utilities and regulations

SDG&E Becomes First Utility to Test Drones

July 26, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

Drones and Utilities

San Diego Gas & Electric became the first utility in the country to gain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to test-drive drones. The utility has been granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate that allows it to operate drones for research, testing, and training flights in Eastern San Diego County.[read more]

Utilities Enter the 21st Century with Mobile Apps

July 17, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

Picture this: you’re in the kitchen assembling a tasty sandwich. You pull out the turkey, unscrew the mayo jar, and start to slice the tomato. Just as you begin to un-twist the bag of bread, your electricity goes out, leaving you utterly ravenous and perhaps a bit frightened.[read more]

Why Coal-Dependent Utilities Shouldn't Be So Scared of Carbon Regulations

May 17, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Coal Utilities and Carbon Regulation

The Supreme Court recently upheld the legality of regulating pollution from coal plants across state lines. The ruling thrilled environmental advocates looking to shut down more coal plants. And it likely sent another wave of panic and anger through the corner offices of coal-dependent utilities.[read more]