Utilismart Corporation is proud to be affiliated with the following utility industry associations:
NRECA – Associate Member
NRECA is the national trade association representing more than 900 electric cooperatives, which serve 42 million Americans across 56 percent of the nation’s landscape. Farmers and ranchers formed America’s electric co-ops more than 75 years ago to secure electricity and better their lives. Today, co-ops bring that same spirit of purpose and innovation to address the changing needs of a new generation of consumers. Co-ops are local businesses built and owned by the consumers they serve, but they are also economic engines, investing $12 billion in their communities annually.
America Public Power Association (APPA) – Elite Corporate Member
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities. The Association was created in 1940 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment.
Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) – Affiliate Membership
The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) represents local hydro utilities, the part of our electricity system that is closest to customers. Local hydro utilities are on the front lines of power, and we know that the most important conversations about energy happen around the kitchen table, not the boardroom table. Their customers understand the power of local hydro, and they value the relationship of trust they have built with their local hydro utilities, relying on us to deliver safer, more reliable, and more affordable electricity. The EDA draws together a broad community of LDCs, associations, LDC affiliate companies, and commercial enterprises that do business with utilities, providing opportunities for information sharing and collaboration across the sector. The EDA’s dynamic team collaborates with industry and subject-matter experts to support member business success through advocacy, policy analysis, and a broad range of opportunities for learning and networking.
Kansas Municipal Utilities is the statewide association representing Kansas cities and other public or not-for-profit agencies involved in the ownership and operation of municipal utilities. Formed in 1928, KMU provides assistance and information to members with regard to legislative and regulatory issues, training and educational programs, and numerous other services towards the advancement of municipal utilities and to achieve maximum benefits for the customer-owners served by our utilities.
The OMA serves municipal professionals through safety, job training, and professional development programs. OMA provides a variety of services to its member cities including electric line apprenticeship, electric, water & wastewater, and public works safety training, supervisory training, on-site customer service, and administration training, drug testing to meet federal mandates, and consultation on policy issues. OMA represents its members before Congress, the legislature, and regulatory bodies. The OMA and its board and staff work to develop rules, regulations, and laws that enable its members to provide the most cost-effective municipal services possible and deliver it in the most reliable and safest ways possible. Their goal is to continuously work to help members meet the challenges of energy delivery while providing significant benefits to their communities from customer-owned energy services.
The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to foster the development, compliance, and adoption of the Green Button standard (NAESB REQ.21 ESPI). The GBA is composed of leading utilities, governmental departments and agencies, solution providers, and affiliate organizations that collaborate to advance the Green Button initiative: to enable energy managers and residential consumers around the world to easily access and securely share their energy and water usage data to manage their consumption efficiently.
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