Midwest Electric has no shortage of motivated employees improving their skills to better serve the co-op's 10,700 members across seven west central Ohio counties.
Meter technicians Stan Chisholm and Joel Johns recently became certified TUNet Administrators through Tantalus University's in-depth network administration course, giving them an industry edge in radio communications, system maintenance, and network design. Tantalus is a world-class smart grid vendor that supplies advanced metering infrastructure to Midwest Electric, as well as utilities throughout North America. As a leading innovator, Tantalus offers advanced training on how to optimize system performance, real-world troubleshoot, improve Firewall settings, debunk common misconceptions, and monitor key metrics.
After passing the four-day comprehensive course in Columbia City, Indiana, both employees are excited to apply their takeaways in real-world settings.
The pair also recently attended Great Lake's Electric Meter School in Big Rapids, Michigan, to learn how to leverage technology to improve utility efficiencies.
Midwest Electric has $4.1 million budgeted for investments in power reliability and electric operations in 2019.