Webinar

Understanding Public Power

Part 1 of 2: Get an overview of the different types of electric utilities in the United States and other types of organizations in the broader industry, and then explore what makes public power unique.
September 1, 2020
2:00pm EDT - 3:00pm EDT

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Description

Get an overview of the different types of electric utilities in the United States and other types of organizations in the broader industry, and then explore what makes public power unique. Discuss how the five key elements of the public power business model—public ownership, local decision-making, nonprofit, low-cost, and customer-centric—are beneficial to the communities they serve. Learn how governance structures can vary within the public power model. 

Topics

  • Types of utility ownership
  • What is public power and what makes us different
  • Governance structures
  • Key benefits of public power
    • Local choice
    • Reliable customer service
    • Affordable
    • Local economic development

Recommended for

Anyone affiliated with a public power utility that would like to attain a basic understanding of electric utilities, the benefits of public power, and the challenges and opportunities facing public power. Policymakers, managers, or staff that are new to public power or the electric utility industry will gain the most from this series, however experienced staff might benefit from getting a refresh in this comprehensive overview.

Speaker

https://www.hometownconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/tim-blodgett.jpgTim Blodgett, President, Hometown Connections

For over 21 years, Tim has served as the president and CEO of Hometown Connections, providing consulting, training and facilitation support to hundreds of public power utilities, Joint Action Agencies, and their governing boards. He has worked with municipal governments and non-profit organizations on strategic planning, governance, organizational assessments, public participation, market research, and customer service.

Series Description

Join this two-part webinar series to gain a deeper understanding of the various parts of the electric utility industry, examine the unique benefits and challenges facing the public power business model, and discuss strategies for the future. Learn what gives communities served by public power utilities an edge—from economic development to customer care and diverse power supply portfolios—the nonprofit, community-owned model yields benefits. With a deeper understanding of what makes public power unique, dive into a discussion of how public power can continue to thrive and serve its communities well amid multiple disruptive trends. 

Contact Us

Email [email protected]

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Registration/Fee Information

Registration is for one person (individuals receive unique log in credentials that cannot be shared). Discounted group pricing is available.

Individual webinars:  $109 for members; $209 for nonmembers. Click on a webinar title to register individually:

The 2-part series (discounted price): $150 for APPA members; $300 for nonmembers

Webinars are recorded, in case you miss the live version (registrants automatically receive the recording within 24 hours). Continuing education credits are not available for recorded events.

Group Pricing

Save 50% when registering a group of 10 or more people. Contact [email protected] for details.

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  • This event will be held on the Zoom platform.
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  • Registration is for one person (individual logins are unique and cannot be shared). If you have multiple employees participating from one designated location (e.g., a conference room), all can listen and watch, though the completion certificate is only available to registered individuals.

Accreditation

  • Each webinar is worth .1 CEU/1 PDH/1.2 CPE credits; CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • Registrants are required to log in via the individual web link provided by email before the webinar, participate for at least 45 minutes of the event, and complete an online evaluation in order to receive a completion certificate.
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  • Links to all handouts and an audio recording will be sent out within two days of the webinar.

Speaker Questions

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Contact Us

Have questions? Contact [email protected].