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From Rooftops to Algae Pools: Orlando’s Vision for Carbon-Free Energy - The New York Times
You can see its aspirations in the thousands of ponds all over the city that collect the runoff from Central Florida’s frequent downpours. Floating solar panels rise and fall in the water, sending power to the grid.
green-economy  sustainable-development  urban-planning  government-policy  utilities  energy  orlando  Florida  Around-the-web  this-week-436  insider-8-31-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
America's Power Grids Are Not Ready For Summer Heatwaves - BDO
Los Angeles has had blackouts and soaring electricity prices. Electricity prices across the nation have jumped to as much as double for late summer. The Secretary of Energy is calling for subsidies to make otherwise noneconomic coal and nuclear power plants available to the grid. The taxpayers of New York have stepped up with a $500 million bailout of two nuclear power plants. Electricity markets are supposed to be competitive and “de-regulated” to provide “choice” and lower prices to consumers, but now we have the characteristics of monopoly markets: reduced service and higher prices.
utilities  energy-costs  energy-availability  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Corporate tax cuts are holding the promise of lower utility bills - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
After the last major overhaul of the corporate tax system, in the mid-1980s, regulators in many states were slow to act — in effect allowing utilities to pocket tax savings until new rates took effect.

Some states are trying to prevent that from happening again.
energy-costs  energy  taxes-incentives  corporate-tax-reform  government-policy  utilities  Around-the-web  this-week-410 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Utility Companies: Powerful Economic Development Partners - Area Development
Utility economic development organizations can bring a lot to the table during the corporate location process, especially in terms of technical expertise along with strategic and project-level funding.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  energy  utilities 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Nebraska Satisfies Food Processors R&D and Power Needs - Area Development
Food processors in Nebraska can get help from the states educational/research institutions, as well as benefit from incentives provided by the state’s largest electric utility, NPPD.
economic-development  site-selection  food-industry  food-processing  nebraska  plains  utilities  energy 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Shell Buildings in Hoosier Energy’s Service Territory Are Win-Win Investment - Area Development
A shell building in New Castle/Henry County, Indiana, lured Boar’s Head to visit the community during its site search, ultimately purchasing land across the road.
manufacturing  indiana  midwest  economic-development  area-development-features  hoosier-energy  utilities 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Battle Lines Drawn Over Extending Energy Tax Credits - Bloomberg BNA
What brings home builders, farmers, utility cooperatives and environmentalists together? Expiring energy tax credits.
this-week-370  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  taxes-incentives  utilities  agriculture  environment  economic-development 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Critical Site Selection Factor #10: Energy Availability and Costs - Area Development
Energy availability and costs are important for every project, but especially critical for industries that consume large amounts of energy, such as manufacturing, distribution, and data centers.
economic-development  site-selection  site-selection-factors  area-development-features  Matt  energy  utilities  manufacturing  data-centers  distribution-centers 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
A Business-Driven Approach to Utility Infrastructure - Area Development
Whether a utility project is driven by production capacity, energy efficiency, regulatory requirements, or environmental sustainability, its ultimate objective is to add value to the business.
area-development-features  Matt  utilities  energy  sustainability  sustainable-energy 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Top States for Doing Business Commentary: Power Companies’ Support Helps Top States to Score High - Area Development
The majority of the Top States for Doing Business have one severely underrated asset in common: the strong support of well-organized and well-funded power companies.
economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  jobs  top-states-for-business  utilities  energy  Matt  area-development-features 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Hoosier Energy Helping Auto Suppliers Power Through Expansion - Area Development
South Central Indiana REMC and its wholesale electric provider Hoosier Energy are helping to meet the power needs of TOA (USA) as it undergoes expansion
economic-development  site-selection  utilities  energy  manufacturing  automotive-industry  area-development-features  Matt 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Ampirical Solutions Expands Electrical Transmission-Distribution In St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana - Area Development
Ampirical Solutions will create 50 new direct jobs to expand its electrical transmission infrastructure and distribution firm in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Based in Mandeville, Louisiana, the company specializes in the design of substations, relay switchyards, protective relays and controls, transmission lines, distribution lines and related operations.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  louisiana  south  jobs  utilities  energy  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  STEM 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
'Wet Utilities' Are Key to Rural Economic Development - Inside INdiana Business
A missing piece of the infrastructure puzzle that’s been hampering economic development is the availability of "wet utilities." Taken for granted in cities, wet utilities consist of water and sewer services.
indiana  Around-the-web  this-week-363  utilities  water-availability  infrastructure  rural-economic-development 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s - The New York Times
High-speed internet is finally reaching remote, rural American places, but not through the telecom and cable companies that have wired most of urban America. Instead, local power companies are more often the broadband suppliers — and to bring the service, they are borrowing techniques and infrastructure used to electrify the United States nearly a century ago.
energy  utilities  infrastructure  ICT  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-361  broadband 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
SolScapes Expands Operations Center In Rapides Parish, Louisiana - Area Development
A company that performs a range of contracted services for utility and pipeline companies, SolScapes will make a $2 million capital investment and create 40 new direct jobs to expand its utility rights-of-way maintenance operation in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  math  louisiana  south  utilities  construction  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Utilities Boost Investments in Wind, Solar Power - WSJ
Power companies take advantage of government incentives that let them sell renewable electricity to other utilities at higher prices
utilities  energy  green-economy  energy-costs  wind-energy  solar-power  this-week-352  Around-the-web 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Duke Energy Plans Solar Facility Near Bloomington, Indiana - Area Development
Duke Energy will add more clean, renewable energy to its generation mix with the construction of a 17-megawatt solar facility at Naval Support Activity Crane, located 40 miles southwest of Bloomington, Indiana.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  indiana  midwest  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  bloomington  duke-energy  energy  utilities 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Planning For Plant Expansion: A “How-To” on Electrical Substations - Area Development
Expanding an electrical substation can present challenges, but careful planning, collaboration with the utility, and choosing the right equipment will ensure a successful outcome.
area-development-features  Matt  facility-planning  facility-expansion  manufacturing  site-selection  utilities  energy 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Innovating our way out of water shortages - GreenBiz
The current trend with water utilities is that water conservation is critical and water prices need to increase. Utilities have to cover their costs while confronting lower use and revenue. Essentially, water prices must rise to cover rising fixed costs despite declining volumes.
water-availability  utilities  Around-the-web  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Henry County (IN) REMC & Hoosier Energy Meets Challenges of New Boar’s Head Facility - Area Development
The arrangement for Boar’s Head Brand’s new $80 million, 200-employee facility, which represents Henry County’s first food production plant and REMC’s largest load, was helped by the experience of Hoosier Energy, the area’s power supplier.
area-development-features  Matt  food-processing  indiana  midwest  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  food-industry  utilities  energy 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Duke Energy Florida Plans Solar Facility In Perry, Florida - Area Development
Duke Energy Florida plans to construct a new solar facility in Perry, Florida. The 5-megawatt solar facility will be constructed on 20 acres of utility-owned land using approximately 22,000 solar panels, roughly the size of 17 football fields.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  duke-energy  energy  solar-power  renewable-energy  Florida  south-atlantic  utilities 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
New Report: "Tectonic Shift" in U.S. Energy Use--Renewables Surging; Coal, Oil, and Electricity Down - Switchboard - NRDC
I recently heard the CEO of the nation's largest utility tell a roomful of mostly conservative Midwest business and government leaders, gathered at the University of Missouri, that she was optimistic about prospects for cutting the nation's carbon pollution and meeting the goals of the nation's new Clean Power Plan to limit power plant emissions. Duke Energy's Lynn Good could -- and did-- base her optimism in part on a well-documented record of U.S. achievement.
green-economy  energy  utilities  Around-the-web  this-week-326  industry-organizations 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative-Sun Power Plan Solar Power Plant In Cochise County, Arizona - Area Development
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with SunPower to build a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in Cochise County, Arizona.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  solar-power  arizona  southwest  utilities  energy 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Opens $40 Million Electric Distribution Center In Concord, California - Area Development
Pacific Gas and Electric Company unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, $40 million electric distribution control center in Concord, California. The center marks another significant milestone in its ongoing efforts to provide its customers with safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  energy  clean-energy  utilities  california  pacific-states  renewable-energy 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
A Strategist’s Guide to Power Industry Transformation - strategy+business
The way we create, use, and manage electricity is finally changing, and the implications go far beyond the utility sector.
energy-costs  energy-efficiency  green-buildings  sustainable-development  energy  utilities  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Lime Energy Co. Relocates Corporate Headquarters To Newark, New Jersey - Area Development
Lime Energy Co., a leading provider of energy services to utilities and their commercial customers, is moving its corporate headquarters to Three Gateway Center in Newark, New Jersey.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  headquarters  energy  utilities  clean-energy 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Falcon Steel Expands Production Capacity At Its Haltom City, Texas, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Falcon Steel is expanding its in-house transmission pole production capacity at its manufacturing center in Haltom City, Texas. The expansion will meet the increasing demand for steel pole structures in power delivery applications.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  texas  southwest  manufacturing  utilities 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Charah, Inc. Opens Regional Office In Charlotte, North Carolina - Area Development
Charah Inc., a total solutions company providing service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, opened a regional headquarters at 330 S. Tryon Street, Suite 510, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  utilities  charlotte 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Nebraska Public Power District Replaces Sheldon Station Plant In Hallam, Nebraska - Area Development
Nebraska Public Power District, the state’s largest electric utility, plans to replace an existing coal-fired boiler with one that uses clean-burning hydrogen fuel at its Sheldon Station plant in Hallam, Nebraska.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  nebraska  plains  utilities  energy  public-power 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Public Power Communities Shine the Light on Innovation - Area Development
Public power utilities, which are owned by the communities they serve, have an inherent interest in helping those communities to innovate and prosper.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  matt  energy  utilities  public-power  innovation 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Pacific Gas and Electric Opens $28.5 Million Electric Distribution Control Center In Fresno, California - Area Development
Pacific Gas and Electric Company unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, $28.5 million electric distribution control center in Fresno, California. The Fresno facility is the first of three new control centers, with others to be situated in Concord and Rocklin, that will manage PG&E's more than the 140,000 miles of electric distribution system.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  utilities  energy  california  pacific-states 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
AvidXchange Expands Its Charlotte, North Carolina, Operations Center - Area Development
A company that helps businesses automate payment processes focusing on energy, metered utilities and telecom fields, AvidXchange will expand its headquarters operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company plans to invest more than $21.4 million and create 603 jobs in Mecklenburg County by the end of 2018.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  charlotte  utilities  telecommunications  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  headquarters  operations-center 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Bell Lumber & Pole Company Acquires Equipment For Sidney, Nebraska, Facility - Area Development
Bell Lumber & Pole Company acquired machinery and equipment that will go into its new facility near Sidney,Nebraska, as part of a project expected to create 30 full-time jobs in the Cornhusker State.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  nebraska  plains-states  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  utilities  lumber 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Warren Steel Holdings Restarts Plant Operations In Warren, Ohio - Area Development
Warren Steel Holdings, a leading producer and global supplier of high-quality carbon and alloy steel continuously cast products, reported it will restart operations at its Warren, Ohio, manufacturing plant.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  ohio  midwest  utilities  manufacturing 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Zilkha Biomass Energy Plans $90 Million Biomass Manufacturing Facility In Monticello, Arkansas - Area Development
Zilkha Biomass Energy, a producer of biomass solutions to electric utility customers, will invest $90 million to establish a facility in Monticello, Arkansas. The plant will manufacture its Zilkha Black Pellet brand, the first commercially available advanced pellet in the biomass industry, creating 52 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  arkansas  south  utilities  jobs 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Schneider Electric Expands El Paso, Texas, Manufacturing Campus - Area Development
Schneider Electric will invest $7 million to expand its operations in El Paso, Texas, creating 193 new jobs in the Lone Star State. Schneider Electric plans to expand its facility in El Paso to house a new custom engineered-to-order power control business line, targeting data centers, hospitals and other customers with mission-critical electrical continuity requirements.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  texas  southwest  el-paso  jobs  data-centers  utilities  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Capital Safety Plans Expansion At Its Red Wing, Minnesota, Production Center - Area Development
Capital Safety, a global provider of fall protection equipment for workers in construction, oil and gas, utilities and other industries, plans a 60,000-square- foot expansion project that will create 100 jobs at its operations center in Red Wing, Minnesota.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  minnesota  midwest  energy  utilities  jobs  operations-center  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
How Companies Can Get the Utility Packages They Need
Energy availability is a vital factor in any site selection process. Making an energy decision is more than just cost per kilowatt-hour — a well-designed utility plan should also take into account grid capacity, rate structure, service/distribution, and related utilities, such as wastewater treatment.
energy  site-selection-factors  utilities  wastewater-treatment  sustainable-development  area-development-features  main-sfp-insider-94 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Public Power Communities: Future-Focused
America’s public power communities are places where local governments and other public entities have taken charge to deliver services their communities need to prosper.
economic-development  site-selection  utilities  energy  matt  area-development-features  insider-92 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Recent Changes in Electric Gas Rates; Electricity Prices Are Down in 2014 - NV Energy
A New Year’s decrease in electric rates, plus one proposed for the fall means NV Energy’s commercial customers’ electricity costs will be lower in 2014.
around-the-web  matt  nevada  utilities  energy  mountaiin-states  gas  electricity 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Over-Sized Data Centres Cost Firms a Third Extra in Power and Cooling Infrastructure - Computing News
The total excess costs over the lifetime of an over-sized data centre is on average 30 per cent of the cost of the power and cooling infrastructure, according to industrial supplier Schneider Electric.
around-the-web  utilities  electricity  this-week-232  matt  data-centers 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Determining Facility Requirements for Mission-Critical Data Centers - Area Development Online
Although there is no perfect data center site, by vetting prospective sites to see if they meet specific requirements, a company can find one as close to ideal as possible.
utilities  economic-development  site-selection  infrastructure  data-centers 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
First Person: Florida Power & Lights Economic Development Efforts Aim to Rekindle State Economy - Area Development Online
Florida Power & Light, the state’s largest utility, has established its first economic development department to supplement and further the state’s efforts in business recruitment and retention. We spoke with FPL’s President Eric Silagy to find out why FPL has taken this new step and with FPL’s Director of Economic Development Lynn Pitts to learn more about the company’s new resources.
lynn-pitts  florida-power-and-light  florida  utilities  economic-development  site-selection 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
AES Corp., Parent Of Indy Power & Light, Invests $1.2 Million To Locate Business Unit Headquarters In Indianapolis, Indiana - Area Development Online
AES Corporation, parent company of Indianapolis Power & Light Company, will invest approximately $1.2 million to locate its U.S. business unit headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating up to 100 high-wage jobs by the end of 2014.
indiana  jobs  indianapolis  utilities  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt  headquarters 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Indianapolis Power & Light Plans $631 Million Gas Turbine Power Plant Near Martinsville, Indiana - Area Development Online
Indianapolis Power & Light Company plans to invest $631 million to construct a combined-cycle gas turbine power station at its Eagle Valley Generating Station near Martinsville, Indiana.
indiana  jobs  utilities  economic-development  site-selection  turbines  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
The Electric Utility and Data Center Interface – Things to Consider - Area Development Online
Mission critical and data center site selectors and operators must be aware of the many utility variables that will impact the site location decision.
utilities  taxes-incentives  site-selection  matt  data-centers 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
A Step-by-Step Guide to a More Strategic Site Selection Approach - Area Development Online
At every step in the process of choosing a site or facility — including specific objectives and cost comparisons — care must be taken to verify that the effort is aligned with the business’ long-term goals.
utilities  transportation  taxes-incentives  site-selection  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Georgia Power ventures further into solar power -
Georgia Power wants to more than triple its solar capacity with panels on the roofs of ratepayers’ homes or businesses and others at solar farms.
around-the-web  This-Week-184  georgia  utilities  green-economy  solar  infrastructure 
september 2012 by areadevelopment

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