FierceEnergy and Smart Grid News Announce Third Annual Fierce Innovation Awards Program

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Awards Will Recognize Innovators in the Energy & Utility Industry

FierceMarkets ( announced today the launch of its third annual Fierce Innovation Awards program targeting the energy and utility industry. The Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition is a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and Smart Grid News. The program is designed to recognize technology companies that are on the cutting edge of innovation and those who are leading the industry towards a smarter energy future.

Jason Nelson, Publisher of FierceEnergy and Smart Grid News, says, “The innovative products and services submitted by applicants last year were beyond impressive. I’m excited to see the level of work that innovative companies are doing to develop the technologies that will propel the power industry into the future.”

Information about the Program is now available, and applications are now being accepted. Each application will be evaluated by an expert panel of executives from major North American utility companies. The judges’ panel includes: Dr. Steven P. Pratt, Chief Technology Officer, CenterPoint Energy; Jason Handley, Director of Smart Grid and Technology, Duke Energy; Joe Solari, Director of IT Smart Grid Technologies, Ameren Corporation; Lisa Davidson, Director of Customer Programs, San Diego Gas & Electric; Laney Brown, Director of Smart Grid Initiatives, Iberdrola USA; and Joseph E. Svachula, Vice President of Smart Grid and Technology, Commonwealth Edison.

Judges will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, compatibility with existing network environments, end-user customer experience, and overall level of innovation.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 25, 2015. Winners will be announced by during a live webcast on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2PM ET.

To learn more about the Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, please visit

Special thanks to our Media Partners: Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), OpenADR, Peak Load Management Association (PLMA), and Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC).

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