FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid Announce Winners of Second Annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition

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Companies Recognized for Outstanding Industry Contributions

FierceMarkets ( announced the winners of its second annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition. This unique industry awards program is powered by the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid.

Jason Nelson, Publisher of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid, says, “I was overwhelmed with the level of innovation put forward by this year’s applicants. I am thrilled that this program offers these companies such a unique opportunity to have their products reviewed by people who are most in need of cutting-edge technologies: utility industry decision-makers.”

Winners were announced across 14 distinct categories. The judges also selected 3 companies and their solutions from the pool of individual category winners for special recognition as “Best in Show” winners.

Honorees were selected by an exclusive panel of judges which included: Kevin Dasso, Director of Technology and Information Strategy, Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Lisa Davidson, Director of Customer Programs, San Diego Gas & Electric; Conrad Eustis, Director Retail Technology Strategy, Portland General Electric; Robert B. Frazier, Director of Electric Technology, CenterPoint Energy; Stuart Laval, Manager of Technology Development, Duke Energy; Bryan J. Olnick, Vice President of Distribution Operations in Power Delivery, Florida Power & Light; and Joseph E. Svachula, Vice President of Smart Grid and Technology, Commonwealth Edison.

Judges evaluated submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, ability to integrate into existing network environments, end-user customer experience, and overall level of innovation.

The 2014 Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition Winners are:

Big Data/Analytics
Space-Time Insight: SI Suite

Customer Engagement
NTC: Trickle Up! Customer Engagement System

Mobile Workforce Management
Apex CoVantage: ProField®

Smart Grid Managed Services
Wipro: Smart Metering Managed Services

Demand Response/Demand Side Management
THG Energy: THG’s Automated Demand Response (ADR) Technology

Electric Vehicles
Greenlots: SKY Smart Charging™ platform

Energy Efficiency
Digital Lumens: Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System

Rad: SecFlow

Energy Storage
S&C Electric Company: PureWave® Community Energy Storage & IntelliTeam® Distributed Energy Management

Smart Grid Communications
Sierra Wireless: Sierra Wireless Integrated M2M Solution for Smart Grid Communications

Asset Management and Condition-based Maintenance
Tollgrade: Lighthouse® Distribution Monitoring Platform

Distribution Management Systems
Enbala Power Networks: Enbala’s GOFlex™ Platform

Grid/Volt/VAR Optimization/Conservation Voltage Reduction
Gridco Systems: Gridco Systems emPower™ Solution

Outage Management Services
Cresatech: CuTS®

The three “Best in Show” Winners are:

Most Efficient Energy Saver
Digital Lumens: Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System

Most Impressive Cost Saver
Greenlots: SKY Smart Charging™ platform

Most Innovative
Gridco Systems: Gridco Systems emPower™ Solution

More detailed information about each of the winners can be found in a supplementary Innovation Report published in conjunction with the awards program. To download the report, click here.

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