NEW YORK, NY – Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, announced today the addition of Steag State Power Inc. (SPI), located in the Republic of the Philippines, to its long and growing list of energy and utilities clients. Send Word Now’s on-demand alerting service will allow SPI to communicate faster and more effectively in situations jeopardizing operations, service and safety.
“For years, Send Word Now has supplied power companies in the United States and abroad with an essential emergency communications tool,” said Lorin Bristow, Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Send Word Now. “Today, we are honored to assist SPI in its response to critical events, such as the recent, devastating Typhoon Haiyan.”
SPI owns and operates the most modern power generating plant in the Philippines’ southernmost island, Mindanao. It supplies 20% of the island’s total electric power needs, helping propel the country’s sustained economic growth and development through efficient, reliable and responsible power generation. SPI is majority owned by Steag GmbH, Germany’s fifth largest electricity producer and a pioneer of highly efficient generation technology using hard coal.
With the Send Word Now Alerting Service, SPI can immediately send incident-related messages to recipients using a variety of methods, including phone (landline and mobile), SMS, pager and email, as well as gather all-important feedback for auditing purposes.
“Though it faces some unique challenges, SPI shares with other power industry leaders the need to communicate quickly and reliably in emergencies,” said Bristow. “We are grateful they also now share Send Word Now as their emergency notification provider, and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”
A partial listing of Send Word Now’s energy and utilities customers is available through the company’s website. Common uses of the award-winning alerting service within the power industry include natural disasters, accident-related outages, rolling blackouts, IT disruptions and planned power reductions.
About Send Word Now (www.sendwordnow.com)
Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting for emergency communications. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based notification solutions and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations globally to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most.
Send Word Now's enterprise-class notification service is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while providing a full audit trail for after-action reporting and follow-up. It is designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device, over any type of connection. Send Word Now was recently awarded “2013 Notification System of the Year” by DRI International, and also received the 2013 Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).