PPA Monthly Webinar Series Resumes Tomorrow

The 2023 PPA webinar series will resume tomorrow (June 6) at 9:00 AM! Take advantage of free webinars hosted by the PPA throughout the year. Presenters include industry experts and government agency partners who cover a wide range of topics impacting your business.

Adapting and Thriving: How Family-Owned Energy Marketers are Overcoming Challenges and Maintaining Control
June 6 at 9:00 AM
Presented by The Rawls Group

To succeed in the future, it is essential to professionalize the “family business”: in this session, owner operators will gain insights into how to do so and create options for growth and to fulfil their vision even in the face of consolidation. Consequently, they can prepare for whatever the future holds and ensure the longevity of their business. Attend the webinar and learn how to:

• Build strategies to thrive in an industry facing constant change.
• Create governance and organizational structure to “professionalize the family business”
• Create a culture that attracts top talent & leadership bench strength essential for building business value and supporting growth
• Create options whether you decide to sell, diversify or grow

Whatever your focus is right now: sell, grow, transition to next generation; or simply don’t know, attendees of this session will walk away with knowledge to better navigate the best “what’s next” for you, your business and your family.


Homeowner (Fuel) Assistance Fund Overview
August 1 at 9:00 AM
Presented by PA Housing Finance Agency (PAHFA) & Pennsylvania Utility Law Project

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021 created the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). $350M allocated for Pennsylvania with PHFA designated as administering agency. The U.S. Treasury approved Pennsylvania’s HAF (PAHAF) plan on January 3, 2022. PAHAF launched February 1, 2022. The goal of the plan is to assist eligible homeowners at greatest risk for mortgage delinquency, default, foreclosure, and displacement. Eligible homeowners can utilize the Homeowner Assistance Fund towards utility assistance including a one-time payment for deliverable fuels (heating oil & propane). Join this educational webinar to learn how heating fuel distributors and consumers can access this new program.


How Energy Marketers are Meeting Today’s Challenges
October 3 at 9:00 AM
Presented by Gray, Gray & Gray

Heating oil and propane dealers across Pennsylvania and throughout the country are battling a mounting array of steep challenges to keep their companies functioning and profitable. Yet many are succeeding, managing their way through economic uncertainty, technological threats, and a persistent scarcity of reliable workers. How are these energy marketers making it work? Calling on data generated from Gray, Gray & Gray’s 2023 Energy Industry Survey, nationally recognized management advisor Marty Kirshner will address the most pressing issues facing energy businesses, the impact they are having on dealers, and how successful leaders are helping their companies thrive despite the headwinds. Highlights include:

• How dealers are working around staffing shortages
• What is being done to minimize the impact of inflation
• How technology is being used to streamline operations
• Ways the push for electrification is impacting strategic planning and the need to diversify
• What energy leaders are doing to defend against cyberattack