LAKEWOOD, Colo.(April 14, 2014) — Public power communities in Indiana will be learning about special offerings in metering, outage management, distributed generation, strategic planning, and other innovative products and services through a new partnership between the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) and Hometown Connections, the utility services subsidiary of the American Public Power Association (APPA).
IMPA is a wholesale electric power provider serving the needs of 59 cities and towns in Indiana, as well as one community in Ohio. IMPA will serve as a direct point of contact, host local events, and publish materials showcasing the portfolio of Hometown Connections products and services. This portfolio includes advanced metering, SCADA systems, engineering analysis software, OMS/GIS/IVR systems, data management systems, IT services, cyber security, energy workforce solutions, customer information software, customer & employee research, financial planning, distributed generation and LED outdoor lighting. Hometown Connections also offers consulting in the areas of organization assessment, strategic planning, governance development, and staffing.
IMPA will be representing Hometown Connections to public power systems in Indiana in conjunction with the Indiana Municipal Electric Association (IMEA), which has been a Hometown Connections marketing affiliate since 2003.
“While the supply of low-cost, reliable, environmentally-responsible power to member communities remains IMPA’s primary goal, the Agency is also dedicated to supporting the operations and management of our member utilities,” said Raj Rao, President & Chief Executive Officer. “We see the alliance with Hometown Connections as furthering this mission directly. By working with the Hometown Connections staff and network of affiliated public power organizations, IMPA will help its member communities gain access to industry-leading products, services and information needed to tackle the performance, economic and technology challenges ahead.”
Tim Blodgett, Hometown Connections President & Chief Executive Officer, said, “By joining the Hometown Connections team, IMPA is helping its members purchase leading products at national discount pricing and to access our deep knowledge of utility management best practices gathered through our work with more than 800 public power systems across the U.S. Furthermore, our alliance with IMPA helps us to target our products and services in ways that meet the specific needs of Indiana public power utilities and their customers.”
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About Hometown Connections International, LLC, Lakewood, CO
Hometown Connections is the utility services subsidiary of the American Public Power Association, offering public power utilities guidance and access to quality products/services from a trusted entity with public power’s best interests in mind. Hometown Connections personnel provide consulting support in the areas of organization assessment, strategic planning, governance development, and staffing. In addition, Hometown Connections is a resource to APPA members large and small, providing discounted pricing on technology, services, and other solutions from industry-leading companies. The products and services offered through Hometown Connections include the full range of advanced grid solutions, as well as financial and organizational management tools and consulting. Along with IMPA, the Hometown Connections sales and marketing network consists of the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, AMP, Electric Cities of Georgia, ElectriCities of North Carolina, Florida Municipal Electric Association, Illinois Municipal Utilities Association, Indiana Municipal Electric Association, Kansas Power Pool, Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association, Michigan Municipal Electric Association, Missouri Public Utility Alliance, Missouri River Energy Services, Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma, Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association, Texas Public Power Association, Walter McGrath (Northeast) and Thomas Nanney (Tennessee). Please visit www.hometownconnections.com.
For more information, contact:
Indiana Municipal Power Agency