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Q&A: Utilities need to address climate change with open source Special

To reach 100 percent global decarbonization goals, utility companies need to take the first step and work together using open source to speed up this process and developing the green infrastructure required. Dr. Shuli Goodman explains how.

'System of Systems' helps utilities manage smart electrical grid Special

With the advent of renewable energy resources, the modern electrical grid has become increasingly complex. One company, mPrest has developed a smart grid technology - "System of Systems." Digital Journal talked with Natan Barak, CEO and founder of mPrest.

Digital transformation trends within the utilities sector

Expanding data analytics capabilities are enabling utilities companies to make use of archived and real-time data so that supply systems can be made more reliable, affordable and clean. We look at three innovations in the utilities space.

Saudi Arabia creates tech-led energy hub

Saudi Arabia is in the process of developing an energy hub with green technology in mind. Called the King Salman Energy Park, the hub will focus on exploration, production, refining, petrochemicals, conventional power, water production and treatment.

Utility survey shows majority of Americans want renewable energy

While Americans are almost manic in their political beliefs, there is one thing the majority does agree on — and that is renewable energy. It is clean, high-tech, it provides jobs and it is the future — and new research shows Americans want it right n

Q&A: New blockchain for water treatment solutions Special

The drivers for improving a country’s water system can be progressed through the use of tokens, according to the company behind WaterChain’, a new cryptocurrency to fund the necessary new tranche of smaller, decentralized water treatment systems.

Utilities in Europe to use long-distance drones for inspections

European utility companies are looking at using long-distance drones to inspect thousands of miles of grids and pipelines for damage and leaks in an attempt to avoid network failures that cost them billions of dollars a year

California wildfire season is mirroring 2017 and that's not good

Sacramento - The most important issue facing California lawmakers today is wildfires. And as the issue rises over Sacramento like the smoke from last year's blazes, the state is now forced to look at the possibility 2018 will be a repeat of last year.

How utility companies should approach digital transformation

Digital transformation proceeds at different rates across different industrial sectors. One area lagging behind are utility firms, especially with digitalization, customer engagement and advanced analytics. According to Bain, this needs to change.

DX success: Xylem simplified its business platform

The major U.S. water management company Xylem has embarked on a successful digital transformation journey through a simplification project, designed to bring all of its business center information processes under one platform.

IoT expansion could pose greater utilities threat

According to a new assessment, the adoption of Internet of Things technology raises the prospect of new and more imaginative cybersecurity threats, especially for utilities companies.

Bentley and Siemens aim to digitalize utilities

Bentley Systems has entered into an agreement with Siemens Energy to develop new technology to propel the digitization of power utilities.

Digital technologies help telecoms to simplify services

To address an increasingly competitive sector, most telecoms companies are seeking to reduce their public-facing offerings. However, more simplification is needed and digital technologies should be at the front-line, a new report recommends.

The Public, or the Utilities: Florida PSC’s True Customer Commissioned

Inside the story of when Florida Power & Light announced its selection of Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC. to build a $3 billion, 500-mile natural gas pipeline through three states.

Canada gives Emera loan guarantee for Nova Scotia Maritime link

Canada has finalized a federal loan guarantee of up to C$1.3 billion for Nova Scotia power company Emera Inc's <EMA.TO> Maritime Link power transmission project to connect the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

U.S. utilities need industry group focused on cyber defense

U.S. utilities would benefit from an independent group to set industry-wide guidelines on combating cyber threats, according to a think-tank report released on Friday that was co-authored by a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Review: Tech for Christmas (part 3)

Keeping your machine happy: Getting your computer cleaned up and running like it did when you first got it is important, as is your ability to keep it free of viruses and other evils that lurk online

Obama to tax business cellphone use, move affects millions

In a move that will affect income taxes for millions of American workers, the Obama administration and the Democratic legislative branch are planning to implement taxes on business cellphone usage.

Op-Ed: Windows tools for tinkerers Special

The joy and the horror of the Windows operating system is its need for constant mollycoddling. In the first of a two roundups on the latest utilities for Windows, we look at suites to keep your system humming

Chavez Plans to Nationalize Cantv, Other Utilities

Chavez set to nationalize, well, just about everything.

Taksbar Shuffle

Have you ever wished to organize the open programs or folders on your windows taskbar?

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