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2014-04-02 16:34:40

A Free Service Helps to Keep Communities Safe SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every six minutes in America, an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first making the free call to 8-1-1. Ahead of the 2014 construction season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds California homeowners and contractors to make a free call to 8-1-1 at least two business days before any digging project. The free service helps get all underground...

2014-04-01 12:25:58

PSE&G reminds everyone to Dial 811 to Call Before You Dig NEWARK, N.J., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is NJ Underground Damage Prevention Month, and Public Service Electric & Gas Company is reminding customers, contractors and excavators that they must call before digging to avoid hitting underground gas and electric lines. To make it easy to call, 811 has been designated as the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked....

2014-04-01 12:25:56

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Safe Digging Month and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding residents and businesses to call 811 to have utility-owned lines marked before digging in the garden or at construction sites. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption. A utility line is damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide, and many of these...

2014-03-31 12:23:30

More Focus on Safe Digging Means Better Success in Damage Prevention NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This April marks the seventh annual National Safe Digging Month and a good reminder to always call 811 -- the free, national call-before-you-dig number -- before any digging project. When calling 811, homeowners and professional contractors are connected to their local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of the intent to dig. Professional...

2014-03-04 12:28:49

ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six electric cooperatives in Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas have announced plans to deploy power-line communications systems from Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100921/CG68648LOGO Glades Electric Cooperative...

2014-03-04 08:35:28

TORONTO, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: RKN), a leading provider of business-critical billing and charging software for communications service providers, is pleased to announce that TSTT (Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago), a leading communications service provider (CSP) in the Americas, and an existing customer, is enhancing the experience of its LTE subscribers with Redknee's converged billing and customer care solution. Upgrading to Redknee's...

2014-03-04 08:25:45

Innovative product replaces decaying concrete underground utility vaults with easy installation and significant savings. LAS VEGAS, Mar. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As underground utility vaults reach the end of their life cycle, they create conditions for equipment damage - as well as hazards to public safety through street cave-ins and underground explosions that can propel a manhole cover airborne with missile-like force. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140304/FL67322LOGO) Replacing...

2014-02-11 16:22:43

Free Call Can Help Prevent Dangerous and Costly Accidents SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reminding customers to make a free call to 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to every digging project, no matter the size of the job. California State law requires all excavation jobs are marked before work begins, including planting a tree or installing a new mailbox. Last year, contractors and homeowners in PG&E's service...

2014-01-06 12:22:31

MIDDLETOWN, N.J., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- T&M Associates, a leading consulting, engineering and environmental services provider, is pleased to announce that the company has recently been registered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities as an Energy Agent, Energy Consultant and Private Aggregator. "These certifications enable T&M to better meet the needs of our customers who are looking to improve their bottom line by securing more competitive pricing for their electric and...

2013-10-19 23:04:32

As the economy recovers, businesses and factories will resume operations, which will boost electricity consumption. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Electric Power Transmission industry in its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 The Electric Power Transmission industry stagnated over the past five years as electricity sales declined during the recession. The federal government and state public utility...