Hometown Connections Announces Annual Award Winners

LAKEWOOD, CO—August 18, 2015 – On July 27 at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Breckenridge, Colo, Hometown Connections announced award winners in recognition of their outstanding efforts and results in support of the organization and the public power community:

  • 2015 Marketing Affiliate of the Year–A Joint Award: Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association (TMEPA) and Texas Public Power Association (TPPA)
  • 2015 Sales Affiliate of the Year: Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA)
  • 2015 Philip D. Shaffer Partner of the Year: PowerSecure

“Throughout the year, TMEPA, TPPA, and AMEA supported the mission of Hometown Connections by sharing information about the ways in which our products and services can help public power systems improve their operational performance and service to the community,” said Tim Blodgett, President & CEO. “PowerSecure helped public power organizations offer innovative new services to customers through the delivery of turnkey distributed generation, solar, and LED lighting programs. We are honored to have these fine organizations as part of the Hometown team and look forward to many more years of serving public power together.”

About Hometown Connections International, LLC
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 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 consulting support in the areas of organization assessment, strategic planning, business planning, governance development, market research, financial policy guidance and staffing.

PowerSecure Award Photo for website

PowerSecure Accepts Philip D. Shaffer Partner of the Year Award Right: Sidney Hinton, President & CEO Left: Robert Tugwell, Vice President, Public Utilities


AMEA Award for Website

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority Accepts Sales Affiliate of the Year Award Right: Mark Ennis, Manager of Compliance & Distribution Services, AMEA Left: Tim Blodgett, President & CEO, Hometown Connections

TMEPA Award for website

Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Assoc Accepts Marketing Affiliate of the Year Award Left: Mike Vinson, Executive Director, TMEPA Right: Tommy Nanney, Regional Sales Representative, Hometown Connections

TPPA Award for website

Texas Public Power Association Accepts Marketing Affiliate of the Year Award Right: Debra Scarbo, Communications Manager, TPPA Left: Tim Blodgett, President & CEO, Hometown Connections


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