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 Grid Integration, and Smart Grid.

POWERGRID International magazine Editor in Chief Teresa Hansen will announce the winners live the evening of Monday, Feb. 2 during the Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International Awards Dinner in San Diego. The event kicks off the electric power industry's largest 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 again live this year during the awards dinner," Hansen said. "Last year we sold out of tickets, and we expect to again. We also will present the Electric Light & Power Utility of the Year award, which we'll announce in our November-December issue, and the magazine's two Utility CEOs of the Year—Edison International Chairman, President and CEO Ted Craver and Vineland Municipal Electric Utilities Director Joseph Isabella—will accept their awards, as well."

Finalists in the 2015 Demand Response/Energy Efficiency Project of the Year category are NV Energy for its mPowered Home Energy Management program and PSE&G for its Multifamily Housing Program and Northgate One Housing Facility.

Finalists in the Customer Engagement Project of the Year category are Sacramento Municipal Utility District for its SmartSacramento Energy Insights Pilots and Commonwealth Edison Co. for its bill transformation program.

Finalists in the Renewable Grid Integration Project of the Year category are Burbank Water and Power for its Meeting Renewable Resource Goals Through an Integrated Automated Dispatch System program and PSE&G for its Solar 4 All pole attached solar program.

Finalists in the Smart Grid Project of the Year category are Baltimore Gas & Electric for its Deploying Enterprise-scale Software Solutions With Clear Value program and the New York Independent System Operator for its new control center.

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.

Contact: Kristen Wright
Tel: 918-640-6781
Email: kristenw@pennwell.com

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