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IAMU Energy Conference Awards Notice: 2019 IAMU Customer Recognition Awards

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Do you have a customer who has recently completed a significant energy efficiency or renewable energy project that you would like to nominate for an award? IAMU will recognize these customers for their efforts in conjunction with the IAMU Energy Conference to be held October 23-24, 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize and publicize a valued customer in your community. Up to five awards will be provided.

The awards will be announced at the Energy Conference, but you will give the award to your customer back home in your community. IAMU will also publicize the awards in the Informer and notify APPA, APGA, and AWWA. There is NO cost to your utility for these awards.

To submit a customer for award recognition, please send in your nomination to Jeremy Caron (jcaron@iamu.org) or FAX (515) 289-2499 the following information:

  1. Name of utility and contact person, with email and phone number.
  2. Name of Customer.
  3. Brief description of customer’s project that explains the significance of the project and the savings that they were able to achieve.
  4. JPEG or PNG of customer and utility logos.

Please return your nomination no later then Friday, September 27. If you have any questions, please email Jeremy Caron (jcaron@iamu.org) or call him at 515 289-1999.

Tags:  Awards  Energy  Energy Conference  Energy Efficiency 

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Water Members: Salary Survey Results Now Available

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

IAMU has finalized the results of the salary survey that was sent out a few months ago.

Members may access the report by going to: https://members.iamu.org/page/WaterWWSalarySurvey. You may also locate the survey report under the Resources tab on the IAMU website (https://members.iamu.org).

If you are not currently logged in to the IAMU website, you must first do so before you will be able to access the report or see the report listed at the bottom of the Resources tab.

IAMU often gets requests for salary information, so we developed a short survey to collect basic starting salary information for water and wastewater system employees (electric and gas ones were done earlier this year). Although no two systems are the same and there are many other benefits to consider, the survey numbers will give members a starting point when evaluating their wages.

Tags:  Salary Survey  Water 

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Head of IAMU Associate Member Simpleray Earns ’40 Under 40’ Award from Midwest Energy News

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

On Sept. 6, Midwest Energy News named Simpleray’s Tyler Anderson as a recipient of its prestigious 40 Under 40 award. Each year, Midwest Energy News recognizes Midwest-based leaders and innovators from all sectors for their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. 

More than 200 individuals were nominated for the 40 awards. Anderson’s selection was based on his pioneering efforts to bring solar to underserved markets, including farmers and rural businesses. 

Anderson founded Simpleray, a solar development and EPC firm based in Fairfield, Iowa. Simpleray got its start in Iowa under the name Iowa Wind and Solar and quickly grew to one of the largest solar installers in the state. From there, the firm expanded its presence throughout the Midwest.

Tags:  Simpleray 

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Register Now for EARTH EX III/19: Play Anytime Through Oct. 31

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

With modern infrastructure networks interconnected on national and global scales, multi-sector planning is essential to support restoration and sustain affected populations in severe disasters.

The current threats from all forms of severe weather are obvious and present the threat of a long duration power outage. Every state and community needs to be prepared and focused on the resilience of their organization and their neighbors.

EARTH EX (Emergency All-sector Response Transnational Hazard Exercise) is a unique web-enabled, video-driven exercise and training opportunity specifically designed to provide organizations and individuals with a rare chance to build resilience and achieve a higher level of collaboration and preparedness to a whole new class of Black Sky threats.

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management mission, along with all of its state, local and private sector partners, is essential to the response and restoration efforts protecting critical lifeline infrastructure, services, and capabilities.

Join hundreds of organizations around the world this year in developing critical levels of awareness, collaboration, and coordination while building and testing your own plans and policies.

This special invitation is for all Iowa elements critical partners including:

  • State Emergency Management
  • State Agencies
  • Local Community Leaders
  • Local Emergency Management
  • Private Sector Partners and Utilities
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Emergency Communications
  • Volunteer Agencies, Interfaith Agencies, Food Banks and Pantries

(you can register and play more than one lane)

Protect your employees. Encourage them to register for the Individuals and Families lane.

Use the same registration link and e-mail to select the Individual and Families lane.

For the first time, EARTH EX will be available in English, Spanish, and Hebrew. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to earthex@eiscouncil.org

Tags:  Black Sky  EARTH EX  Homeland Security 

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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The month of September has been designated as National Preparedness Month – a time to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year.

For more information on what you can do to prepare for any potential risks, check out www.ready.gov, andwww.iamu.org/security.

Tags:  Preapredness  Ready.gov  Security 

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