Insights: Energy

What could the 2020 election results mean for Hydro?
What could the 2020 election results mean for Hydro?

A recent NHA virtual event explored 3 main areas of potential impact: legislative, regulatory, and wholesale energy markets. Here are some key takeaways.

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Shifts in infrastructure ahead
Shifts in infrastructure ahead

Mead & Hunt contributed to an article for Environmental Business Journal discussing recent shifts in various sectors, and predictions for the future.

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Oroville happened. FERC responded.
Oroville happened. FERC responded.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced updates to their guidelines driven by the Oroville incident and a review of their own dam safety program.

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The importance of solid foundations
The importance of solid foundations

Foundation engineering is not an exact science, it is a carefully considered strategy. Here are some things to consider for a solid and lasting foundation.

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Automating data extraction from HEC-RAS
Automating data extraction from HEC-RAS

With a bit of up-front work, you can create tools that will perform HEC-RAS tasks, speeding up repetitive processes and reducing the chance of error.

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Sustainability and resilience: a tale of two buzzwords?
Sustainability and resilience: a tale of two buzzwords?

Sustainability and resilience work in tandem. We must focus on both if we want to provide lasting and successful climate solutions.

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6 steps to leverage multiple funding sources
6 steps to leverage multiple funding sources

leveraging multiple funding sources and opportunities is the present and future for infrastructure funding.

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US Army Corps of Engineers task order awards: new procedures
US Army Corps of Engineers task order awards: new procedures

As things start getting “back to normal,” there will be changes to how AE firms are selected to execute USACE task orders off multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Contracts.

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Water Utilities prepare for the unknown
Water Utilities prepare for the unknown

Some risks to our drinking water systems and operators are nothing new, like proper storage and handling of chemicals. Other risks are uncharted territory.

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How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?
How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?

In these times of uncertainty, good QAQC remains as important as ever. We have the tools to execute our QAQC processes even when working from home.

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