POWERGRID International names Projects of the Year award winners

Last night at San Diego’s Omni Hotel, Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International magazine’s editors announced the winners of some of the industry’s most coveted awards, the POWERGRID International Projects of the Year awards.

Electric Light & Power magazine also celebrated its Utility of the Year and Small and Large Utility CEOs of the Year.

Each year the magazines’ editors solicit nominations and recognize some of the industry’s most outstanding projects in four categories: Smart Grid, Customer Engagement, Demand Response and Energy Efficiency, Renewable Grid Integration.

Baltimore Gas & Electric took home the award for Smart Grid Project of the Year for its Deploying Enterprise-scale Software Solutions With Clear Value program.

Runner up for this award was the New York Independent System Operator for its new control center.

Commonwealth Edison Co.’s ComEd Bill Transformation won the award for Customer Engagement Project of the Year.

Runner up in this category was Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for its SmartSacramento Energy Insights Pilots

The Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Project of the Year went to NV Energy for its mPowered Home Energy Management program.

Public Service Electric and Gas, with its Multifamily Housing Program and Northgate One Housing Facility, was the runner up.

In the Renewable Grid Integration Project of the Year category, Public Service Electric and Gas took home the award for its Solar 4 All pole-attached solar program

Burbank Water and Power garnered runner-up status for its Meeting Renewable Resource Goals Through an Integrated Automated Dispatch System program.

The editors of Electric Light and Power magazine in the fall asked readers to nominate CEOs of North American electric utilities in two categories.

The large utility CEO must work at a North American utility having 400,000 or more customers;

And the small utility CEO must work at a North American utility having fewer than 400,000 customers.

The editors examined each nominee and performed their own in-depth evaluations to name two deserving winners.

The CEO of the Year in the small utility division is Joseph A. Isabella, director of Vineland Municipal Electric Utilities in Vineland, New Jersey.

The CEO of the Year in the large utility division is Mr. Theodore F. Craver Junior, chairman, president and CEO of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison.

Craver became CEO of Edison International in 2008. He also serves as chairman of the Edison Electric Institute.

Electric Light & Power, POWERGRID International, the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference and DistribuTECH are owned by PennWell Corporation, a 105-year-old worldwide media company, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Electric Light and Power magazine has been the voice of the electric utility industry since 1922. It reaches more than 21,000 qualified subscribers in the industry and covers finance, generation, renewables, IT and customers, smart grid, energy efficiency and demand response, plus happenings at the local, state and federal levels.

It is the official print publication of the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference and the official supporting publication of DistribuTECH.

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