Month: February 2021

Calls for preventable natural gas line breaks spike throughout Nanaimo

NANAIMO — Damage to underground infrastructure and natural gas lines is occurring at a pace not seen in several years. Fortis BC said they’ve responded to eight cases through January of their lines being damaged by people digging in the ground. Just six cases were recorded in January for the combined three years prior…Read More

RRC Hosts Pipeline Safety, Permitting And Damage Prevention Webinar On March 9

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) will host a free webinar entitled Pipeline Safety, Permitting and Damage Prevention to inform and train energy industry representatives about their responsibilities under the agency’s jurisdiction to ensure that the pipelines in Texas’ pipeline infrastructure are designed, constructed, operated and maintained safely. The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to …

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ProStar Welcomes Former CEO and Founder of Virginia 811, Rick Pevarski, to the ProStar Technology Advisory Board

ProStar Holdings Inc. (ProStar™ or the Company) (TSXV: MAPS) (FSE: 5D00) a world leader in precision mapping solutions, has announced that Rick Pevarski, founder and CEO of Virginia Utility Protection Service (VA811) has joined the Technology Advisory Board of ProStar.  VA811, which provides the one-call notification services for the Commonwealth of Virginia was founded by Mr. Pevarski in 2001.  …

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Fortis B.C. sees upswing in underground gas line damage incidents in Nanaimo

Fortis B.C. asks contractors and homeowners to call for underground utility maps before putting shovels in the ground. Fortis hopes anyone in Nanaimo planning to dig will call for information first about where not to dig. The natural gas supplier reported five incidents of damage in the city in January, compared to no such incidents …

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Maine Public Utilities Commission to examine state’s electric distribution system

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) opened a case Feb. 18 to investigate the future design and operation of the electric distribution system in Maine. The Commission will conduct an in-depth, structured, and comprehensive examination to determine how best to accommodate increasing amounts of renewable energy, including solar installations and energy storage, and substantial load …

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Millions Without Power Amid Strain On Texas’ Electric Grid

Electric grids are an indispensable infrastructure, as evidenced this week by winter storms that have left an estimated 3 million Texans without power in dangerously cold temperatures. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the electric grid operator for the state, lost control of the power supply this week, prompting Gov. Greg Abbott to launch an investigation, while …

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Five things to know about Texas’s strained electric grid

Texas’s electric grid has been thrust into the national spotlight amid a deadly winter storm that left 2.7 million households without power as of Wednesday morning. The grid that typically brings electricity to homes and businesses buckled under the frigid temperatures, leading to…Read More

With about 500 water service lines still to dig up, Flint considers project manager contract extension

FLINT, MI — The city’s excavation and replacement of water service lines will continue into 2021, and the project manager could be in line for a contract extension to oversee the remaining work. A Flint City Council committee is scheduled to consider a $500,000 change order in the city’s contract with Rowe Professional Services on …

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ProStar Appoints Rob Martindale of Colorado’s Department of Transportation to its Technical Advisory Board

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Feb. 10, 2021 /CNW/ — ProStar Holdings Inc. (“ProStar” or the “Company”) (TSXV: MAPS) (FSE: 5D00) announced today that Rob Martindale has joined ProStar’s Technical Advisory Board. Mr. Martindale serves as Program Manager of Utilities and Railroads at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Rules, Policies and Procedures Administrator. He also serves as Technical Council …

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