To bring greater value to public power utilities in Wisconsin and across the United States, Great Lakes Utilities (GLU) has become the sixth joint action agency to invest in Hometown Connections, Inc.—a national, non-profit utility services organization providing industry-leading solutions to community-owned utilities. Read More about Great Lakes Utilities of Wisconsin Invests in Hometown Connections, Inc. »
Hometown Connections, Inc., the utility services organization, and Sagewell, Inc., announced a partnership to offer community-owned utilities carbon emissions reducing load growth consulting and electric vehicle (EV) load management.
If you act quickly, your public power utility can access a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for one free year of the N-Sentinel Monitoring cybersecurity service by N-Dimension Solutions. You’ll gain visibility into critical information to help protect your utility networks from cyber threats in addition to helping the public power industry obtain the national cyber data it so urgently needs to share with member utilities in an anonymous fashion.
On August 26 at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Breckenridge, Colorado, Hometown Connections, Inc. announced twelve award winners in recognition of their outstanding efforts and results in support of the public power community. Read More about Congratulations to the Hometown Connections Annual Award Winners »
Reports of high profile cyber attacks on banks, insurance companies, large retailers, the military, and more are all over the media. In response, these institutions have dedicated great resources to harden their cyber defenses. While still targets, these major institutions are increasingly difficult to penetrate. So where are hackers turning their sights?
Federal regulatory compliance obligations are complex and time-consuming. Minimize your utility’s workload and risk profile by bringing in AESI-US, Inc. to meet your obligations for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), NERC Operations & Planning (O&P), NIST Cybersecurity, and Privacy regulations. Read More about Reduce Your Compliance Burden »
N-Dimension Solutions, a market leading Managed Detection and Remediation Services (MDR) provider with innovative solutions protecting IIoT, IoT, IT and OT networks from cyber threats, has launched a new version of its market leading N-Sentinel Suite, N-Sentinel Cyber Threat Detector, that meets specific criteria for manufacturing plants to help them reduce risk from cyber threats. Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) and its members provided input to N-Dimension to guide definition of this new service, ensuring it met addressed their manufacturing needs.
Improve your ability to restore service quickly and safely and maintain positive customer engagement with the outage management system from Milsoft Utility Solutions. New design enhancements and technical functionality make it easier than ever for your customers to access detailed outage information on the utility website. Read More about Milsoft Adds Features for Displaying Outage Management Info on Utility Websites »
Hometown Connections, Inc., is honored to welcome to the staff William Acee as sales representative for the New England region, New York, and New Jersey. Since 1990, Bill Acee has been committed to local government in the Village of Sherburne, NY, and has been closely involved with public power at the local, state and national levels. He has served the village for thirty years and has been integrally involved all aspects of the village’s utility operations including capital planning, economic development, succession planning and training, technology adoption, and energy efficiency programming. Read More about Public Power Leader William Acee Joins Staff of Hometown Connections »
GreatBlue is offering a summer research special — Digital Employee Surveys!
Make your Employees your #1 Priority in 2019
As the utility industry continues to evolve, it is imperative to ensure your organization is evolving too. Technology trends, training and succession planning, and overall employee satisfaction are essential to ensure your utility is progressing to meet the ever-changing needs of your customers. GreatBlue is offering a special summer rate on Digital Employee Surveys that will provide vital data and insights on the opinions of your team. Read More about Utility Success Begins and Ends with Engaged Employees »