Hometown Connections has entered into a partnership with Clevest to deliver mobile workforce automation and smart-grid operation solutions to public power electric, gas and water utilities.
Clevest provides a product suite that includes automatic vehicle location, meter reading, mobile workforce management, asset investment planning, and patent-pending configuration technology.
Its president, CEO and chairman Thomas Ligocki said: "Clevest focusses all its brainpower to create solutions and services with a core objective to enable a utility to manage all types of field work from a single mobile platform with powerful scheduling and dispatch.
"We look forward to partnering with Hometown Connections to transform public power's utility field operations."
Hometown Connections is a services division of American Public Power Association (APPA). Through the company, APPA staff receive access to discount pricing on systems and services from industry vendors.
They also gain consulting support in the fields of strategic planning, market research, organisation assessment and workforce solutions.
Clevest offers a national mutual-aid programme to public power industry.