WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SmartEnergy IPTM announced today that the 2019 Smart Grid Customer Innovation Awards were presented last night at a special awards ceremony at the 9th annual Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium. The awards were presented to leaders and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments, leadership and innovation in engaging customers about grid modernization and benefits if advanced technologies in the utilities industry.
The winners list is as follows:
Leadership award to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in areas related to smart grid customer education
Mr. Nick Wagner, President of NARUC and Member of the Iowa Utilities Board
Leadership award to an organization that has demonstrated innovation in areas related to smart grid customer education
Leadership awards presented to two utilities or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership relating to the adoption of new technology to improve their communities
Alabama Power and Georgia Power
Excellence award in innovative collaboration to a group of organizations that collaborated for the purposes of improving customer education
Reliant and Google
Also recognized last evening were Innovative All-Stars who were recognized for outstanding commitment to customer education and advancing our industry forward.
The DC Office of the People’s Counsel
Mr. Brad Gibson, Chief Cooperative Business Officer, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation
Ms. Denise Senecal, Market Research Manager, Pepco Holdings
Ms. Tishekia Williams, Director of Regulatory Legal, Duquesne Light Company
Ms. Victoria Bush, Customer Engagement Manager, Ameren Illinois
Mr. Jan Ahlen, Director of Energy Solutions, NRECA
- Mr. Paul Zummo, Manager of Policy Research and Analysis, American Public Power Association
“Our industry has come a long way in advocating for the education and engagement of consumers and stakeholders around the role they play in grid modernization,” said Juliet Shavit, Founder of SmartEnergy IP and the Smart Grid Customer Innovation Awards. “These individuals and organizations have had a profound role in advancing our industry and creating an environment where customers come first in the smart grid discussion.”
To learn more about SmartEnergy IP and the Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium, visit smartenergy-ip.com.
About the Smart Grid Customer Innovation Awards
The Smart Grid Customer Innovation awards, presented by SmartEnergy IP, recognize industry leaders and utilities that demonstrate a fearless approach to innovation in improving customer engagement through innovative technology applications. The awards are given annually at the Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium. Learn more at smartgridcustomereducation.com.
About SmartEnergy IP
The Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium brings together utility industry professionals across North America interested in discussing best practices and the latest trends in smart grid customer education programming. From designing and managing smart energy programs to leveraging the latest technologies and strategies to enhance, measure, and quantify the customer experience, this event focuses on how to engage customers on the journey to grid modernization and covers such topics as optimizing smart grid investments, and innovative ways of engaging and empowering consumers. Learn more at www.smartgridcustomereducation.com.