NERC CIP Low Impact Requirements

by Michael C. Johnson May 17, 2016

The July 1 effective date for High and Medium Impact Bulk Energy System (BES) Cyber Systems is rapidly approaching, causing Registered Entities and Regional Entities to now shift their focus toward meeting the Low Impact BES Cyber System (BCS) requirements. This will be the first in a series of articles covering those requirements, what Burns […]

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How Power Plants Can Prepare for Overlapping EPA Regulations

by Diane Martini April 18, 2016

Last fall, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that sets the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in power plant effluents. The rule will likely affect about 12 percent of steam electric power plants that must reduce the levels of metals, nutrients and other pollutants by 1.4 billion […]

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Using ITS Technology for Transportation Safety

by Andrew Reid April 13, 2016

There’s a growing trend in the transportation industry as it shifts toward using more intelligent transportation systems (ITS) — the advanced technology applications used to provide innovative services for transportation and traffic management. Across the country, construction companies and transportation agencies are using ITS to provide motorists and workers alike with safer, more efficient work […]

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Hands-On Workshops Bring ArcGIS to Life at MAGIC 2016

by Bryan Claxton April 11, 2016

When it comes to capturing, storing and analyzing data, there aren’t many technologies that provide more benefits than geographic information systems — or GIS — which is one of the many reasons it’s become so widely used across the AEC industry. From municipalities to transportation agencies, airports and utilities, it’s no surprise that nearly all […]

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The Core Plant Concept: A New Approach to Gas Processing Plant Design

by Karen Bray April 7, 2016

The midstream industry has experienced a phenomenal construction boom over the last several years. Speed-to-market was once the name of the game, but times have changed; margins are down and gas processors have new marching orders when it comes to capital projects: Cost is king. With management at midstream companies looking for a significant step […]

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Applying TOTEX to Electric Gas Transmission & Distribution Assets

by Mike Beehler April 4, 2016

With the pace of transformation in the transmission and distribution industry, there’s no shortage of relevant and interesting topics. Today’s growing demand for resilient, reliable and sustainable energy at an affordable price suggests that we may need to look for new ways to plan and analyze capital investments in power assets of the future. That’s […]

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