Utility Industry Faces Challenges posed by Growth in “Distributed” Electricity Generation

Challenged Faced by Utility Industry from Distributed Energy Systems Growth

A group of regulators, academic experts and executives from the different high-level energy industries assembled at Princeton University recently to discuss significant matters regarding the rapid … [Read more...]

Cryptic Codes of a Utility Locator

Utility Marks Made by Utility Locators

You would sometimes find cities across the country which has spray-painted symbols and mysterious signs all over the streets and sidewalks. You have probably seen these kinds of markings on the … [Read more...]

Cause of Texas Plant Explosion still Unknown

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

The massive Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion last April 17, 2013 is considered as one of the worst industrial accidents in America in years. However, what the triggered the occurrence of the … [Read more...]

Upgrading of Underground Utility Infrastructures in Tallahassee, Florida

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The Underground Utility department of the City of Tallahassee, Florida will begin working on two separate major projects that will upgrade their underground utility infrastructures. The project is … [Read more...]

Winter Storm Wanda Wrecks Havoc and Utilities in the Midwest

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It technically is spring, but you wouldn't know it if you would look around the upper-midwest. Earlier this week, parts of Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and other midwestern states got hit … [Read more...]

The Largest Municipal Utility to Deploy Advanced Smart Grid Network

Largest municipal utility deploys smart grid network

CPS energy, the largest municipal utility in the US, has officially partnered with the leading network platform and solutions provider of smart grid energy networks in order to deploy an advanced … [Read more...]

Dig Safely! A Friendly Reminder from Utility Locating HQ

Utility Locating HQ Supports National Safe Digging Month

April marks the start of Spring digging season and it has been proclaimed as the National Safe Digging Month. The Utility Locating HQ encourages everyone; homeowners and professionals alike, to call … [Read more...]

Trends in Utility Damages for 2011 Infographic

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This infographic captures compelling data from the 2012 DIRT report published by the Common Ground Alliance.  It is a compilation of reported data from 2011.  We can learn a lot about what we are … [Read more...]

Utility Locating Techniques

Utility locating techniques

Importance of Utility Locating If you are to perform an excavation, you may encounter numerous utilities hidden beneath the ground. You may find a variety of buried water, gas or electric utility … [Read more...]

NY Utility Company Stray Voltage Test for Review

Stray Voltage Test Result by NY Utility Company for Review

State reviews NY Utility Company's Stray Voltage Test Results The New York state Public Service Commission is reviewing the results of the latest annual inspection for stray voltage submitted by … [Read more...]