Utility Managers are Working to Break Down Silos and Overcome Barriers
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.
Utilities are doubling down on distribution investments to boost resilience
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.
New Black & Veatch Smart Utilities Report analyzes major trends reshaping the grid
Distribution modernization is inevitable as advances in energy production, storage and control give rise to a new energy marketplace happening at the local distribution level. This evolving landscape leaves utilities questioning how they can maintain the reliability, efficiency and security of their operations, while managing two-way power flows and the influx of digital devices and distributed energy resources (DER).
Shared challenges and solutions across critical infrastructure show industries have more in common than they think
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 17 2019 /3BL Media/– Their customers are varied and their business models distinct. But leaders in seemingly separate markets -- from power and water utilities to commercial and industrial companies – have more in common than they think, in a time when customers are demanding clean resources, cost-efficient delivery and, above all else, reliability.
Sue Reid, vice president of climate and energy at Ceres, released this statement following the closing of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP25) on Sunday.
Inside and outside the halls of COP25, investors, companies and leaders from a cross-section of society sent a clarion call to global governments: Close the ambition gap and step up climate action. Unfortunately, the results of the just-concluded negotiations do no such thing, coming nowhere close to the speed and scale the Paris Agreement demands.
Italian brand of world's largest leisure travel company takes delivery of its first vessel powered by marine industry's most advanced fuel technology
MIAMI, December 12, 2019 /3BL/ – Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, officially took delivery recently of Costa Smeralda, the brand's first ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the marine industry's most advanced fuel technology.
The handover ceremony was held at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, where the brand's new flagship was built. Costa Smeralda becomes Carnival Corporation's fourth new ship of 2019 and its second LNG-powered ship.
In September 2015, all 193 United Nations (U.N.) member states adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set a global agenda for overcoming poverty, protecting the planet, and promoting peace and prosperity.
Chevron safely develops and delivers the affordable, reliable and cleaner energy that is necessary for social and economic progress. Guided by this purpose, our work makes progress a reality for millions of people in the communities we serve.
Sodexo, University of Vermont and Norwich University Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Henry P. Kendall Foundation announced the University of Vermont and Norwich University, and Food Services Provider Sodexo as a 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award winner -- an effort to encourage college and university campuses in the region to improve the health, sustainability, and vitality of the region’s food system.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., November 22, 2019/3BL Media/– Seven U.S. entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator recently took the stage in downtown Kansas City to showcase their business models and demonstrate how they’re poised to rewrite how the enterprise focuses on sustainability.
PHILADELPHIA, December 10, 2019/3BL Media/ — Today, Aramark, the leading U.S.-based provider of food, facilities and uniform services, announced a new 2025 sustainability plan, Be Well. Do Well., focused on positively impacting people and the planet.
Be Well. Do Well. is built around several key priorities.