The American Public Power Association’s Reliable Public Power Provider program recognizes utilities for outstanding electric service. The program distinguishes utilities excelling in four disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Eight Florida public power utilities are currently designated, four at the highest level.
Surrounded by water, Keys Energy Services meets NERC reliability standards in unusual ways. With a transmission line more than 20 years old, the utility maintains its system for the future and has employed new technology, engineering, and the power of teamwork.
Kissimmee Utility Authority, in partnership with the City of Kissimmee and other local agencies, contributes to the region’s economic development. To meet the needs of its community, KUA is attentive and proactive in preparing for the years to come.
Cyber-hacking is expanding and will drive data demand over the next decade. As a result, cyber-liability insurance will grow from $800 million to $8 billion in the next five years, international warfare will be played out entirely online for the first time, and Facebook, as we know it today, will no longer exist.
An understanding of multicultural communication skills leads to a cohesive work environment. These five tips from the founder of the Garza Initiative will provide you with key skills to avoid being an outcast in a multicultural world.
The biggest challenges in data analytics for utilities include how to collect and analyze data, and how to turn data into actionable insights to improve operations, reduce cost and enhance customer service. To keep current, utilities need to know the how-to’s of data collection systems.
Strategic budgetary thinking is the best approach to develop a plan for organizational goals. Strategic planning, however useful, oftentimes lacks resources to implement. Linking the budget with strategy leads to a more realistic game plan.
Members of the Florida public power community were nationally recognized by the American Public Power Association at APPA’s national conference in June.
- Hometown Connections – Integrated information systems improve crew efficiency, customer service
- Florida Currents – FMEA members receive national recognition
- Washington Report – APPA calls for middle path in response to EPA proposal to cut CO2 emission from existing plants