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As Large Corporations Go Green, Utilities Are Feeling the Loss
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It’s been a headache-inducing nexus of active regulation, distributed energy and environmentalism for some electric utilities. Plunging costs of solar power and growing concerns of climate change are inspiring swelling ranks of the largest private and Fortune 500 companies pursuing not only aggressive renewable energy goals for sustainability purposes but also cost effectiveness and resiliency.
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Integrating Renewables in the Grid: A Snapshot of Progress
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Renewable energy has achieved a level of integration in the U.S. power grid that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. Two recent milestones illustrate how this progress came about.
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The Future of Energy
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The concept of “new energy” has ushered in a global movement dedicated to cost-effective sustainability, clean energy technology and grid innovation. Today more than ever, we’re seeing stakeholders and industry giants from all sectors come together in combined efforts.
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Integrating Military Water Supply into Mission-Critical Planning
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The Department of Defense (DoD) has garnered considerable attention for its initiative to deploy more renewable energy at military facilities worldwide. Green energy goals have pushed facilities to implement distributed energy resources (DER) through integrated microgrids and other solutions to boost system resilience and energy security – all in the name of keeping missions on, even if local grid power is compromised. The benefits are easy enough to understand, but how could personnel perform their missions without an equally critical commodity, water?
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Commercial and Industrial Water: Fit-for-Purpose Gains Traction
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A limitless supply of potable water no longer can be taken for granted by commercial and industrial water consumers, which can be unsettling for organizations where water is the lifeblood of their operations.
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Capital Maintenance Comes to the Forefront in the UK
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Private companies in the UK have favored capital investment for the creation of new assets as the best way to achieve their service, environmental and quality targets. Looking to the future, new assets are likely to be the solution of last, rather than first, resort.
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Recycled Wastewater Plays Starring Role in Resilience, Reliability
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Direct potable reuse (DPR) - when wastewater is treated to the extent that it meets drinking water standards and then is added into the drinking water supply - is coming up in the ranks.
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Big Data Bringing Optimization to Life for Water Utilities
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Big Data and the complicated algorithms that help translate that data into intelligence can be difficult concepts for any organization, regardless of industry, to swallow.
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Integrated Planning for Long-Term Sustainability in Singapore
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On reclaimed land at the southwestern tip of Singapore, the co-location of two major utility infrastructure facilities are set to establish new standards in how we harness water, waste and energy resources.
A New Model for Stormwater: Community Based P3s
A New Model for Stormwater: Community Based P3s
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The need for innovative, efficient solutions and models to help communities across the US meet their stormwater regulatory requirements is growing, and CBP3s may hold the key.
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Data: The Art of the Possible
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Communities and utilities explore smart city planning to evolve toward smarter infrastructure through data and planning.
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Amid Water and Power Nexus, Forward Thinking Drives Sustainability
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Opportunities for greater sustainability and resiliency abound through rethinking energy use, many utilities remain on the sidelines in this potential game-changing nexus of water and power.
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Technology Breathes New Life Into Nutrient Recovery, Energy Options for Wastewater Treatment
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U.S. wastewater plants are significant energy consumers and are rethinking how a sustainable waste supply can be morphed into something greater and greener.
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Management Trend: Comprehensive Planning & Operational Intelligence Solutions Drive Water Service Efficiency
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Utilities that are investing and integrating smart infrastructure into their water, wastewater and stormwater systems are opening the door to systems intelligence.
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Resiliency, Redundancy Propel Push to Water Storage
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Water service providers explore opportunities for water storage and conveyance systems to enhance reliability to meet the growing demand for safe, reliable water.

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