Rebalancing Electric Delivery: Cost, Reliability and Environmental Impact

May 5, 2015

Electric utilities must face potential market changers. No matter our point of view on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, there is no doubt the current political administration, energy markets and financial community like energy sources with lower carbon emissions and particularly those sources that don’t require intensive capital expenditures. The mandate to […]

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Distributed Energy Resources and the Value of the Grid

April 24, 2015

Our power grid, more than a century old, is the largest interconnected machine on Earth. According to the National Academy of Engineering, widespread electrification — supported by the grid — is the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century. Our legacy grid serves us well. Demands on the grid are more intense than ever, yet […]

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How OneTouchPM Keeps Air Travelers Moving Amid Construction

April 22, 2015

Managing an airport is a complex business in the best of times. The sheer volume of passengers passing through, traffic in the air, and the constant pace of activity on the ground make it a bustling beehive of activity. A construction project can bring all this action a short step away from chaos — unless […]

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Separating Stormwater from Sewage at Whitehead Creek

April 21, 2015

When the City of St. Joseph, Missouri, constructed its sewer system in the 1930s, standard practice was to convey sanitary sewage and stormwater runoff into a single pipe. This leads to overflows during periods of heavy rain or snowmelt and water quality degradation in streams and rivers. Faced with a decades-old problem that needed to […]

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Transmission Megatrends in the West

April 20, 2015

The world of electric transmission and distribution (T&D) is booming as the ever-present effort to sustain and improve the grid drives ongoing investments. The boom reflects the need to maintain system reliability, deliver generation to load, meet compliance requirements and replace assets that have reached the end of their useful life. The T&D industry’s growth […]

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Kansas Aviation Portal: Taking Aviation Data to New Heights

April 17, 2015

Look out Silicon Valley software developers: The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is earning a national reputation as a technology innovator. Its latest advancement, the Kansas Aviation Portal, is taking aviation data to new heights by providing a one-stop shop for aviation-related issues in Kansas. The portal gathers an unprecedented amount of data in one […]

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