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5G Implementation Comes Down to Communication, Collaboration

The lure of 5G is strong, but implementing at scale will require extensive collaboration
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There’s no doubt that the lure of 5G digitalization is strong. This wave of next-generation connectivity is expected to usher in exciting new opportunities such as wide-scale adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), along with all its innovative new technologies that promise to change how we live, work and play.

The Call Is Coming From Inside the House: Private Utility Networks Bring Efficiency, Control and Reliability

Private Networks Promise Utilities Giant Step Towards Reliability
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Reliable communications networks are crucial to allow utilities to deliver an uninterrupted supply of power to customers. With high-speed wireless technology at the fore, and the addition of hundreds of new field applications that  require  communications  networks  —  including  Long-Term Evolution (LTE) — a digital utility is built on communications that extend to the edge. Converged networks employing IP-advanced private   wireless   networks   enable   these   systems   to   become more efficient and extend deeper into the distribution system, where   they’re   most needed.

'Manager of Managers': Rise of Distributed Devices Drives Call for Network Management Solutions

Are utilities keeping up with the proliferation of distributed devices?
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Millions of devices are measuring and sometimes controlling the health of our utility networks, and millions more are coming. As distributed resources drive rapid, increasing demand for data-intensive grid management to ensure high-quality, reliable and resilient power delivery, ask yourself this question: How are you keeping up?

Advanced Distribution Modernization Can Smooth the “Changing Physics” of the Grid

Utilities see advanced distribution modernization giving them more control
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Let’s face it: The old days were much simpler, when the flow of power from the utility to end-user was, for the most part, a straight line. There were challenges, but there wasn’t much getting in the way between baseload power generation and the light switch.

United They Stand: DER and Non-Wire Alternatives Are Pulling Utility Teams Together

Utility Managers are Working to Break Down Silos and Overcome Barriers
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Ask anyone who’s been in the utility world for a while, and they’ll assuredly tell you: most utilities have operated in silos, separate groups focused squarely on their own little corner of the business. The silo mentality thrives when members of one department don’t share information with other departments, operate with separate goals, use different tools, and follow different processes than those folks across the hall.

Grid Modernization Goes Mainstream, Reliability Is Primary Goal

Utilities are doubling down on distribution investments to boost resilience
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Power sector players got a jolt in January 2019 when Virginia utility regulators rejected the $6 billion grid modernization rate case proposed by Dominion Energy. This “no” followed similar decisions in Kentucky and North Carolina from the previous year. Despite such setbacks, results from Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report survey show that utilities are “all in” on grid modernization plans, and it looks like regulators are moving that way, too. 

Be Well. Do Well. Aramark's Plan for People, for Planet

The 2025 plan aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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Aramark's purpose revolves around its mission to enrich and nourish lives: Aramark strives to create a better world by considering the company’s environmental, economic, social and ethical dimensions.

Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up the goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years. 

Be Well. Do Well. accelerates sustainability efforts and aligns with Aramark's vision for the future: improving the wellbeing of people, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. 

Electricity Fuels Business Transport in Iowa

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An Iowa dairy business discusses the advantages of electric forklifts that they purchased with the help of rebates from Alliant Energy. Diesel idling emissions and fuel costs can be reduced by using electricity to cool or heat semitrailers that transport perishable products.

Read the 2019 Alliant Energy Corporate Sustainability Report

Newsweek Names Tetra Tech One of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020

Continuing our commitment to our corporate social responsibility and sustainability goals
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Newsweek recognized Tetra Tech as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020.

Tetra Tech was among 300 firms selected for the list out of more than 2,000 companies evaluated. We also ranked among the top 10 companies in the Professional Services category. This accomplishment was achieved through our continued commitment to our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

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