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September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Pacific Gas & Electric Proposes 7,600 EV Charging Stations

Photo via Wikimedia

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install 7,600 electric vehicle charging stations.

Tags: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, EV Charging Stations

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Utility Fleet Helps Restore Power After Hurricane

Photo courtesy of FPL

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) was able to announce that service restoration is complete for customers who were affected by Hurricane Hermine, in line with its pre-storm commitment to restore power to the majority of affected customers within 24 hours of the storm's passing.

Tags: FPL, Florida, Hurricanes

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Battery-Powered Trucks a 'Big Lift' for Calif. Utility

Recently, SCE took delivery of two lithium-ion-battery-equipped troubleman trucks, so named because they are used by troublemen, experts who are dispatched to investigate the causes of power outages. And, 22 more are on the way, according to the utility. (Photo: Southern California Edison).

Southern California Edison is investing in a new generation of environmentally friendly service trucks whose overhead lifts are powered by the same kind of batteries used in plug-in electric cars, according to the utility.

Tags: Southern California Edison, Troublemen, Battery-Powered Trucks, Bucket Trucks

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality Acquires Largest Municipal Utility EV Fleet in State

Photo courtesy of New York Power Authority.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) partnered with Fairport Electric to create the largest municipal utility electric vehicle fleet in the state.

Tags: New York, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

PG&E Fleet Detects Gas Leaks

Photo courtesy of PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) deployed their fleet of gas detection vehicles this week to patrol the Eureka and Santa Rosa (Calif.) areas for methane leaks.

Tags: PG&E, Utility Fleets, Leak Detection, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Five Wash. Utilities Receive Clean Energy Grants

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced last week that five utilities received $12.6 million in grants through the state's Clean Energy Fund. These funds will go toward a number of projects to demonstrate future applications of clean energy.

Tags: Washington, Clean Energy, Seattle, Avista, State Grants, Orcas Power & Light, Snohomish Public Utility District, Energy Northwest

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Provider Saves $500,000 Annually

Photo of a hybrid line truck courtesy of Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Electricity and natural gas provider Central Hudson Gas & Electric has achieved annualized savings of approximately $500,000 per year since implementing new fleet management software.

Tags: Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Natural Gas Provider, Chevin

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

Wash. County Utility Considers Renewable Diesel

Photo courtesy of Chelan County.

The Chelan County (Wash.) Public Utility District is considering making the switch to renewable biodiesel to fuel its fleet.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Renewable Diesel

August 12, 2016 - Press Release

SDG&E Uses Skycrane to Support Fire Fighting

SDG&E and the County of San Diego renewed their joint contract that will ensure the Skycrane will be available through 2022 for regional fire suppression.

Tags: SDG&E, Firefighting, Helitanker

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

Terex Hosts U.S., Chinese Electric Company Training

 The delegates included 15 representatives of SGCC and one official from the U.S. Embassy in China. (Photo courtesy of Terex)

Delegates from the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) recently visited the United States to participate in a two-week training program sponsored by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

Tags: Training, Terex, Electric Utility

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Ford Super Duty Ships Out, Sprinter Worker Lineup Expanded

Among the top news of the past few weeks, Ram recalls many of its heavy-duty trucks, Ford began shipping 2017 Super Duty Pickups, and Mercedes-Benz announced additional configurations for its Sprinter Worker Lineup.

Tags: Ram Truck, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz

August 10, 2016 - Press Release

Power Utilities Taking Advantage of Analytics

Global revenue from utility analytics is expected to grow from $944.8 million in 2016 to $3.6 billion in 2025, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Analytics, Navigant Research

July 28, 2016 - Industry News

College of New Jersey, PSE&G Unveil New EV Charging System

Lee Ann Riccardi, professor of art history and interim director of the college's Center for Global Engagement, plugs in her 2014 Chevy Volt. Photo Courtesy of PSE&G

The College of New Jersey and Public Service Electric and Gas Corporation have opened a five-station electric vehicle charging system at the college.

Tags: Colleges and Universities, EV Charging Stations, Public Service Electric and Gas Company

July 28, 2016 - Press Release

TruStar Energy Nominated for Qualitas Vendor Awards by FCA US

FCA US LLC’s high-volume Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station, designed and built by TruStar Energy. The station, powered by six Ariel compressors and capable of dispensing nearly 40 gasoline-gallon equivalent (GGE) per minute, is owned and maintained by TruStar Energy and represents the largest private fast-fill CNG fueling station in North America. Photo Courtesy of Trustar Energy

TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, was nominated for three awards during the FCA US LLC Qualitas 2016 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony.

Tags: Awards, TruStar Energy, FCA

July 28, 2016 - Press Release

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Earns National Safety Awards

Accepting the American Gas Association's Safety Achievement Award on behalf of Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, from left: Bill Hermstedt, Operations Project Coordinator; Nick Bishop, Project Engineer; Mark Parker, Engineer Manager; Marianne Coker, Gas Control Manager; and Solomon McCloskey, Senior Manager, Gas Pipeline Operations. Photo Courtesy of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has earned two Safety Achievement Awards from the American Gas Association.

Tags: Awards, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, American Gas Association

July 27, 2016 - Industry News

Greenlots Chooses Avista Utilities for EV Charging Pilot

Beginning in August of 2016, Avista will install and maintain 200 Level 2 chargers across different locations as part of a two-year pilot with Greenlots. (PHOTO: Greenlots)

Greenlots was selected by Avista Utilities for a grid-integrated electric vehicle charging pilot that enables the utility to own and operate EV infrastructure.

Tags: Avista, Electric Vehicles, Greenlots, EV Charging Stations

July 25, 2016 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: When Power Lines Fall

Here's advice on what to do if your vehicle comes in contact with downed power lines during a storm or collision.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Safety Tips, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

July 18, 2016 - Industry News

Terex Aerial Devices Recalled for Unexpected Movement

Photo of TCX aerial courtesy of Terex.

The recall covers 440 2016 model-year HR, HRX, LT, LTM, TL, TC, and TCX aerial devices.

Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets, Aerial Devices, Equipment

July 14, 2016 - Press Release

SoCalGas Opens Heavy-Duty Ready CNG Station

The new CNG station extends the network of CNG stations across a key regional goods movement corridor and will provide owners and operators of natural gas-fueled trucks and other vehicles with a new, convenient place to fuel.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, SoCalGas, CNG Fueling Stations

July 14, 2016 - Industry News

East Point Power to Lease Trucks

East Point Power Power Department has received approval from the City Council to lease eight trucks over the next five years.

Tags: Digger Derricks, Bucket Trucks, Elected Leaders

July 13, 2016 - Industry News

Utility Provider Awarded Green Fleet Leader Award

The Greer Commission of Public Works was awarded the 2015 Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition.

Tags: Utility Fleet, Clean Fuels Coalition, Commission of Public Works

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Consumers Energy Rolling Out New Mobile Command Centers

The 30-foot mobile command centers are based in Jackson, Mich., and Clinton Township, ready to be deployed wherever they are needed. (PHOTO: Consumers Energy)

Consumers Energy has developed two new specially equipped vehicles, designed and outfitted to respond to any localized emergency the energy provider may face, as well as to support widespread storm restoration work.

Tags: Mobile Command Center, Consumers Energy, Energy Fleets, Utility Fleet

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

Ky. Utility Opts for Leased Vehicles

File photo by Vince Taroc

The Morehead Utility Plant Board in eastern Kentucky has approved its general manager's plan to enter into a partnership with Enterprise Fleet Management to shift the fleet to a leasing funding model.

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

Electric Utilities Moving Toward Renewable Energy

Among the 30 holding companies, Sempra, PG&E, Edison International and Xcel ranked the highest for renewable energy sales, accounting for more than half of the total sales. (SOURCE: CERES)

A new analysis released by Ceres shows that many of the nation’s largest electric utilities and their local subsidiaries are moving toward lower carbon fuel sources and that ambitious state policies and strong corporate demand for renewable energy are key drivers of this trend.

Tags: Renewable Energy, Electric Utility, Utilities

June 30, 2016 - Press Release

Chevin Adds Asset Tracking to FleetWave

This new capability collects telematics delivered data about an asset’s performance and usage from a secure and easily installed device plugged directly into the OBD-II or JBUS.

Tags: Asset Tracking, Chevin


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