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Hydro One Names Meneley Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer

Hydro One Limited today announced the appointment of Patrick Meneley as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Corporate Development Officer, effective March 1, 2018.  In his new role, he will be responsible for leading strategy, innovation and mergers and acquisitions. Meneley most recently ..

Texas Electric Cooperatives Announces Alliance with Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative

Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC) has announced an alliance with Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC), a South Central Texas electrical cooperative. The agreement brings more than 9,800 miles of line and more than 80,000 meters in thirteen counties into areas currently served by TEC alli..

Pro Pipe Partners with Perma-Liner Industries to Expand Lateral Lining Services

Professional Pipe Services, Inc. (Pro Pipe) today announced a partnership with Perma-Liner Industries (Perma-Liner) to provide main/lateral connection lining services nationwide. As municipalities seek to reduce the impact of inflow and infiltration (I&I) on the broader wastewater collection system..

Design Contract Awarded for Project to Minimize Flood Risk in Connecticut Town

WSP, Arcadis, Waggonner & Ball, and the Yale Urban Design Workshop have been awarded a contract to design resilience measures to minimize flood risk and account for sea level rise affecting Bridgeport, Connecticut’s South End businesses and residents. The project, one of 13 awarded by the U.S. Depar..

Krause Appointed to EPCOR's Board of Directors

EPCOR Utilities Inc. today announced the appointment of Alan Krause to its Board of Directors. Krause served as President, Global of MWH Global until his retirement in November 2017. During his tenure with the company, he served in many different executive positions, including Chairman and Chief Ex..

Colorado’s Top Oil, Gas Regulator Joining Energy Consultancy

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator is stepping down to take a job with an energy consulting company. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said Tuesday Director Matt Lepore is resigning on March 4 after more than five years in the job. He’ll become legal counsel and strategic adv..

NSF International Appoints Purkiss Vice President of Global Water Division

NSF International has appointed Dave Purkiss to the position of Vice President, Global Water Division. In his new role, Purkiss will oversee NSF International’s global water programs, including certification programs that help ensure the quality and safety of products used in municipal water treatm..

West Virginia Jury Sides with Contractor in Sewer Dispute

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia jury has ruled that the Charleston Sanitary Board must pay an Upshur County contractor more than $1 million for breaching its contract with the firm. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the jury recently awarded J.F. Allen Corporation $1.3 million in damages..

General Cable Corporation Stockholders Approve Acquisition By Prysmian Group

General Cable Corporation’s stockholders today approved the company’s previously announced acquisition by Prysmian Group for $30.00 per share in cash. Subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close by the third quarter of 2018. ..

Florida Utility Wants to Buy South Carolina-Owned Utility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Florida power company is suggesting it might buy a South Carolina state-owned utility for nearly $16 billion. Media outlets reported that NextEra Energy is one of several groups interested in buying Santee Cooper after the state-owned utility and South Carolina Electric & Ga..

Trimble, Aquarius Spectrum Announce Water Leak Detection Technology Distribution Agreement

Trimble today announced an exclusive relationship with Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. to distribute a branded version of Aquarius Spectrum’s wireless leak detection and monitoring solutions for water utilities throughout the U.S. The collaboration will extend Trimble’s portfolio of smart water management se..

Vermeer and Mincon Announce Distribution Agreement

Two of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry’s leading equipment and tooling manufacturers, Vermeer Corporation and Mincon Group PLC, have formed a distribution alliance to expand contractors’ access to quality rock tooling worldwide. As part of the agreement, Vermeer dealers are now th..

TransCanada to Move Ahead with $2.4 Billion Pipeline Extension

TransCanada Corporation today announced that it will proceed with a $2.4 billion expansion of its NGTL System to connect incremental supply and expand basin export capacity by one Bcf/d of natural gas at the interconnection with its Canadian Mainline. The company recently completed an open season f..

American Water Appoints Two New Independent Members to Board of Directors

American Water Works Company, Inc. today announced that Jeffrey N. Edwards and Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Ret.), have been appointed as independent members of the company’s board of directors effective March 1, 2018. “We are honored to have both of these experienced and talented individual..

Blackeagle Energy Services Receives DCA Safety Award for 2nd Consecutive Year

Blackeagle Energy Services (Blackeagle) has been awarded the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) Arthur T. Everham Safety Award for the second year in a row. DCA established the award in 1986 to recognize contractors with exceptional safety programs. In 2017, among companies that worked 6..

Granite Construction to Acquire Layne Christensen

Granite Construction Incorporated and Layne Christensen Company today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Granite will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Layne in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $565 million, including the assumption of net debt. The transac..

Navigant Elects Yingling to Board of Directors

Navigant today announced Jeffrey Yingling, a prominent financial executive and long-time investment banker, has been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective Feb. 12, 2018. “We are pleased to welcome Jeff Yingling to our board of directors,” said Julie Howard, chairman and CEO of Navi..

NV5 Global Awarded Stormwater Assessment Contract in New Jersey

NV5 Global, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a contract with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to provide identification, assessment and analysis of all NJDOT stormwater basins and roadway drainage outfalls within Region North, an area encompassing eight of New Jersey’..

Red Hen Systems Creates Pipeline Leak Detection System

Red Hen Systems, a Colorado geospatial company with 21 years of experience locating infrastructure using video mapping technology, today announced it has developed Pipeline Leak Detection Services (PLDS). PLDS utilizes a multi-sensor detection system to locate, and quantify in real-time fugitive met..

OGE Energy Names Stafford Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

OGE Energy Corp. today announced that it has named Sarah Stafford controller and chief accounting officer effective March 1, 2018. Stafford will follow Scott Forbes, who announced he will step away from his role as the company’s principal accounting officer effective Feb. 28, 2018. Forbes, who plans..

West Blue River Interceptor Project Wins ACEC Award

Burns & McDonnell and Leath & Sons’ West Blue River Interceptor Sewer Project, a 72-inch aerial sewer crossing Brush Creek, recently received an Honor Award from the Missouri chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The chapter presented its 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards during..

Calix’s Fiber-to-the Home Solutions to Help Improve Internet Capabilities in Eastern Iowa

Calix, Inc. today announced ImOn Communications, an Internet, cable TV, and phone services provider in eastern Iowa, will leverage end-to-end fiber solutions from Calix to offer unrivaled gigabit business and residential services in its new service areas. “The cable industry is actively transitioni..

Layne Christensen Announces Early Completion Of The Hermosa Pipeline Extension In The Delaware Basin

Layne Christensen Company today announced the early completion of the six-mile extension of its Hermosa water pipeline that was started in early December 2017. ”We are pleased that the extension was completed ahead of schedule and on budget and is now in operation,” J. Michael Anderson, Chief Finan..

Goodnight Midstream Commences Open Season on Llano Produced Water Pipeline System

Goodnight Midstream Permian, LLC today announced it has started a binding open season closing March 8, 2018 to provide an opportunity for producers to enter into long-term contractual commitments for the Llano Produced Water Pipeline System. The Llano Pipeline will begin at its origin point in Lea ..

Pipeline Builder Offers $7.5M, Land to Settle Lawsuits

GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio city is considering whether to accept a $7.5 million offer to settle lawsuits with a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline. The Green City Council was expected to vote Wednesday night whether to accept an offer that also includes 20 acres of..

Entergy and C Spire Team up to Help Bridge "Digital Divide" in Mississippi

Entergy and C Spire today announced they are teaming up on an $11 million fiber infrastructure project that will open the door for future delivery of a wide variety of next-generation broadband services to consumers and businesses in some of the most isolated and rural parts of the state. ..

Cleco Corporate Holdings to Acquire NRG South Central Generating

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC (Cleco), owner of regulated electric utility Cleco Power LLC (Cleco Power), today announced that it will acquire NRG South Central Generating LLC (South Central), a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., for $1 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Cleco will ..

Trump to Nominate Memphis Attorney to Federal Utility Board

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate Memphis attorney John L. Ryder to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s board. A news release from the White House says Ryder would serve a term expiring in May of 2020 if he’s confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Ryder previously..

New Jersey American Water Investing over $4.2 Million in Burlington and Camden Counties

New Jersey American Water today announced the start of water main replacement projects in its service areas in Burlington and Camden counties to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection. The projects, with a combined cost of over $4.2 million, will replace aging..

Xylem Acquires EmNet

Xylem Inc. today announced that it has acquired EmNet, LLC, a rapidly growing provider of smart solutions that enable municipalities to manage the urban water cycle and wastewater and stormwater systems. Financial terms were not disclosed. EmNet’s core technology and expertise in real time decision..