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Kansas Power Pool Joins Hometown Connections Marketing Network

Hometown Connections - Public power communities in Kansas will be learning about special offerings in metering, outage management, SCADA, cyber security, human resources, and customer information solutions through a new partnership between the Kansas Power Pool (KPP) and Hometown Connections, a utilities service subsidiary of the American Public Power Association (APPA). more...

Cobb EMC Uses SAP(R) Solutions to Power Decisions, Generate New Sources of Revenue

SAP America, Inc. - Just because an organization is not-for-profit does not mean it is not for cost efficiency and customer service. more...

ICF International Awarded Contracts Totaling $9.2 Million to Support Major U.S. Utilities

ICF International, Inc. - ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been awarded two multi-year contracts totaling $9.2 million to support two major U.S. more...

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Hometown Connections and Mycoff, Fry & Prouse Join Forces To Address Growing Shortage of Experienced Public Power Managers

Hometown Connections - With public power managers retiring at a faster rate than new managers can be trained and ready, Hometown Connections is joining with utility recruiting firm Mycoff, Fry & Prouse to promote a new temporary employment placement service called “Strategic Power Placements” (SPP) for members of the American Public Power Association (APPA). more...

General Physics Expands NERC PER-005 Training Development Project Contract from Wisconsin Public Service

General Physics Corporation - Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), announced today that its Energy Services group received an award from Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) to develop comprehensive North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) PER-005 compliant System Operator training program materials. more...

Veteran Energy Industry Analyst Joins Energy Central Research Division

Energy Central - At the end of June, energy-industry analyst Christopher Perdue joined Sierra Energy Group (SEG), the market research and analysis division of global media provider Energy Central, as Vice President. more...

EPCE Awarded $2.5M Smart Grid Workforce Training and Development Grant

Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) - CAEL's regional office in Denver, which facilitates the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE), was notified that the 'EPCE - Workforce Preparedness for Smart Grid Deployment' proposal was awarded a $2.549 million Department of Energy grant. more...

Capgemini Extends Contract Agreement with Hydro One for IT Outsourcing (ITO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Services

Capgemini US - Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, announced today that its subsidiary, Capgemini Canada, has signed a $650 million CDN (EUR500 million) contract extension to 2015 with Hydro One Networks Inc., a large North American transmission and distribution electric utility. more...

General Physics Corporation Passes 30,000 User Seats for GPiLEARN Power Plant Training

General Physics Corporation - Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), a subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation, announced that it has crossed the 30,000 "seat" threshold with power plant customers using the GPiLEARN(TM) web-based training portal serving both domestic and 62 international power industry clients in 39 countries. more...

Transmission and Distribution: AREVA signs agreement with National Grid UK Ltd

Alstom Grid - AREVA's transmission and distribution (T&D) division has signed a strategic partnership with the UK division of National Grid, one of the world's largest investor-owned energy companies, to develop 3D training modules to familiarize employees with products. more...

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