - December 22, 2017 - United Energy Trading

Preferred Proponent Selected for Residuals Treatment Facility Includes Synagro

Preferred Proponent Selected for Residuals Treatment Facility Includes Synagro

Hartland Resource Management Group Will Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain Capital Regional District Facility. - December 19, 2017 - Synagro Technologies, Inc.

Chantel L. Dixon Recognized as a VIP Member for Two Consecutive Years by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Chantel L. Dixon of Hempstead, New York has been recognized as a VIP Member for two consecutive years, 2017 and early admission for 2018, by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding achievements and high level of success for over three years in the field of power... - December 16, 2017 - Strathmore Worldwide

United Energy Trading Adopts Family of Seven for Operation Santa

United Energy Trading Adopts Family of Seven for Operation Santa

Energy Company partners with local charity center to provide Christmas presents for war-torn family of refugees. - December 14, 2017 - United Energy Trading

OFWAT to Open SMi’s 7th Annual Conference on Smart Water Systems

SMi Group are delighted to have David Black from OFWAT open the 7th Annual conference on Smart Water Systems when it returns to Central London next April. David is a Senior Director at OFWAT, the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales. He currently leads both the Water 2020... - December 08, 2017 - SAE Media Group

Highly Anticipated Agenda Out for Smart Water Systems 2018 Featuring Ofwat, Thames Water, Severn Trent and Vitens N.V

SMI Reports: Smart Water Systems 2018 returns to Central London next April for it 7th annual show. - December 01, 2017 - SAE Media Group

Marketforce to Host Future of Utilities Summit 2018 on 20th & 21st March 2018

The UK’s Leading Energy & Water Summit. - November 30, 2017 - Marketforce

Upcoming Webinar to Help Utility Customer Engagement Professionals Prepare for Uncertain Future

Industry-Leading Firms, TMG Consulting and Oracle Utilities, co-present to help utilities manage disruption. - November 29, 2017 - TMG Consulting

Lucy Electric at Future Energy East Africa: "The Electricity Industry in This Region is One of the Fastest Developing on the Continent"

Lucy Electric is the returning platinum sponsor at the long-running Future Energy East Africa conference and exhibition that is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from 29-30 November. - November 24, 2017 - Future Energy East Africa

Excitement About Potential and Opportunities in East Africa in Focus at Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi

Future Energy East Africa, with the official support of the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, will once again host many of the region’s leading energy decision makers from 29 – 30 November 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. - November 22, 2017 - Future Energy East Africa

Mobile Awareness Delivers Complete Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Compliance Solution

Mobile Awareness Delivers Complete Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Compliance Solution

Mobile Awareness releases MobileTRAQ® ELD, a turnkey electronic logging solution to help fleets meet the FMCSA ELD mandate for Hours of Service (HOS) while also relaying data to management via the MobileTRAQ® web platform. - November 20, 2017 - Mobile Awareness, LLC

Siemens Joins Forces with Future Energy East Africa: Africa’s New Economic Powerhouse is Taking Root in Eastern Africa

“The smart money is on East Africa,” says Lukas Duursema, CEO, Siemens Eastern Africa, in the run-up to the upcoming Future Energy East Africa conference and exhibition which is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from 29-30 November. Siemens is a platinum sponsor for this long-running event. - November 15, 2017 - Future Energy East Africa

Future Energy Nigeria Industry Awards Honour Lumos Global, Ajima Farms, The Guardian’s Emeka Anuforo and EE Expert Daniel Chimaobi

Energy projects by Lumos and Ajima Farms and energy journalist Emeka Anuforo and energy efficiency expert Daniel Chimaobi were the recipients of the Future Energy Nigeria Industry Awards in Lagos this week. - November 11, 2017 - Future Energy Nigeria

Robertshaw CLIMATE Announced the New RS456 Wi-Fi Module; An Addition to the Powerful Line-Up of New Products Aimed to Grow HVAC Businesses

Robertshaw CLIMATE announced the latest addition to the new line-up of thermostats and modules. Developed with professionals in mind this module adds Wi-Fi capabilities to any RS4000, RS5000 or RS6000 series. The new RS456 Wi-Fi module, is designed to instantly expand the already powerful line-up... - November 05, 2017 - Robertshaw CLIMATE

Badger Truck Center Recognized as Top Privately Held Business with Deloitte Wisconsin 75 Award

Badger Truck Center Recognized as Top Privately Held Business with Deloitte Wisconsin 75 Award

Badger Truck Center wins Deloitte 75 Award 13 years running. - October 26, 2017 - Badger Truck Center

TMG Consulting to Shed Light on the Benefits and Challenges of Various Business Models Being Called the "Cloud"

With industry-wide disagreement over the characteristics of Cloud solutions, TMG Consulting is leading the industry towards the education of the various models’ application, benefits, and challenges. This core topic will be the focus of the TMG Utility Forum, October 25-27 in Phoenix,... - October 25, 2017 - TMG Consulting

Transwater Announces Enhancement to Water Asset Monitoring Solutions & Services

Transwater Announces Enhancement to Water Asset Monitoring Solutions & Services

TransWatch® service provides highly accurate remote water monitoring solutions and augments current TransMap® Sonar/Scan Survey Mapping of Frac Ponds. - October 20, 2017 - Transwater Inc.

Tampa Bay Charitiable Fundraiser Donates Over 200 Generators to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria Cleanup

HelpMeDonate.org, a Fundraising Company located in Tampa Bay has provided over 200 generators to aid Puerto Rico's cleanup following the devastation provided from Hurricane Maria. - October 16, 2017 - HelpMeDonate.org

Indian Pavilion of 46 Companies Ready to do Business at Future Energy Nigeria in Lagos in November

“Indian utility vendors and services will find a huge market and scope in Africa, especially in West Africa’s energy sector,” says Dr. Rajeev Singh, the Director General and CEO of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The ICC represents India as the featured country partner at... - October 15, 2017 - Future Energy Nigeria

EnerKnol Partners with RateAcuity, Advancing Transformation of U.S. Energy Intelligence

EnerKnol Partners with RateAcuity, Advancing Transformation of U.S. Energy Intelligence

EnerKnol Platform adds extensive electricity rate information from RateAcuity, building on largest collection of U.S. energy policy data in the world. EnerKnol, Inc., creator of the world's most comprehensive digital Platform for tracking U.S. energy policy, has teamed up with leading data firm RateAcuity™ to provide seamless access to electric rates in response to growing demand from trade groups, consultants, law firms, and utilities, among others. - October 12, 2017 - EnerKnol, Inc.

Future Energy East Africa Industry Awards to Recognise Region’s Top Energy Reporter

East Africa’s top energy reporter will be honoured at this year’s edition of the Future Energy East Africa Industry Awards that are taking place on 29 November in Nairobi. - October 12, 2017 - Future Energy East Africa

United Energy Trading (UET) Raises Thousands for Blood Cancer Research

United Energy Trading (UET) Raises Thousands for Blood Cancer Research

Energy company takes top honors at Light The Night Walk, supporting blood cancer research and awareness. - October 10, 2017 - United Energy Trading

TEAM Provides Capacity Market Support for Pan-European Energy Company

TEAM’s Capacity Market Support was used by a pan-european company who is working to supply electricity to the national grid in 2018. - October 06, 2017 - TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd.)

Vac-One Services Acquires the Hydro Excavation Services Operations of Crossfire, LLC

Vac-One Services (“Vac One”) announced today that it has acquired the hydro excavation services operations of Crossfire, LLC (“Crossfire”). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition of Crossfire’s hydro excavation services operations, which... - October 04, 2017 - Vac One Services

Smith & Burgess is Pleased to Announce Mr. Dick Baum as the New Director of Engineering

Smith & Burgess is Pleased to Announce Mr. Dick Baum as the New Director of Engineering

Smith & Burgess is pleased to announce Mr. Dick Baum as the new Director of Engineering. Celebrating his 40th year within the Process Safety Industry, Mr. Baum’s wealth of expertise and leadership will be an invaluable asset to the organization’s future success. - September 27, 2017 - Smith & Burgess

World Bank Report on PPPS in Power Transmission in Africa Will be Presented at Future Energy Central Africa in Yaoundé Next Week

“The ‘Linking up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa’ report has a very simple message: the private sector is already actively involved in power generation in Africa, and the same could happen in the transmission sector as has happened in other parts of... - September 27, 2017 - Future Energy Central Africa

Kevin A. Jones Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Kevin A. Jones of Dunellen, New Jersey has been honored as a VIP Member for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of power utilities. About Kevin A. Jones Mr. Jones has over 35 years experience in the power... - September 26, 2017 - Strathmore Worldwide

Melvin Forbes to Launch Strategic Collaboration Between Water Transit Solutions, AT&T and HBCU's That Will Revolutionize the Water Industry

Water Transit Solutions (WTS) announced today that Melvin Forbes, its new President and CEO, has wasted no time utilizing his experience and relationships with corporations and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to continue the development of tools, techniques, talent and... - September 23, 2017 - Water Transit Solutions

Sagewell Receives 2017 NEPPA Outstanding Affiliate Member Award

Sagewell, Inc. (www.sagewell.com) has been selected as the 2017 Outstanding Affiliate Member by the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) which represents 79 public utilities in the Northeast. - September 22, 2017 - Sagewell

Singapore Based Prestellar Ventures Invests in Third Wave Power, a Renewable Energy Based Smart Solutions Provider in Solar and IOT

Prestellar Ventures, a USD 100 million Singapore based venture capital fund, backed by Mr. HP Singh (Chairman-MD of India’s 3rd largest listed micro finance giant Satin Creditcare), Atim Kabra (Founder, Frontline Strategy Group), Nepalese Forbes listed Billionaire Mr. Binod Chaudhary and N.E... - September 14, 2017 - Prestellar Ventures Fund I Pte. Ltd.

TEAM Recovers More Than £165,000 in Billing Errors for Scottish Council

TEAM’s Outsourced Bill Validation Service helped a large Scottish Council recover just over £165,000 in billing error validating over 700 electricity bills. - September 14, 2017 - TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd.)

United Energy Trading, LLC and Trinity Gas Storage, LLC Announce Joint Marketing Deal for Texas Storage Project

United Energy Trading, LLC and Trinity Gas Storage, LLC Announce Joint Marketing Deal for Texas Storage Project

United Energy Trading, LLC (UET) and Trinity Gas Storage, LLC ("Trinity") announced today a definitive agreement to jointly market a greenfield natural gas storage development project in East Texas. The project, located in Anderson County, Texas, will be 21 Bcf, high-deliverability,... - September 13, 2017 - Trinity Gas Storage, LLC

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