In looking at data from public power utilities submitted to the Association’s Safety Awards of Excellence, across three key safety measures, utilities that submitted data each of the past five years outperformed the average.Read More
Salt River Project’s Solar for Nonprofits program engages customers in helping local nonprofit organizations lower their energy bills while reducing their carbon footprint. The program recently installed a 100 kW solar photovoltaic system on four buildings at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.Read More
Experts predict a stronger than normal hurricane season in the Atlantic region this year. Share these safety tips from ESFI with your customers ahead of the storm to keep your community safe.Read More
As the Kansas legislative session grappled with a calamitous budget situation, tempers flared and solutions were elusive. A large contingent of women from both chambers and both parties came together and developed the framework for a workable tax plan. People want leaders who work hard to provide workable solutions for their community and are not bogged down by partisan wrangling.Read More
The electricity sector is a target for those wanting to cause harm through cyber or physical attacks. You know that being impacted by a cyber or physical security incident is not outside the realm of possibility, yet how many opportunities do you have to practice incident response? Even if your organization is not directly impacted by an incident, you will be asked what you did to prepare for one.Read More
Earning recognition as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) demonstrates many things about your utility. An RP3 designation signifies leadership in reliability, safety, work force development, and system improvement. It shows your commitment to keeping the lights on for your customers, and it’s no easy feat – the RP3 application process is rigorous and takes months to complete. An RP3 designation can also indicate good financial health.Read More
Public power utilities aren’t only concerned with protecting the electric grid from cyber attacks, they’re also busy countering a far more pernicious foe: the squirrel!
Squirrels are among the top causes of power outages across the U.S.
Learn how the Omaha Public Power District implements employee groups to advance the company’s most valuable asset, its people, which in turn helps them be a stronger resource for the company, the community, and fellow employees.Read More
Andrew Wills, director of government relations and counsel at the American Public Power Association, summarizes the latest activity regarding a petition to the FCC that could impact regulations on utility pole attachments. In particular, he notes how comments on the petition reflect different concerns from state and local governments, electric utilities, and telecommunications companies.Read More
An issue that had been dormant since last year — expanding California’s energy markets to other parts of the Western United States — resurfaced at a hearing in the Assembly on June 7. Despite a major push by the Governor and significant public attention in the past year, “regionalization” of the grid had been placed on the back burner except for a few discussions in wonky energy policy circles. With the issue rising again, it’s important to revisit the facts and arguments on regionalization with the goal of finding consumer benefits.Read More