Utilities

Customers Notified That High Winds and Dry Conditions on Wednesday May Prompt PG&E to Call a Public Safety Power Shutoff

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:18am

The company began notifying potentially impacted customers this morning (48 hours prior) and will notify them again 24 hours and four hours prior.

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  • The company began notifying potentially impacted customers this morning (48 hours prior) and will notify them again 24 hours and four hours prior.
  • Customers who have provided their contact information to PG&E were notified by phone, text and email.
  • It's important to remember that customers not impacted by the PSPS may experience power outages due to PG&E equipment damaged during this wind event; those customers will not be notified in advance.
  • It is also very possible that customers may be affected by a power shutoff even though they are not experiencing extreme weather conditions in their specific location.

Wastewater and Environmental Services Industry Professionals Convene in Indianapolis for WWETT Show 2020

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:38pm

The WWETT Show offers an unparalleled, best-in-value education program led by top industry experts and professionals from respected associations, businesses, and manufacturers.

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  • The WWETT Show offers an unparalleled, best-in-value education program led by top industry experts and professionals from respected associations, businesses, and manufacturers.
  • With a Full Education Package (FEP), attendees will have access to all sessions listed on the WWETT Show website.
  • Show attendees can watch leading industry manufacturers in action as they show off their latest products and equipment.
  • The WWETT Show Water & Wastewater, Equipment, Treatment & Transport is the worlds largest annual trade show for wastewater professionals.

New Mexico Joins Western States and Tribal Nations Natural Gas Initiative

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:17pm

The State of New Mexico today became the newest member of Western States and Tribal Nations (WSTN) natural gas initiative, adding a strong advocate for the power of responsible, environmentally sound energy production to boost rural economies.

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  • The State of New Mexico today became the newest member of Western States and Tribal Nations (WSTN) natural gas initiative, adding a strong advocate for the power of responsible, environmentally sound energy production to boost rural economies.
  • The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department is pleased to represent New Mexico today in joining the Western States and Tribal Nations initiative, Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Cabinet Secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst said.
  • WSTN was formed after the release of a report in April 2019 entitled Natural Gas Markets for the Western States and Tribal Nations , which identified the economically and environmentally transformative opportunities that will come from connecting stranded western North American gas to Asian LNG customers.
  • Western States and Tribal Nations is a unique, trans-national initiative led by sovereign tribal nations, states and counties focused on creating rural economic development, advancing tribal self-determination and a reducing global emissions through the export of clean natural gas from western North American basins to international markets.

With Forecasts Indicating High Winds and Dry Conditions, PG&E Notifies Customers of Potential for Public Safety Power Shutoff for Wednesday, Nov. 20

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 8:06pm

The company notified potentially impacted customers this morning (48 hours prior) and will notify them again 24 hours and four hours prior.

Key Points: 
  • The company notified potentially impacted customers this morning (48 hours prior) and will notify them again 24 hours and four hours prior.
  • Customers who have provided their contact information to PG&E were notified by phone, text and email.
  • It is also very possible that customers may be affected by a power shutoff even though they are not experiencing extreme weather conditions in their specific location.
  • This is because the electric system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions.

Global Shunt Reactor Market Report 2019-2024: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity & Forecast - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:06pm

The "Shunt Reactor Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Shunt Reactor Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The global shunt reactor market was worth US$ 2.7 Billion in 2018.
  • How has the global stunt reactor market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global stunt reactor industry?

Newsight Imaging Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) With Mekorot, Israel National Water Company, to Develop Spectral Water Monitoring Systems

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 8:00am

Newsight Imaging, a startup from Ness Ziona that develops chips for machine vision and spectral diagnostics, today announced the signing of an MOU with Mekorot, Israel National Water Company, to jointly develop water monitoring systems.

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  • Newsight Imaging, a startup from Ness Ziona that develops chips for machine vision and spectral diagnostics, today announced the signing of an MOU with Mekorot, Israel National Water Company, to jointly develop water monitoring systems.
  • The operating principle involves illuminating the substance, in this case water, with light and testing and analyzing the reflected light.
  • Newsight is engaged in collaborations with the makers of water meters, water desalination plants and industrial plants to integrate the technology at numerous monitoring locations.
  • Mekorot ( https://www.mekorot.co.il ) Israel National Water Company is considered a leading, technologically advanced water supply company, at the cutting edge of integrating innovative technologies.

PG&E Continues Tracking Mid-Week Strong Offshore Wind Event

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:14am

Pacific Gas and Electric Companys (PG&E) Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor a strong offshore wind event expected to begin early Wednesday morning (Nov. 20) and last through Thursday morning.

Key Points: 
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Companys (PG&E) Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor a strong offshore wind event expected to begin early Wednesday morning (Nov. 20) and last through Thursday morning.
  • The weather forecasts continue to be dynamic, so the extent of wind and PSPS impacts may change.
  • PG&E plans to notify potentially affected customers beginning Monday morning (Nov. 18)about 48 hours before a potential shutoffby phone, text and email.
  • The recent series of extreme wind events have also contributed to dry conditions, as wind has a drying effect on vegetation.

PG&E Monitoring a Mid-Week Potentially Strong Offshore Wind Event

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 7:10pm

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) operational and meteorological teams are monitoring a potentially strong offshore wind event on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Key Points: 
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) operational and meteorological teams are monitoring a potentially strong offshore wind event on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
  • Both the forecast and the scope of the weather event remain very fluid three days ahead of the event.
  • At present, projections reflect a possible weather event similar to previous PSPS events that impacted about 180,000 customers.
  • These features are the ones most heavily used during the event including looking up addresses and downloading map files.

Metropolitan Statement on Offer to Compromise to San Diego County Water Authority

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 3:45am

Gloria Gray, chairwoman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors, issued the following statement on Metropolitans offer to compromise to the San Diego County Water Authority:

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  • Gloria Gray, chairwoman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors, issued the following statement on Metropolitans offer to compromise to the San Diego County Water Authority:
    Today, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has made a statutory offer to compromise to the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) to resolve several rate cases filed by SDCWA, leading to nearly a decade of ongoing litigation.
  • With another trial upcoming, and our Board and many prominent leaders in San Diego desiring a more collaborative approach to providing water services in our region, this is an opportune time to end these disputes.
  • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative that, along with its 26 cities and retail suppliers, provide water for nearly 19 million people in six counties.
  • The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.

FINAL UPDATE for 10/9 PSPS EVENT: Damage and Hazards Found after Safety Shutoff Show Potential Wildfires Were Averted

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:35pm

The top four wind gusts by county recorded for the October 9 PSPS were:

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  • The top four wind gusts by county recorded for the October 9 PSPS were:
    77 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Sonoma County on Oct. 10 at 4:05 a.m.
    75 MPH:Top wind gust recorded in Contra Costa County on Oct. 10 at 3:20 a.m.
    61 MPH:Top wind gust recorded in Tehama County on Oct. 10 at 6:27 a.m.
    61 MPH:Top wind gust recorded in Tulare County on Oct. 9 at 3:10 p.m.
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States.
  • Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nations cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California.
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