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Gov. Investigates Power Company After Outages in Rochester

Governor Andrew Cuomo called for an investigation into RG&E's response to Wednesday's storm that knocked out power to tens of thousands of people in Monroe County. Days later, up to 40,000 remained without power....


Robots Inspect Water Utilities in the Future

The future of your drinking water may depend on databotics. That term, which should be retired by now, is nevertheless at the heart of new technology from HiBot USA, a combination of robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence that aims to help countless municipal water utilities around the United States do a more efficient job of upgrading their aging pipelines....


Oroville Dam Avoids Catastrophe ... For Now

California's Department of Water Resources is looking ahead on how it can fortify and improve Oroville Dam's spillways to prevent future water damage and threat of catastrophic flooding. The department and downstream residents had quite a scare in early February after the area was hit hard by a series of drenching winter storms....


Oroville Exposed: The Damage Done to the Nation's Largest Dam

The real extent of the damages done by recent heavy rain to the Oroville dam has been exposed as the state Department of Water Resources halted the water flow down Lake Oroville's spillway. The department will concentrate on removing the debris in the Diversion Pool in order to make the power plant operational again....


Jacobs Will Design $577M First New Jersey Power 'Microgrid'

Jacobs is to carry out the design of a $577 million backup power system that will be the first of its kind in the USA for public transport. It will provide design and general engineering services for NJ Transit's microgrid project, NJ Transitgrid....


Governor Approves Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Farm in New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the board of trustees of the Long Island Power Authority voted to approve the nation's largest offshore wind farm, and the first offshore wind farm in New York. The approval of the South Fork Wind Farm, a 90 megawatt development 30 mi....


Nation's Tallest Dam About to Burst

Capping days of tense planning at the nation's tallest dam, water flowed down an emergency spillway Saturday at Oroville Dam for the first time after the dam's main spillway suffered significant damage according to the Los Angeles Times....


Despite Concern, Liquefaction Facility Plans Move Forward

National Grid is waiting to receive its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certificate, which will give the company permission to proceed with plans to install a natural gas liquefaction facility at its Fields Point site....


Entergy Louisiana Launches Construction of New Plant In St. Charles Parish

Officials with Entergy Louisiana say that customers have moved a step closer to saving millions in fuel costs with today's ceremony formally kicking off construction of the St. Charles Power Station....


Tallahassee Storm Damage Underscores Need for Utility Improvements

Sunday's heavy storms left behind a mini-Hermine scale of destruction and served as a reminder of the Tallahassee electrical grid's vulnerability to high winds and fallen limbs. The storms also gave officials a chance to see if any of the improvements they made to communicating with customers helped....







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