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Press Release - Date: February 11, 2020
OMICRON Electronics captures Ben Vincent, a relay Tech with Groton Utilities in Connecticut. He talks about his experiences when using OMICRON's CMC 356 for testing electromechanical and digital overcurrent protection relays. View the video with the below link.
Metering Equipment and Services
Supplier Article - Date: December 9, 2019
Weakley County Municipal Electric System used Bellwether Management Solutions as Contractor on our AMI Project. Bellwether installed almost 20,000 meters during our 12-month installation process.

We were very pleased with the quality and quantity of work that Bellwether performed. The employees were easy to work with and managed our project well. I was particularly impressed with how few complaints we received from our customers, even though we had no advance informational campaign. The fmore
Press Release - Date: December 9, 2019
Bellwether Management Solutions has been selected by EnergyUnited, in Statesville, NC, to provide AMI Meter Installation and Project Management services as part of EnergyUnited's Smart Grid Project. The deployment of 133,000 meters will begin in July of 2019 and is anticipated to be complete in December of 2020.
Hometown Connections & Sagewell To Offer Electrification Growth Consulting And EV Load Management
Press Release - Date: September 13, 2019
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.

Helping Community-owned Utilities Increase Revenues through Electrification Programs
Sagewell designs and implements electrification programs that improve utility bottom lines. With Sagewell’s assistance, public power utilities can grow their revenues and more
Press Release - Date: August 26, 2019
Contact: Harper Anderton Phone: (617) 901-0955
Director Sales & Marketing, Utilities
Quest Controls, Inc.
208 9th Street Drive West
Palmetto, Florida 34221

Palmetto, Florida - Quest Controls, Inc. is pleased to announce that MegaSys® Telenium® users can now add the Quest RSC 1000™ driver to their instance of the software to monitor alarms, input status and trending and make setpoinmore
What Is Digital Engineering?
White Paper - Date: July 3, 2019
Over the past few decades, BIM has revolutionized the engineering, construction and design industries. But as digital engineering continues to evolve, we still haven’t leveraged the full potential of emerging technology.
Most organizations that own and operate assets are aware that they must leverage technology to continue to meet business objectives and industry standards. However, the concept of digital engineering still seems out of reach to most.
For many asset owners, simply digitizmore
Conway Corporation Solar RFP
Press Release - Date: June 18, 2019
Conway Corporation is dedicated to delivering safe, affordable, reliable, innovative, and environmentally sound utility services. As such, Conway is seeking proposals for solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to meet energy and capacity requirements for 2022 and beyond. Respondents are expected to submit the Intent to Respond form, participate in the Pre-Bid Conference, and submit their proposal in accordance with RFP guidelines. As a trusted affiliate of Conway Corporation, The Energy Authoritmore
Energy New England (ENE) launches EV Awareness Programs for 2019
Press Release - Date: June 4, 2019

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Contact: Mark Scribner, Program Manager, Electric Vehicles, Energy New England, 508-698-1228 //

Energy New England (ENE) has launched several new EV awareness programs on behalf of municipal utilities in Massachusetts. ENE and their municipal utility clients are uniquely positioned as the trusted and reliable resource for customers for all things EV related. These public more
White Paper - Date: May 29, 2019
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), brings together smart machines, data analytics, and the people who need to understand what is happening in all the remote locations. As we see the drive to unify networks and bring the IT/OT organizations closer together, these insights can then help drive smarter, faster decisions.

IIoT will change the way utilities operate from day-to-day, enabling predictive analytics to identify potential equipment failure – before they happen! By combining mmore
New M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 10,000 psi Hydraulic Pump Provides the Easiest Way to Power Hydraulics
Press Release - Date: April 12, 2019
MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to bring productivity to new heights in the utility industry with the introduction of the M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 10,000 psi Hydraulic Pump – the easiest way to power hydraulics. Designed to be fully compatible with all existing 10,000 psi-rated hydraulic hoses and single-acting heads, this new hydraulic pump is up to 80% smaller and 75 lbs lighter than gas units for one-person carry and easiest set-up. A high-pressure flow rate that’s 3X faster than other cordmore
Press Release - Date: March 20, 2019
NISC Acquires Electrical Distribution Design, Inc.
Acquisition boosts NISC’s Engineering & Operations offerings

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., March 1, 2019 – To better serve its Members, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions to utility and telecommunication companies, has acquired Electrical Distribution Design, Inc. (EDD).

EDD is a private corporation headquartered in Blacksburg, Va., that provides advanced engineering modeling somore
NOVEC and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) Partner on 300-MW of Solar Facilities in PJM
Press Release - Date: February 21, 2019
NOVEC to Purchase Renewable Energy from 300-MW of Solar Facilities within the PJM Territory through an Agreement with D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI)

The D. E. Shaw Group:
DESRI commercial inquiries — Hy Martin,
Press inquiries — Amanda Ely,

Contact: NOVEC Public Relations, 1-888-335-0500, communica

MANASSAS, VA. — Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) recently reached an agreement for NOVEC to purchase approximately 300 megawatts (MW) of electrical energy output from solar facilities owned by DESRI. NOVEC selected DESRI from among multiple bidders to provide the cooperative with additional renewable resources.

“This agreement with DESRI is another step toward meeting our customers’ expectations for more renewable energy in NOVEC’s resource mix. Purchasing the output from these new solar facilities will be a valuable addition to our energy supply,” says NOVEC President and CEO Stan Feuerberg.

The agreement between NOVEC and DESRI formalizes the partnership to develop and construct solar-electric generation facilities within the Dominion/PJM footprint. PJM is a regional transmission organization that serves 13 states, including Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

“This addition of solar generated electricity will become NOVEC’s largest source of renewable energy. Additionally, its projected cost is competitive with the marketplace for comparable on-peak energy,” says Gil Jaramillo, Manager, portfolio optimization and business development.

DESRI owns and operates solar facilities across the United States and has additional facilities in development and under consideration. The planned facilities that would sell energy to NOVEC are expected to consist of ground-mounted solar panels that track the sun’s movement throughout the daylight hours to produce an estimated 300 peak MW of electricity. These in-development solar facilities are expected to achieve commercial operation by 2023.

“The solar plants are a welcome addition to NOVEC’s current 60 MW of renewable resources that include hydroelectric, woody biomass, solar, and landfill methane gas recovery,” says John Rainey, Director, origination and plant operations.
“The DESRI team is thrilled to partner with NOVEC to bring low-cost solar power to Virginia residents,” says David Zwillinger, DESRI President. “We are committed to growing the renewable energy economy in the region.”

The solar facilities involved in the agreement are expected to produce enough electricity to power nearly 73,000 homes, or the equivalent of taking nearly 37,000 passenger vehicles off the road. They are also expected to create 250 jobs during construction with an emphasis on hiring from local communities.

“NOVEC’s strategy is to continue improving our environmental footprint through the addition of new renewable energy sources that are not only clean, but also affordable. The partnership with DESRI does just that,” says Feuerberg.

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NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit corporation that provides electricity to more than 170,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the City of Manassas Park, and the Town of Clifton. It also supplies natural gas and energy products and services to consumers in the Washington, D.C., region. The utility serves more customers than any other Virginia electric co-op and is the 11th largest electric cooperative in the U.S. as measured by retail customers. For more information, visit

About D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments:
D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. (DESRI) and its affiliates acquire, own, and manage long-term contracted renewable energy assets in North America. DESRI's portfolio of renewable energy projects currently includes 31 wind and solar projects that represent more than 1,600 MW of aggregate capacity. DESRI is a member of the D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm with more than $50 billion in investment and committed capital as of December 1, 2018, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Please visit for more information about the D. E. Shaw group.more