Projects of the Year Award submission form experiences technical error

October 21, 2010 — The website submission form for POWERGRID International magazine’s Projects of the Year Award has experienced a technical error.

Due to that error, previous submissions made to the award contest through the website submission form have not been recorded as official entries.

If your company or utility has submitted a Projects of the Year Award form, please resend your entry directly to Senior Editor Kathleen Davis at

The error has been corrected, and the online submission form at is now working smoothly. However, because of the issue, the deadline for nominations has been extended to Nov. 15.

POWERGRID International magazine’s annual projects of the year awards are distributed to the best projects in four categories:

* Demand response/energy efficiency
* Renewable/grid integration
* Smart grid
* Smart metering

Each year, the judges select winners based on five specific criteria:

* Ingenuity
* Scope
* Practicality
* Vision
* Follow-through

One award-winning utility company will be named in each category. All companies involved in transmission and/or distribution of electric power are eligible, including investor-owned utilities, federal power agencies, municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives. Also eligible are RTOs, ISOs, independent transmission companies and other T&D-owning/operating entities.

Project/implementation (or significant phases of a phased rollout) must have been completed between Dec. 1, 2009, and Dec. 1, 2010.

Submit an entry form along with a description of the project/implementation (1,000 words maximum) at

Look for box with the gold trophy on the home page. The entry form must be filled out in its entirety.

You can also submit an entry directly to Senior Editor Kathleen Davis at Please put “Projects of the Year” in the subject line and remember to include the category, project details and contact information.

Award winners will be recognized in an exclusive feature article in POWERGRID International magazine (formerly Utility Automation & Engineering T&D magazine) and during the DistribuTECH 2011 Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA., February 1 – 3, 2011.

The editors at POWERGRID International magazine apologize for any inconvenience this technical error may have caused.

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