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Jennifer James Named to Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities

Press Release

BOSTON, March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Jennifer James, Smart City Solutions Lead for Black & Veatch, has been selected to serve on the Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities. The nonprofit global network promotes sustainable and resilient Smart City solutions by encouraging diplomacy and collaboration.

The Value of Smart City Initiatives Offer New Twist on Old Question of Affordability

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Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report reinforces lessons learned in the past year—although governments and municipalities believe strongly in the smart city model, they continue to struggle to fund these efforts.

Meet Shabari Basu, Wind Director

She helps us generate clean energy from renewable resources
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We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March by introducing you to 10 women who help power your life at Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. They advance our company with their vision, talent, hard work and creativity. These trailblazing women – including a nuclear engineer, astrophysicist and lineman – reveal inspiring stories of persistence, pluck and achievement in largely male-dominated fields. A diverse workplace isn’t just a nice idea, it’s a competitive necessity. Today, meet Dr.

First Tidal Energy Turbine with Lockheed Martin Technology Deployed Off Scotland Coast

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PENTLAND FIRTH, Scotland, February 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Atlantis Resources Limited has deployed the first AR1500 tidal energy turbine with new Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) technology off the coast of Scotland. The installation is the latest development in the MeyGen project designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean, sustainable, predictable power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland.

National Engineers Week 2017: Enabling the Evolution of Smart Cities and Smart Utilities

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For centuries, engineers have played a foundational role in the design and deployment of the vital infrastructure systems that drive our cities and communities. But today, the work of these critical problem solvers is more important than ever. As we celebrate 2017 National Engineers Week, we recognize engineers not only for their past contributions, but for their future work in enabling our cities and communities to act on the promise of a smarter, safer and more sustainable way of life.

The Value of Certification and Verification for Green Power Purchases Webinar

Multimedia with summary

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00–11:00 AM PT

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership (GPP) will host "The Value of Certification and Verification for Green Power Purchases Webinar," a free webinar with Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) examining the value of certification and verification in the green power market.

Grid Modernization: Utility 2.0 has arrived, but it brings opportunity and caution

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For years, utilities have struggled to define the more responsive operational systems and customer-centric performance models that would trumpet the arrival of Utility 2.0. Lacking a singular event marking the shift, it seems more likely a steady, incremental advance through technology deployments, analytics and a focus on customer engagement represents the path towards a continually evolving future state. As we have seen with the progress to date, further advances will require continuing coordination within utilities, their regulators and customers to ensure a sustainable path forward.

Innovative Battery Storage Facility at SCE’s Mira Loma Substation Allows for More Renewables

SCE selected Tesla for the project which can store 80 megawatt-hours, enough energy to power more than 2,500 households for a day
Press Release

ONTARIO, Calif., February 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ — With the steel towers behind the Mira Loma substation as a backdrop, multiple rows of large, white rectangular boxes stand in neat formation. Some say this is a glimpse into the future of clean energy.

Near-record Growth Propels Wind Power Into First Place as America’s Largest Renewable Resource

Texas first in the nation in wind capacity, wind jobs
Press Release

ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — American wind power just achieved its second strongest quarter ever for newly installed energy generating capacity according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Wind surpassed hydropower dams to become the largest source of renewable electric capacity in the U.S., and the fourth largest overall. 

Opening a New Frontier: Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-Megawatt Oklahoma Wind Project Delivering Power

Summary: 
  • Power is flowing to City Utilities of Springfield

  • Project comprised of 3.3 MW turbines and largest Vestas blades in U.S.

Press Release
  • Power is flowing to City Utilities of Springfield

  • Project comprised of 3.3 MW turbines and largest Vestas blades in U.S.

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