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Exelon to Split Businesses

Utilities subsidiaries “Remain”, while power generation businesses “Spin” off Exelon Corp. announced yesterday that its board of directors has approved a plan to separate Exelon Utilities (RemainCo), comprised of the company’s six regulated electric and gas utilities, and Exelon Generation (SpinCo), its power generation and customer-facing energy businesses into two publicly traded companies. The move […]

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Stormy Weather

Stormwater sector falls short on funding; awaits infrastructure package When snow melts, who handles the runoff, drainage, filtering…who essentially cleans up the mess? As the country restores power and hope following a nationwide cold snap, folks in the stormwater sector await a federal infrastructure package with nervous stomachs. While higher-profile sectors get mass attention in […]

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A Greener Garden

N.J. establishes Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, comprehensive goals If any state should be striving to be “green”, it’s the Garden State. From Newark on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean transportation projects aimed at improving air quality and reducing the effects […]

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Winter Storms Trigger Energy Crisis

Texas, other areas hit with snow; legislators call for ERCOT reform Consecutive winter storms, including Winter Storm Uri and a cold snap, blindsided nearly half the country over the past week. While multiple states dealt with unexpected, unseasonal weather, Texas remains the most harshly affected as it grapples with grid issues. From roughly February 11-15, […]

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The Golden State Gas Cap

Sales of new gas-powered cars banned in California by 2035 California’s state legislature made waves with an announcement two weeks ago banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to do so might be welcome news to EV nuts…but it has not gone over well in other factions. […]

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The Latest Blow to Restaurants? A Heater Shortage

Patio dining remains the main source of customers as weather turns cold As the restaurant industry continues to grapple with COVID-19 regulations, lukewarm attendance, and a rattled market, the approaching winter already poses a new threat it can ill afford: a shortage of affordable outdoor heating units. While this appears to be a crippling blow […]

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WEFTEC Incoming

Your monthly virtual conference alert features excellent diversity WEFTEC, like so many of its trade show contemporaries, is fully virtual this year. The conference airs October 5-9 and is available to non-members for a $60 registration fee, with free options for students as well as free viewing available for the opening, awards, and closing sessions. […]

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Remotely Troubling

New services for power distribution, augmented reality from Schneider A new service from a global industrial-electric powerhouse may be exciting technology, but it also sheds light on where the industry could be headed in terms of demand for field technicians. Schneider Electric has launched Remote Expertiseä, a new package of services for electrical and power […]

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They Came To Baghdad

GE Grid Solutions strikes major contract with Iraqi government Peak demands for electricity generally occur during the extreme seasons, a trend compounded by social distancing practices worldwide in the summer of 2020. General Electric knows this, and isn’t limiting its scope to its home turf. Two new agreements have been signed between GE Grid Solutions […]

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Paint It, Black

Norwegian wind farm reportedly cut bird deaths by 70 percent with simple change A Norwegian wind farm says it painted its turbine blades black and reduced bird deaths by 70 percent, according to a study published in scientific research journal Ecology and Evolution this August. Researchers from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research and Lake Annsjon […]

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