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PDI Technologies Announces Phase 2 of Integration with P3 Propane Safety

April 8, 2024

P3 Propane Safety and PDI Technologies (formerly Blue Cow Software) are pleased to announce that Phase 2 of their integration has been released, which includes new features developed on behalf of mutual customers shared by the two software platforms. P3 and PDI released a Phase 1 integration in April 2019. The initial release facilitated the […]

Electricity: How Is It Produced? (Part 1)

With the current emphasis on electrification coming at us from all directions, including local, State and Federal agencies, there is a lot of talk about electrifying everything. That has me thinking a lot about electricity—what, actually, is it? How is electricity produced? Like water and air, most people tend to take electricity for granted. However, […]

Retain, Don’t Replace

Keeping customers can be as simple as offering them the right pricing program The saying “customers on a price program are the most loyal” has certainly survived the test of time. Many of us grew up in this industry that revolved around “churning” customers; while some left each year, they were hopefully replaced by others […]

PPATEC March 2024 program graduates enter Pennsylvania workforce

April 2, 2024

On March 22, the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC) held a graduation ceremony for the students, honoring the nine new individuals who will be entering the workforce after graduating the HVAC & Energy Professional Program. The event featured spouses, parents, grandparents, and employers present to celebrate the student’s achievements as well as acknowledging […]

Eastern Energy Expo announces Wade Boggs as keynote speaker

April 1, 2024

Eastern Energy Expo is pleased to announce that Boston Red Sox and New York Yankee legend Wade Boggs will be the featured Keynote Speaker at the Wednesday morning breakfast session. Boggs played primarily with the Boston Red Sox and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. With 12 straight All-Star appearances, Boggs […]

Heating industry vet Steve Parise has passed away

March 28, 2024

Oilheat industry veteran Stephen M. Parise Sr., age 63, died peacefully on March 21 at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA, with his family at his side. He was born in Boston, MA on September 19, 1960, the son of the late Samuel and the late Susan (Uglietto) Parise and was raised […]

NEFI to host 4/10 webinar on new Federal home energy rebates & tax credits

March 26, 2024

The National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) will host a new webinar on Wednesday, April 10, covering updates on new Federal home energy rebates and tax credits. Attendees can learn how to leverage the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) home efficiency and electrification incentives for their heating fuel customers. Nearly two years after the IRA was […]

P3 Propane completes integration with RCC back-office software

March 25, 2024

P3 Propane Safety and Rural Computer Consultants, Inc. (RCC) have announced that the RCC software has successfully integrated with the P3 Compliance System. The integration between P3 and RCC sends customer account information from RCC to P3 during the initial data push. Each day, P3 will continue to receive data as new accounts are added […]

NORA releases “In The Loop With Nora” Episode 9

March 21, 2024

The NORA has released the ninth episode of its podcast series, “In the LOOP with NORA.” The podcast series looks at how the liquid fuel heating industry lowers carbon emissions from homes, along with an emphasis on heating system efficiencies and technical education. Episode 9 features Ryan Kerr and Neehad Islam, research engineers at the […]

Attendee registration open for NEFI’s VISIONS Conference

March 20, 2024

Registration is open for the National Energy & Fuels Institute’s (NEFI) VISIONS 2024 conference. This high-level education and leadership focused conference will be held on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, at EnVue hotel in Weehawken, NJ. Visions 2024 will feature special keynote speakers, tabletop exhibitors, policy updates and the highly anticipated Industry Summit […]