Iron Mountain, MI August 3, 2020 – Scott Mossbrooks has joined the executive team at mPower Innovations by accepting the position of Vice President of Business Development. Mossbrooks is an electrical engineer and brings over 32 years of utility experience and has spent the majority of his career selling and implementing Advanced Metering Infrastructures, Demand-Side Management Programs, Communication Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Outage Management and Billing Systems. Most recently, he has been working with utilities to increase their Cybersecurity.
“We are excited to have Scott join our growing team and look forward to leveraging his background in the utility industry and cybersecurity to bring more value to our software lineup. Scott will be responsible for growing our customer base throughout the country and specifically in the Southeast where he resides,” stated Jason Brown, President and CEO of mPower Innovations.
Greg Calcari, Founder of mPower added, “Scott’s excellent and extensive track record of understanding utility’s technology needs and delivering solutions that work will be of great benefit to mPower and our customers as we continue to evolve and grow.”
Throughout his career, Mossbrooks has been an invited speaker at industry conferences and has published several papers. In addition, he has received many awards and accolades, including a 2010 induction into a Meter School Hall of Fame. He also co-developed one of the first cellular-based AMR systems units.
“I am excited to join this great group and I am looking forward to our future together helping customers to improve their solutions and Smart Grid. I’ve watched their company grow and felt the timing was right to be a part of their executive team. They have a great product, a smart and nimble team, and happy customers—all the ingredients you need for a successful endeavor,” says Scott Mossbrooks.
About mPower Innovations
mPower Innovations was founded in 2006 and is a leader in the geospatial industry. They are headquartered in Iron Mountain, MI with additional offices in Appleton, WI and Grand Rapids, MI.
mPower is a full-service, one-stop-shop for utilities and organizations at any stage of GIS and Smart Grid integration. They help their customers move from paper or basic digital maps to fully-integrated, GIS-based operations and engineering applications. Their flagship software program is mPower Integrator™, a unique asset management & system integration software application that can intelligently connect and report on a variety of existing enterprise systems, including Outage Management Systems (OMS), Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) systems, Customer Information Systems (CIS), work management systems (WMS), automated vehicle locator (AVL) systems and more.
mPower also has its own suite of software offerings, including an OMS, WMS, and a new IVR Solution. Their services division provides GPS collections, joint use audits, map cleanup and conversion services and mapping software training. You can learn more about mPower Innovations at www.mpowerinnovations.com.
City of Windom, MN selects mPower Innovations for an enterprise GIS solution to help manage their utility infrastructure
Windom, MN May 28, 2020 – On February 20th, the Utility Commission at City of Windom unanimously approved a proposal from mPower Innovations to provide a powerful enterprise GIS solution to track their electric, water, and wastewater data on one map. This system will help the City of Windom support its goal of constantly working to improve and provide reliable service to their residents.
The City of Windom will utilize mPower’s Integrator software, a powerful web-based GIS asset management and system integration application that will enable the City of Windom to view and update all of their utility assets and access critical information from one browser-based system—eliminating the tedious process of searching for information in multiple sources and maps. Moving to a GIS-based asset management system will dramatically improve communication and response time to planned and unplanned service interruptions and maintenance.
“After watching a software demonstration at an MMUA (Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association) conference, I could see their software provided the control and access that we were looking for that our existing software was lacking.” said Jason Sykora, Electric Superintendent.
Greg Calcari, the Founder of mPower Innovations added, “Partnering with mPower is going to greatly enhance the maps and data of the City of Windom’s multiple utility departments and give them the ability to take control of their own data without relying on a third-party to update their maps and data.”
The City of Windom is the latest in a growing list of Minnesota municipal customers of mPower. Despite initial delays with the Covd-19 pandemic, the city completed the onboarding process in March and now has a fully deployed GIS solution.
mPower's Response to COVID-19
As we witness the progression of the COVID-19 virus in real time, our thoughts are with all of those affected by the outbreak. Please understand that the safety of our customers, employees, and community is of utmost importance at mPower.
In response to a growing number of safety policies that limit onsite support, we have increased availability for web-based support, mapping, and outdoor field-work. Please keep in mind that almost all mapping, modeling, and software support can be done remotely. If you have any new or pending projects that can be done remotely please contact your mPower representative.
As always, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality support and software solutions. Thank you for the trust you have in mPower.
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City of Wakefield, MI selects mPower Innovations for an enterprise GIS solution to help manage their municipal and utility infrastructure
Iron Mountain, MI and Wakefield, MI December 26, 2019 -- Last month the City of Wakefield unanimously approved a proposal from mPower Innovations to provide a powerful enterprise GIS solution to help digitize their electric and water system assets and maintenance processes. This system will help the City of Wakefield support its goal of constantly working to improve and provide reliable service to their residents.
The City of Wakefield will utilize mPower’s Integrator software, a powerful web-based GIS asset management and system integration application that will enable the City of Wakefield to view and update all of their utility assets and access critical information from one browser-based system—eliminating the tedious process of searching for information in multiple sources and maps. Moving to a GIS-based asset management system will dramatically improve communication and response time to planned and unplanned service interruptions and maintenance.
“With mPower, the City of Wakefield will leap into the 21st Century by deploying powerful technology that will provide City Staff with quick access to information, dynamic reports, and the ability to track an accurate inventory of City assets. In addition, residents will be able to view and report power outages and submit work orders from the comforts of their mobile devices. The City of Wakefield is excited to deploy this software in the coming months,” said Robert Brown Jr, City Manager of Wakefield.
Jason Brown, President and CEO of mPower Innovations added, “Partnering with mPower is a positive signal that the City of Wakefield is embracing new technology and committed to the residents and customers they serve. Building a solid GIS is critical to the maintaining an efficient, safe, and reliable utility.”
The City of Wakefield is one of mPower’s many Michigan municipal customers. The city has completed the onboarding process and is expected to have a fully functional GIS solution by the end of the year.
mPower is proud to be a member of the Niagara Area Business Association and host the online version of the 2019 Niagara City Wide Rummage Sales Map. Use the interactive map below:
At our User Group Conference in October we caught up with Scott Ham, General Manager of Silver Creek Water Authority in Sellersburg, Indiana and asked him about his experience working with mPower Innovations. Watch his testimonial below!
GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY AND VILLAGE OF FREEPORT UNVEIL ALL-IN-ONE OUTAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Left to Right - Honorable New York Senator John Brooks, Jason Brown, President of mPower Innovations, Freeport Police Chief, Jeanmarie Buffett, Director of the Community Reconstruction and Infrastructure Programs, Freeport Fire Chief, Robert Frisenne, Superintendent of Public Works, Assemblyman Bryan Curran, Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy, Al Livingston, Superintendent of Electric Department.
For Immediate Release
GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY AND VILLAGE OFFREEPORT UNVEIL ALL-IN-ONE OUTAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
OMS Streamlines Communication; Enables Coordinated Response to Restore
Water, Electric and Other Utilities; Informing First Responder Decisions in the
Face of Weather and other Community Emergencies
The State-of-the-art System Replaces Outdated Protocols; Centralizes the Flow
FREEPORT, NY (July 17, 2018) - The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery today joined Village of
Freeport Mayor Robert T. Kennedy to unveil and demonstrate the Village’s newly developed Outage
Management System — an all-in-one tool that will enable first responders and other Village
personnel to more rapidly detect, assess and communicate various types of outages and other non-
911 emergencies. The project was funded by GOSR’s NY Rising Community Reconstruction
Program and was identified as a priority by the local Citizens Advisory Committee.
The Village of Freeport owns, operates and maintains its own electric, sewer and water utility
infrastructure. Each separate department had a unique set of protocols for taking complaints,
reporting outages, troubleshooting, and scheduling and making repairs. The new OMS software and
hardware is integrated into the existing infrastructure, creating a portal through which complaints
are simultaneously routed to Village departments such as Fire, Police, Water, and Public Works,
speeding response time and easing coordination. Because outages can hamper emergency response
operations, the information collected and shared on the OMS informs the actions of first
responders, allowing them to make critical, life-saving choices in real time.
“Governor Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery’s NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program
provided the method and the means for the Village to identify their most pressing short-term
recovery and long-term resiliency needs,” said GOSR’s Long Island Director of the Community
Reconstruction and Infrastructure programs, Jeanmarie Buffett. “The Outage Management System
will prove useful to residents and Village operations on a daily basis and even more importantly –
and potentially life-saving — during emergency events when being able to choose the best and
fastest route in and out can make all the difference.”
Members of the public serve as its eyes and ears, using their personal desktop or mobile devices to
report non-911 issues that could cause danger or hinder emergency response, such as potholes,
downed trees, and electrical outages, allowing trained Village staff to monitor and track incidents
remotely, via tablet devices. When any resident contacts the Village to report infrastructure
problems or incidents such as a downed tree blocking a roadway or power outage, he or she
automatically initiates the new OMS protocol. As information from these citizen calls are entered
into the system, the OMS dispatcher simultaneously alerts field staff, who will investigate the issues
or concerns described and respond accordingly. In beta testing now, the OMS will be available for
all by the end of July.
“The Outage Management System is a state-of-the-art program which affords our village
departments with near-instant communication abilities in times of crisis and will greatly reduce
the Village’s response times to outages and other emergencies. I, as well as the 45,000
residents benefited by this program, applaud the Governor and the State of New York for this
grant. Recognizing that Long Island must continue to prepare itself for any emergency is
paramount to our safety,” said Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy.
Senator John Brooks said, “Superstorm Sandy hit us hard and fast and we have advocated and
pushed hard to move sensible, sustainable and resilient recovery projects forward. I was happy
to support the work of Governor Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery and its community
outreach to make this essential all-in-one outage management system a true priority. This
common-sense approach to preparing for emergency situations will save lives and time when it
Assemblyman Brian Curran said, “The Outage Management System, a New York State
initiative, will provide Freeport with a useful tool to combat power outages and enhance overall
emergency management for first responders during storm-related events.”
Jason Brown, CEO & President of mPower Innovations said, “mPower Innovations enabled the
Village of Freeport to launch a fully deployed, robust and integrated outage management
system in a matter of twelve weeks. The new system allows the Village to respond and react
efficiently to catastrophic events as well as typical outages, incidents, and emergencies by
connecting each of their departments’ data and enterprise systems on a web-based smart map
using Integrator™, mPower’s powerful GIS and integration software. The OMS not only visually
displays vital data from different departments but allows departments to interact, update and
generate essential reports quickly and efficiently through any browser.”
2011 and 2012, Freeport — an incorporated village within the Town of Hempstead in Nassau
County, Long Island — sustained historic levels of rain, winds and flooding because of severe
storms. Hurricane Irene brought 13 inches of torrential rain, a storm surge exceeding seven feet and
wind up to 90 miles per hour. Only one year later, Superstorm Sandy triggered wind gusts of up to
80 miles per hour and a storm surge height of 7.85 feet above the normal astronomical level. The
combined effects were devastating.
In the aftermath of the storms, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the NYRCR Program to
empower local residents and business owners in the recovery and resiliency process. The OMS
NYRCR project is one of approximately 90 Long Island community reconstruction projects worth a
total of $250 million that are planned, underway or completed.
Altogether, more than 650 New Yorkers served on 66 NYRCR planning committees across the State
and have together proposed hundreds of projects inspired the unique needs and assets of their
regions. Collectively, NYRCR committees have held 650 planning meetings and 250 large-scale
public engagement events as they have worked to rebuild more sustainable communities, reinforce
infrastructure, mitigate the risks of loss and damage associated with future disasters, and spur
Established in June 2013, GOSR coordinates Statewide recovery efforts for Superstorm Sandy,
Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Through its NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program
— as well as its NY Rising Housing Recovery, Small Business, Infrastructure and Rebuild By Design
programs — GOSR invests $4.5 billion in federal Community Development Block Grant – Disaster
Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to better prepare New York for future extreme weather events. More
information about GOSR and its programs is available online at http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/.
5 Things You NEED to Know Before Choosing a GIS Solution.
GIS has become something of a buzzword these days, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a critical part of a healthy organization’s toolkit to manage assets, track maintenance, and provide access to maps and data to people who need it.
If you are new to GIS or aren’t sure where to start, choosing a GIS professional to work with is a smart first choice. There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to choosing a GIS solution and a GIS professional can help you learn about the pros and cons of each one. When choosing a GIS solution, consider the following 5 tips to get you started in the right direction.
mPower Innovations will be exhibiting at this years E&O Conference in Raleigh, NC on April 30th and May 1st. Visit us at booth 401 or register for our post show reception at Jimmy V's from 7pm - 11pm here.
Learn about new product features and meet our current customers who are using our software and services. Register for the conference here.
In late January we stopped by Jacob Mayer's office to ask him about his experience with mPower Innovations for our first video testimonial. He went into great detail about his satisfaction with our software, support, and expertise in the GIS industry. We appreciate his positive comments and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Marquette Board of Light and Power. A huge thank you to Jacob Mayer for recording this testimonial.
“My overall experience with mPower has been exceptional. Their support is outstanding, they are always there to assist you with an issue you are having or a new project. Their development is always better than what I can imagine it is. They take customer input like no one else I’ve ever seen. They listen to what their customers need and they are willing to go the extra mile to makes sure all of their customers are happy.”
Jacob Mayer, GIS Engineering Technician
Marquette Board of Light and Power
mPower is a full-service, one-stop-shop for utilities and organizations at any stage of GIS and Smart Grid integration. Learn more about our company here.