Microsoft Partner ESS Makes Data Collection for EH&S More Efficient

Last month Microsoft partner ESS launched Essential Mobile™ for FEMS, an application that “collects fugitive emissions data wirelessly from a Thermo Scientific thermo vapor analyzer (TVA) via Bluetooth technology for upload into the Essential FEMS™ database for fast, efficient leak detection and repair (LDAR) reporting. It allows users to record leak detection, repair and calibration…


Consultants’ Newsletter Touches on How Credit Crunch Fiasco Could Hurt U.S. Utilities

With global stock markets reeling in the last week, I found a report from Black& Veatch to be quite interesting and worth the read. Specifically, the report notes how the growing credit crunch could hurt capital-intensive utilities. Constellation Energy and Reliant Energy are but two utilities that have recently suffered. More examples may be on…


Carbon Emission Management: Technology Systems Can Improve Customer Satisfaction and Employee Retention

Utility executives know implicitly that consumers judge their company by the amount and meaningfulness of the Utilities’ community outreach and conservation programs. What’s been difficult to measure is just how much value is created by such efforts and thus how much companies should invest in them given all the competing interests for scarce investment funds….