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This Week In Utilities: August 11

August 11, 2017

Every Friday, we round up the week’s best reads and most notable events occurring within the utilities and energy industries.

Here’s what you may have missed this week:

READ: Utility Dive (Opinion) – Sparking change: what Tesla’s Model 3 could mean for electric utilities

In this article, the author explores what electric vehicle growth could mean for utilities’ “threatened futures”, and how today’s leadership can “begin establishing critical foundations now to help ensure their ability to exploit this opportunity.”

 

GRAPHIC: Indiana Electric Cooperatives – “Don’t Overload Your Homes”

IEC is distributing an eye-catching infographic warning residents not to overload electric systems, and how to prevent overloads and residential fires during peak usage. Share this with your residents!

 

NEWS: The Hill – Irish power grid compromised by foreign actor: report

Lede: “A foreign power compromised the cybersecurity of the state-owned Irish power grid company EirGrid, Ireland’s Independent newspaper reports.

The intent of the attack was not clear, and it is not clear whether malware was installed on EirGrid’s internal systems.

 

READ: Fortune – How the Department of Energy Can Bring Another 40 Years of Innovation

A succinct-yet-thorough reflection on the innovations and successes of the Department of Energy, published on its 40-year anniversary. The authors, both Obama-administration energy staff members, offer thoughts on what will fortify the same or better track record for the DOE’s next 40 years.

 

REPORT: Daily Energy Insider – Texas consumes the most energy, Vermont the least, according to EIA report

Lede: “The state of Texas consumed more energy than any other state, totaling 13 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) or 13 percent of the total U.S. energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) State Energy Data System’s 2015 data estimates for all 50 states and Washington D.C.”

WEBINAR: Novinium – Smart Monitor Series Pt. 1: Data Collection for Effective Underground Asset Management

Registration is now open for part one of our August Smart Monitor Webinar Series, featuring Donald Kleyweg, Sr. Vice President / Director of Engineering, and Eric Bergstrom, Sr. Vice President / Director of Chicago Operations of HBK Engineering and Branko Horvat, Director of New Product Develpment, Novinium. Grab your spot.

 


Thanks for catching up with us. See you next week!