Director Communications at Northwest Energy
Vernan Hogge is Director of Telecomm and Networks at Northwestern Energy where he has been working for the last eight years. Prior to Northwestern Energy, Vernan lead a variety of operations teams for Montana Power Company over an eight year period. He has been actively working in the radio communications industry since 1974 where he started as a technician for GE Mobile Radio. Vernan has Bachelors of Engineering Science.
DMR [will improve worker safety] with its AVL capability. We have a lot of lone workers that go out and patrol lines and they want to be tracked. Adding to that the enhanced capability of the emergency button and man down functionality, and DMR will improve worker safety.