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2014-08-11 12:22:28

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's distraction-filled world, a good reminder is necessary for the important tasks - especially those that can cause injury or incur repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. Today is Aug. 11, known as 8-11 Day, which is a reminder of the importance of calling 811 -- the nationwide call-before-you-dig number -- to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project. Every digging project, no matter how large or...

2014-08-11 12:22:26

One free call before a digging project can prevent injuries, property damage and service disruption HOUSTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's date of 8/11 is a natural reminder for everyone to call the national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811 prior to any digging project. One free call to 811 before digging can prevent injuries, property damage, service disruption and possibly costly fines for damaged infrastructure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020930/CNPLOGO...

2014-08-08 12:22:38

- Safety program has helped reduce accidental dig-ins to pipelines by 50 percent CLEVELAND, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion East Ohio is using the calendar date August 11, or 8/11, as a natural reminder that Ohio law requires the general public and contractors to call 8-1-1 at least 48 hours prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This will help ensure safe excavation. Promoting the Call 8-1-1 and other pipeline safety messages have helped the...

2014-08-05 20:21:41

Company Helps Leading Utilities in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand Deliver Smarter Energy Benefits to Customers KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilliant, a leading U.S.-based smart grid platform company, today announced further expansions of its smart grid projects with leading Southeast Asian utilities Tenaga Nasional Berhad ("TNB") in Malaysia, Manila Electric Company ("Meralco") in the Philippines and Provincial Electricity Authority ("PEA") in...

2014-07-16 08:23:02

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities has increased year over year driven primarily by improvements in corporate citizenship and outage communications, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released today. However, the improvements in the electric utility industry are not keeping pace with those in a variety of other service industries....

2014-05-01 12:24:37

California Chrome enters Churchill Downs seeking to extend four-race winning streak WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced that four of its member organizations - USA North 811, along with partners Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DigAlert), Dig Safely New York and Kentucky 811 - have partnered to sponsor jockey...

2014-04-30 16:24:47

OTTAWA, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - National Safe Digging month is coming to an end, but the long outdoor construction season is well underway right across the country and the Canadian Gas Association is reminding Canadians to always "call or click before you dig" and to use safe digging practices when doing excavation projects. Every day new digging projects happen without the knowledge of where underground infrastructure like natural gas service lines, oil pipelines, electricity wires,...

2014-04-24 16:23:47

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) PROVIDES TECHNICAL EXCHANGE COLLABORATION FRAMEWORK TO MEET MALAYSIA'S SMART ENERGY NEEDS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the largest electric utility in Malaysia today signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Trilliant, a leading smart grid platform company based in the United States of America, following the U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership's (USACEP) High-Level Meetings...

2014-04-22 08:24:26

JACKSON, Mich., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that a record Michigan winter has finally given way to warmer temperatures, homeowners and contractors are reminded to call MISS DIG at 811 to have underground utilities marked before beginning any digging projects. The Dig Safely partners of MISS DIG System, Inc. are sponsoring a drawing for one lucky Michigan resident to win a 2014 Ford F-150 STX 4x4 truck as an incentive for residents to remember to call 811. Residents of the Great Lakes...

2014-04-16 08:24:58

-- Call 8-1-1 before digging into those springtime projects RICHMOND, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has finally arrived, and with it come the opportunities and challenges of working outdoors. Before hauling the ladder out of the garage to clean the gutters or picking out pavers for that new patio, Dominion Virginia Power urges customers to stop and think before beginning those springtime projects. Avoiding underground electrical lines may seem simple enough, but not...


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