Submit your nominations for 2014 Green Power Leadership Awards

Application Period Opens Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Deadline Monday, April 7, 2014

The annual Green Power Leadership Awards are competitive awards that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. EPA’s Partner Awards (formerly, Purchaser Awards) recognize leading Green Power Partners and Communities that have helped further the green power market through their green power purchase or use of on-site renewable energy applications, overall green power strategy, and impact on the green power market. EPA’s Supplier Awards highlight the accomplishments of green power suppliers (utilities, retail suppliers, REC marketers, and renewable energy project developers) that are innovators and leaders in the voluntary renewable energy market.

EPA’s Partner Awards include:

  • Sustained Excellence in Green Power: Recognizes continual leadership in advancing green power development.
  • Green Power Partner of the Year: Recognizes Partners who distinguish themselves through their green power use, leadership, overall strategy, and impact on the green power market.
  • Green Power Community of the Year: Recognizes EPA Green Power Communities that distinguish themselves through their green power use, leadership, citizen engagement, renewable energy strategy, and impact on the green power market.
  • On-site Generation: Recognizes Partners who distinguish themselves using on-site renewable energy applications.
  • Green Power Purchasing: Recognizes Partners who distinguish themselves through purchases of green power from a utility green-pricing program, a competitive green marketer, or a renewable energy certificate (REC) supplier.

EPA’s Supplier Awards include:

  • Green Power Supplier of the Year: Recognizes green power suppliers that are leaders in offering voluntary renewable energy to their customers.
  • Innovative Green Power Program of the Year: Recognizes green power suppliers that distinguish themselves in designing and implementing innovative voluntary renewable energy offerings.

The awards will be presented in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets ConferenceRedirecting to a non-government site in fall 2014.

For more information about the awards, visit the Green Power Partnership or contact Mollie Lemon at or 202-343-9859. Source: Green Power Partnership, 2/3/14

PLMA accepting nominations for best 2013 demand response programs and practices

The Peak Load Management AllianceRedirecting to a non-government site (PLMA) is now accepting nominations of the best demand response programs and practices offered in calendar year 2013 for its 11th Annual PLMA Award Program. Deadline for submittals is Feb. 28, 2014. The awards will be presented at the 15th PLMA Spring Conference set for April 15-16, 2014 in Denver, Colo.

The PLMA Award Program recognizes leaders in the energy industry who create innovative methods to meet peak load needs, mitigate price risks and manage variable generation. Demand response has grown from simply reducing peak loads to balancing supply and demand for increased efficiency and reliability of a smarter grid. As the percentage of renewable energy in our electricity supply grows, demand response and other methods for balancing intermittent power loads are becoming even more important.

“There were a lot of innovative and creative demand response programs being operated during the year 2013,” said Greg Wikler, Director of Regulatory Affairs, EnerNOC and PLMA Awards Committee chair. “This awards program is a way to recognize and highlight the best of these programs.” Nominations are being sought for award in these categories:

  • Innovative application of demand response technology
  • Innovative demand response program design
  • Outstanding demand response customer
  • Outstanding independent system operator/regional transmission operator demand response program
  • Outstanding utility/marketer demand response program
  • Outstanding individual contribution demand response

The awards will be presented based on the following criteria (where appropriate):

  • Value of demand or energy reductions during peak periods
  • Program clarity, flexibility and ease of participation
  • Program management
  • Innovative use of technology
  • Customer performance/satisfaction/awareness
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Long-term viability

Nominations are accepted from all industry professionals, regardless of whether they are PLMA member organizations. To submit a nomination, download the nomination form and complete and upload it at the PLMA website.

And while you are at it, share your success story with Energy Services Bulletin.

Still time to register for Inspiring Efficiency Awards

Deadline: Sept. 13, 2013

Midwest leaders who deliver groundbreaking advancements in energy efficiency can still register for the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s  Redirecting to a non-government site (MEEA) 10th annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards, recognizing achievement in five categories:

  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Impact
  • Marketing
  • Innovation

The deadline is Sept. 13, 2013, to nominate energy projects or programs that have had an impact on at least one of the 13 states that comprise the alliance. MEEA membership or headquarters in one of the Midwest states is not required. The awards will be presented at the 2014 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference Jan. 14-16, in Chicago, Ill.  

You can download the applications on the MEEA website. While you are there, check out the resources MEEA has to offer power providers that want to promote smart and efficient energy use.  

And when you submit your nomination, don’t forget to share your success story with Energy Services.

Nominations open for ACEEE’s Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings awards

If you have a customer who has gone above and beyond to create an energy-saving facility, you can recognize their leadership and accomplishment by nominating them for the Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings award. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will present these awards at the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Winners will be selected based on demonstrated excellence in the following categories:

  • Research and Development (R&D): Excellence in research and development including baseline or background research, as well as R&D of products and practices.
  • Energy Policy: Excellence in energy policy including writing, educating, promoting, or supporting energy efficiency in energy policy, at the federal, state, or local level.
  • Implementation and Deployment: Effective design and implementation, including achievement of significant impacts on energy use. 
  • Leadership: Exceptional personal leadership demonstrated in the development, implementation or growth of important energy efficiency initiatives.

Nominations will be made by peers and the final awards will be chosen by the ACEEE Board of Directors’ Awards Committee.
Submit your nominee for Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings by completing the electronic form or downloading the PDF version and either mailing, emailing or faxing it to Mallory Werthamer at ACEEE. Include additional pages if necessary. 
The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2012. We value your input and appreciate you taking the time to nominate the best leaders in our community.
The 2012 Champion awards will be presented at the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Pacific Grove, California scheduled for August 12-17, 2012 at the Asilomar Conference Center. The “Buildings” Summer Study is the preeminent energy efficiency conference, and draws leading academics, energy efficiency professionals, government representatives, researchers, advocates for energy efficiency, and policymakers.
Read more about the awards and about previous winners in the buildings sector. Please contact the American Council for an Energy-efficient Economy if you have any other questions. (From ACEEE via American Public Power Association)