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Suffolk County Water Authority automates response to water main breaks with ARCOS

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/17 -- ARCOS® LLC has implemented its ARCOS CallOut® and Scheduling solution at the Oakdale, N.Y.-headquartered Suffolk County Water Authority to automate how the utility deploys its staff when responding to customer emergencies."Until recently it took a significant amount of time to manually call union employees when responding to customer calls, taxing supervisors who made calls from paper lists while juggling other duties," says Jeffrey Szabo, ...


28.08.2017

ARCOS named to Inc. 5000 list for fourth straight year

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/17 -- For the fourth consecutive year, Inc. magazine has named ARCOS® LLC to the Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. This year, ARCOS ranked No. 3,036 on the list, a move up of nearly 400 places from its ranking last year. ARCOS is the North American leader in delivering crew callout and resource management SaaS solutions to the utility industry, which relies on the Ohio-based company to help utility managers an ...


21.08.2017

Energy Impact Partners Closes $10 Million Investment in Dragos

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/17 -- Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) today announced that it has closed a $10 million investment in Dragos Inc., an industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity company focused on securing global industrial infrastructure.The investment round was co-led by EIP and Allegis Capital, with additional support from DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup studio that initially funded Dragos. The funding will be used to increase the company''s workforce to ...


14.08.2017

Alliant Energy Joins Energy Impact Partners Global Utility Coalition

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/09/17 -- Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) today announced the addition of a non-regulated subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (Alliant Energy) as the latest investor in its Nexus strategic partner network. Alliant Energy, a Wisconsin-based leader in electricity and natural gas energy solutions, joins more than a dozen other Nexus utility partners that are working collaboratively to identify and invest in innovative products, technologies, and business mod ...


09.08.2017

ARCOS acquires utility services division of Macrosoft

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 07/25/17 -- ARCOS® LLC has acquired the utility services division of Parsippany, N.J.-based Macrosoft, including the New Jersey company''s Resources on-Demand (RoD) software and its weather and utility news portal named ."Macrosoft''s utility division aligns with how we help utilities across North America locate, assign and track crews and resources," says , chief executive officer of ARCOS. "Our mission is giving any size util ...


25.07.2017

John Gustafson Named CEO of Nexant

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/17 -- Nexant, Inc., a global provider of technology enabled solutions to the Utility and Energy industries, announced today that it has appointed John Gustafson as the company''s new CEO. Mr. Gustafson comes to Nexant from Cognizant Technology Solutions where he served as Vice President and Head of the Utility and Energy Business Unit. He has held similar leadership roles at other leading service and solution providers including Wipro, IBM, ...


18.07.2017

TransCanada Corporation Joins Energy Impact Partners Global Utility Coalition

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/11/17 -- Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) today announced the addition of TransCanada Corporation (TransCanada) -- a North American energy infrastructure leader with natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities -- as the latest investor in its Nexus strategic partner network. TransCanada joins Southern Company, National Grid plc, Xcel Energy Inc., AGL, Avista Corp., Fortis Inc., Ameren Corp., Great Plains Energy Inc., Madison ...


11.07.2017

Pace Harmon Executive David Rutchik Joins ViZn Energy Systems Board of Directors

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/29/17 -- Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for utility, commercial and industrial (C&I), and microgrid applications, announced today that Pace Harmon senior executive has been named to the ViZn Energy Systems Board of Directors. Rutchik brings over 25 years of executive management, management consulting, legal, corporate development, contract negotiation, and M&A experience for both public and private companies. Rutchik current ...


29.06.2017

Energy Impact Partners Invests in Powerphase

NEW YORK, NY and JUPITER, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/15/17 -- Energy Impact Partners (EIP) today announced that it has closed an investment in , a provider of advanced gas turbine upgrade technology.The investment is the first institutional round of financing raised by Powerphase. It will be used to drive geographic expansion and accelerate deployments of the company''s patented product.Powerphase has developed a compressed air injection technology for combustion turbines that increas ...


15.06.2017

OGE Energy Joins Energy Impact Partners Utility Coalition

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/08/17 -- Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) today announced the addition of OGE Energy Corp. (OGE Energy) as the twelfth investor in its Nexus strategic partner network. OGE Energy joins Southern Company, National Grid plc, Xcel Energy Inc., AGL, Avista Corp., Fortis Inc., Ameren Corp., Great Plains Energy Inc., Madison Gas and Electric Co., TEPCO, and PTT Public Company Limited as Nexus Partners working collaboratively to identify innovative products, technolog ...


08.06.2017

PTT Public Company Limited Joins Energy Impact Partners Global Utility Coalition

NEW YORK, NY and BANGKOK, THAILAND -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/17 -- Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) today announced the addition of PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), Thailand''s leading energy company, as the latest investor in its Nexus strategic partner network. PTT joins Southern Company, National Grid plc, Xcel Energy Inc., AGL, Avista Corp., Fortis Inc., Ameren Corp., Great Plains Energy Inc., Madison Gas and Electric Co., and TEPCO as Nexus Partners working collaboratively to ide ...


06.06.2017

STEALTHbits Announces Free Shadow Brokers Vulnerability Utility

HAWTHORNE, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/17 -- STEALTHbits Technologies Inc., a leading cybersecurity software company focused on protecting an organization''s credentials and data, announced today the release of a free utility to identify unpatched systems. This utility performs a vulnerability assessment relative to the Shadow Brokers exploits, including those leveraged by the WannaCry ransomware. As has been widely reported in the media, the WannaCry ransomware and associated varian ...


30.05.2017

Rezatec wins award for ‘Most Innovative Technology’ in the Big Water Pitch at Utility Week Live event

Harwell, Oxfordshire, 25th May, 2017. Rezatec has been selected as winner of the ‘Most Innovative Technology’ at Isle Utilities’ Big Water Pitch at Utility Week Live, NEC, Birmingham, UK. Rezatec specialises in advanced geospatial satellite data analysis and derived water industry intelligence products. COO of Rezatec, Philip Briscoe, says; “Our satellite-derived data products provide valuable business insights for water utilities to help decrease costs and enable proactive asset management and ...


25.05.2017

NV Energy Selects LightRiver Technologies to Perform Critical Network Build

CONCORD, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/17 -- ., the leader in Factory Built Network® design and commissioning, announced today that headquartered in Las Vegas, selected LightRiver to perform a significant network build. A longtime business partner of LightRiver''s, NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 40 million tourists annually.As part of its solution portfolio, LightRiver provided NV Energy with both design and ...


08.05.2017

Phone Them, Makes it easy to get connected to any utility company, quickly and easily

Life is often so hectic nowadays that it’s difficult to juggle the raft of personal admin such as receipts, renewals, direct debits and invoices. Inevitably, things go wrong and oftentimes a simple phone chat with a utility company can do wonders at sorting out any issues. If a call is the only way to sort out a problem, it often takes a marathon length of time on the telephone and endless frustration to navigate a stream of automated telephone systems before being connected to the wrong departm ...


26.04.2017

NineStar Connect Announces Fiber Optic Service in 10 Indiana Counties

GREENFIELD, IN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/12/17 -- , which delivers smart electric and fiber optic utility infrastructure for homes and businesses, announced today that it has expanded its fiber optic service to 10 counties surrounding Indianapolis: Fayette, Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Rush and Shelby.Since 2011, NineStar Connect has installed more than 1,500 miles of fiber optic cable and invested $54 million in new infrastructure. The company plans to continue to i ...


12.04.2017

Energy Impact Partners launches credit group to support energy-focused growth companies

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/17 -- Energy Impact Partners (EIP) today announced that it has established a credit group to support U.S.-based small and middle-market businesses, with a specific focus on energy impact-related investments. The group will primarily offer debt financing solutions, such as first and second lien secured term loans and unsecured debt -- leveraging EIP''s existing infrastructure, expertise in equity investing, and utility partner network to broaden t ...


04.04.2017

Gridco Systems emPower(TM) Solution Adds Amazon Web Services Hosting Option

WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/27/17 -- Gridco Systems, a leader in agile grid infrastructure solutions, announced that the family of secondary network, low-voltage (LV) regulating systems has added a hosted service offering leveraging Amazon Web Services (™), one of the world''s most secure and scalable enterprise software hosting platforms.This cloud-based solution component complements the company''s options for utility-hosted versions of Gridco''s Grid Mana ...


27.03.2017

ARCOS solution arms Peoples Natural Gas with automatic crew response for after-hours unplanned and emergency work

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 03/07/17 -- ARCOS® LLC, the North American leader in utility resource management software, has implemented its ARCOS® Callout and Scheduling solution at Peoples Natural Gas to modernize the utility''s current callout response system for responding to gas leaks, restoring service and reporting on the restoration process."We learned about ARCOS from other local utility companies," said Barry Leezer, director of Customer Operations for Peoples. ...


07.03.2017

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Joins Energy Impact Partners Utility Coalition

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/01/17 -- Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) today announced the addition of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO), one of the largest electric utilities in the world, as the latest investor in its Nexus strategic partner network. TEPCO joins Southern Company, National Grid plc, Xcel Energy Inc., AGL, Avista Corp., Fortis Inc., Ameren Corp., Great Plains Energy Inc., and Madison Gas and Electric Co. as strategic partners working collaboratively to i ...


01.03.2017

LightRiver Technologies Provides Factory Built Network(R) Solution to East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC)

CONCORD, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/28/17 -- ., a leader in Factory Built Network® design and commissioning, announces today that , an organization owned by 16 electrical distributions cooperatives and serving more than 530,000 homes and businesses in 87 Kentucky counties, has enlisted LightRiver to provide all design and engineering services to implement a new core network. The updated offering will allow EKPC to better provide safe, reliable and affordable electric power to more than one milli ...


28.02.2017

For utility crews, new ARCOS Location Services technology maximizes work time

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 02/28/17 -- At the 14th annual ARCOS Conference, which is being attended this year by nearly 60 electric, gas and power-generation utilities, Columbus, Ohio-based ARCOS® LLC, the North American leader in utility resource management software, stated it was adding Location Services technology to its Software-as-a-Service solutions to map the real-time location of utility crews. With Location Services, utility managers can continuously track users of the ARCO ...


28.02.2017

Energy Impact Partners Invests in Enchanted Rock

NEW YORK, NY and HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/27/17 -- Energy Impact Partners (EIP) today announced that it has closed a $10 million investment in Enchanted Rock (ERock), a leading provider of microgrid and energy reliability solutions for commercial and industrial customers.The investment is the first institutional round of financing raised by ERock. It will be used to drive geographic expansion and accelerate deployments of the company''s product.ERock installs, owns and ope ...


27.02.2017

At ARCOS Conference, new service-restoration solutions help utilities respond, restore and report

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 02/21/17 -- ARCOS® LLC, the North American leader in utility resource management software, will host nearly 60 electric, gas and power plant utilities at its 14th-annual ARCOS Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., from February 26 - March 1, 2017, to present cutting-edge strategies and technologies for responding to outages, restoring service and reporting on the restoration process.Duke Energy Vice President of Engineering and Storm Director Luis Ordaz will deliv ...


21.02.2017

First Utility adds Netmums accreditation and Institute of Customer Service ‘ServiceMark’ to its growing collection of customer service accolades

17 February 2017 – First Utility, the largest challenger to the Big Six energy providers, has become the only Netmums-accredited energy company for customer service and value in 2017 and has also achieved the prestigious ServiceMark recognition from The Institute of Customer Service. These accolades complement its Customer Service of the Year award and its Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended status for service and value. Netmums, the UK’s largest parenting website, presented First Utility with ...


17.02.2017

Clinical Utility Study Demonstrating Improved Patient Outcomes With Proove Pain Perception Published in the Peer-Reviewed Journal of Psychiatric Research

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/17 -- the Healthcare Decision Company™, is pleased to announce the publication of a clinical study supporting the clinical utility of Proove Pain Perception® Profile in the latest edition of the peer-reviewed In the study entitled, An observational study of the impact of genetic testing for pain perception in the clinical management of chronic non-cancer pain, researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Int ...


13.02.2017

Gridco Systems Hosts GSF17; 3rd Annual User Group Forum at DistribuTECH

WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/17 -- Gridco Systems, a leader in agile grid infrastructure solutions, announced that GSF17, its 3rd Annual User Group Forum, is taking place today, prior to the start of DistribuTECH in San Diego. The meeting brings together members of the Gridco team with representatives from the company''s utility customers to network, learn, and discuss field experience with the family of secondary network, low-voltage (LV) regulating systems.The Forum feature ...


30.01.2017

Don Wood joins Energy Impact Partners to expand Silicon Valley presence

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/25/17 -- Energy Impact Partners (EIP) today announced that Don Wood has joined the investment firm as Venture Partner and West Coast Advisor. In this part-time role, Mr. Wood will identify and evaluate new investment opportunities, as well as provide counsel to existing portfolio companies.Mr. Wood has two decades of venture capital experience, and has made numerous energy-related investments. He currently serves as Venture Partner at the renowned technology ...


25.01.2017

Digital Ally Wins Major Legal Victory as the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Affirms the Invalidity of Key Claims in Utility Associates'' ''556 Patent

LENEXA, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 01/17/17 -- Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) (the "Company" or "Digital"), which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a Judgment invalidating nearly all the claims asserted in U.S. Patent No. 6,831,556 ("the ''556 Patent" or "Boykin ...


17.01.2017

King Products announces release of their new LMS King learning management system

King Products, a pioneer in the provision of Joomla customizations services, has released the new LMS King learning management system, the most fully featured Joomla LMS system on the market. Educational institutions and teachers will find this integrated suite of Joomla extensions can handle e-mails, chat, file sharing, feedback, profiles, translation utility, media management and many other aspects of creating and managing e-learning applications. With the LMS King Learning Management System ...


16.12.2016

Australia-based AGL Energy Limited Joins Energy Impact Partners Global Coalition

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/14/16 -- Energy Impact Partners (EIP) today announced the addition of Australia-based AGL Energy Limited (AGL) to its Nexus strategic partner network. EIP''s other Nexus Partners include Southern Company (NYSE: SO), National Grid plc (NYSE: NGG), Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL), Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP), Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS) and Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA).EIP is a private equity firm that invests in emerging techn ...


14.11.2016

FirstLight Fiber''s High-Speed Internet ''Heats Up'' Connectivity for White Mountain Oil

ALBANY, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/24/16 -- , a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and Northern New England, announced today that & Propane, a family-owned and locally-operated energy retailer serving northern New Hampshire and western Maine, has selected FirstLight to provide Internet connectivity to its offices in North Conway and Lincoln, New Hampshire. FirstLight''s dedicated, fiber-based Internet service represents a significa ...


24.10.2016

Gridco Systems Closes $12 Million Financing to Grow Global Footprint

WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/06/16 -- Gridco Systems, a leader in agile grid infrastructure solutions for electric power distribution system operators, today announced a new $12 million round of funding from multiple investors. Gridco has now raised more than $54 million since its founding in 2010.The investor group comprises existing Gridco investors General Catalyst, Lux Capital and North Bridge Venture Partners, as well as one of the world''s largest private family investment ...


06.10.2016

Avista Corp. Joins Energy Impact Partners Utility Coalition

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/28/16 -- Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) today announced the addition of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) to its Nexus strategic partner network. Avista joins Southern Company (NYSE: SO), National Grid plc (NYSE: NGG), Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL), Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP), and Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS) as strategic utility partners collaborating to increase revenues, reduce costs and improve service to customers through innovation ...


28.09.2016

Rhode Island Power Project Has Plenty of Opposition, No Water, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 09/28/16 -- Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A proposed, in Rhode Island has drawn heavy local opposition and has twice failed to secure a source of water, casting doubt on its potential to move forward. The two-unit, 900-megawatt (MW) Clear Water Energy Center is being developed by Invenergy LLC (Chicago, Illinois).For details, , or browse other breaking industrial news stories at .Industrial Info Resources (IIR), wit ...


28.09.2016

Energy Impact Partners Invests in Opus One Solutions

NEW YORK, NY and TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 09/13/16 -- Energy Impact Partners (EIP) today announced that it has closed an investment in Opus One Solutions (Opus One), a leading smart grid software company.This investment is the first external round raised by Opus One and will be used to drive geographic expansion and accelerate deployments of its GridOS® solution platform. GridOS® enables electric distribution utilities to increase the adoption and management of distributed energy resourc ...


13.09.2016

Expert Warns That Utility Knife Safety Should be a Priority

According to some studies, approximately 1190 people are injured because of knife accidents every day in America, which amounts to about 441,322 injuries annually. And the majority of those accidents occur when people are using utility knives. €œMany people think a utility knife is a non-threatening tool, and so they become careless with them,€ says an expert in the field. €œBut the truth is, a good box cutter can easily slice a person€™s skin to the bone.€ The expert has made it h ...


10.09.2016

Kevin C. Fitzgerald Joins Energy Impact Partners as Chief Utility Officer

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/06/16 -- Energy Impact Partners (EIP) today announced that Kevin C. Fitzgerald has joined the investment firm as Chief Utility Officer. In this role, Mr. Fitzgerald will facilitate the experience sharing between EIP''s network of partner utilities, as well as help adapt the products and services within EIP''s growing portfolio to the needs of the grid.Mr. Fitzgerald has more than two decades of legal and management experience in the utilit ...


06.09.2016

Energy Impact Partners Co-Leads $14 Million Investment in Sense Labs, Inc.

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/01/16 -- Energy Impact Partners (EIP) today announced that it has closed a $14 million investment in Sense Labs, Inc. (Sense), a leading home energy and awareness platform.EIP is co-leading the investment with Shell Technology Ventures, along with participation from previous investors Capricorn Investment Group, Prelude Ventures, CRV, and hardware accelerator Bolt. Proceeds will be used to drive market adoption, develop channel partnerships and continue to en ...


01.09.2016

ARCOS LLC Acquires Mobile Damage Assessment Software Provider SAMsix

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 08/16/16 -- ARCOS LLC, the North American leader in emergency resource management software for utilities, has acquired SAMsix, an innovator in utility mobile software. The acquisition combines ARCOS'' industry leading abilities to quickly activate and manage personnel and equipment with SAMsix''s mobile damage assessment and crew location services. The purchase fulfills ARCOS customer demand for automated mobile damage and location services a ...


16.08.2016

Gexpro Energy Storage Solutions Approved by Hawaiian Electric & Available to Ship

SHELTON, CT and HONOLULU, HI -- (Marketwired) -- 06/14/16 -- Power IQ 30 battery energy storage solution from Gexpro, a worldwide electrical distributor and solutions provider and a subsidiary of Rexel, is now approved by Hawaiian Electric Company (Hawaiian Electric) for the customer grid and self-supply distributed resource programs. This key certification from Hawaiian Electric will allow customers of the Hawaiian utility to interconnect commercial solar PV systems combined with Gexpro'& ...


14.06.2016

ViZn Energy Bolsters Board of Directors and Advisory Board With Kent Williams and Joshua Bar-Lev

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/18/16 -- Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of systems for , microgrid and utility applications, announced today that Kent Williams will join the company''s board of directors and that Joshua Bar-Lev (former Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Bright Source Energy) has been appointed to ViZn''s advisory board. Amongst these talents Williams and Bar-Lev have over 80 years of successful leadership roles and strategic business experien ...


18.05.2016

ARCOS Implements Crew-Management Automation Solution at Eversource Energy

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 05/04/16 -- has implemented its solution for Eversource Energy to increase completion rates for planned work. The resource management solution enables centralized crew planning that employees across the service territory can run during blue-sky days and major events. With centralized data about crews and resources, Eversource is able to operate more efficiently across 40 work centers in three states."Crew Manager gives Eversource a look at how much work g ...


04.05.2016

Narvon Pennsylvania Amish Sheds Barns & Garages Supplier Launches New Site

Waterloo Structures, a family owned and operated business out of Narvon, Pennsylvania, specializing in handcrafted sheds and other utility buildings for over 30 years, has launched a new website, featuring a comprehensive image gallery. For more information and to view the product range, visit the website: http://sheds-by-waterloo.com. Waterloo Structures doesn''t use the mass produced, prefabricated building methods now adopted widely by nearly all manufacturers. Instead it speciali ...


28.04.2016

Best-In-Class Innovations Help Smart Utility Systems Win Numerous Industry Awards

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/27/16 -- (SUS), the leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms for the utility sector in the areas of customer engagement, mobile workforce and data analytics, is pleased to announce it has received multiple industry awards this year. SUS credits much of its success to its customer engagement mobile and portal platform. SCM® enables real-time, two-way communication between the utility and its customers and provides utilities with c ...


27.04.2016

Franklin Electric Announces the 75th Anniversary of Its Little Giant(R) Brand

FORT WAYNE, IN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/27/16 -- 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary for ®, a leading worldwide brand of plumbing, HVAC, dewatering, utility and a variety of other pumps. Little Giant, a (NASDAQ: FELE) company, originated in 1941 when a plumber named R.M. "Doc" Wolfe found a solution to the quality challenges he faced with evaporative cooling pumps. The Little Giant Vaporizer was born and was considered the first electric motor-driven submersible pump of its kind on the mar ...


27.04.2016

UPPCO Centralizes and Speeds up Crew Call Out With ARCOS

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/26/16 -- With the ARCOS , the Upper Peninsula Power Company, UPPCO, has centralized and automated the process by which it calls out utility crews for after-hours restoration. UPPCO, which serves about 54,000 customers throughout Michigan''s Upper Peninsula, began launching automated call outs for approximately 100 employees in February."While establishing new corporate and operations processes at UPPCO, we began implementing about a dozen IT pl ...


26.04.2016

ViZn Energy Systems Receives Industry-Wide Recognition From Leading Energy and Business Publications

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/26/16 -- Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for utility, and microgrid applications, has recently been recognized three times over as a leading innovator in the industry. Energy CIO Insights, the Austin Business Journal and Energy Storage News each have named ViZn -- developers of the world''s first cost effective and safe flow battery system -- as one of the top companies."We''re honored that three wel ...


26.04.2016

Smart Utility Systems Brings Together Key Utility Industry Players to Share Game-Changing Customer Engagement Best Practices at CS Week

IRVINE, CA and PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/13/16 -- (SUS) -- the leading provider of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms for the energy and utility sector in the areas of customer engagement, mobile workforce and data analytics -- is bringing together key partners including SAP, Hansen Technologies, Black & Veatch and others for a session on Monday, April 25th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center (Room 125 B) in Phoenix, Ariz. The sessi ...


13.04.2016

ARCOS Introduces New Utility Software Functionality at Annual Conference

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/12/16 -- ® launched new software functionality that gives managers who dispatch utility workers insight into the makeup of crews, including an immediate view of their location and resources inside the ARCOS Solution. Traditionally, utility managers have relied on the to track crew call out data for utility emergencies. Now they can turn to Crew Manager to forecast crew work on a daily basis and for emergency events.Crew Manager, a SaaS solution like the Cal ...


12.04.2016

Public Utility Challenge Launches Innovate Phones; Global Payphone Rejuvenation Challenge

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/16 -- The , an organization determined to engage public space innovation, has launched the . The project is calling on all Innovators and Inventors to re-imagine and re-invigorate the traditional street payphone by combining smart city technologies with bespoke design. By changing the traditional telephonic functions of payphones to be more "tech friendly", contestants have the opportunity to make smart, healthy, safe, and accessible cities for t ...


07.04.2016

Turlock Irrigation District Automates Crew Call Out and Scheduling With ARCOS

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 03/23/16 -- With the ARCOS® Callout and Scheduling solution, the 650-square-mile Turlock Irrigation District (TID), one of four California irrigation districts providing water and electricity, has reduced by up to 60 minutes the time it takes to identify and assemble crews for restoration work. The ARCOS technology replaced paper lists that the utility''s control center operators relied on to callout linemen available to return power after an outage.Pr ...


23.03.2016

Parks Associates: 70% of U.S. Households With Smart Energy Devices Report Saving Money Due to Reduced Energy Consumption

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 03/22/16 -- Parks Associates announced new data from showing 70% of U.S. households with smart energy devices report saving money due to reduced energy consumption. However, the report also notes the difficulty of selling smart energy devices based on cost savings as 83% of U.S. broadband households do not know the price they are paying for electricity."Residential customers today see energy as a necessary expense, and while 62% of U.S. broadband households ...


22.03.2016

Edmonton Alberta Spray Foam Insulation Services New Product Site Launched

Spray Foam Insulation Edmonton has launched a new website to represent its new insulation product and service, designed to keep Edmonton homes warmer throughout the severe winter seasons, by sealing air gaps that traditional insulations may not. For more information, visit the website: http://www.sprayfoaminsulationedmonton.net. Edmonton, Alberta is known for its severe winters, with a snow average of 146 days per year. The new spray foam insulation technology offers superior performance to th ...


20.03.2016

The Backyard Swiss Army Knife

MISSION, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 03/03/16 -- (Family Features) Many people don''t know the multi-tasking capabilities of their riding lawn mowers and compact utility tractors. With the right implements, these machines can be true workhorses for projects big and small.Your weekend to-do list may be long, but with the proper tools you can have your outdoor spaces ready for plenty of leisurely living in no time. Here are just a few projects your mower or utility tractor can perform this s ...


03.03.2016

Evolution of Grid, Crew Management Take Spotlight at ARCOS Conference

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 02/29/16 -- ARCOS® LLC, a provider of and crew management solutions, will host more than 55 Canadian and U.S. electric, gas and power plant utilities at the 13th-annual ARCOS Conference in Chandler, Ariz., from March 6 - 9, 2016. Utility speakers from across North America will showcase how crew management technologies have evolved to enhance response time and performance metrics. Arizona Public Service will deliver the conference keynote session titled "Op ...


29.02.2016

LLG Enterprises Announces Their New Toolplicity Multitool

A 2015 survey suggests that people are camping to build emotional connections and relationships with family and friends. 54% of the campers surveyed suggested that camping improves family relationships, 55% pointed out they were reconnecting with nature and another 55% stated that reducing stress was a key factor. In the American Camper Report, 87% of the participants said they camp just because they enjoy it. So it appears that camping is here to stay. While camping, it has been found essentia ...


11.02.2016

Emerald Sponsor, Smart Utility Systems, Unveils Industry-Changing Innovations at DistribuTECH 2016

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/02/16 -- (SUS), the leading provider of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms for customer engagement, mobile workforce and data analytics to the energy and utility sector, is gearing up to showcase at -- the largest annual power delivery conference and expo in North America. The event is expected to be attended by more than 12,000 energy and utility industry professionals. As Emerald Sponsor of the annual gathering, SUS will exhibit at"We a ...


02.02.2016

ViZn Energy Systems Taps Renewable Energy Veteran as VP of Marketing Following Accelerated Global Product Demand

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/01/16 -- Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for , microgrid and applications, announced today it has hired Mike Grunow to serve as Vice President of Marketing. Grunow joins ViZn as the company expands to meet rapid global adoption of its energy storage solutions."I am delighted to join ViZn because they offer best-in-class performance and value," said Grunow. "ViZn''s batteries are the most versatile, sa ...


01.02.2016

ViZn Energy Systems Wins Contract for Flow Battery System From Idaho National Laboratory

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/19/16 -- Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and applications, announced that it has received an order for a 128 kW/320 kWh redox flow battery system based on its zinc-iron chemistry from (INL), part of the Department of Energy''s (DOE) complex of national laboratories. ViZn''s flow battery system will be installed as part of a microgrid research, development and demonstration testbed and is expected to ...


19.01.2016

Smart Utility Systems Launches SCM(R) Express to Bring Utilities the Most Rapidly Deployable and Cost-Effective Customer Engagement Platform Available Today

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/13/16 -- is pleased to announce the launch of , the market''s most rapidly deployable, cloud-based, mobile utility customer engagement platform tailored to support small-to-mid-sized utilities, municipalities and cooperatives. As the compact version of SCM®, the #1 customer engagement platform for energy and utility companies, SCM® Express offers many of the same award-winning, cost-saving features and is simple to implement. In addition to real-time ...


13.01.2016

Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates Promotes Adam Bauer to Chief Executive Officer

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/11/16 -- ("FRA"), an independent municipal advisory firm that provides advice and services to public agencies, today announced that Adam Bauer has been promoted to chief executive officer. Bauer has served as president of the company for nearly two years and will continue in that capacity. In his expanded role, Bauer will assume the responsibilities of his predecessor Tom DeMars, who will remain with the firm to advise on strategic initiatives and wo ...


11.01.2016

MK Automotive Acquires Social Media Utility squuak.com™

MK Automotive (OTC Pink: MKAU) announced today that it has acquired social media utility and platform squuak.com. squuak™ is a new social media and content sharing tool. squuak™ let’s followers see what’s happening on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, YouTube, GooglePlus, and others all in one place. “There is a real need for a social media utility platform like squuak™,” said squuak™ developer and newly appointed MK Automotive President and CEO, Brian Wendt.” He went on to say, “The ent ...


09.12.2015

ViZn Energy Systems Expands Capabilities of Its Best-in-Class Grid-Scale Flow Battery Energy Storage System

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 12/02/15 -- Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for , commercial & industrial and utility applications, announced today that it has built upon its best-in-class proprietary flow battery technology to enhance the capabilities, reliability and lifetime of all next generation flow battery systems for multi-megawatt energy storage applications. The Vanguard II battery stack further expands the operating range of ViZn''s sys ...


02.12.2015

Smart Customer Mobile (SCM(R)) Receives Top Honors for Innovation at Prestigious Golden Bridge Awards

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/24/15 -- the award-winning, single integrated digital solution from Smart Utility Systems (SUS) enabling utility companies to establish superior customer engagement -- continues to garner accolades and honors with its most recent "Energy Industry Innovator of the Year" Gold Award presented during the 6th annual dinner in San Francisco on Monday, November 16, 2015.The Golden Bridge Awards recognize achievements in a wide array of categories including ...


24.11.2015

Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition Program Announces Winners; Smart Customer Mobile (SCM(R)) Receives Top Recognition

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/10/15 -- the award-winning, single integrated digital solution enabling utility companies to establish superior customer engagement, announced today that it has been recognized by this year''s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a unique industry awards program powered by the publishers of FierceEnergy and Smart Grid News. SCM® received top honors in the "Customer Engagement" category, as well as an overall award of "Best in Show: ...


10.11.2015

Expert Cites Error in Report That Leaves Utility Knives off a List of DIY Tools

When a Miami news station filed a recent report on tools you should have, the crew left one vital tool off the list, says an expert in home repair and DIY topics. While the reporter listed such common tools as a hammer, a box of nails and a tape measure, the expert said, she failed to mention one of the most useful tools for any DIY toolbox €“ the humble [utility knife](http://www.amazon.com/Cutter-Containing-Retractable-Ergonomic-Master/dp/B00UINRKTI/). On October 9, WSVN TV News ran a segme ...


04.11.2015

Smart Customer Mobile (SCM(R)) Empowers Income-Qualified Customers With Innovative New App

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/28/15 -- , the award-winning, single integrated platform enabling utility companies to establish superior customer engagement, today announced the launch of The new technology enables utilities to connect directly with income-qualifying customers and share information on cost-saving government-mandated efficiency and rebate programs.Developed by Smart Utility Systems (SUS) -- a leading provider of cloud-based solutions focused on utility customer engagement and ...


28.10.2015

Accelerated Innovations Among Partners at White House Event to Kick Off National Smart Cities Initiative

ST. PAUL, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 09/14/15 -- (Accelerated Innovations), a technology provider that partners with utilities and municipalities to strengthen communities and eliminate waste, was recognized at the White House today for its key role in Envision America.The public-private partnership initiative Envision America is issuing a challenge and providing resources to America''s cities to deploy innovative technologies and mobilize community actions to tackle energy, water, waste ...


14.09.2015

Aeris Addresses Global Expansion of IoT Services at M2M Summit 2015

READING, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 08/25/15 -- , the Made for Machines™ technology and service provider, will participate at the upcoming M2M Summit from 8-9 September at the Congress Center Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany. Aeris will showcase its latest offerings in IoT/ M2M cloud and analytics --, a cloud platform for collecting, managing and analyzing sensor data, and which provides IoT analytics to effectively manage IoT/M2M deployments using an intuitive, visual presentation. Th ...


25.08.2015

ViZn Energy Systems'' 2MW Zinc-Iron Redox Flow Battery System Selected by Hecate Energy for Ontario IESO Project

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/15 -- Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for and utility applications, announced today that it has won a contract with Hecate Energy, a leading United States based developer of power projects, to supply a 2 MW redox flow battery system for the provision of ancillary services to the Ontario grid operated by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).ViZn Energy''s 2 MW / 6 MWh , which is scheduled to be comm ...


18.08.2015

Mission Belt Co. Introduces The Nylon Belt Collection

PROVO, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/15 -- ., the company that you saw on ABC''s Shark Tank, is pleased to announce the launch of a whole new line of Nylon belts for Summer 2015."We are excited to offer our customers an alternative to our traditional leather belts with the Nylon collection," said Jeff Jensen, cofounder of Mission Belt Co. "This line is the perfect addition for anyone looking for a more casual and rugged belt that fuses utility and style with our no holes ...


21.07.2015

Binswanger Named Exclusive Agent for the Sale of Amgen''s 692,000 Sq. Ft. Campus on 70 Acres in Longmont, Colorado

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/15 -- has been named exclusive agent by . for the sale of a 692,000 sq. ft. campus on 70 acres located at 4000 Nelson Road in . Additionally, Binswanger is marketing Amgen''s adjacent 158.54 acre parcel located at .The property consists of six buildings, four of which are lab, production and office facilities interconnected with a Central Utility Building (power plant) and a standalone warehouse on the northwest corner of the property. ...


16.07.2015

ViZn Energy Systems Launches ZAC Energy Storage Platform in Collaboration With Princeton Power, Financing Available Through LFC Capital

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/15 -- Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of safe energy storage systems for commercial & industrial, microgrid and utility applications, today announced a collaboration with Princeton Power, a designer and manufacturer of power system products, to launch ViZn''s . ViZn has designed the system to further benefit commercial & industrial (C&I) customers and solar PV integrators. Deliveries of initial customer units are scheduled for Q4 of 20 ...


09.07.2015

SEIA: U.S. Solar Power Could Double by Yearend 2016, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/15 -- Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.S. has grown dramatically over the prior decade, and a leading solar trade group predicts U.S. solar generating capacity will double to 40,000 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2016. Industrial Info is tracking 140 active U.S. utility-scale solar projects valued at $29 billion that are scheduled to begin construction between January 2015 and December 2016.Within this articl ...


17.06.2015

Need for New Business Models Is Top Challenge for Energy Industry, 2015 DNV GL Utility of the Future Pulse Survey Finds

BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/15 --DNV GL, the world''s largest resource of independent energy experts, revealed key findings and implications from its second annual Utility of the Future Pulse Survey at the in Washington, D.C. today. DNV GL released the results of the report to the gathering of electric energy leaders including top policy, regulatory, business, academic, renewables and utility leaders from across North America."Findings reveal stakeholders across the ...


02.06.2015

ViZn Energy Systems Enters Partnership With Jabil to Manufacture Its Redox Flow Battery

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/15 -- Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for and utility applications, announced today that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Circuit Inc., (NYSE: JBL) a design, manufacturing and supply chain management service provider, to ViZn''s batteries in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.Jabil will help ViZn ramp up production capabilities of its flow batteries to fulfill current orders, and expand its ...


02.06.2015

NERC, Senate and Cleantech Financier to Address Future of Energy at DNV GL''s Utility of the Future Leadership Forum

BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/15 --Senator Angus King and Correlate Founder Bob Powell will join NERC CEO Gerry Cauley in delivering keynotesAgenda explores critical topics ranging from Solar and Storage to Cybersecurity, New Regulations and Renewables IntegrationSecond Annual Utility of the Future Pulse Survey findings will be revealed on June 2Three distinguished agents of change in the global transformation of energy will take the podium at in Washington, D.C. June 2-3, 2015. Sena ...


19.05.2015

New Retroficiency Utility Relationships Accelerate Momentum for Company and Next Generation of Analytics-Enabled Commercial Energy Efficiency

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/15 -- , the building efficiency intelligence company for utilities and energy service providers, today announced that its advanced meter analytics solution has recently been implemented across three new utility commercial energy efficiency programs. AEP Ohio, Puget Sound Energy and The United Illuminating Company -- which collectively span from coast-to-coast and have more 300,000 commercial customers consuming nearly 26 terawatt-hours of energy annually -- ...


12.05.2015

Advantages of Competitive Bidding for Groundwater Procurement Systems

Setting up groundwater procurement systems involves huge financial resources that are generally part of public funds. Naturally, the government bodies managing the state water utilities would like to make optimum use of these financial resources at their disposal. And, the only way to do this is to introduce competitive bidding for groundwater procurement systems. Competitive bidding for groundwater procurement systems means that the water utility company advertizes its intent to procure goods ...


01.05.2015

ViZn Energy Systems'' Zinc-Iron Flow Battery Commissioned at Randolph-Macon College as Part of Dominion Solar Project

RICHMOND, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/15 -- (ViZn), a leading provider of systems for and applications, announces its advanced flow battery system has been installed at Randolph-Macon College to test utility integration with renewable generation. Randolph-Macon College is in partnership on a solar energy project with Dominion Resources, an East Coast utility provider and one of the nation''s largest producers and transporters of energy."We are thrilled to work with Dominion ...


22.04.2015

Cobb EMC Chooses ARCOS to Automate Callout Procedure for Utility Crews

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/15 -- ARCOS® LLC, a provider of crew callout and systems and services, is implementing its ARCOS® Callout and Scheduling Suite for Marietta, Ga.-based Cobb Electric Membership Corporation to improve the efficiency with which the cooperative notifies its 277-person electric operations division for emergency, after-hours work. Cobb EMC expects to begin using the ARCOS system during the third quarter of 2015."The primary reason we''re putting ...


08.04.2015

U.S. Southeast Sees $18 Billion in Planned Power Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/15 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Industrial Info is tracking 48 grassroot generation projects valued at more than $18 billion in the . The region comprises Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Within this article: Planned power generation projects in the U.S. Southeast.For details, , or browse other breaking industrial news stories at .Industrial Info Reso ...


30.03.2015

More Than 50 U.S. Utilities to Attend 12th-Annual ARCOS Conference for Crew Callout and Crew Management

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 03/05/15 -- ARCOS® LLC, a provider of and crew management solutions, will host more than 50 of America''s electric, gas and power plant utilities at the 12th-annual ARCOS Conference at the Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C., from March 15 - 18, 2015. San Diego Gas & Electric -- winner of the 2014 ReliabilityOne™ National Reliability Excellence Award -- will deliver the conference keynote session titled "What does it take to become a reliab ...


05.03.2015

IMSI/Design Launches Turbo View & Convert

NOVATO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/15 -- the developer of the #1 best-selling CAD in retail, announced today the release of a new software utility title, Turbo View & Convert."IMSI/Design has a long-standing history in offering file viewing and conversion products. Turbo View & Convert continues that tradition with its robust set of file viewing, editing and conversion features," stated Bob Mayer, President of IMSI/Design.Turbo View & Convert''s features inclu ...


19.02.2015

PLMA Membership Grows to Over 75 Electric Utilities and Allies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/10/15 -- PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) grew to over 75 electric utility and allied organization members in 2014, an increase of over 80% within two years. Recognized as "The Voice of Demand Response Practitioners", PLMA details its 2014 achievements in an Annual Report published today and available online at .Major 2014 achievements by the leading industry association that are noted in the report include:Growth to over 75 member organiza ...


10.02.2015

Utility Execs Explain How to Centralize Crew Management Before and After Storms

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/15 -- At DistribuTech 2015 in San Diego, Calif., executives from ComEd, Iberdrola USA and Northeast Utilities will to discuss new strategies and technology for automatically assembling and managing their crews as well as contractor and mutual aid crews before and after major restoration events. The panel begins on Feb. 5, at 10:30 a.m. in the San Diego Convention Center, room 24A.According to an article in Electric Light & Power magazine''s ...


30.01.2015

CPFL Energia''s New Business Unit, CPFL Telecom, Looks to Oracle Communications to Launch Telecommunications Services in Brazil

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/22/15 -- Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)CPFL Telecom has successfully implemented to support the launch of new telecommunications services in the increasingly competitive Brazilian communications market. With the Oracle Communications system in place, CPFL Telecom is now able to build and manage a new communications infrastructure and offer contemporary network services to its wholesale and enterprise customers. Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution is a key com ...


22.01.2015

Columbia Utilities Partners With Habitat for Humanity New York City to Power Homes in Brooklyn and Queens

BROOKLYN, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/15 -- , a family owned and operated energy supply company, announced today a new partnership with , an organization that transforms lives by building quality homes with families in need. Through the Home Energy Sponsorship, Columbia Utilities will donate the funds for a year''s worth of electricity and gas to two Habitat for Humanity homes in Brooklyn and Queens to help families transition into their new homes.High-energy costs associated with co ...


21.01.2015

NYSERDA and TVA Officials Join 2015 Advisory Board for DNV GL''s Utility of the Future Leadership Forum

BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/19/15 -- DNV GL''s Utility of the Future Leadership Forum gains two new advisory board members for 2015, NYSERDA Vice President of Technology and Strategic Planning Janet Joseph and Vice President of Stakeholders Relations for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Joe Hoagland. Joseph and Hoagland will join the three board members named in 2014 in guiding development of the June forum on the future of renewable and conventional energy and the provi ...


19.01.2015

TP-LINK Introduces Cloud-Based Smart Home Devices

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/15 -- TP-LINK®, a global provider of consumer and SMB networking products, today announced the U.S. release of the HS100, HS110 and HS200 at the 2015 International CES. The Smart Home devices utilize the TP-LINK cloud-based server and mobile application to provide 24/7 on-demand access, scheduled automation, manual control and real-time monitoring of home electrical appliances and devices wherever an Internet connection is available."The demand for s ...


06.01.2015

Spirit of Christmas 2014: RecoveryMechanic Offers a 50% Discount

Recovery Mechanic announces the beginning of Christmas discounts, cutting the price of its data recovery tools with a 50% coupon. Starting immediately, this special offer ends on 31.01.2015. There are no limitations on the number of products or the quantity of licenses purchased with this special Christmas discount. In order to claim the discount, customers must use coupon code “CHRISTMAS2014” during the checkout. The RecoveryMechanic Web site welcomes its visitors with a Sale sign. “Christmas ...


17.12.2014

J. Robert Welsh Power Plant Automates Callout With ARCOS

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 11/06/14 -- The J. Robert Welsh near Mt. Pleasant, Texas, has chosen ARCOS® LLC to automate employee callout for emergent work, so supervisors can expedite crew response. The Welsh Power Plant -- owned by Southwestern Electric Power Company, part of American Electric Power system -- operates three 558-MW, coal-fired units and employs 100 craft workers and operators.The Welsh Plant operates with a lean crew, but requires a full complement of operators in the pla ...


06.11.2014

ARCOS Completes SOC 2 Audit

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/14 -- ARCOS® LLC successfully completed its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit for the period October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014. The six-month audit led to a certification, which ARCOS received in June 2014. The certification expires in June 2015."The SOC 2 Type II audit verifies that is meeting or exceeding the standards we''re holding ourselves to with regard to the security, availability and confidentiality of our s ...


04.11.2014

Orga Systems’ GOLD Utility: Newly enhanced vending capabilities

Paderborn (Germany), 28 October 2014 ˗ Orga Systems, a leading software vendor for real-time charging and billing solutions, with an international customer base in the telecommunications, utilities and automotive markets, will be presenting its latest GOLD Utility release at the “European Utility Week 2014” from Nov. 4th – 6th in Amsterdam. It is the market-leading conference in the Utility space, bringing together 10,000 of Europe’s thought leaders and visionaries behind the world’s mo ...


28.10.2014

Keep Winter Energy Bills in Check

MISSION, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/14 -- (Family Features) As winter temperatures drop, the potential for higher utility bills goes up. Taking steps ahead of the cold season can help you trim costs and make your home more energy efficient, keeping those utility bills in check even as the winter weather rages."Many homeowners just assume the winter season means their bills will go up as systems work harder to keep their home regulated," said Francois Lebrasseur, marketing manager of ...


07.10.2014

How to Find Water Meter Bids in Florida

If yours is a water related business, you might be interested in the government contracts and opportunities available in the water industry. Until a decade ago, contract bids for projects in the water industry were best found in the local and national newspapers as well as government publications. So if you wanted to find, for example, water meter bids in Florida, you had to scan the local newspapers and keep an eye and hope to find government tenders that might be advertized there. With the in ...


07.10.2014

Fundraising Campaign for Unique Survival Tools Launches on Kickstarter

VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/14 -- VSSL (pronounced vessel) Outdoor Utility Tools have crafted flashlight shaped tools containing emergency supplies that are essential for outdoor excursions. There are currently four different versions of VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools each containing specific items:critical survival items personal first aid care two-person emergency shelter the only tool you need for zombiesEach VSSL is an 8" x 2" military grade aluminum cylinder with a compas ...


01.10.2014

ARCOS Provides New Logistics Features in Latest Release of Crew Manager Software

COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/14 -- ARCOS® LLC has released new logistics features for its software to give utility storm managers a way to pre-arrange and track internal and external crews'' lodging, meals, staging areas, equipment and vehicles during major events. ARCOS Crew Manager creates a centralized database for utilities to rapidly position crews, contractors and mutual assistance crews during storm recovery efforts."Until now, Crew Manager focused on positionin ...


30.09.2014

Thermostats Are Emphasis for Newest Peak Load Management Alliance Interest Group

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/15/14 -- The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) announces that Brian Doyle and Lee Hamilton of Xcel Energy are co-leading PLMA''s new Thermostat Interest Group. To learn more, visit .The PLMA Thermostat Interest Group seeks to examine the costs and benefits of all types of utility-sponsored programs that leverage thermostat technology to deliver the demand response, energy efficiency, or other system benefits. A group goal is to identify the ...


15.09.2014



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