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Archive for April, 2014

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Pump Station Optimization Is No Pipe Dream

Written by Alan Hinchman

It used to be impossible for rural wastewater utilities to even consider upgrading to a sophisticated, high-performance automated control system. Funding approval is always a hurdle, but in these scenarios, lack of IT support has been the real barrier.

pump stationThen GE Intelligent Platforms introduced its Pump Station Appliance.

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How to Make People Care About Energy Waste

Written by Jordan Lane Gilmore

Visibility of energy use is not enough to get people to change their actions, we still need to find a way to make people care to compel them to act.

cleanwebAt last week’s Cleanweb Hackathon in Boston, teams focused on combining hardware, software, and mobile devices to figure out how to make people care about regular energy issues.

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Engaging Customers through Technology

Written by Chris Peacock

mobileLast year I posted about some lessons learned from my 9-year old son and his team. During this year’s Odyssey of the Mind, I again learned a few lessons, but have decided to share those for another day. This time I thought it was important to explore how technology continues to shift, as I observed with this group of kids during this year’s state tournament.

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Basic Technology Isn’t Basic To Everyone

Written by Kyle Reissner
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Shanty Creek Ski Mountain View

Last month I visited the Michigan Rural Water show at the Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, MI. Not only was it a picturesque place for a conference, but I got to meet a lot of small rural water operations people.

One person in particular stood out.

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The Hidden Energy-Water Connection

Written by Alan Hinchman

RTEmagicC_wwd14_sq2_300x250.jpgEvery year, the United Nations celebrates World Water Day on March 22, a day to focus the world’s attention on one of Earth’s most important—and increasingly scarce — resources: fresh water. This year, water advocates around the world acknowledged World Water Day by focusing on the relationship between water and energy.

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