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FERC, NARUC Want Utility Workers Designated as ‘Essential’

Power Magazine Summary Two agencies aligned with the power generation industry, including the group representing state public service commissioners who regulate utility services, including energy, telecommunications, and water, are asking state regulators to designate utility company workers...


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Empower Sterilizes its 79 Plants and Customer Service Centres

Zawya Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, conducted a massive campaign to sterilize its 79 plants, and Customer service centres across Dubai, using sustainable and eco-friendly methods, as a precautionary...


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A Resilient Pack: Keeping Our Facilities ‘Healthy’

NC State Summary With a fraction of its staff, Energy Systems continues to provide round-the-clock utility and facilities operations to hundreds of campus buildings. The need for energy and operation of essential systems never stops, and NC State’s campus is no exception. With a...


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Here's What Colleges and Universities Can Do to Help Their Communities

Amanpour and Company - AirDate March 24, 2020 Summary Across the globe, schools and universities have been forced to shut their doors to protect students and teachers and to slow the spread of coronavirus. But could they play a vital role in defeating COVID-19? Tufts University has...


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Evoqua Names Bush Brothers & Company Winner of Third Annual Water Sustainability Award

Valdosta Daily Times Summary Other finalists included IDEA Member Austin Energy Evoqua Water Technologies , an industry leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions, today named Bush Brothers & Company as the recipient of the 2020 Evoqua Water Sustainability Award....


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Empower Initiates Remote Work Policy and Ensures Uninterrupted Services to Customers

Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Summary Empower has launched a "remote work" initiative, in response to the preventive actions taken by the government, in order to ensure the safety of employees and customers as well as their families. The initiative was launched as part of the...


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MRC Member Bloom Energy Among California Companies Helping to Supply Ventilators Needed in Coronavirus Fight

Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times Summary Last week, Bloom Energy Chief Executive KR Sridhar realized his fuel-cell business could help alleviate the state’s critical shortage of ventilators. The San Jose company repairs and refurbishes the fuel-cell power generators it sells to large...


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Empower Saves 326 Million Gallons of Potable Water in 2019

Construction Week Summary The UAE’s Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has saved 326 million gallons of potable water in 2019, which is equivalent to the amount of water in 593 Olympic swimming pools. In comparison, Empower reported a total water saving of 305 million...


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Power Industry Weighs Impacts of Coronavirus

Power Summary Utilities and power generators worldwide are altering their business practices and developing strategies for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s particularly critical for the power industry, as a reliable supply of electricity is essential to prevent even more economic...


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Empower wins Dubai Chamber advanced CSR Label

Zawya Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation ( Empower ), received the Dubai Chamber Advanced CSR Label for the second time, after being awarded Dubai Chamber CSR Labels for 5 consecutive years including last year, in recognition of its outstanding efforts in...