Dominion Energy to Acquire SCANA

Dominion Energy, Inc. and SCANA Corporation have reached an agreement to combine in a stock-for-stock merger, in which SCANA shareholders would receive 0.6690 shares of Dominion Energy common stock for each share of SCANA common stock. Including assumption of debt, the value of the transaction i..

Pennsylvania American Water Acquires McKeesport Wastewater System

Pennsylvania American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water, has completed the acquisition of the wastewater system assets of the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport (MACM). The purchase price is approximately $159 million. The transaction marks the first acquisition complete..

Feeney Brothers Utility Services Acquires DDS Companies

Feeney Brothers Utility Services, a leading service provider to the U.S. Northeastern gas, electric, water, and telecommunications industries, has closed on a strategic merger with DDS Companies. DDS provides utility, civil, engineering and telecommunications services in upstate New York, Pennsy..

Cincinnati Bell, Hawaiian Telcom Merger Approved in Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Cable Television Division (CATV) has conditionally approved the transfer of control of Hawaiian Telcom’s cable franchise to Cincinnati Bell Inc.  “We are pleased that our merger approval process is moving forward expeditious..

Vortex Companies Acquires VacVision Environmental

The Vortex Companies, a leading trenchless rehabilitation industry solutions provider, has acquired VacVision Environmental, a trenchless infrastructure and service contractor located in South Carolina and Florida.  “We’ve always believed VacVision shared our approach to delivering a broad range of..

Eversource Acquires Aquarion Water Company

Eversource has acquired the Aquarion Water Company, becoming the only U.S.-based electric utility to also own a water utility. With all required regulatory approvals now received, Aquarion will now operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource, whose footprint includes nearly 4 million electric..

Kansas Regulators to Review Westar Merger with Great Plains

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Shareholders overwhelmingly approved a proposed merger of Kansas’ largest electric company with a Missouri firm Tuesday, a move that aims to create a new unified company with a combined equity value of about $14 billion in a revised deal that still requires regulatory approval. ..

Avista Shareholders Approve Merger with Hydro One

Avista Corporation today announced its shareholders have approved the proposed acquisition of the company by Hydro One Limited. “We are pleased that our shareholders have demonstrated their strong support of this transaction and the value and benefits it will provide for all of our stakeholders,” A..

Westar Energy, Great Plains Energy Shareholders OK Merger

Westar Energy, Inc. and Great Plains Energy Incorporated, the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), today announced the companies’ shareholders have approved the proposals necessary for the merger between the two companies. “We are excited about today’s approval from shareholders of ..

Sale of Texas Water System Finalized

SJW Group has closed on the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Texas Water Alliance Limited (TWA) to Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA). On Feb. 22, 2016, SJW Group entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with GBRA, pursuant to which SJW Group agreed to sell TWA to GBRA for $31,000,000. “..

Indiana American Water Acquires Georgetown Water System

Indiana American Water President Deborah Dewey today announced the company’s acquisition of Georgetown Water, a municipal water utility located in southern Indiana. The purchase of the system adds approximately 1,300 customers to the company’s customer base, which represents a population of approxim..

Vermont Council Reopens Bidding Process for Telecom Utility

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington officials have formed a committee to determine how to vote on a buyer for the city’s Burlington Telecom utility following a failed joint venture proposal. The Burlington Free Press reports a final vote has been scheduled for Nov. 27. The finalists, Ting and Keep Bu..

City OKs Sale of Water System to California American Water

The Bellflower City Council has approved the sale of the city’s municipal water system to California American Water. “We have a strong legacy and presence in the Los Angeles region where we’ve been providing water service for over 50 years,” said Rich Svindland, California American Water President...

Utility Set to Meet with Officials About Buying Gas Company

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A utility company’s representatives are scheduled to meet with state officials to work on the terms for buying a natural gas business that will bring service to more customers in the Fairbanks area. Interior Gas Utility Board Chairman Mike Meeks and recently appointed board..

Oncor, Sharyland Complete Asset Exchange

InfraREIT, Inc. today announced the closing of the asset exchange transaction between the company’s subsidiary, Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services, L.L.C. and Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, in which Sharyland Distribution & transmission Services exchanged its retail distributio..

SJW Group to Purchase Deer Creek Ranch Water System Assets

SJW Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SJWTX, Inc., has entered into an agreement to purchase Deer Creek Ranch Water Co., LLC’s water system assets. The system includes approximately 750 service connections over an area of 1,191 acres in Hays and Travis counties on the rapidly growing western fringe o..

Vermont Town Proposes Joint Venture Purchase of Telecom Utility

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington officials have directed the two buyers vying for the city’s Burlington Telecom utility to figure out a joint venture proposal. The Burlington Free Press reports Councilor Ali Dieng proposed the joint venture Monday night after the two votes to decide a final buyer ..

SUEZ Acquires Forest Park Water Group

SUEZ North America has completed the acquisition of the Forest Park Water Group, which serves approximately 4,000 people through 13 water systems in Putnam County and one system in Westchester County, New York. The water systems, which consist of 30 wells, serve mostly residential homes, condominium..

Consolidation of Rural Water Systems Prompts Industry Dialogue

CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division has released, When Rural Water Systems Combine, a report that examines key issues and considerations surrounding consolidation of rural water systems. “The pace of consolidations at agricultural cooperatives in rural America has picked up in recent years,” said ..

Southern Company to Sell Utilities in $1.7 Billion Deal

Pivotal Utility Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas, has entered into agreements to sell the assets of its utility operating divisions, Elizabethtown Gas and Elton Gas, to South Jersey Industries in an all-cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion. ..

California American Water to Purchase Hillview Water Company

California American Water has entered into a Purchase Agreement to acquire the operating assets of Hillview Water Company and assume the provision of water service within the Hillview Water Company service area between Oakhurst and Raymond, Calif. Hillview Water Company, which consists of approxima..

Agency Plans Northwestern Arizona Water Purchase, Transfer

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The operator of the Central Arizona Project aqueduct system is planning to buy water rights in rural northwestern Arizona to transfer the water for use in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. The agency’s governing board approved the purchase agreement on Thursday to buy seven farms c..

CountryWide Broadband To Acquire Full Channel

CountryWide Broadband today announced that, along with Seaport Capital of New York, the company has agreed to acquire Full Channel, a leading provider of broadband video entertainment, high-speed internet access, and telephone services to residents and businesses in Rhode Island’s East Bay, includin..

SUEZ Acquires GE's Water Business

General Electric today announced it completed the closing of the sale of GE Water & Process Technologies to SUEZ for $3.4 billion on September 30, 2017. “The sale of GE Water & Process Technologies is the next step in GE Power’s business strategy and portfolio transformation,” said GE Power Preside..

Swiss ABB to Buy Unit from General Electric for $2.6 Billion

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss robotics and industrial machinery maker ABB is buying the electrification services unit of U.S. conglomerate General Electric in a deal valued at $2.6 billion, boosting its presence in its crucial North American market. The deal between ABB, which provides high-tech equipment fo..

Vermeer Acquires Remaining Interests in McLaughlin

Vermeer Corporation today announced it has acquired the remaining interests of McLaughlin Group, Inc. The company originally acquired a minority interest in McLaughlin in 2012.  “Our initial investment in McLaughlin created the ideal opportunity to determine how the company culture and product port..

Hydro One and Avista File Applications for Regulatory Approval of Merger

Hydro One Limited and Avista Corporation have filed Applications requesting regulatory approval of the proposed merger of the two companies that was announced on July 19, 2017. The applications have been filed with state utility commissions in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska, as w..

Illinois American Water Acquires Piasa Township Sanitary District

Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk today announced the company’s acquisition of the Piasa Township Sanitary District. The purchase of the system adds approximately 120 customers to the company’s customer base in the Alton District. In a public referendum on April 4, 2017, residents of Pia..

Maricopa Scraps Idea of Buying Global Water Company

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Maricopa has scrapped an idea to buy a private water company amid customer complaints about service interruptions and sudden spikes in water bills. The city hired Piper Jaffray, an investment bank and asset management firm, to conduct research on the possibility o..

NV5 Global Acquires Marron and Associates

NV5 Global, Inc. has acquired Marron and Associates, Inc., an environmental services firm with offices in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico. The acquisition was made entirely in cash and will be immediately accretive to NV5’s earnings. In addition to providing environmental planning, natural a..