POWERGRID International names Projects of the Year finalists

The editors of POWERGRID International magazine—the official publication of DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition—and PennWell Corp. have announced eight finalists of the magazine's annual electric utility Projects of the Year awards.

Finalists were selected in four categories: Demand Response/Energy Efficiency, Customer Engagement, Renewable Energy Integration and Smart Grid.

POWERGRID International magazine Editor in Chief Teresa Hansen will announce the winners live the evening of Monday, Jan. 27 during the Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International Awards Dinner in San Antonio.

The event kicks off the electric power industry’s No. 1 transmission and distribution show in North America, DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition, and its sister show, the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference.

“We’re excited to announce the Projects of the Year winners live during the awards dinner for the first time,” Hansen said. “The room will be a who’s who in the industry. We also will present the Electric Light & Power Utility of the Year award to PPL Corp. Chairman, President and CEO William H. Spence, and the magazine’s two Utility CEOs of the Year, who will be announced soon, will receive their awards, as well.”

Finalists in the 2014 Demand Response/Energy Efficiency Project of the Year category are Pepco Holdings Inc. for its Energy Wise Rewards program and PSE&G and Trinitas Regional Medical Center for their efficiency program.

Finalists in the Customer Engagement Project of the Year category are Consolidated Edison Inc. for its coolNYC Program and Pepco and Delmarva Power for their 2 Ways To Save program.

Finalists in the Renewable Energy Integration Project of the Year category are Florida Power & Light Co. for its Anti-Islanding Today, Successful Islanding in the Future for Distributed Generation program and PSE&G for its Hackensack Solar Farm.

Finalists in the Smart Grid Project of the Year category are Florida Power & Light Co. for its Reaping the Benefits of the Smart Grid program and Oncor Electric Delivery and the Department of Energy for their Dynamic Line Rating Smart Grid Demonstration Project.

An article about the winners will appear in the April issue of POWERGRID International magazine.

For more information on POWERGRID International's Projects of the Year Awards, POWERGRID International magazine, DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition, and the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference, visit www.power-grid.com, www.distributech.com and www.elpconference.com.

About POWERGRID International

POWERGRID International magazine, the official publication of DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition, celebrates its 19th year as the voice of the electric T&D industry in 2014. More than 40,000 T&D professionals read POWERGRID International magazine for expert coverage of the industry's important news and emerging trends.

About PennWell

PennWell, the Tulsa, Okla.,-based parent company of Electric Light & Power (www.elp.com) magazine and POWERGRID International (www.power-grid.com) magazine, has been known for providing comprehensive coverage of several strategic markets since 1910. Today PennWell Corp. is a highly diversified, business-to-business media and information company with 320 profit centers, including 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research products, digital media and database services.

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