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National Climate Assessment Report: Time Is Running Out...

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Late last week on the heels of the Thanksgiving holiday, the federal government released the second volume of its Fourth National Climate Assessment. The report details the present and future impacts of climate change in the U.S. by sector and by region. 

Transforming Southeast Asia’s Energy Sector: Opportunities & Challenges

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Nations in Southeast Asia are working to balance energy security, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness at a time when the financial sector is looking for bankable energy projects in which to invest. The region’s industrial growth in recent years has encouraged economic growth and urbanization that has expedited its consumption of energy.

From Drones to Sensors: Innovation Gaining Sway Among Electric Utility Leaders

Electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in technology
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With their infrastructure graying and renewable energy posing growing threats to their customer bases and bottom lines, electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in construction, from the deployment of drones to innovative construction practices. Amid the prospect of a continued shift to decentralized, digital grids and the broadening appeal of increasingly affordable solar power systems, electricity suppliers no longer have the luxury of resisting change or delaying the adoption of next-generation power delivery.

Preparing the Next Generation of Engineers

A visit to SCE’s GridTech Labs helps new engineering students prep for the rigors of college.
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Civil engineering student Kathleen Sagun felt a bit scared going into her freshman year at California State University, Long Beach’s College of Engineering. So, a recent visit to Southern California Edison’s GridTech Labs to meet engineering interns and tour the lab gave her some helpful direction.

Duke Energy Partners with S.C. Technical College System to Expand Lineworker Training with $1 Million Grant

Summary: 
  • Utility industry must hire 500 lineworkers a year for next five years
  • Talent pipeline needed to build smart-thinking electric grid of the future
Press Release
  • Utility industry must hire 500 lineworkers a year for next five years
  • Talent pipeline needed to build smart-thinking electric grid of the future

National Grid, City of Schenectady Begin Work on Smart City Streetlight Initiative

Three-year project will upgrade streetlights, install smart technology, reduce energy costs
Press Release

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – National Grid and the City of Schenectady have begun work that will transform the municipality into a “smart city” by deploying advance street lighting technology.  The work will start on Union Street between North College Street and Washington Avenue and will include retrofitting 18 streetlights with intelligent control nodes with a mixture of soft-white and daylight temperature LED bulbs.  This project is a first of its kind partnership between a municipality and a utility company.

Duke Energy Utility Issues Historic $1 Billion Green Bond Offering

Summary: 
  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry
Press Release
  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry

Edison Scholars Program Will Issue $1.2M in Scholarships for STEM Students

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High school seniors can now apply for the $40,000 Edison Scholars college scholarships. Edison International is awarding $1.2 million in scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) and empower them to change the world. 

eBook: Putting Energy Storage to Work for California’s K-12 Schools

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Battery-based energy storage is a proven technology that can enable your schools to use more self-generated solar power and help stabilize the grid, while significantly reducing district energy costs.

What you’ll learn in this eBook:

Secure. Affordable. Responsible. With Renewables, Have All 3

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Global institutions today face what is known as the energy “trilemma”—the need to balance energy security with energy that is both affordable and environmentally responsible. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) currently projects that world energy consumption will increase 28% by 2040. Simultaneously, the energy delivery system around the world is expected to undergo massive disruption in the forms of decentralization, digitization, and decarbonization.

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