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Michael Hoggard Named CFO at Generations Bank (Movers & Shakers)

He has more than 40 years of community banking experience. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Small Business

Summit Seeks 30% Rate Increase for Natural Gas Service

The utility said the increase is necessary to offset the cost of inflation, economic conditions and capital investments in its natural gas infrastructure. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Utilities Answer State Order Seeking Plans on Federal Funds

Regulators wanted to know whether utilities will take advantage of programs offering millions of dollars in incentives for energy-saving projects and new power transmission connections. Arkansas’ biggest utilities said yes, but with considerable qualifications. read more >
Energy / Real Estate

Summit Takes New Office Space in Fort Smith

The new 28,000 SF office at 1000 Fianna Way will provide a workplace for about 250 employees. read more >

Carmen Perez-Carlton Joins Board of Summit Utilities

Summit Utilities of Centennial, Colorado, announced Tuesday that Carmen Perez-Carlton, a business executive with decades of experience, has joined the company’s board of directors. Perez-Carlton previously was an independent director […] read more >
Energy / Industry

Summit Meter-Testing Shop Opens in Maumelle

Summit Utilities, which serves more than 425,000 Arkansas natural gas customers, held the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art meter shop in Maumelle, a $3 million investment for the Colorado-based […] read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

PSC Approves Lower Gas Rates for Summit Customers

Arkansas natural gas customers will pay less per cubic foot on their bills this winter than they have for the past three years. read more >
Energy / Legal

Summit Utilities Back in Court Over Billing Issues

A lawsuit filed Sept. 18 in Garland County Circuit Court accuses the utility of price gouging. read more >
Energy / Legal

Kevin Crass Joins Summit Utilities Board

Summit Board Chair Henry Fain praised Crass' “wealth of knowledge, experience, and proven unwavering commitment to Arkansas.” read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

PSC Clears Summit Utilities to Resume Shutoffs, Late Fees

The company says it has worked through problems with its billing system that led to thousands of complaints. read more >

Summit Hires CFO Bob Gunderman, Formerly of Windstream

Gunderman spent 14 years at Windstream, and before that was vice president of internal audit at Alltel, a forerunner to Windstream. read more >
Energy / Legal

BP Energy Co. Ordered to Pay $18M to Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp.

BP was sued for failing to deliver enough natural gas during the record-breaking snow and cold of February 2021. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

PSC Stalls Plans for Summit to Resume Gas Shutoffs and Fees

The commission, which regulates utilities in the state, pledged to revisit the decision in 60 days. read more >

Summit to Resume Gas Shutoffs in July

The company, based in Denver, suspended disconnecting customers for nonpayment and charging late fees in November after implementing a new billing and customer experience platform. read more >
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Restoring Power Fast, Even as Scars Linger

Arkansas utility companies worked swiftly to restore services in the aftermath of the March 31 tornadoes. read more >
An Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. member utility works as part of the clean up efforts after tornadoes tore through Arkansas on March 31.
Construction / Energy

Utilities Report Success in Storm Recovery

At the peak of the storms, the state’s 17 local electric distribution providers collectively had about 10,000 members without power. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Summit Utilities Beefs Up After Arkansas Issues

The company says it has strengthened its customer response staff and cut call wait times as it faces complaints over billing issues. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Plaintiffs Voluntarily Dismiss Summit Utilities Suit, Deferring to PSC

Summit had previously agreed that the state regulatory body was the proper venue to hear grievances against the company. read more >
Energy / Real Estate

AOG/Summit Utilities Moves Into ACHE’s Vast Fort Smith Building

The company will take occupancy immediately to begin what’s projected to be a $1.5 million to $2 million improvement project. read more >
From left: Kenny Gunderman, Kelly Eichler and Benny Petrus, three new appointees to the Summit Utilities board of directors.
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3 Prominent Arkansans Join Summit Utilities Board

The appointments align with the Denver-based company's statement that Arkansas is its most important territory. read more >