Utilities


  • UK: Investigation underway after four killed in explosion at a Bristol waste water treatment works

    December 4, 2020

    Investigations are continuing into what caused an explosion at a waste water treatment works that killed four people. Three employees of Wessex Water and a contractor were killed in the blast at a water recycling centre in Kings Weston Lane, Avonmouth, on Thursday. The explosion happened at 11:20 GMT in a silo that held treated biosolids. Wessex Water ...

  • Pylon Damage Leaves 50% of Herat without Electricity

    October 22, 2020

    Unknown militants destroyed an electricity pylon that transfers the energy to Herat province, the office of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the statement, the militants destroyed a pylon that imports electricity from Iran to Herat; the incident happened in Kalat-e-Ghazi village in Ghoryan district. At least 50 percent of ...

  • $500 million water infrastructure investment planned for Michigan

    October 1, 2020

    Michigan plans to spend $500 million on improving the state’s water infrastructure. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced MI Clean Water on Oct. 1, saying that it’s a step in the right direction after, “decades of underinvestment in Michigan’s infrastructure.” “The MI Clean Water investment will help us rebuild Michigan’s water infrastructure and will prioritize and invest directly into ...

  • Cyber Risks Are Top of Mind Throughout the Power Sector

    September 19, 2020

    The electric power sector in the United States has a long history of facing threats to our infrastructure—whether they are natural or man‐made. While cyberthreats are indeed much more complex, particularly when you consider that some of our cyber adversaries are nation states, the industry has a strong foundation of preparedness, resilience, and response. Though ...