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 dzoeller@paducahsun.com 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

What is Lurking on Your Networks Undetected? Free Trial of Cybersecurity Monitoring Will Find Out

January 2018 Hackers are constantly knocking on all utility networks, searching for weaknesses to exploit and financial data to steal. Setting strong passwords, installing anti-virus/malware software, and configuring firewalls are no longer enough to protect your utility data communications networks from cyber attacks. Plus, you … Continued

Add Wortham Power Gen Insurance to Your Bidder/Supplier List for Employee Benefits, Property & Casualty Insurance

December 2017 As arranged by Hometown Connections, Wortham Power Gen Insurance has developed Employee Benefits and Property & Casualty Insurance programs exclusively for public power. By leveraging the group buying power of the American Public Power Association membership, Wortham Power Gen … Continued

Customer Surveys Provide Roadmap for Public Power’s Future

​November 2017 The changing electric industry landscape has compelled many public power utilities to take a more in-depth look at how satisfaction and preferences are changing among their customers. Two public power organizations, ElectriCities of North Carolina and Turlock Irrigation … 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