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Thank you notes to our local utilities

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To every utility worker in the world keeping our home lights burning, our workspaces comfortable, our baths flowing, and our family meals warm and welcoming: thank you from every one of us.


My name’s Scott Neuman, GVP of Opower, and I’m especially thankful to those who put themselves in harm’s way to help promote our collective safety and health. So, let me express gratitude to everyone at Pepco and Washington Gas in my city of Washington, D.C. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.


I’m Amulya Sai Inturi, an application developer working from Hyderabad, India, and I’d like to thank Telangana State Southern Power for all they’re doing.


I'm Rosy Povey, working in the EMEA marketing communications team from Barcelona, Spain, and I'd like to say muchas gracias to Naturgy for their excellent service and efficiency when fixing my broken boiler during this crisis.


I’m Vanessa Richter, Oracle Opower regional VP, working from home (and home schooling) in Tucson, AZ, U.S. Our family is connected and comfortable thanks to our local utilities Tucson Electric Power, Southwest Gas and Tucson Water.


I'm Hamzah, a business development consultant working from Singapore, and I'd like to thank Singapore Power Group for all they're doing for all of us today.


I'm Kate Rowland, an industry strategist for Oracle Utilities working from Cincinnati, Ohio, in the U.S. I'd like to thank the Greater Cincinnati Water Works.


I'm Hillary Martin, VP of product strategy and marketing, working from Oakland, California, and I'd like to thank PG&E and East Bay MUD for all they're doing for all of us today and every day.


I’m Sree Sivasankaran, marketing director for Oracle’s Utilities business group, working from Toronto, Canada, and I’d like to thank Alectra Utilities.


I’m Paul McDonald, Opower’s senior director of industry strategy. I’m working from home in Arlington, VA, and I’d like to thank the people at Dominion Energy Virginia for continuing to deliver the energy my family needs.


I'm Aliza Ali, an executive assistant, working from Singapore and I'd like to thank Singapore Power for all they're doing for all of us today and every day. 


I’m Matt Gleeson, VP of alliances and channels for Oracle Utilities, working from Sydney, Australia, and I’d like to thank Ausgrid for all they’re doing for us today, and all they did during the terrible bushfires of the past summer, too.


I’m Jessica Bloom, group product manager for Opower demand side management, with a home office now in Washington, D.C. So, I’d like to thank Pepco.


I’m Jason Duncan-Wilson, director of architecture strategy for Oracle Utilities, working from Cincinnati, and I’d like to thank Duke Energy. (I worked at Duke Energy before coming to Oracle; so, I know how hard the teams there work to keep reliable, affordable power flowing. I appreciate it more than ever now that I’m working from home.)


 I'm Michael Green, principal product manager for Utilities SaaS Enterprises Cloud, and as you can maybe guess from the photo of the very famous British lady on my desk … and my lego model … I am working from London, England, and I'd like to thank Bulb, my local utility for all they're doing for all of us today and every day by providing, green, cheap power and easy tariffs to understand.

I am Amarpartap Dhillon, a business manager based out of Noida, India, and I would like to thank Noida Power Corporation Ltd (NPCL) for providing an uninterrupted power supply during this COVID 19 crisis. Thank you. Stay safe.


I'm Melissa Curley, a technical writer working from Kansas City, Missouri, and I'd like to thank Evergy for all they're doing for all of us today and every day.


This is Linda, Yacine and Christophe working in London, England and Paris, France today.  Thanks goes to ENEDIS, EDF and UK Power Networks for keeping the lights on and Suez and Thames Water so we can keep the coffee and tea flowing.


I'm Keith Redfearn, VP of sales for operational technology, working from Atlanta, GA. I would especially like to call out the team from the local utility that helped restore our power during a recent outage. With my wife supporting the local food relief effort, my daughter in the middle of her digital learning and me working from the home office, a sudden storm took our supply out. In no time at all we were back on and fully productive thanks to Georgia Power.


I'm Krista Effendi, marketing specialist JAPAC UGBU, working from Singapore, and I'd like to thank SP Group and all other local utilities' affiliated units for everything.


I'm Raymond Pierson, program design and forecasting analyst, working from Sutter Creek, California, and I'd like to thank PG&E for all they're doing for all of us today and every day.


I am Nauman Afsar regional VP, MEA, working from my home office in Dubai, UAE, and I’d like to thank DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority) for the great digital services they are providing to all their customers during these unprecedented times.


My name’s Kathleen Wolf Davis, and I cover content and context across digital channels. I’m working from an upstairs home office in Broken Arrow, OK, and I’d like to thank AEP PSO, Oklahoma Natural Gas and the City of Broken Arrow water utility.


I’m Raghu Pulakurthi, director of product development, working from Hyderabad, India, and I’d like to thank Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company.


My name’s Claire Zou, a business development consultant in Tokyo, Japan, and I’d like to send thanks to TEPCO. Thank you for supporting us in this difficult time—as you always do.

I'm Dave De  Maio, SVP of global sales in Jacksonville, FL, and I’d like to send thanks to JEA. And kudos to Daniel here in the background who was checking on water in the neighborhood this week. 


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