FootBridge Energy Unveils New Website

FootBridge Energy Services is proud and excited to unveil its brand new energy staffing website! The energy industry is one that is constantly growing and evolving, and the new website exemplifies just that. With an attractive, yet easy to navigate interface, FootBridge Energy is confident the new website will serve as a one stop shop for all staffing solutions in the energy industry.

The new website has been built with a wide audience in mind and will serve both energy producers as well as job candidates throughout the country. According to FootBridge,

“[The website] validates who we are and the services we provide. As [hiring managers] look further, they can see examples of problems we have solved for peers. For candidates, it shows us as a strong, reliable company that caters to their needs as much as our clients. In addition, [we] think they will see value in the success stories and know that we understand their market.”

FootBridge Staffing will use the site’s blog to discuss industry news, energy sector hiring trends, and hiring and management tips including methods for recruiting the right candidates. For job seekers, the blog will feature posts that include great advice for career advancement and job searching pointers including how to discover everyday job opportunities within the energy sector.

The website also highlights the staffing services and hiring solutions that the firm offers, including numerous client testimonials and success stories. Whether you’re an employer looking for your next employee, a job seeker looking for a new job opportunity, or someone simply interested in learning more about the energy job market.

FootBridge Energy Services invites you to take a tour of its newly refined website for a firsthand experience of everything it has to offer. If you are looking for the perfect candidate, the perfect new job, or more information on becoming part of the energy industry, contact the experienced professionals at FootBridge Energy Services today!

The Reputation of a Company Impacts Potential Hiring and Growth

A company’s reputation tends to be synonymous with the trust that organization receives from its customers, investors, employees, and regulators. These key stakeholders base their expectations of a company’s future behavior on their perceptions of previous statements and actions. Because of this, a negative reputation can severely harm a company’s potential bottom line and growth.

People prefer to do business with companies they can trust and who value their business. If they do not feel this foundation of trust or value, customers are likely to move to competitors, investors may disinvest, and employees may begin to seek work elsewhere. This results in a hard-hitting loss for the company from all angles.

The dilemma with National Grid’s gas meters is a great, yet unfortunate example of the impact of a negative reputation. Allegedly, National Grid’s gas meters were inaccurate, resulting in millions of customers overpaying for their electricity. In turn, this gave customers, as well as the general public, the impression that utilities give higher priority to profits than to people. Although marketing efforts aimed to portray a positive mission geared towards low prices and customer care, this damaged reputation has proven difficult for National Grid to repair.

In addition to hindering a company’s revenue, a negative reputation also hurts the hiring success for a company. Job candidates are much more likely to want to work for a company with a good reputation. Companies with negative reputations tend to have difficulty keeping business. This does not fare well for an employee’s job security, not to mention, employees want the peace of mind that comes with being able to trust their employer.

A company’s reputation is developed and sustained by the perceptions of what it says and does; the alignment of these two factors is the key to promoting trust in an organization. This is of utmost importance because this is the context which stakeholders base their decisions upon whether to purchase service, a product, or seek employment. A negative reputation cultivates a reduced potential for engagement with stakeholders, therefore, companies should continuously strive to engage their stakeholders by nurturing a relationship built on trust. If you are seeking further information on fostering positive reputation management in the energy sector, contact FootBridge Energy today!

Is Energy Storage the Next Big Entrepreneurial Movement?

It should come as no surprise that the increased production of energy in the U.S. has in turn led to an increased demand for energy storage. This in itself has the potential to become the next big entrepreneurial movement. The ability to develop technology to store energy so it can meet demand whenever needed would represent a major breakthrough in power distribution, and this is exactly what certain startup businesses in the U.S. are doing.

Energy storage startups in the U.S. have begun developing compressed air renewable energy storage systems. Like other compressed air systems, these technologies use motors to compress air in a tank to store energy generated by wind farms and other renewable resources. When the air is heated, it expands and drives pistons to generate power – even when the wind isn’t blowing.

The goal of this innovative technology is to capture the heat generated by compression and store it in a spray of water for later use. This would allow for a much more efficient storage system since energy would not need to be expended when reheating the air. Because of this, the grids can be balanced to achieve a level match between generation and load. This means storage devices can provide frequency regulation to maintain the balance between the load and power generated to achieve a more reliable power supply; thus, energy storage holds a great deal of promise for transforming the power industry.

Energy storage can provide many benefits to the power industry as well as its customers. Included in these benefits are:

  • Improved power quality and reliable delivery
  • Improved stability and reliability of systems
  • Increased use of existing equipment, eliminating costly upgrades
  • Improved availability and increased market value of distributed generation sources

Energy storage allows power to be efficiently controlled to support long distance transmission.  This capability will allow the system to respond effectively to disturbances and to operate more efficiently, thereby reducing the need for additional infrastructure. Continual technological advances such as these allow for an increased demand for both researchers and employees in the energy sector. If you are looking for further information on making your next career move in the energy industry, contact FootBridge Energy today!

Electrical Energy Regulation and “Smart Grids”

Although electrical energy supply stems from a vastly complex process, the need for a greater understanding has led to its simplification. The process has been broken down into a series of market designs.  Even though an infinite number of market designs exist, the electrical energy supply process has been narrowed into three fundamental parts: load, distribution, and generation/demand.

Smart grids play an important role by balancing supply and distribution through controlling the load requirements. The goal of the smart grid is to serve as a balancing mechanism for load and generation with a smaller generating capacity. This method has served the U.S. for well over a century and is expected to continue to play an integral role in the energy supply to consumers.

The current big debate regarding smart grids revolves around price signals; what is the correct price signal? Moreover, who should receive them? The truth of the matter is that while smart grids will greatly help stabilize the electrical energy grid, they could also increase the end cost for consumers. These are points that absolutely need to be debated and a logical resolution must be defined prior to the creation of any market design.

One possible option to help decrease cost to the consumer is a real-time smart meter. Smart meters eliminate the need for a person to go house to house reading meters, which in itself turns a valuable profit. This saves time, fuel, and vehicles, with the major driver being capacity – but what does that mean?

Capacity and energy are not synonymous. Electrical energy exists in the moment, with its value being determined by fuel, variable operations, and maintenance cost. Capacity, on the other hand, is determined by the hardware of generation; it is the ability to turn another energy source into electrical energy and move it to the end user.

Consumers, as well as energy companies, are quickly coming to the realization that the electrical grid is a complex system containing complex interactions. Implementing simpler and more stable methods such as smart grids will prove beneficial to all parties involved. If you are interesting in learning more about smart grids and how you can get involved with the booming energy industry, contact FootBridge Staffing today!