Waterbury, VT and Foxboro, MA – June 30, 2017 ‐ Utility Services, Inc., a leader in North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Utility Compliance and Cybersecurity services and Energy New England, LLC (ENE), a leader in Power Supply and Risk Management services have announced a strategic partnership that will lead to a merger of the organizations. USI President and Founder Brian Evans-Mongeon announced the partnership discussions at the company’s 10-year anniversary celebration at the Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont. Mr. Evans-Mongeon took the opportunity to inform the invited clients, employees and welcomed guests, “We are working with ENE on a plan to ensure the future and legacy of Utility Services and its commitment to superior service to its clients. The two organizations have the same approach and commitment to their clients and this makes this partnership a win all the way around. This business arrangement takes two well-known industry entities and will create an even stronger union. Our services are very complementary to each other.”
John G. Tzimorangas, President and CEO of ENE, who was present at the anniversary celebration said, “I have known Brian for many years and his foresight in the area of Utility Compliance, Cybersecurity and now Physical Security is unmatched in our industry. The opportunity to be associated with an exceptional company like USI and its professional staff is exciting for ENE. This strategic partnership creates a broad complement of services across the board and gives our clients access to both unmatched professional and knowledgeable employees who work extremely diligently for their customers.”
About USI – The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandated the creation of the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO). In May 2007, Utility Services was formed as a service organization to assist companies in the ERO’s compliance and reliability efforts. Under the ERO, registered entities are obligated to demonstrate compliance and operating reliably through specific performance requirements approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Since its inception, Utility Services has provided guidance and assistance on registration, compliance, and standard development to over 100 registered entities in all eight NERC regions of the United States and Canada. Our constituents include publicly owned entities, independent generation, and transmission owners. Utility Services has participated in over 200 audits since its inception. To date, our customers have had less than 10 enforcement actions.
Utility Services is a member of ISO New England, NERC, and several of the NERC regions (NPCC, RF, FRCC, MRO, & WECC), as well as the NERC Ballot Body for Standard Development (NERC RBB), and various other standing committees. Additionally, Utility Services is involved in APPA, NEPPA, NWPPA, TAPS, WICF, and the NAGF. Our staff is actively serving on standard development teams, working groups, and task forces, working to keep informed of the new trends and discussions that are current in compliance and reliability. Brian Evans-Mongeon currently serves as Chair of the NERC Planning Committee, Co-Chair of the NERC Essential Reliability Services Working Group, and Chair of the NPCC Reliability Coordinating Committee.
About ENE – Energy New England, LLC (www.ene.org) is a leading provider of wholesale and retail energy services. The company conducts more than $300M in structured transactions annually, manages 1,100 MWs of energy, and has also grown to become the leading provider of conservation and efficiency services for the public power community in the region. The company’s customer base has grown exponentially over the past few years. Its comprehensive portfolio includes power supply and risk management services, energy and water conservation services, energy brokering, renewable energy solutions and lobbying and representative services. Energy New England has customers situated throughout New England as well as other power pools. The company works with an increasing number of utilities, independent power producers, industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, municipalities and non‐profits.