Weather is a concern for many businesses and certainly is at RTR. Project management, surveying, line-work, mobilization, supply all require attention to expected weather patterns for both planning and safety. While there are many weather apps on the market there is one that stands head and shoulders above the rest called Dark Sky. Unlike others Dark Sky provides “hyper-local” weather forecasting, meaning the weather you can expect directly where you stand at any particular moment.
All the Data You Need
Whether you scroll through a textual representation or watch the weather develop through an amazing 3d map simulation you can get precise data for either the rain that’s due to start in a few minutes to the developing snow storm arriving in a few days. Dark Sky allows you to see not only predicted temperatures and precipitation amounts on the hour but also wind speed and direction, humidity and UV index. Scroll through the map simulation and you can watch the weather develop from the past and watch it develop into the coming week.
Alerts can be set to include custom alerts, severe weather alerts or simple daily summaries. The Dark Sky App uses cell phone GPS location to provide detailed weather to your exact location, not the nearest population center; but where you stand. Dark Sky is an invaluable tool for anyone who either works in the elements or those who schedule work affected by weather.
Note: The RTR Energy Solutions websites use the Dark Sky widget (right sidebar from a computer or below on the RTR mobile site). The map is interactive. Pan and zoom to locate your area and click the drop menu to select your weather criteria and the date/time for which you’d like a forecast. Below is a short video showing demonstrating the user interface.
RTR is proud to announce the additions of Bob Sopko and Dave Benner to our team of talented, experienced individuals as we continue to grow and expand.
Bob Sopko will be part of the Project Controls group. He brings over 20 years of experience in Operations Controllership, including Budgeting, Forecasting, Variance Analysis, Accrual Accounting, GL Accounting and Reconciliation. In his career, Bob has managed people and processes related to Capital Projects, Cost Accounting, BOM’s, Industrial Engineering, Profitability and Pricing. With strong analytical skills, Bob has experience with numerous ERP/GL systems including SAP, Peoplesoft, and Oracle R12. Bob capitalizes on his experience in his role as a Sr. Cost Analyst in our Project Controls Group and supports Project Development and Interconnection Affairs.
Dave Benner joins the team as a Construction Supervisor with the Constructability group. He brings over 38 years of experience in the electric power industry. Dave started his career in power production before becoming a Journeyman Lineman, a Transmission & Distribution Foreman and then Construction Supervisor before retiring from PPL in 2015.
RTR welcomes both Bob and Dave to its ever expanding close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.” – Vince Lombardi
RTR Energy Solutions is pleased and proud to share the news that on August 19th, 2017 our own Ryan Brazzo officially received his MBA from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ryan had previously earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems from Bloomsburg University.
Anyone who has earned a degree while working full time knows it can be particularly challenging and Ryan’s case is certainly no exception. He began work on his MBA …
RTR is proud to announce the addition of Rick Nuno as we continue to grow and expand. He will be part of the Outage Coordination group as well as working in construction management in our Cedar Crest Boulevard office. Rick has been in the electric utility industry for over 26 years starting with PPL as an electrician in the construction department. He has worked as a Local System Operator and Transmission System Operator for PPL Electric Utilities, and as a Generation Dispatcher for PPL Energy Plus and Talen Energy. Rick holds NERC Reliability Coordinator as well as PJM Generation & Transmission System Operator Certifications.
RTR welcomes Rick to its ever expanding close-knit team of experienced and multi-talented individuals.
7 RTR employees and 2 family members raced to the finish line of the 5K Warrior Dash on Saturday, August 26th at 9am on a chilly morning in Long Pond, Pa. at the Pocono Raceway. Our team ran along an obstacle course into muddy water, climbed a roped cliffhanger, jumped through fire and over and under many other obstacles along the 3.1 mile course. Although, our warriors didn’t require any trips to the emergency room, they crossed the finish line a little battered and bruised, much less pristine than when they started; but still smiling as is common in any gathering of RTR staff. Proceeds from Warrior Dash benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Please click here to make a donation.
Checkout this slideshow of Robinson’s Warriors engaged in the fine art of getting dirty.
On Saturday, August 26th a group of 9 representing RTR Energy Solutions will stomp through the Warrior Dash at Pocono Raceway to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Ryan Robinson, Owner and COO and 8 RTR Energy Solutions employees and family will join thousands of participants tackling the challenging 5k obstacle course at Pocono Speedway. The team consists of both men and women who are excited to have the opportunity to participate in an event benefiting such a worthy cause. Please click here to make a donation to St. Judes.
This is what Team RTR will experience:
Check back after August 26th to see photos from race day (or the emergency room) of Ryan and the team!
RTR’s own Allan Everett will be taking his talents and 32+ years of electrical expertise some 9000 miles away to the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Allan will spend three weeks beginning April 22nd as part of a volunteer team of professionals from I-TEC (International Technical Electric & Construction). I-TEC is non-denominational ministry based in Montoursville, Pa. which utilizes volunteers to see to the technical needs of missionaries and not for profit organizations worldwide as well as to support local and international disaster relief.
Allan will assist with the installation of an electrical distribution line that will provide service to Kudjip Nazarene Hospital. Papua New Guinea ranks as …
RTR is proud to announce three recent additions in the past few months as we continue to grow and expand our closely knit team of talented, experienced individuals. We gladly welcome Chrissy Beissell to the corporate office in Fairchance, Pa. and Amanda Emery and Ryan Foutz to the Allentown office.
Chrissy Beissell brought her 38 years of experience in banking, finance, management and training to the RTR team in 2016. Chrissy is the Business Manager in the Corporate group in our Fairchance, Pa. office.
Amanda Emery has over 10 years experience in office and financial management and executive assistance, as well as staff management and training nationwide in the pharmaceutical industry. As an RTR Cost Analyst in the Project Controls group Amanda handles invoicing, updating CMX for forecasts and actuals, and contributing to social media management.
Ryan Foutz is our most recent hire in the Outage Coordination group. He holds a B.S. in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology and has over 3 years experience in the electrical utility industry as a commissioning/electrical engineer. Ryan is an Outage Engineer in our Harrisburg office.
Throughout 2016, RTR has put forth hours of work and hard effort into moving our projects one step closer to reaching their goals. Regardless of how busy the team has been, we have made numerous efforts to give back to the community by donating to various charities and participating in multiple charity events.
In March, Ryan Brazzo and Sean Zagwoski participated in the 31st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament at Silver Creek Country Club in Hellertown, PA. Funds raised at the tournament went towards …
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