EWN News Brief

 
January 16, 2019

CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Engery recognized for Energy-Efficient Program

CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy were honored today by The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for their joint efforts in the Home Energy Squad program. According to The New Leaders of the Pack: ACEEE’s Fourth National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs, the program, which began in 2010 and offers home energy audits and helps homeowners develop and implement energy-efficient plans for their homes, is for CenterPoint and Xcel’s residential customers. In 2018 alone, the companies combined to invest over $4 million in the program. Surveys have shown that almost all clients agreed that the recommendations were beneficial and that they felt more comfortable with the program coming from CenterPoint and Xcel rather than a contractor. Click here to read more about it. For more industry news and insights:
January 4, 2019

API 1169 Certified Pipeline Inspectors in Demand

For individuals looking to advance their career as a pipeline inspector, the time is right. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, we are in the middle of a ten-year, 8% growth for pipeline inspectors. ZipRecruiter.com reports an average salary of $83,202 for pipeline inspectors with almost 20% earning over $140K per year. The best way to advance a career in this field is by becoming API 1169 certified. In response to the demand for certified API 1169 inspectors, the examination program has grown from three single exam times per year to eight weeks of exam windows in just three years of existence. The investment into preparation courses offered by companies like ENERGY worldnet, Inc. is the way to go because they greatly increase the likelihood of quickly passing the exam. With costs starting at only $595, it’s affordable – plus you can make it back in as little as the first month of having this achieved highly sought-after credential. Click here to get started today. For more industry news and insights:
November 30, 2018

EWN Showcased New VR Training at the PHMSA Training & Qualificiations Center

    During a recent meeting at the PHMSA (Pipeline and Safety Materials Administration) Training & Qualification Center in Oklahoma City, EWN had the opportunity to showcase their new virtual reality (VR) training.  EWN’s VR training has been developed to give trainees real-world experience, especially in hazardous situations. The entire group in attendance had fun trying out VR while also learning the importance of fire safety. For more industry news and insights:
November 27, 2018

EWN to roll out new features on its Free Mobile App

EWN will be adding several new features to their already-efficient EWN Mobile App that will improve upon the workflow of their clients. In addition to the eCard QR scanner and the ability for clients to evaluate their workforce in the field (online or offline), EWN is adding three additional features. Users will be able to launch eCards from within the app and look up eCard credentials with a single click – even without a card.  And for operators or contractors with subcontractors, there will be an eCard lookup for external companies connected to their E3 system. These updates are sure to be welcome additions and excellent complements to the E3 system. The app is available free of charge on Google Play, Amazon, App Store, and Microsoft.  Read more about our mobile app here: https://www.energyworldnet.com/ewn-mobile-app/ For more industry news and insights:
November 21, 2018

EWN Offers Custom Computer-based Training for Clients

EWN clients can create custom computer-based training courses from within the E3 System. Course Builder sets EWN apart from other providers. Similar to building a presentation in PowerPoint or Presenter, the E3 System allows the user to build custom courses with just a few clicks of the mouse. While some Operators in the industry outsource the creation of their computer-based training platforms, EWN’s state-of-the-art E3 online learning management system allows Operators (and Contractors) to uploaded custom content and/or utilize EWN to help with custom course development.  Some of the advantages of utilizing E3 to create custom courses is the overall user-friendliness of the system, plus the system is SCORM and AICC conformant. Most importantly, the knowledge and assistance provided by the EWN Education department are second to none. Some great examples of custom content utilization within E3 are apprenticeship programs, custom onboarding programs, and task-specific training. EWN is a leader when it comes to education and technological innovation. Pairing these things with an elite-level of industry expertise allows EWN to continue to dominate the energy training space. For more industry news and insights:
November 15, 2018

EWN Prepares the Industry for Drastic Changes in the Workforce

Coleman Sterling, CEO, ENERGY worldnet, Inc., did a presentation at the TGA Transmission Roundtable on implementing succession and knowledge transfer plans for companies.  By 2020, 90% of the baby boomers will be retired, and the time to begin preparing to replace their leadership is well upon us.  Companies need to begin identifying successors now, hiring for places they don’t see a successor, and developing training programs to groom leaders with varying learning styles.  Sterling emphasized the importance of tracking the progress of a plan and looking for opportunities for trial runs such as vacations and sharing responsibilities through cross-training. For more industry news and insights:
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