Grid

Georgia Power Celebrates Thank a Lineman

Georgia Power’s 2017 Thank a Lineman initiative enables Georgians to say “thank you” for their hard work by signing the digital card at http://www.georgiapower.com/thankalineman. They can follow the #ThankALineman on social media for linemen stories and the national initiative. This is the fifth consecutive year the utility has celebrating linemen for their work.

“From the mountains to the coast, line crews serve as the backbone of our business, keeping our customers connected and our state powered,” stated Leslie Sibert, VP distribution, Georgia Power. “We’re thankful for the work that they do and are happy to take this opportunity each year to pause and recognize their commitment to safely working in truly challenging conditions day and night.”

Environment, Grid

MIA Awarded Best Airport in North America for Environmental Management

The Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) has awarded Miami International Airport its 2017 Environmental Achievement Award in the Environmental Management category.  Presented at ACI-NA’s 2017 Airports@Work Conference in Las Vegas, the award is for MIA’s Sustainability Project which it started Aug 2015 with Florida Power & Light Services (FPLS).

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said “This national award is well-deserved recognition for one of the largest projects Miami-Dade County has ever undertaken to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.” He added “The cost savings and energy conservation from this project is providing huge benefits to our airport tenants, passengers, and the environment as a whole.”

A total of $32 million has been spent till date under the Sustainability Project. The airport has upgraded its air conditioning and ventilation and installed energy-efficient lighting, water conservation retrofits, and other innovations. The project is expected to save MIA over 35 million KW/ year and $40 million in utility costs during the 14-year contract with FPLS. There will be an annual reduction in carbon emissions equivalent of 5,110 automobiles.

 

 

Water, Grid, Home

$8.7 Bn Smart Water Metering Market by 2025 – Report

There will be a $8.70 bn smart water meter industry by 2025, according to a new Research and Markets report. The market will grow at a CAGR of about 8.8% in the next decade. The report contains main players, important developments, technological innovations, trends, and future strategies.

 

Titled “Global Smart Water Metering Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2025, “the report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global and regional levels. The study contains revenue estimations for 2015 and forecasts from 2016 till 2025.