Safety

Utility Shuts Down Gas Main Due to Shifting Ground

A utility in Michigan shut down a gas main due to ground shifting beneath the pavement.

CenterPoint Energy Assess Storm Damage, Begins Restoring Service

CenterPoint Energy begins to assess the damage of Hurricane Nicholas and begins restoring service to over 440,000 customers that lost power.

Apartment Building Explosion Injured 4 in Atlanta

A likely gas explosion caused the partial collapse of a three-story apartment building in Atlanta.

Hurricane Ida Turns Spotlight on Louisiana Power Grid Issues

Hurricane Ida has made a significant impact on the Louisiana power grid and has caused widespread outages that are receiving criticism.

Two Companies Join Forces to Improve U.S. Electric Grid Cybersecurity

Ampere Industrial Security and INPOWERED partner in efforts to help improve cybersecurity for utilities and energy companies.

Hurricane Ida Hits Louisiana, Leaves the Power Grid in Shambles

Hurricane Ida blew through Louisiana and Mississippi over the weekend leaving millions without power.

National Grid Improves Detection of Contamination in Gas Supplies

National Grid has published a report on a project to improve the detection of contamination in gas supplies.

Gas Explosion in Mexico Building Kills At Least 1

A gas explosion in Mexico injures 29 and kills at least 1.

Gold Shovel Association Announces New Additions to its Certification Program

The Gold Shovel Association adds new safety standards to its certification course to promote best practices across the industry.

Pipeline Failure Causes Deadly House Fire

A father and daughter were killed in a house fire in Arizona after a pipeline failure caused a house explosion.

Consumers Energy Works to Restore Power After Major Storm

Consumers Energy crews are working diligently to restore power to over 200,000 customers in Michigan that were hit by a major storm.

Natural Gas Companies Remind Communities to Call 811 Before Digging

Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy are reminding customers to call 811 before digging to protect underground infrastructure.

Tens of Thousands Without Power After Storms Roll Through

More than 150,000 people are without power after powerful storms rolled through on Aug. 10.

Safety Failure Led to Natural Gas Release, Fire in San Francisco Neighborhood

An investigation determined that safety procedures were not followed in a 2019 natural gas release and fire.

PG&E Says Equipment May be Tied to Fire, Touts Improvements

PG&E says its equipment may have been involved in a wildfire in Northern California.

Gas Suspected in Deadly House Explosion

Gas is suspected in a Pennsylvania house explosion that has killed at least one person.

No One Hurt in Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion in Kansas

No one was hurt in a natural gas pipeline explosion on July 22 in Kansas.

Common Ground Alliance Releases Newest Edition of Best Practices Guide

The Common Ground Alliance has released a new edition of its Best Practices Guide.

PG&E Announces New Electric Infrastructure Safety Initiative to Protect Communities from Wildfire Threat

PG&E announces a new initiative to protect communities from wildfire threats by expanding its underground electric distribution power lines.

Gas leak in Texas Home Likely Caused Blast that Injured 6

A gas leak in a home in Dallas was the likely cause of an explosion that injured 6 people.

California Utility Equipment May Be Linked to Dixie Fire

The equipment owned by Pacific Gas & Electric may have been the cause of the Big Dixie fire in Nevada.

Alabama Power Utility Hit by Ransomware Attack

A power utility in Alabama was it with a ransomware attack that temporarily blocks customers from accessing their account information.

Heat Wave Causes Rolling Blackouts for Parts of US Northwest

A record-breaking heatwave in the Northwest U.S. is prompting rolling blackouts for Spokane, Washington residents.

Deadly Gas Line Blast Kills Workers in Texas

Two workers were killed and three injured in a gas pipeline explosion in Farmersville, Texas.

Utilities Appeal Penalties Over Tropical Storm Response

Two utilities in Connecticut appealed millions in profit for tropical storm preparation failures which caused hundreds of thousands of power outages.

UniFirst Offers High Tech Heat Protective Coveralls

6/7/2021

UniFirst designed coveralls to protect against flame risk and low-light environments.

Edress+Hauser Launches Smart Temperature Transmitter

6/7/2021

Endress+Hauser launched iTEMP TMT142B, a Bluetooth-compatible smart temperature transmitter.

Washington State Utility Has No Plans for Power Shut Offs for Fires

Avista Utilities in Washington state does not plan to shut off power to protect wildfires from spreading.

Flaming Gas Leak Forces Evacuation of a Dozen Homes

A gas leak in Marshfield, Mass. led to evacuations of dozens of homes.

Several Injured in Gas Explosion in Baltimore County

Several people were injured on May 14 after a gas explosion in Baltimore.

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