FierceMarkets' Smart Grid News Announces Winners of Third Annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition

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Technology companies recognized for innovative products and services

FierceMarkets ( today announced the winners of its third annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition. This unique industry awards program is powered by the publisher of Smart Grid News.

Jason Nelson, Publisher of Smart Grid News, says, “We’re so pleased with the response to this year’s program. Our finalists and winners exhibit the remarkable level of innovation that we’ve come to expect from our applicants. The Fierce Innovation Awards create a platform which allows technology companies to stand out from the crowd, and we couldn’t be more proud of its success.”

Winners were announced across 18 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: Lisa Davidson, Director of Customer Programs, San Diego Gas & Electric; Joseph E. Svachula, Vice President of Smart Grid and Technology, Commonwealth Edison; Dr. Steven Pratt, Chief Technology Officer, CenterPoint Energy; Jason Handley, Director of Smart Grid Emerging Technology and Operations, Duke Energy; Joe Solari, Director of IT Smart Grid Technologies, Ameren Corporation; Laney Brown, Director of Smart Grid Initiatives, Iberdrola USA; and Elizabeth Murphy, Vice President of External Affairs, PECO.

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

The 2015 Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition Winners are:

Asset Management and Condition-based Maintenance
C3 Energy: C3 Predictive Maintenance – Improving Distribution System Performance Using Predictive Analytics at Scale

Big Data/Analytics
Integral Analytics: LoadSEER

Customer Engagement
Smart Utility Systems: Smart Customer Mobile (SCM®)

RAD: Secure-by-Design Megaplex-4 Multiservice Communications Platform

Demand Response/Demand Side Management
Olivine: Olivine DER Platform

Distribution Management Systems
Innovari: Innovari’s Real-Time Capacity Monitoring (RTCM) Solution, Enabled by the Interactive Energy Platform (IEP)

Electric Vehicles
Koben Systems: Energy Efficiency Automation System – KSI Smart Panel

Energy Efficiency
Venstar: Surveyor Energy Management System

Energy Storage
Green Charge Networks: Green Charge Energy Storage Platform

Grid/Volt/VAR Optimization/Conservation Voltage Reduction
Gridco Systems: Gridco Systems In-Line Power Regulator™ (IPR)

Home Energy Management
Koben Systems: Energy Efficiency Automation System – KSI Smart Panel

Meter Data Management
Phoenix IT Solutions: NXTER™ (NeXT generation Energy Retailer solution™)

Commonwealth Edison: Microgrid Robust Economic Viability Assessment with Lasting Uncertainty Enclosure (MG Revalue) Tool

Mobile Workforce Management
Tensing: IWMS (Integrated Workforce Management Suite)

Outage Management Services
AES Eletropaulo: Software for Tree Pruning Optimization

Smart Grid Communications
Commonwealth Edison: Smart LED Streetlights

Smart Grid Managed Services
Ciena: 8700 Packetwave Platform

Transformer Monitoring
GRID20/20, Inc.®: GRID20/20 OptaNODE™ DTM Intra-Grid Sensors

The three “Best in Show” Winners are:

Most Efficient Energy Saver
Innovari: Innovari’s Real-Time Capacity Monitoring (RTCM) Solution, Enabled by the Interactive Energy Platform (IEP)

Most Impressive Cost Saver
Venstar: Surveyor Energy Management System

Most Innovative
Smart Utility Systems: Smart Customer Mobile (SCM®)

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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