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Generation
April residential electricity sales in the United States increased 8% compared with April 2019, while the commercial and industrial sectors saw decreases of 11% and 9%, respectively, the Energy Information Administration reported on June 30. U.S. residential electricity sales have never been this
Safety
The American Public Power Association recently released a report that compiles safety data that was submitted by utilities for APPA’s annual "Safety Awards of Excellence" contest.
Environment
The Environmental Protection Agency will end a COVID-19 temporary enforcement policy on August 31, 2020.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
Sponsored Advertising Feature Sometimes, the threat you cannot see can be the most dangerous. That is certainly true with cyber attacks. In a recent survey of utility executives by Siemens and the Ponemon Institute, more than half of the respondents said that cyber attacks are on the rise. In
Customer Service
Clallam County Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington State has switched out a sprawling set of applications that ran everything from its workforce deployments to its accounting system, and replaced it with integrated enterprise solutions to bring the public power utility’s efficiency and customer service into the 21st Century.
Energy Efficiency
The Tennessee Valley Authority on July 1 said it has launched virtual home energy evaluations, enabling residents across its seven-state region to benefit from money-saving energy advice, even during pandemic conditions.
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
A group of power industry trade and union leaders urged power industry workers to remain vigilant in guarding against COVID-19 exposure and following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on personal hygiene, social distancing, and the use of masks or face coverings.
Distributed Energy Resources
After several weeks of testing, Platte River Power Authority’s 225-megwatt Roundhouse Wind Energy Center, located north of the Colorado-Wyoming border, has begun commercial operations.