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PWC Connections: The Podcast

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PWC Connections: The Podcast debuted Sept 2019 and we want listeners to subscribe to our FREE podcast and download the latest episode for a quick, fun, and informative inside look into Fayetteville PWC. We’ll discuss hot topics, answer your questions about your utility services, and speak with the e… read more

65 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

PWC Connections: The Podcast (62nd episode) - PWC Procurement / Supply Chain / Buy Local / National Procurement Month

March 23rd, 2023


It's March and National Procurement Month once again! PWC takes advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the efforts of our Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Small Local Supplier (SLS) Program professionals …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 61) - Water Quality & the Water Treatment Changeover

February 23rd, 2023


PWC is committed to supplying safe water that meets or surpasses state and federal standards and achieves the highest standards of customer …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 60) - Be Aware & Be Wary of Utility SCAMS

February 10th, 2023


PWC has received reports of someone calling customers trying to collect a PWC payment. Scammers tell customers they should immediately provide their …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 59) - Keep Grease & Wipes Out the Pipes or Else!

January 27th, 2023


Since PWC’s first water reclamation facility was built in 1959, the growth of Fayetteville/Cumberland County has increased the demand for quality wastewater services annually. PWC continues to meet the needs brought on …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 58) - Winter Conservation & Preparation

January 13th, 2023


Extreme cold or hot weather affects your energy usage – and your monthly bill. When the forecast calls for temperatures below freezing and for …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 57) - Career Transitions for Veterans

October 31st, 2022


Veterans Day (Nov. 11) honors the service of all U.S. military veterans. PWC recently added this federal holiday to our observances and hosts a …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 56) - The Value of Public Power (Butler-Warner Generation Plant)

October 14th, 2022


PWC has the distinction of being the only municipal utility company in North Carolina to own and operate a power plant. The Butler-Warner Generation …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 55) - Personnel Profile Series w/ Mick Noland, Interim CEO / General Manager

September 9th, 2022


September 2022 has already been a transformative time at PWC. Our previous CEO made a fast transition and Mick Noland has been appointed the interim …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 54) - Upcoming "Industry Day" & Small Local Supplier (SLS) Program

July 26th, 2022


PWC will host "Industry Day," a floating, in-person networking event on August 11th at the PWC Operations Complex. Those in attendance will get to experience PWC and City of Fayetteville procurement opportunities and …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 53) - Saluting Our PWC Fleet Team (Automotive Service Professional Month)

June 17th, 2022


June has been designated as Automotive Service Professionals Month by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). PWC has an impressive Fleet Division that keeps our vehicles on the road and manages …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 52) - The New Energy Resource Center has Arrived!

May 27th, 2022


Now available on the PWC website is our online Energy Resource Center -- the newest PWC Power Tools, which will help our electric customers monitor …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 51) - Personnel Profile Series w/ Kevan Meltzer, Innovations Manager

May 13th, 2022


Get to know the variety of opportunities and the diversity of people here at PWC through our Personnel Profile Series! We're starting the series with Kevan Meltzer, Innovations Manager. Kevan joined us in "The Bucket" …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 50) - How is Your Water Treated?

April 29th, 2022


PWC cares deeply about the quality of the water we provide for our customers, and we’re proud of the exceptional standards we maintain. For over four decades, the American Water Works Association and its members like …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 49) - Thanks for Keeping the Lights On (Lineworker Appreciation)

April 14th, 2022


National Lineman Appreciation Day, celebrated each year on April 18th, honors the men and women who work around the clock to keep the power going.  If the power is on where you are reading this description, you likely …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 48) - Work Zone Safety is Everyone's Responsibility

April 1st, 2022


Each April, the National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) campaign is held to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones and STAY ALERT! Britten …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 47) - Doing More Business Locally / Procurement Month Special

March 18th, 2022


March is National Procurement Month, celebrated by PWC and public purchasing departments across the country. This episode, we took time to highlight and thank our procurement professionals, as well as share information …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 46) - Engineering with Engineers

March 3rd, 2022


Engineering is a profession in which scientific knowledge and mathematics is used and experimented with to develop ways that benefit mankind, making engineers extremely important to society for several reasons. Two PWC …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 45) - Winter Weather Preparation & Response

January 31st, 2022


The money spent on utilities rises dramatically in the summer and winter months when temperature control sees the highest use. Winter can be …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 44) - New Year's Customer Resolutions

January 14th, 2022


Every January many of us decide to get healthy by eating better and/or exercising more. That’s a great resolution, but perhaps you should consider …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 43) - 2021 Year in Review

December 17th, 2021


Jump in "The Bucket" with us as we cover the events of 2021 from our perspective. Hear about some of the highlights from Fayetteville's Hometown Utility which occurred throughout the year; including leadership changes, …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 42) - Awareness & Prevention for the Cold / Flu / COVID

December 3rd, 2021


The CDC suggest that the single best way to reduce the risk of seasonal illnesses (like a cold or the flu) and their potentially serious …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 41) - What does it mean to be an APPA Smart Energy Provider?

November 19th, 2021


PWC earned our second Smart Energy Provider Award from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating a commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 40) - Employee Opportunities & Transitions

November 8th, 2021


PWC truly understands that our people are our greatest assets! As the largest municipal public power system in North Carolina, Fayetteville’s …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 39) - Connecting with Customer Service

October 15th, 2021


October celebrates Customer Service Week (Oct. 4-8) and PWC celebrates the importance of Customer Service and the people who serve and support our customers on a daily basis. Bevan Grice, Director of Customer Service, …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (38th episode) - Conversation with a Commissioner & the Value of Public Power

September 30th, 2021


Darsweil L. Rogers was appointed to the PWC Board in Sept. 2013 and reappointed for a second four-year term, which is reaching it's conclusion (Sept. 2021). Rogers has a wealth of knowledge especially as an …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (37th episode) - An Episode About Electric Vehicles (EVs)

September 14th, 2021


Electric vehicles (EVs) are progressively becoming viable competitors to gasoline-powered automobiles. Virtually every automaker now either offers …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (36th episode) - Lighting Up Navajo Nation

August 20th, 2021


The Light Up Navajo initiative was a pilot effort to bring together volunteer crews from public power utilities across the country to connect Navajo …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (35th episode) - National Water Quality Month is Really Everyday

August 6th, 2021


National Water Quality Month (August) reminds us to take a moment to consider how important our water sources are not just to us as humans, but all inhabitants of these ecosystems— whether it’s the fish that live in the …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (34th episode) - The Significance of the APPA Sue Kelly Community Service Award

July 16th, 2021


PWC received an American Public Power Association (APPA) Sue Kelly Community Service Award in June 2021. The award recognizes “good neighbor” activities that demonstrate an organization's commitment to the community. …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (33rd episode) - Protecting Our Environment with Wise Water Use

July 2nd, 2021


Individuals and communities as a whole can take an active role in protecting their water sources from contamination. PWC operations and maintenance …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (32nd episode) - Career Opportunities at PWC

June 17th, 2021


Today’s competitive business environment requires companies to go above and beyond in order to recruit and retain top talent. Organizations are thinking outside of the box to offer creative perks for top performers. PWC …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (31st episode) - Hurricane Preparation & Risk Management

June 3rd, 2021


To help prepare your home and/or business facility in the event of a hurricane, there are a few preparation steps necessary. Ike Copeland, PWC Director of Legal, Risk, & Procurement Services, joined us to discuss …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (30th episode) - How to Do Business with PWC

May 24th, 2021


Building better business relationships is important to PWC! Our Procurement/Purchasing Department proactively attends events to spread awareness of the business opportunities available with Your Hometown Utility. Mark …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (29th episode) - Electrical Safety is Everyone's Responsibility

May 14th, 2021


May is National Electrical Safety Month. PWC participates in this annual effort by continuing to educate our customers and community about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (28th episode) - Thank A Lineworker

April 23rd, 2021


Fayetteville PWC has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability and a huge part of that is our lineworkers. Lineworkers build and maintain the electric system that keeps our nation …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (27th episode) - Plan Before You Plant

April 9th, 2021


PWC reminds everyone that it's important to make the proper tree selection and to plan ahead to protect the utility lines (electric, water, and sewer) in our community, as well as lines that provide other services. Mark …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (26th episode) - The Value of Procurement and Purchasing

March 23rd, 2021


March is National Procurement Month, and PWC utilizing this time to celebrate the efforts of our procurement and purchasing professionals as well as educate the taxpaying public on the value this division brings to our …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (25th episode) - Finding and Fixing Leaks

March 12th, 2021


Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each March (3rd week) PWC and the EPA focuses on tracking down …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (24th episode) - Conversation About Texas Winter Storm Issues

March 4th, 2021


The 2021 Texas power crisis is an ongoing crisis involving massive power outages, water and food shortages, and dangerous weather conditions. The …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (23rd episode) - Let's Talk About Engineering

February 12th, 2021


Engineers Week (3rd week of February) is dedicated to building a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing the …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (22nd episode) - Cold Weather Impact on Higher Bills

February 1st, 2021


When temperatures drop, it takes more energy to heat your home. The more difference there is between the temperature outside and the thermostat setting inside, the harder your heating system will work and the more …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (21st episode) - Welcome PWC CEO/General Manager Elaina Ball

January 8th, 2021


Our 1st episode of 2021 is with the newly appointed PWC CEO/General Manager Elaina Ball. In this fun episode, we welcome Elaina to “The Bucket” and discuss her transition from Texas, her career journey in utilities, and …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (20th episode) - Thank You and Farewell David Trego

December 18th, 2020


After nearly 11 years at PWC and a total of 40 years in the utility industry, CEO / General Manager David Trego is retiring on Dec. 31st.  Trego joined us in "The Bucket" for the 1st episode of the podcast and fittingly …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (19th episode) - The Outage Management System has arrived!

December 7th, 2020


When the occasional electric outage occurs, PWC has a restoration plan to provide the fastest response possible. Certain work and repairs have different time requirements and equipment needs to safely restore service. …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (17th episode) - FYIs for November 2020

November 6th, 2020


Before the holidays arrive and we close out the year, Your Hometown Utility wanted to be sure to share and discuss some helpful customer tidbits. So …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (16th episode) - Incentive Programs

October 23rd, 2020


PWC offers incentive programs to our residential and commercial customers to encourage efficient, cost-effective utility usage. Whether it's an energy-efficient washing machine, clothes dryer, dishwasher, or …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (15th episode) - Energy Awareness Month

October 9th, 2020


October is Energy Awareness Month, an opportunity to promote the importance of energy for our sustainability and environmental well-being. Chad Groves from our Customer Programs Department joined us in "The Bucket" to …

PWC Connections: The Podcast - (Mini-sode 14.5) - 2020 Best Employers in NC BONUS

September 30th, 2020


The microphone stayed LIVE and the conversation continued with Portia Daniels (Information Technology) and Zach Hall (Electrical Engineering) on the …

PWC Connections: The Podcast - (Mini-sode 13.5) Storm Preparation BONUS

September 18th, 2020


We kept the conversation with PWC Electric Field Supervisor Britten O'Quinn and 2nd Class Lineman Marshall Jackson going a little longer after our episode about storm prep tips and safety. Listen to some "hot mic" …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (14th episode) - Business NC 2020 Best Employers in North Carolina

September 11th, 2020


With today’s competitive business environment, organizations have to go above and beyond in order to recruit and retain top talent. In Business North …

PWC Connections: The Podcast - (Episode 13) Storm Preparation / Preparedness Month

September 4th, 2020


Fayetteville PWC have aggressive and proactive emergency response plans, ready to implement when faced with a hurricane or other disasters. Our crews are always prepared to swing into action, as soon as it's safe, and …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (12th episode) - Adjustments During COVID-19

May 6th, 2020


General Manager/CEO David Trego sits down to chat about how PWC responded during COVID-19 for our customers and employees, the recent electric rate decrease, and what customers need to know about Executive Order 124.

PWC Connections: The Podcast (11th episode) - Annual Water Treatment Changeover

March 5th, 2020


Each March, PWC  temporarily stops adding ammonia to its water treatment disinfection process.  The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources requires all water systems that add ammonia to their drinking water …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (10th episode) - Cease the Grease & Keep Wipes Outta' Pipes

February 13th, 2020


Improperly disposing of grease, fats, and oil can causes sewer back-ups and flooding that ruin personal and public property. In this episode, PWC …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 9) - Home Efficiency Audit Program (HEAP)

January 29th, 2020


Bring energy and water-saving solutions to your home with an efficiency audit! PWC electric customers have the option to receive a personalized home …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 8) - The Building Business Rally

January 14th, 2020


Alexandra (Lexi) Hasapis, PWC Local Vendor Procurement Analyst, joins us in "The Bucket" to kick off the new year and discuss the upcoming Building Business Rally (BBR) on January 30th. Get more info on the BBR and …

PWC Connections: The Podcast - (Episode 7) The 2019 Year End Review

December 27th, 2019


We give a month-to-month recap of Fayetteville's Hometown Utility in 2019. 

PWC Connections: The Podcast - (Episode 6) Power Supply Contract w/ CEO David Trego

December 20th, 2019


PWC reached an agreement with Duke Energy Progress (DEP) that is expected to result in over $300 million of savings for PWC customers. We chat with …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 5) - Dickens' Holiday 20th Anniversary

November 21st, 2019


Deborah Mintz, former Executive Director of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, sits down in the "Bucket" to discuss the early days …

PWC Connections: The Podcast (Episode 3) Community Solar!

October 14th, 2019


Get the inside scoop on Fayetteville PWC's Community Solar Program! PWC's solar farm is a large-scale, ground-mount solar array, and the first of its …

PWC Connections: The Podcast - (Episode 2) Discussing the Benefits of Electric Vehicles

September 20th, 2019


September 14-22, 2019 has been designated at National Drive Electric Week! So PWC is joining in to heighten awareness of about the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles as well as highlight the …

PWC Connections: The Podcast - (Episode 1) Chatting w/ CEO David W. Trego

September 13th, 2019


We kickoff our 1st episode of the podcast with Mr. David Trego. In this episode, Mr. Trego shared some insight on the different types of electric utilities, benefits of being a public power provider, what it means to be …

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September 3rd, 2019


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