RPM News & Events

November 20th, 2013

Volunteering with IREM

IREM Food Bank NOV 2013

Mike Bowman, RPM’s Senior Energy Manager, volunteered with fellow Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) members at the Community Food Bank in Fort Worth today. Later, he brought his children back to bring additional Thanksgiving goods and was featured on the news!

IREM Food Bank Mike

 

To learn more about how you can help at  the Community Food Bank this holiday season visit http://www.food-bank.org.

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November 15th, 2013

2013 TEPA Annual Conference

Panel Pic

REP | ABC Panel Discussion: Key Issues for 2014 and Beyond

RPM’s president and owner, JD Dodson, was pleased to serve as a member of TEPA’s panel discussion yesterday at the annual conference. He joined other highly ranked professionals in the energy industry to discuss key issues for 2014 and beyond.

TEPA is an organization that assists retail electric providers and brokers/consultants in standardizing processes and maintaining an appropriate level of knowledge in the energy marketplace. It also holds members to several sets of standards to ensure all clients are provided a quality and ethical service. For more information on TEPA please visit this link.

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September 30th, 2013

Fall Harvest Boxes 2013

This is RPM’s third year to fill harvest boxes for Meals on Wheels recipients. Our team decorates and fills boxes with non-perishable goods to be delivered during the Thanksgiving holiday. To get involved in or donate to Meals on Wheels please visit http://mowcc.com/.

 

 

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June 13th, 2013

2013 TACCBO Conference

 

RPM is pleased to be a part of the TACCBO Conference again this year!

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May 14th, 2013

HP Byron Nelson Championship

JD Dodson (President of Rapid Power Management) & Shawn Stefani (PGA Tour Professional) participated in the Pro-Am on Monday, May 13th.

For seven years and counting, Rapid Power Management has chosen to support the HP Bryon Nelson PGA Championship. The event is being held this week (May 13 through 19). Proceeds from the HP Byron Nelson Championship benefit Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers. The nonprofit organization helps transform children’s futures by creating new possibilities for success through education and mental health treatment programs for families in the greater Dallas area. In 2012, the HP Byron Nelson Championship contributed over $5 million to Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers. Since its start, the Championship has raised more than $127 million for charity — more than any other PGA TOUR event. For more information on the charities supported, please visit: http://www.hpbnc.org/byronnelson/charity/

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October 10th, 2012

Exelon’s Handley Generating Station

A big thanks to Constellation and Exelon for the tour today at the Handley Generating Station. The facility houses 3 units and provides 1,265 megawatts (MW) to customers in the ERCOT grid.

Jared, Mike, JD, Erin, Katie and Jay outside of Unit 3 at the Handley Generating Station

Read more about the plant here.

 

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September 17th, 2012

Jared Patterson Speaks at the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Jared Patterson, an Energy Manager for RPM, spoke at the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. He covered the energy market and ways in which businesses can better manage energy expenses. The presentation not only included a detailed analysis of current markets, but also outlined which government regulations could have a significant impact on future electricity rates.

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1945 and provides member businesses with information regarding the community and local, state and national government issues. It is an association dedicated to ensuring  business success in the greater east Dallas area.

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June 27th, 2012

2012 TACCBO Conference

Rapid Power Management attended the 2012 TACCBO conference this June 19-22 in Marble Falls, Texas. We would like to thank the attendees as we continue our dedication to helping community colleges manage their energy procurement. We have worked with TACCBO since 2004 and would love to meet with any interested school to see if we can be of  assistance for future energy management. If so, please contact JD Dodson at jd@rapidpower.net.

JD with Linda Wilson and Cindy Curnutt from
Odessa College at this years conference.

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April 3rd, 2012

Oncor Outages Map

Several tornadoes touched down in the DFW Metroplex today, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. With severe weather comes power outages. As a way to improve communication, Oncor launched an interactive map to give customer’s more information about power outages during storms. The outage map can pinpoint power loss down to a specific neighborhood. The map has up to the minute information accessible either online or on a mobile device.

The map is searchable by county or zip code and outages are contextualized to include the number of customers affected, the date and time any issues are reported and even the cause of the outage. To view the map please visit: http://stormcenter.oncor.com/default.html

To report a power outage, contact Oncor at: 1-888-313-4747

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April 2nd, 2012

Lack of New Generation Brings More Opportunity Dollars for Power Users

As your energy advisor, Rapid Power Management is always looking for innovative ways to bring your business increased savings and efficiency. One of those ways is through a nationwide program called Demand Response.

Demand Response is a service that allows participating companies to earn extra revenue by agreeing to curtail their electricity use if called upon by the grid operators. Customers receive advance notice when the grid is under stress, which enables customers to initiate the proper shut down of equipment.

Regardless of whether your facility ever gets called on, you still get paid. Also note that there are no costs associated with involvement in the program. An example payout for a 500 kW user in Texas is anywhere from $12,000 -$17,000 per year and a 1 mW load could earn double. We expect these payouts to rise due to the scarcity of reserves.

This program is becoming increasingly important, especially in Texas where we are experiencing low reserve margins and a steady population growth. As shown in the chart below, Texas’ 2012 reserve margins are even lower than last year when the state almost experienced rolling blackouts.

Please contact your RPM sales representative to find out how much money you may be able to earn through the Demand Response program in your area.

JD Dodson | jd@rapidpower.net | 469-759-1451

Jared Patterson | jpatterson@rapidpower.net | 469-759-1458

Jay Ten Eyck | jteneyck@rapidpower.net | 469-759-1461

Michael Bowman | mbowman@rapidpower.net | 469-759-1457

Twitter: @RPMgmt | LinkedIn: Rapid Power Management

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