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NAWT Training

Wastewater association offering new vacuum truck program, among others Whether you are an experienced industry professional or just starting out in the business, you may find value in the National Association of Wastewater Technicians introduction and inspections training courses. Successful completion of the training will get you a Certificate of Completion as an inspector by […]

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AWEA Annual Report

10th edition released today, free download for AWEA members The 10th edition of the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report is now available for download. It is free for AWEA members. This comprehensive 160+ page report containing more than 100 charts and graphics covering the latest and most relevant industry trends, market rankings, and […]

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Golden Rule

Early bird rates ending soon for inaugural Colorado conference The first ever Distributed Energy Conference will take place this October 15-17 in Golden, Colorado. Early bird rates for the conference will end this Saturday. View rates and register here at the conference’s website. The Distributed Energy Conference is the only event that brings together utility-scale […]

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Trash & Trade

China puts its foot down, complicating waste problem Even if you aren’t an environmental nut, you may have noticed in the news a trend of trash heaps cropping up around the world. The waste issue, oft-overlooked in much of society, but combated by recycling advocates at a spiked pace of late, has spread from mere landfills […]

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Record In Store?

PG&E proposal would ink over triple the amount of Tesla’s Australian array Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s main utility and one of the largest suppliers of power in the country, is eyeing a record in the energy storage world with a bold proposal. The company wants to convert three natural gas plants into battery storage […]

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2020 NEC Open for Comment

60-day window on NFPA website The 2020 National Electrical Code is currently open for comment, according to the NFPA 70 website. This comes as part of a 60-day window that will end August 30th. The NEC is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Covered […]

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Gator Aid

Alligator found in wastewater treatment system in…Pennsylvania? Quite the list of animal oddities we’re compiling, no? This one might top them all: an alligator was discovered in a wastewater treatment system by two workers in…Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is surely not known for its reptiles. The Bayou State, however, is, and that’s where this story […]

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Plug Ambassadors

MIT is making outlets smarter and safer using the Internet of Things Internal arc resistance is a major part of electrical safety, right down to the ground floor of household appliances. The identification and containment of internal arc faults is the main duty of switchgear, which is built with the ability to withstand them. New […]

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AT&T Winds Up

Communications giant indicates growth of renewable industry AT&T confirmed last week it will cushion its wind power program with the purchase of 300 MW from two new wind farms in Wilbarger and Hardeman counties in Texas. The agreement builds on the company’s agreement with subsidiaries of renewable energy developer NextEra Energy Resources to purchase power […]

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Blackout Season

Can we categorize these as ‘trending’ yet? Another public realm was affected by a power outage Monday night when the lights went out at Wrigley Field in Chicago. On a night when the home team’s scheduled game was set to be delayed by weather as well, the lights installed in 1988 at one of the […]

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