VPPSA is a proud owner and partner in Hometown Connections, a 20-year collaboration helping public power utilities tackle their most pressing technology, workforce, and management challenges far into the future.
Dedicated to Public Power
Formed jointly by five public power joint action agencies, Hometown Connections, Inc., is a national non-profit utility services organization offering public power utilities guidance and access to quality products/services from a trusted entity with public power’s best interests in mind. Hometown Connections is a resource to public power systems large and small, facilitating access to technology, services, and other solutions from industry-leading companies.
Integrated Solutions for Public Power
The products and services offered through Hometown Connections include a full range of advanced grid solutions, as well as consulting support in the areas of organization assessment, strategic planning, governance development, customer service, market research, and staffing. See our complete list of products and services.
Hometown Connections History
In 1998, the American Public Power Association launched Hometown Connections International, LLC as a utility services subsidiary of the Association, dedicated to assisting members through consulting services based on public power utility management best practices and access to select products and services from vendors endorsed as well suited to serving public power.
In 2018, to operate Hometown Connections with a similar overall purpose but with expanded business goals and support structure, the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, American Municipal Power, Inc., Missouri Public Utility Alliance, Northern California Power Agency and the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority invested in the newly formed Hometown Connections, Inc. This investment included purchasing the majority of Hometown Connections International’s assets from the American Public Power Association. The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority was a minority investor in Hometown Connections and has transferred their ownership share of assets into Hometown Connections, Inc. The American Public Power Association maintains a seat on the Board of Directors of the new Hometown Connections.
Hometown Connection’s Future
By combining resources through the new organization, Hometown Connections will grow into an organization offering more aggregated products and services to meet the needs of the public power utility. Hometown will maintain and strengthen their relationship with the American Public Power Association while tapping into the skills, resources, and support of joint action agencies throughout the United States that have extensive experience developing and delivering a wide range of services to public power utilities.
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