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Press Release - Date: December 17, 2018
Bellwether Management Solutions has been selected by Weakley County Municipal System, in Martin, TN, to provide AMI Meter Installation and Project Management services as part of Weakley County's Smart Grid Project. The deployment of 21,000 meters will begin in December of 2018 and is anticipated to be complete in December of 2019.
Metering Equipment and Services
Supplier Article - Date: December 17, 2018
“Learned this morning that Mark with Bellwether finished installing all of the electric meters, as contracted. I would like to commend the Bellwether Staff and Harry. They coordinated and worked so well together, it can only be described as “poetry in motion”, it was Team Work in every sense of the word. I always received the changeout information in a timely matter and the information was accurate. I only requested a few photos because of customers insistence that the old meter read was wrmore
Press Release - Date: November 28, 2018
Central Service Association and Professional Computer Systems Announce Collaboration

TUPELO, MS and DENISON, IA – November 30, 2018 – Central Service Association (CSA), a member-owned technology cooperative based in Tupelo, Miss., has reached an agreement to purchase the assets of Professional Computer Systems, Co. (PCS), based in Denison, Iowa. This agreement will expand both the product offerings and service area for each company.

The two companies serve a combined 160+ utilitiesmore
The Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy Programs Launches Fall Planting Season
Press Release - Date: October 18, 2018
Lincoln, Nebr. (October 18, 2018) – The Arbor Day Foundation announced today the beginning of its fall tree planting initiatives through its Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs. Through these two community-based consumer education programs more than 27,000 trees will be distributed by 29partners including utility companies, cities, states, nonprofits and corporate partners across the United States bringing the total number of trees placed in homeowner’s, customers, communities and more
Press Release - Date: September 27, 2018
The updated AreaMax product line leads in lumens, while maintaining its recognizable, lightweight housing, proven surge protection and distinctive diffuse light.

September 27, 2018… Renton, WA. The evolution continues as LED lighting manufacturer Evluma announces an updated release of its AreaMax LED street and area light product family. Utilizing premium performance LEDs from leading vendors, the updated AreaMax leaps ahead of competitors in efficacy, achieving up to 160 lm/W, and over amore
Press Release - Date: September 12, 2018
RelaySimTest is a software solution for system-based protection testing with OMICRON test equipment that takes a novel, future-oriented approach: the test is independent of relay type and relay manufacturer and the often very extensive parameter settings. Instead, it completely focuses on the correct behavior of the protection system. This is made possible by simulating realistic events in the power system.

Compared to conventional test methods (such as settings-based testing with Test Unmore
Energy New England, LLC Announces Additions to Energy Efficiency
Press Release - Date: September 11, 2018

Contact: John G. Tzimorangas, 508‐698‐1234


Foxboro, MA – September 11, 2018 ‐ Energy New England, LLC (ENE), a leader in Power Supply, Risk Management and Energy Efficiency services has announced addition team members to the Energy Efficiency division of the organization. President and CEO John G. Tzimorangas made the following announcement at the company headqmore
White Paper - Date: May 22, 2018
When Johnson City Power Board (JCPB) re-branded itself as BrightRidge in 2017, it was a good time for the utility to take stock of its current standing and evaluate its future technology needs. Chief Data Officer Eric Egan recalls that in 2010, when the utility decided to invest in a Tantalus Utility Network (TUNet) advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system from Tantalus Systems to meet a requirement to support time-of-use rates, he was skeptical that JCPB would see a positive return on the more
Press Release - Date: May 22, 2018
Mar 28, 2018

Tantalus Surpasses Two Million Active Utility Endpoints in Over 150 Utilities

The company’s growth in 2017 solidifies its place as a market leader in grid modernization

RALEIGH, NC – March 28, 2018 —Tantalus Systems, a smart grid technology company that helps utilities make smarter decisions, announced today that 24 additional Municipal and Cooperative utilities, representing over 365,000 electric meters, selected the company as its advanced metering infrastrucmore
Quick and easy three-phase testing
Press Release - Date: April 18, 2018
New test system TESTRANO 600: Compact, powerful, unique.
With TESTRANO 600, OMICRON has developed the world’s first portable, three-phase test sys-tem, which supports all common electrical tests on power transformers. Weighing just 44 lbs/20 kg, it is ideal for routine and diagnostic testing on-site and during factory acceptance tests (FAT). In addition, its innovative design significantly reduces wiring efforts, cutting down testing time to one third compared to conventional single-phase temore
White Paper - Date: April 18, 2018
Most utilities agree it's time to rethink the way they charge for electricity. They understand that technological advances and power generation alternatives are making current approaches obsolete. New rate designs can profoundly affect the choices their customers make. The real debate is over what tomorrow's rate designs should look like. There are many possibilities. To learn more: http://more
Press Release - Date: March 19, 2018
When ElectriCities of North Carolina needed to identify future technology offerings for its approximately 80 Member utilities, they turned to Excergy for our strategy development expertise.

Using state-of-the-art alignment optimization technology from SchellingPoint, Excergy staff helped the organization identify which future technology offerings were most beneficial to the public power communities across North Carolina and in parts of South Carolina and Virginia. “Pairing this approach more