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Public Power Now
11 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Public Power Officials Detail Safety Manual Value and Stress Importance of Suggesting Revisions
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Jon Beasley, Vice President for Training and Safety at Electric Cities of Georgia, and Mike Willetts, Director of Training and Safety at the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, discuss the value of APPA’s Safety Manual and the importance of public power utility participation in suggesting revisions to the Safety Manual.
10 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Can Public Power Reach a Settlement with Squirrels?
In a special episode of Public Power Now, and in the lead up to National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, APPA News Director Paul Ciampoli attempts to see if there is a way to negotiate a compact to settle historic differences between public power utilities and squirrels. You don’t want to miss what Nibbles Nutkin, the representative of squirrels, has to say.
13 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
SMMPA’s Chris Schoenherr Details Benefits of Receiving APPA’s Energy Innovator Award
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Chris Schoenherr, Director, Agency and Government Relations and Chief External Affairs Officer, at Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, details the benefits of receiving recognition through APPA’s Energy Innovator Award.
21 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
APPA President and CEO Joy Ditto Discusses Public Power Week with Greenville Utilities and Okanogan County PUD Officials
The latest episode of Public Power Now features an episode of Public Power Conversations with APPA’s President and CEO Joy Ditto. Joy speaks with Sheila Corson of Okanogan County PUD and Steve Hawley of Greenville Utilities about their Public Power Week activities and how they engage customers year-round.
12 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Electric Cities of Georgia’s Jon Beasley Discusses APPA’s Lineworkers Rodeo
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Jon Beasley, Vice-President For Training and Safety at Electric Cities of Georgia, discusses APPA’s Lineworkers Rodeo, which will take place in Austin, Texas, in March 2022.
11 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
APPA President and CEO Joy Ditto Discusses the Importance of Holiday Electrical Safety
The latest episode of Public Power Now features a recent episode of Public Power Conversations with APPA’s President and CEO Joy Ditto and Brett Brenner, president of the Electrical Safety Foundation International in which Joy and Brett discuss holiday electrical safety.
21 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
WAPA Administrator and CEO Tracey LeBeau Discusses Efforts to Reduce Wildfire Threat
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Tracey LeBeau, Administrator and CEO for the Western Area Power Administration, details her long-term goals for WAPA and WAPA’s ongoing efforts to reduce the threat of wildfires.
16 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
APPA President and CEO Joy Ditto and DOE Official Discuss Cybersecurity and Resiliency
The latest episode of Public Power Now features a recent conversation between APPA President and CEO Joy Ditto and Kate Marks, the deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER), in which they discuss how cybersecurity and resiliency are a team effort.
17 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Marlow, Okla., City Administrator Discusses Key Projects and New Role as APPA Board Member
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Jason McPherson, City Administrator for the City of Marlow, Okla., details key projects that he has completed as City Administrator and discusses his new role as an APPA board member.
23 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
LES CEO Kevin Wailes Details Utility’s Decarbonization Efforts and Ways It Is Helping Customers Interested in EVs
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Kevin Wailes, CEO of Nebraska’s Lincoln Electric System, discusses the public power utility’s decarbonization efforts and how LES is helping customers who are interested in purchasing an electric vehicle.
11 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Lansing BWL’s Peffley Details Professional Journey At Utility, BWL Strategic Plan
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Dick Peffley, General Manager of Michigan’s Lansing Board of Water and Light, details his professional journey at BWL and the public power utility’s strategic plan.
20 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
IID GM Henry Martinez Details How Utility Successfully Responded to Summer Challenges
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Henry Martinez, General Manager of California public power utility Imperial Irrigation District, details how the utility successfully met challenges that it faced over the summer and outlines his current priorities for Imperial Irrigation District.
13 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Administrator for Village of Pioneer, Ohio, Details Infrastructure Projects
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Al Fiser, Administrator for the Village of Pioneer, Ohio, details the completion of more than $18 million in infrastructure projects for the village and the benefits of being a public power community.
27 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Executives from LADWP, NYPA Detail Diversity and Equity Initiatives at Utilities
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Monique Earl, who leads the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Nancy Harvey, the New York Power Authority’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, highlight diversity and equity initiatives underway at LADWP and NYPA.
24 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
APPA’s Zummo Details How Public Power Is Well Positioned To Manage Grid Of The Future
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Paul Zummo, Director of Policy Research and Analysis at APPA, discusses a new report he has authored that details the ways in which public power utilities are leading the way for transformation in the power sector.
30 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
BPA’s Hairston Discusses Western Market Decision and Details Priorities
In the latest Public Power Now podcast, John Hairston, Administrator and CEO of the Bonneville Power Administration, discusses BPA’s recent decision to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market and details his priorities as Administrator and CEO.
24 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Joy Ditto Discusses Mutual Aid with FMEA’s Zubaly and TVPPA’s Scudder
The latest episode of Public Power Now features a recent episode of Public Power Conversations with APPA President and CEO Joy Ditto, who speaks with Amy Zubaly, Executive Director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association, and Danette Scudder, Executive Vice President of Member Services & Strategic Relations for the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, about public power emergency response and mutual aid.
11 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Village Administrator of Grafton, Ohio, Provides Update On Solar Farm
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Joe Price, Village Administrator for the Village of Grafton, Ohio, details the roles he plays as Grafton’s village administrator and discusses the village’s solar farm. Price was a 2021 APPA Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award recipient. The award recognizes managers of small utilities serving fewer than 2,500 meters.
10 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Leaders of Indiana Towns Discuss Benefits of Public Power Communities
In the latest episode of Public Power Now, we speak with Jamie Lindstrom, Superintendent for the Town of Argos, Indiana and Faith Willoughby, Town Manager for the Town of Chalmers, Indiana. Jamie and Faith were recipients of APPA’s 2021 Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award, which recognizes managers of small utilities serving fewer than 2,500 meters.
20 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
EPB President and CEO David Wade Details Priorities and Benefits of Gig-Speed Community-Wide Network
In the latest episode of APPA’s Public Power Now podcast, EPB President and CEO David Wade discusses the benefits of a Gig-speed community-wide network built by EPB, his current priorities, and a new microgrid project.
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