A critical challenge in the energy transition process is modulation. How do we power our homes and businesses when the wind stops blowing and the sun isn’t shining?
Per the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Safe Opening and Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance,” community-owned utilities may recover costs for safe opening and operation of their facilities during the pandemic. Such assistance may include funding for the provision of personal protective equipment and disinfecting services and supplies. The FEMA application deadline is April 1, 2022.
Ten years ago, a lot of questions and uncertainty clouded our vision of the future for the electric industry. We wondered about the shift away from coal generating resources, the place of natural gas in our supply mix, and the cost shift for highly demanded renewable resources. Electric Vehicles had barely penetrated the automotive markets and battery storage technology was far from utility scale. Though not all these questions have been answered, time has helped to clear some uncertainty and has provided direction within our vastly changing industry.
Apogee Interactive, Inc., a leading provider of digital engagement platforms for utilities, announced today that Jones Onslow EMC’s Vice President of Corporate Communication and Business Strategy, Steven Goodson, has been recognized by Public Utilities Fortnightly as a 2021 Top Innovator in the category of customer engagement. Public Utilities Fortnightly has provided its readers with commentary and analysis of key industry trends for 93 years. Energy industry executives continue to rely on the publication today when making important business decisions.
The Hometown Connections, Inc. (HCI) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Marc Gerken as interim president and chief executive officer. Gerken will fill the seat vacated by Tim Blodgett who, after 23 years with HCI, announced he would be leaving at the end of the year.
Hometown Connections, Inc. (HCI) CEO and President Tim Blodgett is stepping down after more than 20 years at the municipal utility service provider. He announced on Thursday his intention to step down by the end of 2021. The HCI Board of Directors will begin a nationwide recruitment to fill the position.
Frost and Sullivan has recognized Apogee Interactive with the 2021 North American Technology Innovation Leadership Award for the North American Market. The prestigious award recognizes companies that shape the future of technology and its uses. Frost and Sullivan measures success by the degree to which a technology is leveraged and the successful introduction of high-tech solutions to answer customers’ most pressing needs, altering the industry or business landscape in the process.
As investments in renewable energy assets grow, few tasks are as critical to a project’s success as risk management. But it’s no longer as simple as purchasing an insurance product a single time. Sophisticated risk management increasingly requires thoughtful consideration and analysis of key risks throughout the life of a project or across a portfolio of assets.
You must stay close to your customers, especially now. Back by popular demand, a special year-end offer from Hometown Connections and GreatBlue Research will help your municipal utility learn firsthand what your customers need and expect. Place your order by December 31 and for the incredibly low fee of $3,850, you will receive a link to send to your customers to fill out a brief online survey.