AESI’s Check Up Is First Step to Cybersecurity Health

March 2018 The initial step for protecting your utility from cyber attack is learning where the vulnerabilities exist. Turn to AESI-US, Inc. for a remote Cybersecurity Check Up. Through its public power alliance with Hometown Connections, AESI focuses on three components that are … Continued

Patricia Cruz, Acclaimed Public Power Management Consultant, Joins Staff of Hometown Connections

March 2018 Continuing a distinguished career as a public power management consultant and strategic planning professional, Patricia Cruz has joined the staff of Hometown Connections as Vice President, Consulting & Training. For nearly 20 years, Ms. Cruz has helped utilities … Continued

ElectSolve Announces uCentra Version 3.0 Released

March 2018 ElectSolve, recognized by Gartner as having one of the highest product satisfaction ratings among all Meter Data Management vendors in the market, announced the general availability of its latest release of uCentra™ featuring an all-new user interface. Inspired … Continued

Milsoft Helps Public Power Systems Contend with Major Storms

Keeps OMS/IVR/GIS Operational, Customers Informed, and Crews on Track to Speed Recovery   February 2018 As 2017’s powerful Hurricanes Harvey and Irma threatened catastrophic damage to U.S. coastal regions, Milsoft Utility Solutions sprang into action to activate its storm mode … Continued

Apogee Launches Envoy an Extensive Digital Engagement Platform for Utilities

Personalized Utility Communications Increases Customer Satisfaction by 16% Feb. 15, 2018 Apogee Interactive, Inc. announced their latest innovation, Envoy, a complete outbound communications platform for utility customer communications. This end-to-end digital engagement strategy includes personalized energy bill analysis videos, mid-cycle … Continued

Paducah Power Completes Strategic Planning Sessions

By DAVID ZOELLER Feb 9, 2018 Paducah Power System board members and staff wrapped up their strategic planning process Thursday, identifying several priorities and goals. The process began in November and was facilitated by Steve VanderMeer, senior vice president … Continued

Schedule Your Utility Check Ups with Hometown Connections

Quick Evaluations of Performance per Public Power Best Practices   February 2018 To help public power utilities obtain a snapshot of their performance in relation to their peer organizations, Hometown Connections staff and partners offer seven “Check Ups” in these … Continued

Get Bids from Public Power’s Premier Insurance Program

For Broader Insurance Coverage at Lower Prices   February 2018 To offer public power utilities comprehensive insurance services at low cost, Hometown Connections is teaming with Wortham Power Gen Insurance. This unique and innovative program offers insurance options designed exclusively … Continued

Apogee Interactive Celebrates 25 Years Serving the Energy Industry

Major Milestone of Innovation & Leadership February 1, 2018 As 2018 dawns, Apogee Interactive (AI), Inc. proudly enters its twenty-fifth year of service to the energy utility industry.  Part of that pride emanates from Navigant’s conclusion that Apogee was the … Continued

Introducing Cogsdale Cloud for IT Security and Savings

January 2018 Cloud or SaaS has been making strides in the public sector industry in the last few years. Organizations see a measurable increase in business productivity with considerable reduction in operational, IT, and maintenance costs. Cogsdale Cloud is a … Continued

Participate in Hometown Connections Vendor Expo at APPA’s 2018 E&O Technical Conference

Per standard policy, Hometown Connections is arranging for our vendors to receive a discount for a 10×10′ booth in the in the Vendor Expo area at APPA’s 2018 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, April 29-May 2, in Raleigh, NC. DISCOUNT BOOTH IN VENDOR … Continued

Join Hometown Connections Section in Public Power Expo at APPA’s 2018 National Conference

Per standard policy, Hometown Connections is arranging for our vendors to receive a discount for a 10×10′ booth in the Public Power Expo area at APPA’s 2018 National Conference, June 15-20, in New Orleans. DISCOUNT BOOTH IN VENDOR EXPO The Public … Continued

Hometown Connections Annual Meeting 2018

August 6-8, 2018 The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa Denver, CO The Hometown Connections Annual Meeting is where Hometown staff, representatives from affiliated state & regional associations, and vendor partners gather each year to discuss public power industry developments and … Continued