Infrastructure

Why Is Puerto Rico Still Without Power?

This past week, Puerto Rico experienced yet another island-wide blackout, seven months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Earlier, the very same day as the blackout, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) had reported that 97% of the island’s 1.5 million people had finally had their power restored. After this latest power outrage, however, […]

Real Estate

Reuse of Underutilized Government Assets – Enhanced Use Leasing: A Powerful Tool to Government to Enhance Budgets and Benefit Mission Execution

Common problems facing today’s public agencies are constrained budgets, aging assets, costs, and properly balancing competing interests to continue to deliver quality service to the public in a safe and effective manner. Agencies routinely evaluate the condition and utilization of assets and seek to minimize the costs of maintenance of facilities. Too often, asset managers […]

Real Estate

Trump Infrastructure Investment Plan : Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) and Leverage

There has been a lot of talk over the last few months in the AEC industry over the Trump Tax Plan. The plan has received a lot of criticism – all flash and no cash. The administration focused heavily on Infrastructure investment being a critical part of economic improvement, but the plan calls for a […]

Energy

Microgrid – No Small Achievement

The official Department of Energy definition of Microgrid is: “a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (including demand management, storage, and generation) within clearly defined electrical boundaries that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid, and that connects and disconnects from such grid to enable it to operate in […]