LAKEWOOD, Colo. (November 18, 2014) — To help its members gain access to innovative utility management products and services, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) will serve as a sales affiliate of Hometown Connections, the utility services subsidiary of the American Public Power Association. OMPA, the joint action agency serving 39 municipally-owned electric systems in Oklahoma, will help promote to its membership the metering, SCADA, outage management, distributed generation, cyber security and other vendors allied with Hometown Connections, the organizations announced today. OMPA will help coordinate in its region the sales activities of the Hometown Connections personnel and partners, as well as advertise and dedicate media exposure to the offerings from Hometown Connections.
“In addition to meeting the power and energy requirements of Oklahoma’s public power sysems, OMPA works to support the operational and service needs of its member utilities and their customers,” said Dave Osburn, General Manager. “By helping our members access the innovative products and services offered through Hometown Connections, we are helping their communities address the many economic, regulatory, and technological challenges impacting today’s electric marketplace.”
Tim Blodgett, Hometown Connections President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are honored to welcome the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority to our network of public power officials. By coordinating in Oklahoma the educational and sales efforts of our vendor partners, as well as sharing our advertising, articles and other information, OMPA will help its members identify leading products at discount pricing and access Hometown’s deep knowledge of utility management best practices gathered through our work with more than 850 public power systems across the U.S.”
About Hometown Connections International, LLC, Lakewood, Colorado
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 OMPA, the Hometown Connections sales and marketing network consists of the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, AMP, Electric Cities of Georgia, ElectriCities of North Carolina, Energy Northwest, Florida Municipal Electric Association, Illinois Municipal Utilities Association, Indiana Municipal Electric Association, Indiana Municipal Power Agency, 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.
About Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, Edmond, OK
With 39 member cities serving approximately 250,000 homes and businesses, OMPA is a municipal joint-action agency created for the purpose of providing an adequate, reliable and affordable supply of electrical power and energy to Oklahoma’s municipally-owned electric systems. OMPA sets the standard for the provision of energy to meet or exceed customers’ expectations. As an innovative and dynamic organization, OMPA members work together to maximize the benefits of aggregation and effectively manage their resources. For more information, visit www.ompa.com.
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