Historically, energy providers have operated primarily under a CAPEX model due to the high demand for services. However, as both consumers and businesses look to leverage cleaner and more efficient forms of energy production like solar, wind, and geothermal, energy businesses have been forced to become more efficient with their operating costs, production, and organizational structure. These challenges are further fueled by an aging workforce. With baby boomers holding the majority of blue-collar positions within energy organizations, a skills shortage continues to grow as large portions of the workforce move into retirement.
Faced with these challenges, a Kansas-based energy provider turned to Windsor Group to explore outsourcing as a possible solution. The company provides electricity to nearly 700,000 customers in East and East-Central Kansas, with energy centers that operate across roughly 35,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines. Responsible for a large majority of Kansas' energy production, they generate more than 7,000 megawatts of electricity.