From Brian Evans- Mongeon
When I started in the electric industry on November 1987, I did not envision the electric industry that we have today. Changes, evolutions, and transformations have continued to extoll the virtues of the industry and the people in it. Digitalization and decentralization have created vast new opportunities and challenges within the electric world. Decarbonization is beginning its press on the significance on the operational grid and the regulatory environment. But the diversity of the people, supplies, and changes have all influenced how we have gotten to today. All of this has given
us the ability to shape and craft Utility Services into one of the premier service organizations for our customers and its people. It is with this desire and motivation that we are looking to further enhance and engage in actions that keep us moving forward. Today, Utility Services, Inc. (USI) is actively engaged in all of the activities in the Electric Reliability Organization through NERC and its Regional Entities by serving distribution and transmission entities and over 25 GW of nameplate generation throughout North America. Our customer’s diverse fleets encompass all fuel types including the newest of technologies.
On or about January 1, 2020, Utility Services’ ownership will be changing. This move is being made to further secure our future ability to assist you. USI will become an affiliate division of Energy New England, LLC (ENE) headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts. While there will be new ownership, there is an absolute commitment by the ENE owners to maintain everything that is great
about Utility Services. The USI location will not change, ENE is committed to maintaining the existing operational capacities, and will keep everything you’ve asked for. But together, USI and ENE will be able to offer an even greater spectrum of services and capabilities.
ENE is the largest wholesale risk management and energy trading organization serving the needs of municipal utilities in the Northeast. They currently manage the power supplies of over twenty municipal electric systems serving more than 1200 MW of electric load and more than 550 MW of generation in all six New England states. They advise on and/or conduct more than one billion kilowatt hours in wholesale power transactions and 100‐150 million kilowatt hours in retail transactions annually. They also manage up to 250,000 therms of natural gas per day within our customers’ portfolios, as well as up to 5,000 barrels per day of fuel oil.
As you can see from the descriptions above, our combined services can further your organization’s greater abilities and services under a single approach. We hope to be able to introduce you to the individual services and functions over the next year and give you the opportunities to consider new options. The combined organizations bring significant experience and knowledge to all aspects of the industry and can assist your organization in a variety of needs.
As I stated above, your points of contact are not changing, and the Business Office services will continue to operate from our Vermont location. We do understand that some may be concerned about the prospects on the sharing of information between our compliance and our new energy marketing‐based partner. To that end, the company will be implementing a revised Non‐Disclosure Agreement with any and all customers who may be concerned on data‐sharing between our divisions. Rest assured that no data will be shared without your permission, which has been a hallmark of our services involving confidential or sensitive information.
Should you have any questions regarding this USI announcement, please do not hesitate to contact myself at brian.evans‐firstname.lastname@example.org; or Brian Robinson at email@example.com, or +1 (802) 241‐1400, or your company’s point of contact here at Utility Services.