How Municipalities Can Benefit from Market Research

September 27, 2018   Market research can help drive strategic planning efforts for municipalities as well as the development and implementation of new programs and services. When municipalities understand how residents feel about particular topics or issues they can develop … Continued

Reduce AMI Deployment Costs, Complexity, Ongoing Financial Risk

Select Managed Service Strategy by Hometown Connections Advanced metering offers critical improvements to utility operations and customer service. Yet due to costs and complexity, deploying AMI remains out of reach for too many public power systems. If you fear AMI … Continued

Find Out Where Your Utility Ranks Against the National Average

October 26, 2018 GreatBlue Research recently conducted a customer satisfaction survey for Paducah Power System, surveying both residential and commercial customers. The goal of the study was to assess Paducah’s performance and identify areas in need of improvement to help … Continued

8 Steps to Cyber Readiness for Public Power

The American Public Power Association September 4, 2018 Designate a cybersecurity lead. This person can help to establish cybersecurity protocols and manage information sharing. Assess your risk. Evaluate your utility’s cyber risks, vulnerabilities, resiliency, and capabilities with a tool such as … Continued

AMP and NCPA: Two Joint Action Agencies with One Member Service Mission

American Public Power Association Blog by Sue Kelly, President and CEO Reprinted with permission October 22, 2018 The week of September 24, I went back out on the public power annual meeting trail.  The first stop was Cleveland, Ohio, for the American … Continued

IPKeys and ElectSolve Accelerate Growth Strategies with the Synergistic Merger of Secure Demand Response and Meter Data Management Platforms for the Public Power and Rural Electric Cooperatives Sectors

October 17, 2018 IPKeys Power Partners (IPKeys) announced today the completion of the merger and acquisition of ElectSolve Technologies & Services, Inc. (ElectSolve), the public power sector leader in Meter Data Management (MDM) with over 5 million Advanced Meter Infrastructure … Continued

Open Enrollment to Dec 31 for Employee Voluntary Benefits Program for Public Power Employers

October 2018 Your employees are now eligible to enroll in the Hometown Connections Voluntary Benefits Program.  Employees can individually choose the products they want. Open Enrollment NOW through December 31, 2018.
It’s easy to participate. Give us a call or email … Continued

Searching for Revenue Enhancement? Look to Operational Efficiencies as Offset.

October 10, 2018 Many of our utility clients are searching for revenue enhancement.  Most for profit and not for profit utilities desire to increase revenues as a means of increasing earnings or cash-flows.  Promoting electric vehicles is definitely a beneficial … Continued

Unlock the Hidden Value of Your Utility Data

ElectSolve’s Integrated MDM, ODM, and IT Solutions Hold the Key Your utility systems generate a treasure trove of data. CIS, MDM/ODM, OMS, GIS, SCADA and more are key to improving operations and customer service. The only way to unlock the … Continued

Early Warning is Best Protection

Your home and business have smoke detectors. Why leave your IT and OT networks unmonitored? Smoke detectors save lives and property. You rest easy knowing an early warning system is in place. Similarly, cybersecurity monitoring saves lives and prevents millions … Continued

The Connections Summit by ElectriCities of North Carolina

Municipal Leaders are Seeking Technology Solutions February 20 – 22, 2019 The Connections Summit Marriott City Center – Raleigh, NC Your Audience is Waiting! Sponsorship and exhibitor spots are still available for the Connections Summit – sign up today to … Continued

Hometown Connections Winter Meeting 2019

Mark Your Calendar and Reserve Your Hotel Room Hometown Connections Winter Meeting 2019 for Staff & Affiliates January 23 (all day) & 24 (morning) Table Mountain Inn Golden, CO The Hometown Connections Winter Meeting 2019 is set for Wednesday, January … Continued

Vendor Expo – American Public Power Association Engineering & Operations Technical Conference

American Public Power Association’s Engineering & Operations Technical Conference Vendor Expo April 1-2, 2019 ● The Broadmore ● Colorado Springs, CO Network with Public Power Decision-Makers 450+ Engineering & operations professionals 180+ Utilities 35+ States Reserve Booth Space via Hometown … Continued