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Diversity and Inclusion: Leading by Example

We recently received some very exciting news! In case you missed it, Franklin Energy shifted its ownership to Abry Partners. We are excited by this new partnership and the ability this gives us to continue to focus on growth and meeting the needs of our utility clients.

25 Years of Franklin Energy

Twenty-five years of Franklin Energy. That went quickly! Times have certainly changed – just look at all the 90’s photos of our staff to see the differences! Beyond the acid wash jeans and windbreakers, we’ve seen a lot change in the industry, too. From basic energy efficiency programs to comprehensive grid optimization solutions, we’ve done a lot of growing over these last 25 years. 

Awarding the Experts of Tomorrow

Here at Franklin Energy, we are always on the lookout for up-and-coming advancements in the energy industry. We believe that investing in the future is a vital step forward in our pursuit of innovation, and there’s no better investment than the young scholars of today.

That’s why Franklin Energy is proud to award our fifth annual Experts of Tomorrow scholarship to two exceptional university students who demonstrate impressive promise to become leading energy experts of tomorrow.

The Power of Diversity and Inclusion

Often when discussing diversity and inclusion (D&I), practitioners find themselves in the position of trying to explain the business case. This is often required due to a general lack of understanding by many on the topic. Some feel D&I is some type of social program such as affirmative action. Others tend to characterize it as simply a racial topic, narrowing it even further to a black and white issue. In reality, D&I involves each of us, regardless of our race, nationality, professional background, age, sex, sexual preference, communication or learning style. This long yet incomplete list gives us a good definition of diversity. Inclusion is defined as the act of including or the state of being included. As a verb, it’s transitive in nature; that is, it involves the transfer of an action from one person to another. So, action is required.  

Let's Hear It for 2019!

As we close the chapter of 2018 and look ahead with a resurgence of a positive outlook to meet whatever fate might bring us in 2019, we are once again at a point of making decisions. Decisions about what parts of our past year we will take with us as learning opportunities, decisions about which parts of the past year we will choose to let go, and finally, decisions about what we will do differently in the year ahead. It is one of the most powerful times of the year because we get to decide how we will move forward, both as a business and as individuals. Our goal as a company is to continue to grow, to make a difference and provide opportunities that are impactful in our employees’ lives. A few years back, we had our employees make a video about how Franklin Energy had affected their lives. To this day, we still feel like it was one of the most powerful videos we have made as an organization. Employees held signs that stated messages about allowing them to buy their first house, giving them the opportunity to manage others, meeting their spouse, finishing certifications or getting degrees, being able to travel, making true friendships and so much more. All because we came together at Franklin Energy. 

THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION

Want to stay abreast of regulatory updates, inspiring innovations and thought leadership related to grid optimization? Welcome to our blog, where Franklin Energy’s experts come to delve into everything you need to know to stay at the top of your game in our ever-changing environment.

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