Veracity & CommPower to Provide Utility Specific Weather Alerts

Sault Ste. Marie, ON and Camarillo, CA, October 1st, 2016

Veracity Asset Management Group (Veracity), the leading provider of collaborative solutions to the utility industry, today announced a partnership with Communications and Power Engineering, Inc., (CommPower), the premier provider of weather alerting & notifications, to offer the iNOTiFY system to the Canadian utility market.

With CommPower’s iNOTiFY system, Veracity extends its comprehensive suite of services and solutions to help utilities prepare, plan and respond to severe weather events.

When dangerous weather conditions threaten a Utility’s infrastructure or crews, iNOTiFY provides for warning days in advance. This includes ice, wind, lightning, temperature and more. Utilities can set their own trigger levels and can be notified with a rich set of graphics that can be used as part of the decision making and preparedness process.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to provide iNOTiFY to the Canadian Utility Market”, said Graham Nelson, CEO, Veracity. “Over the last year, CommPower, Veracity, Environment Canada and the Canadian Electricity Association have worked together with the common goal of improving the advanced weather warning capabilities for Canadian Utilities, including predictive damage assessments caused by ice accumulation and high winds, plus lightning strike warnings for crews working outside. We are very proud to report that our efforts have proven successful, and we now have a Canadian specific weather/warning service.”

CommPower, Inc., CEO Kathy Nuckles said “the agreement allows for further expansion of CommPower’s iNOTiFY messaging system, which is currently used by Environment Canada in support of Canada’s Weatheradio program. Utilities worldwide face tremendous challenges when it comes to ice storms and other severe weather events. Our partnership with Veracity will allow us to provide enhanced decision support and preparedness capabilities to Canadian utilities of all sizes.”

About CommPower
CommPower specializes in the development of software solutions for secure messaging and weather/warning broadcast services. Since inception in 1985, CommPower has faithfully served defense and civil government communities (domestic and abroad) providing a suite of specialized messaging, gateway and dissemination products and services.

CommPower’s most recent accomplishment is its iNOTiFY weather/warning system, which is the result of 17 years of service and collaboration with the U.S. National Weather Service and its NOAA Weather Radio program. Though initially built to serve a national mission, this capability was commercialized in 2012 and adapted to provide personalized and customizable weather, warning and collaboration services to governments and organizations of any size.

The Electric Utility community joined the iNOTiFY family in 2015. Since this time, they have had significant influence over the iNOTiFY capability set which now includes: crew lightning warning services, predictive ice accumulation damage alerts, custom displays per the Utility type (distribution, transmission, and association), and most recently, Canadian weather services.

iNOTiFY shines thanks in large part to our extended family of partners and dedicated users. We look forward to where this family takes us in 2017.

About Veracity Asset Management Group

Veracity is a consulting, services and software firm focused on providing unique solutions to Utilities and Utility Associations across North America. Veracity has developed and owns Veracity Connect, a proprietary technology that allows member Utilities and Associations to access and share information.

Veracity Connect is the category-defining, cloud based, collaborative community for Utilities, providing a platform for more than 1,300 Utility members to manage mutual aid, critical spares and surplus assets. Veracity Connect member utilities can quickly and confidentially share industry knowledge and expertise to leverage best practices, mitigate risks and ensure network reliability and resiliency.

Veracity Connect Welcomes Emblom’s Midwest Powerline Construction

14 Sept 2016

We are pleased to announce Emblom’s Midwest Powerline Construction as a new Veracity Connect Services Partner.

The Veracity Connect Community continues to grow, with the addition of Emblom’s Midwest, (www.empconstruction.com) as a Veracity Connect Services Partner. Emblom’s Midwest is a full service overhead powerline contractor providing contract work to distribution and transmission powerlines, wind generation and power substations to municipal, investor owned and rural electric utilities in the Midwest. Emblom’s also builds, maintains and retires overhead powerlines, power substations and provides assistance in power restoration related to storms.

empc

EMPC, Inc.

http://www.empconstruction.com

1435 Sinclair Lewis Ave. W.

P.O. Box 69

(320) 808-7378

About Veracity Connect

Veracity Connect is the category-defining, cloud based, collaborative Community for Utilities, providing a platform for more than 1,000 Utility members to manage mutual aid, critical spares and surplus assets. Veracity Connect member utilities can quickly and confidentially share industry knowledge and expertise to leverage best practices, mitigate risks and ensure network reliability and resiliency.

Veracity Asset Management Group

www.veracityamg.com

info@veracityamg.com

(866) 694-1252

Veracity adds R&R Powerline Inc. to the Veracity Connect Community

16 August 2016

Veracity Connect is pleased to announce a new partnership with R&R Powerline

Today, we welcome R&R Powerline as the newest addition to The Veracity Connect Community. With capabilities to perform Overhead & Underground Distribution, Storm Restoration, Voltage Conversions, Reconductor, Complete Rebuilds, and Phase Conversions, R&R Powerline Inc. is a full service electrical contractor that we are pleased to have apart of the community.

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About R&R Powerline Inc.

R&R Powerline was founded in 2006 by Ronnie Martin in Sayre, Oklahoma. Having started with only one crew, they have grown into a six full service distribution crew serving all of Oklahoma and The Texas Panhandle. Ronnie, with over thirty years of experience, partnered with Bobby Martin, with over ten years of line experience, in 2011 to expand operations. With their exceptional team, there is no job they can’t handle. R&R Powerline was founded with a warm family atmosphere, operating and working as part of a family. R&R Powerline are also members of Isnetworld, with an exceptional rating.

R&R Powerline Inc.
220 E Main Street
Sayre, Oklahoma 73662-2916
(580) 729-1521

About Veracity Connect

Veracity Connect is the category-defining, cloud based, collaborative Community for Utilities, providing a platform for more than 1,100 Utility members to manage mutual aid, critical spares and surplus assets. Veracity Connect member utilities can quickly and confidentially share industry knowledge and expertise to leverage best practices, mitigate risks and ensure network reliability and resiliency.

Veracity Asset Management Group
http://www.veracityamg.com
(866) 694-1252

 

Veracity adds Killen Contractors Inc. to the Veracity Connect Community

9 August, 2016

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Killen Contractors, an electric utility contractor equipped to handle overhead power line construction and storm recovery projects nationwide. Killen Contractors has worked for numerous rural electric Co-ops and is an Entergy approved contractor with the ability to work in almost any terrain or condition.

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About Killen Contractors

Killen Contractors is an electrical utility contractor that has been doing business since 1997. Based in Brandon, Mississippi, with a management team of over 125 years of combined experience with IOU’s, Co-op’s and Contract Utility Companies, Killen Contractors strive to offer their customers both value and excellence in workmanship.

Killen Contractors, Inc.
http://www.killencontractors.com
167 Gulde Road
Brandon, MS 39042
(601) 624-8865

About Veracity Connect

Veracity Connect is the category-defining, cloud based, collaborative Community for Utilities, providing a platform for more than 1,100 Utility members to manage mutual aid, critical spares and surplus assets. Veracity Connect member utilities can quickly and confidentially share industry knowledge and expertise to leverage best practices, mitigate risks and ensure network reliability and resiliency.

Veracity Asset Management Group
http://www.veracityamg.com
info@veracityamg.com
(866) 694-1252

 

Collaborating for Emergency Preparedness

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Sault Ste. Marie, ON, July 18th, 2016

Veracity is excited to announce the addition of Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts (CHEC) to the Veracity Connect Utility Community. The CHEC group represents 15 local distribution companies in the Province of Ontario and was organized to combine resources and competencies to help its member utilities meet the changing environment of the electrical industry.

CHEC is recognized as the premier cooperative in the Province and has extended its vision to proactively join more than 1,100 North American Utilities. Using the Veracity Connect platform, the CHEC Group will be better positioned to plan and respond to emergencies including critical equipment failures and extreme weather events. According to Gord Eamer, Chief Operating Officer of CHEC, “Veracity Connect will give CHEC members instant access to fellow utilities, storm alerts, critical equipment and resources for storm response. It builds on the collaborative vision that CHEC represents and we look forward to sharing resources with the Veracity Community.”

The current members of CHEC include:

Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd.; COLLUS PowerStream Corp.; InnPower Corp.; Lakefront Utilities Inc.; Lakeland Power Distribution Ltd.; Midland Power Utility Corp.; Niagara on the Lake Hydro Inc.; Orangeville Hydro Ltd.; Orillia Power Corp.; Ottawa River Power Corp.; Renfrew Hydro Inc., Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.; Wasaga Distribution Inc.; Wellington North Power Inc.; West Coast Huron Energy Inc.

CHEC assists its members in servicing their customers by delivering the benefits of consolidation without the loss of individual control. CHEC helps its members achieve scale, without relinquishing accountability, and ensures a cost efficient solution for improving operating and delivery standards within their communities. Please visit http://www.checenergy.ca for more information.

About Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts (CHEC)

CHEC, an association of 15 local distribution companies (LDCs) is modeled after a cooperative to combine resources and competencies to best meet the requirements of the changing electrical industry and provide a high standard of locally supplied customer service.

CHEC has allowed members to exchange ideas on a variety of issues facing utilities, to initiate combined solutions and to share insights on what worked and what did not. The cooperative format allowed a “think tank” environment to be created between members.

About Veracity Connect

Veracity Connect is the leading collaborative platform for emergency planning and resources. Veracity Connect member utilities are directly linked to fellow utilities, suppliers and contractors with the ability to request and respond to emergency assistance. Veracity Connect also provides full reporting capabilities, helping storm response coordinators track and manage internal and external assistance.

We’d Like to Welcome Primoris Aevenia, Inc. to the Veracity Connect Community

July 15, 2016

Veracity Connect Announces Partnership and Integration with Primoris Aevenia, Inc.

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Aevenia, a premier energy and electrical construction company. Aevenia is a trusted partner in the electrical and telecommunications construction industry, providing a wide range of construction services including electrical transmission, distribution, underground power, substations, concrete foundations, emergency storm restoration, and fiber optic cable installation. Aevenia is a subsidiary of Primoris Service Corporation, one of the largest construction services enterprises in the United States.

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Primoris Aevenia, Inc.
http://www.aevenia.com
3030 24th Avenue S.
Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 284-9500

About Veracity Connect

Veracity Connect is the category-defining, cloud based, collaborative Community for Utilities, providing a platform for more than 1,100 Utility members to manage mutual aid, critical spares and surplus assets. Veracity Connect member utilities can quickly and confidentially share industry knowledge and expertise to leverage best practices, mitigate risks and ensure network reliability and resiliency.

Veracity Asset Management Group
http://www.veracityamg.com
info@veracityamg.com
(866) 694-1252

Veracity Connect Welcomes Power Contracting LLC

July 14, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Power Contracting as a new Veracity Connect Services Partner.

The Veracity Connect Community continues to grow, with the addition of Power Contracting LLC, (www.powerllc.com) as a Veracity Connect Services Partner. Power Contracting is an industry leader in the construction and maintenance of distribution and transmission power lines and substations.

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About Power Contracting LLC

Power Contracting, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is one of the leading electrical contractors in the western United States. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Pike Corporation, Power Contracting is the merger of Arizona-based Klondyke Construction and Utah-based Pine Valley Power.

As a company, Power Contracting offers a wide range of experience in the areas of overhead and underground distribution, transmission, directional boring, and substation contruction, allowing Power Contracting to offer full turn-key energy solutions.

Power Contracting LLC
http://www.powerllc.com
4500 E 60th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
(303) 287-4275

About Veracity Connect

Veracity Connect is the category-defining, cloud based, collaborative Community for Utilities, providing a platform for more than 1,000 Utility members to manage mutual aid, critical spares and surplus assets. Veracity Connect member utilities can quickly and confidentially share industry knowledge and expertise to leverage best practices, mitigate risks and ensure network reliability and resiliency.

Veracity Asset Management Group
http://www.veracityamg.com
info@veracityamg.com
(866) 694-1252

 

 

Veracity adds Heart Utilities of Jacksonville, Inc. to the Veracity Connect Community

July 13, 2016

Veracity Connect is pleased to announce a new partnership with Heart Utilities

Today, we welcome Heart Utilities as the newest addition to The Veracity Connect Community. Heart Utilities of Jacksonville Inc. has diversified itself through the years to better meet the needs of it’s growing customer base. With capabilities to perform overhead & underground distribution, substation construction & maintenance, and storm disaster relief, Heart Utilities Inc. truly is a full service electrical utility line contractor that we are pleased to have aboard.

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About Heart Utilities of Jacksonville, Inc.

Heart Utilities Inc. was founded to bring cost effective contracting solutions to the electric line utility industry. Based in Jacksonville, Florida with three satellite locations strategically placed across the state, Heart Utilities are able to deploy resources in a timely and cost effective manner. With over 200 years of combined experience, Heart Utilities Inc. brings a seasoned and aggressive management team to take on the most challenging projects and provide solutions for their customers.

Heart Utilities of Jacksonville, Inc.
http://www.heartutilities.com
info@heartutilities.com
2203 Hamilton Street
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 695-3383

About Veracity Connect

Veracity Connect is the category-defining, cloud based, collaborative Community for Utilities, providing a platform for more than 1,100 Utility members to manage mutual aid, critical spares and surplus assets. Veracity Connect member utilities can quickly and confidentially share industry knowledge and expertise to leverage best practices, mitigate risks and ensure network reliability and resiliency.

Veracity Asset Management
http://www.veracityamg.com
info@veracityamg.com
(866) 694-1252

 

 

 

Veracity Connect Welcomes Scriba Electric, Inc.

July 13, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Scriba Electric as a new Veracity Connect Services Partner.

The Veracity Connect Community continues to grow, with the addition of Scriba Electric, Inc, (www.scribaelectric.com) as a Veracity Connect Services Partner. Scriba Electric is a full service Electrical contractor, specializing in Utility Contracting, Line and Substation Work, Panel Building, Industrial and Commercial Electrical Contracting, and Emergency Services using qualified Electricians and Linemen.

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About Scriba Electric, Inc.

For nearly 25 years, Scriba Electric has been providing expert electrical contracting. In addition to being a top electrical contractor in New York, Scriba Electric also hold licences in several states across the U.S. from California to New Hampshire.

Their expertise within the industrial, commercial and residential electrical applications includes work within the Paper, Glass and Aluminum Industries, Power Generation, Water Treatment Plants, Wind Power, Solar Power, Large Commercial Projects and Communications Towers. As a part of the NECA, Scriba Electric are Licensed, Bonded and Insured IBEW Qualified Electricians.

Scriba Electric, Inc.
http://www.scribaelectric.com
82 Creamery Road
Oswega, NY 13126
(315) 342-7681

About Veracity Connect

Veracity Connect is the category-defining, cloud based, collaborative Community for Utilities, providing a platform for more than 1,000 Utility members to manage mutual aid, critical spares and surplus assets. Veracity Connect member utilities can quickly and confidentially share industry knowledge and expertise to leverage best practices, mitigate risks and ensure network reliability and resiliency.

Veracity Asset Management Group
http://www.veracityamg.com
info@veracityamg.com
(866) 694-1252

 

Veracity and Power Delivery Alliance Announce a Strategic Partnership to Provide Industry Leading Storm Response Services

Veracity Connect, the category defining collaborative platform for utilities, and Power Delivery Alliance (PDA), the leading aggregator of storm response services, have entered into a strategic partnership to offer a single point of contact for utilities to access storm response services. The agreement aligns two companies with the expertise to bridge the gap when Mutual Aid resources are not available or adequate. The partnership will give the Veracity Connect member utilities the ability to secure resources required to restore power quickly and efficiently.

Veracity Connect makes it possible for utilities to manage and coordinate Mutual Aid requests and responses. When Mutual Aid cannot handle the situation Veracity Connect enables utilities communicate directly with Power Delivery Alliance for resources and equipment. The combination of the Veracity Connect platform and Power Delivery Alliances’ ability to deploy crews wherever and whenever they are needed, offers utilities an effective mechanism to enable a quick, efficient outage restoration.

“We are very excited about the opportunities this partnership creates for Veracity Connect member utilities across North America,” said Graham Nelson, CEO, Veracity Connect. “PDA’s storm response capabilities are an excellent complement to the Mutual Aid programs currently in place among our members. This partnership brings together the technology of the Veracity Connect platform with the services provided by PDA, providing utilities a key differentiator in their ability to get the lights back on.”

“Power Delivery Alliance has been an innovator and leader in providing aggregated storm services to all types of utilities since 2009,” said Greg Fox, CEO, Power Delivery Alliance. “Our collaboration with Veracity Connect enables us to expand our service capabilities, making it easier for utilities to access resources and equipment.”

About Power Delivery Alliance
Power Delivery Alliance is the leader of an extensive consortium of engineering, construction and vegetation management companies specifically designed to assist utilities in emergency power and powerline restoration situations. We have established partners throughout the US providing proximity for rapid deployment to your location.
We have created a close knit alliance that mobilizes on a dime and brings thousands of resources to bear in an emergency situation. Our partners are often overlooked as national responders due to size. PDA brings them together to deliver you a unified, one-call, emergency workforce that is available 24/7/365. We are prepared to assist you with everything from damage assessment to the long-term endeavor of bringing your facilities back to industry standards.

Contact PDA – 828-305-7876 – www.powerdeliveryalliance.com/

About Veracity Connect
Veracity Connect is the category-defining, cloud based, collaborative community for Utilities, providing a platform for more than 1,100 Utility members to manage mutual aid, critical spares and surplus assets. Veracity Connect member utilities can quickly and confidentially share industry knowledge and expertise to leverage best practices, mitigate risks and ensure network reliability and resiliency.

Contact Veracity – 866-694-1252 – http://www.veracityamg.com