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EEI Response Awards Released for Harvey and Irma

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The Edison Electric Institute Response Awards were announced February 7th and we could not be prouder of the recipients!   EEI gave two types of awards – one to utilities that responded and one to utilities that assisted.  It truly takes a village, and investments in resilience and efficiency to effectively meet the industry’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and affordable service.   Congratulations to you all – and a special salute to the utilities that are members of the ARCOS family.   

Storm Snapshot: Honoring Excellence in Power Restoration

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What’s your damage assessment strategy for renewable energy assets?

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According to a recent article in The New York Times, Xcel and other power companies nationwide are rapidly and strategically positioning for wind turbines and solar panels that generate less costly energy than coal-fired plants. In fact, Xcel says it’s rapidly becoming cheaper to build (and generate energy from) wind farms and solar plants than rely on coal. As these renewable plants come online, how will utilities and their partners handle emergent work and assess damage in the wake of major events? Read More

ARCOS founder, Mitch McLeod, to be inducted into Bowling Green’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame

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Mitch McLeod

ARCOS is very proud of our history and glad to see our founder, Mitch McLeod, being recognized as a 2018 inductee to the Paul J. Hooker Center For Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame.  Mitch, along with other honorees, will be inducted into the hall of fame on April 18. Read More

Introducing the ARCOS Storm

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We live in a time where a solution is available for every problem.

Sometimes it is difficult to find the right solution, to the right problem, at the right time – this is exacerbated when the options are spread far and wide, and might only address parts of the problem you are looking to solve.

So, ARCOS thought, how can we help utilities, from multiple industries, with unique problems they are individually facing, find what they need NOW? With this question in mind, we came up with a concept to illustrate an event that takes place across multiple utility types to show from start to finish how our solutions can address the full cycle of the most severe problems you may experience. That concept – The ARCOS Storm.

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Canadian Electricity Assoc. webinar features how and why utilities are automating callout

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Canadian Electric Association

Ottawa – February 13, 2018

The Canadian Electricity Association and its corporate partner ARCOS® LLC will host a one-hour webinar on February 13 at 1 p.m. EST with utility experts from Alectra Utilities and Eversource Energy who will explain the benefits of automating crew callout, scheduling and crew management.

The webinar will show attendees why Alectra and Eversource automated their callout and scheduling of lineworkers and how their systems work. Speakers will explain how automating these processes help get service restored faster for customers, improve equitable distribution of overtime work and give utility executives better insight into how their workforce is deployed. Read More

Review: Our Top Session Pick – Brad Baugh, Distributech

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We knew that Distributech was going to be big this year and you may have missed our Top Session Pick, so we created a Top Pick Review to help you catch up or just recall everything covered during this powerful session.

Brad Baugh, team leader for Alabama Power Company, Power Delivery – Distribution Technology, delivered a 30-minute presentation at 8 a.m. today at Distributech in San Antonio to approximately 65 people on the topic of ARCOS Damage Assessment. Background on his presentation can be found in our previous blog post. Read More

ARCOS VP of Sales receives Patriot Award for tremendous leadership

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The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award is a prestigious award granted to supervisors that go above and beyond to support a military Service members commitment and dedication to the country. ARCOS’ own VP of Sales, Michael Brubaker, recently won the award for his leadership and encouragement of Master Sergeant, Andrew Livingston.

ARCOS strives to empower employees to live out the companies core values through their integrity and daily commitment to solving the utility industries toughest challenges. As an illustration of their teamwork and dedication, Livingston nominated Brubaker for his continued support of the actions and sacrifices Livingston makes in serving our country as an active duty Reservist in the United States Air Force.  ARCOS is proud to see its employees foster the core values that help us to deliver the best services to our customers and utilities.

Michael Brubaker Receives Patriot Award

Top 5 MUST SEE Sessions Distributech 2018

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JANUARY 23 – 25, 2018 | SAN ANTONIO, TX
HENRY B. GONZALEZ CONVENTION CENTER

We are really excited about Distributech 2018 this year!

#5 Keynote

Paula Gold-Williams
Paula Gold-Williams
President & CEO,
CPS Energy

Paula Gold-Williams is President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CPS Energy. She assumed the role on July 25, 2016, after serving in the interim capacity for nine months.
As President & CEO, Paula leads its more than 3,000 team members with the vision she has coined “People First,” whereby CPS Energy is evolving its efforts to create and deliver value to its employees, customers and community into a new age of energy solutions.Paula Gold-Williams Read More

Webcast: Slash Restoration Times with Automation

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March 22, 2018

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Webcast: Electronic Rostering for Managing Contractors

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March 20, 2018

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