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

 

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North Dakota Electric Cooperatives Strengthen Mutual Aid Program

(May 20th, 2016) – Veracity Connect announced that the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) will implement Veracity Connect to help strengthen the NDAREC Mutual Aid Program, allowing for accessibility to updated information on each of their member-systems.

The Veracity Connect solution enables utilities of all sizes to proactively prepare for and collaborate during disasters. Veracity Connect was developed with input from a wide array of utilities, state associations and joint action agencies.

“The implementation of Veracity Connect will provide a digital version of the mutual aid information we collect, and it will make that information available on mobile devices, wherever and whenever we need it, expediting the recovery process,” said Christina Roemmich, director of safety services for the NDAREC.

About NDAREC

The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is the trade association for the state’s 16 electric distribution cooperatives and five generation and transmission cooperatives in North Dakota. It was incorporated in 1958 and is located in Mandan, N.D.

NDAREC works with the state’s network of electric cooperatives to provide a complete package of quality services in communications, government relations, safety, training, professional development and rural development.

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.

Collaboration Grows Among Southwestern Electric Cooperatives

(May 20th, 2016) – Veracity Connect, the category-defining, cloud-based, collaborative community for utilities, today announced that the platform will be adopted by the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association (GCSECA), to help enhance the association’s mutual aid program, allowing for accessibility to updated information on each of their member systems.

Veracity Connect will allow GCSECA to:download (1)

  • Access, manage and share mutual-aid information in an effective way, while retaining access to an off-line version of critical information.
  • Empower emergency coordinators and staff with mobile enabled access to information to take action, where and when it’s needed

 

About GCSECA

GCSECA is a regional service association of 27 consumer-owned utilities in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Utah. Arizona’s electric cooperatives formed Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association Inc. in 1950. Their primary purpose was to create a nonprofit, nonpartisan group to give Arizona’s electric cooperatives a unified voice in state and national regulatory and legislative matters. Resource-pooling and cost-sharing by our members have combined to help make GCSECA a strong, efficient statewide organization. In addition to legislative programs, GCSECA offers safety and loss control training; regulatory assistance; an annual education program; special project workshops; and a variety of communications tools to inform electric cooperative officials and electric cooperative consumers throughout the Southwest.

 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 Connect Welcomes Ward Electric Company

1 May 2016

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The Veracity Connect Community continues to grow, with the addition of Ward Electric Company, Inc, (http://www.wardelectriccompany.com) as a Veracity Connect Services Partner. Ward Electric is a full service powerline contractor,
building many jobs and specific projects, specializing in overhead and underground distribution, transmission, substations, fiber optic, and storm repair.

“Our business strategy is to continue to develop deep relationships with the most trusted service providers in the utility industry, as a way to deliver increased value to our members,” said Veracity CEO Graham Nelson, “We’re pleased to announce that Ward Electric is the most recent Services Partner to joint the Veracity Connect Community, providing further support to the more than 1,200 Veracity Connect Member Utilities across North America.”

About Ward Electric Company, Inc.

Ward Electric Company, Inc. was established in March 2005 by Mike and Joyce Ward of Longmont, Colorado.  The company opened its doors with Joyce Ward as President, Mike Ward as General Foreman, one office personnel, a handful of field employees and a few pieces of equipment.

Now, more than 10 years later, Ward Electric Company manages 36 crews, over 170 employees in the field, eight office employees, and over 425 pieces of equipment. In 2012 Mark Ward and Matt Ward purchased majority ownership of the company and continue to build the business and the Ward Electric Company values.

Ward Electric Company, Inc.

http://www.wardelectriccompany.com

3690 Stagecoach Road

Longmont, CO 80504

303-682-0066

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

We’d like to welcome Langley Utilities Contracting Ltd. to the Veracity Connect Community

February 24th, 2016

The Veracity Connect Community continues to grow, with the addition of Langley Utilities Contracting Ltd. (http://www.langleyutilities.com) as a Veracity Connect Services Partner. Langley Utilities Contracting Ltd is an electrical contractor specializing in maintenance and construction of overhead and underground power lines, street lighting and fibre optics.

About Langley Utilities Contracting Ltd.

Establishment in 1992, Langley offers twenty-four-hour service and can provide qualified crews and certified equipment to assist in emergency situations. Langley provides a wide range of power services to utilities, municipalities, cities, and towns. Langley stands confidently behind their work and has a quality assurance program that guarantees their customers top quality work. They service customers across Ontario with offices in Bowmanville, Markham and London.

While executing work, Langley Utilities Contract Ltd. makes safety a primary concern. They have a Safety Manager who ensures all safety practices are followed diligently and has incorporated all EUSA programs, work procedures and safety rules into their safety program. The Health & Safety programs instituted within the company are as follows:

First Aid                                 C.P.R.                                    Pole Top Rescue

Bucket Rescue                     Work Area Protection          Fall Protection

Electrical Awareness           Rubber Glove Technique   Confined Space Rescue

Traffic Control                       Safe Motor Vehicle Operation

Langley has complete liability coverage, job bonding, and certification from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Langley Utilities Contract Ltd. is currently a member with the Electrical Utilities Safety Association of Ontario, the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW), and the Municipal Electrical Association.

 Langley Utilities Contracting Ltd.

71 Mearns Court, Unit 220
Bowmanville, ON
L1C 4N4, Canada 

1-800-836-6665

Critical Spares Inventory Grows with the Addition of Boundary Electric.

February 18th, 2016

The Veracity Connect Community continues to grow, with the addition of Boundary Electric (http://www.boundaryelectric.ca) as a Veracity Connect Services Partner. Boundary is an original equipment manufacturer and supplier of medium and high voltage products to the utility, mining and industrial sectors. Boundary Electric is a premier electric contractor and motor rewinding facility located in British Columbia.

About Boundary Electric

Established in 1947 Boundary Electric has multiple divisions serving all facets of the electrical industry. From transformer repair and supply, OEM manufacturing, motor repair, surplus sales and electrical contracting. Boundary prides itself in providing exceptional customer service across each of its divisions.

Boundary Electric is one of Western Canada’s largest suppliers of new and used transformers up to 10MVA. Whether you are interested in buying, renting or leasing a transformer, their professional staff is ready to assist you. Boundary is also an Authorized Agent for Howard Distribution and Power Transformers for Western Canada.

 Boundary Electric
7990 Columbia Drive, 
Grand Forks, British Columbia
V0H 1H0, Canada 

 1-800-663-5598 (Canada)

1-250-442-5561

 

 

Lakeport Power Joins the Veracity Connect Community!

Lakeport

February 17th, 2016

The Veracity Connect Community continues to grow, with the addition of Lakeport Power (http://www.lakeportpower.com) as a Veracity Connect Services Partner. Lakeport Power is a stocking electrical utility distribution company representing some of the worlds leading manufacturers of utility products. Lakeport Power is a service-focused company that takes pride in having product knowledge and offering quality products to utilities and contractors that service the industry. From composite poles, fiberglass crossarms, line hardware, insulators, connectors, wire and cable, distribution & station transformers, Lakeport Power is ready to serve you.

About Lakeport Power

Founded in 2002 Lakeport Power has the experience to supply utility customers in the aftermath of extreme weather. By developing an integrated supply system with manufactures, distributors and even competitors, Lakeport brings you the best supply scenario. Whether you require equipment, components, equipment repairs or transformer field service Lakeport prides itself in their service. Contact Lakeport Power today to find out more about their:

  • Transformer – Sales & In-House Repair Facility
  • Recloser Repair – Sales & Reconditioning Service
  • Pad Mounted Switchgear – Sales & Reconditioning

Lakeport Power Ltd.
169 Industrial Park Rd, 
Colborne, ON
K0K 1S0, Canada 

North American Toll Free: 1-800-293-1909

1-905-355-3281

www.lakeportpower.com             info@lakeportpower.com

 

Minnesota Electric Cooperatives Strengthen Mutual Aid Program

MREA

(February 16th, 2016) – Veracity Connect, the category-defining, cloud-based, collaborative community for utilities, today announced that the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) will implement Veracity Connect to help strengthen the MREA Mutual Aid Program, allowing for accessibility to updated information on each of their member systems.

The implementation of Veracity Connect will assist the MREA with emergency work facilitation, coordinating emergency assistance and power restoration activities for it’s member cooperatives in Minnesota and from other states when the request comes.

About MREA

The Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) represents the electric cooperatives in the state of Minnesota.  We foster unity among and provide service to all of Minnesota’s 50 electric cooperatives.

 

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 Connect Welcomes 15th State Utility Association

VERACITY CONNECT PROVIDES PLATFORM TO MUTUAL AID PROGRAM FOR MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

(February 2nd, 2016) – Veracity Connect, the category-defining, cloud-based, collaborative community for utilities, today announced that they will provide their platform to the Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities (MAMU), to help enhance the association’s mutual aid program, allowing for accessibility to updated information on each of their member systems.

Veracity Connect will allow MAMU to:

  • Access, manage and share mutual-aid information in an effective way, while retaining access to an off-line version of critical information.
  • Empower emergency coordinators and staff with mobile enabled access to information to take action, where and when it’s needed

The Missouri Association Of Municipal Utilities (MAMU) is a  trade organization that is part of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance, a not-for-profit service organization that represents municipally-owned electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and broadband utilities working together for the benefit of their customers – customers who, in effect, “own” the utilities in their community.

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“Over the years, the MAMU Mutual Aid Program has helped our member utilities face the risks of storm damage and other unpredictable emergency needs. Emergency readiness has grown in importance with heightened customer demands and concerns about a broader range of potential threats and vulnerabilities”, said Rick McKinley, longstanding chair of the mutual aid committee. “The Veracity Connect will help enhance our program by providing Mutual Aid Coordinators with 24/7, mobile enabled access to current information on each of our member systems.”

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 Connect Welcomes A Contact Electric Rentals

January 27, 2016 – Veracity Connect today announced a partnership with A Contact Electric Rentals, a leading provider of the electrical equipment rentals, that will assist Veracity Connect members in locating emergency replacement and critical spare equipment.

“Our business strategy is to continue to develop deep relationships with the most trusted service providers and equipment brokers in the utility industry as a way to deliver increased value to our members,” said Veracity CEO Graham Nelson, “We’re glad that we are now able to connect our members to A Contact and their diverse inventory of available equipment.”

A Contact has one of the largest inventories of heavy power electric rentals strategically positioned around the USA so they can deliver what you need where you need it FAST!

A Contact is a “24/7” company that provides power distribution equipment on demand.  They can provide transformers, panels, starters, switches, transfer switches, breakers, buss cabinets, vfds, custom equipment and more. All skid mounted with wrap around cages that not only protect the gear, but make it mobile and easy to install.

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.

About A Contact Electric Rentals, LP

For 16 years, A Contact has provided portable power solutions with the largest rental inventory of electrical equipment in the U.S.

 Through our increased workforce, improved business practices and customer service, A Contact aims to fulfill all of our customer’s needs. We have a wide customer base; fulfilling local, national and even international orders.

We welcome new customers and guarantee excellent service and dedication in our work.

A Contact Electric Rentals, LP

http://www.acontact.com/

rentals@acontact.com

2217 Aldine Bender Rd

Houston, Texas 77032

281 227-RENT (7368)