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SEPA Announces 2020 Power Players Awards Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) announced the finalists for the 2020 SEPA Power Players Awards in recognition of their groundbreaking efforts in project or program design, unique partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and more.

The SEPA Power Players Awards celebrate innovation and collaboration by the utilities, industry partners, and individuals who are providing the vision, models and momentum driving the electric power industry’s smart transition to a clean, modern energy system. The 2020 awards include the following nomination categories: Individual Power Player, Investor Owned Utility, Public Power Utility and Electric Cooperative of the Year. SEPA added new award categories this year to reflect the four SEPA pathways to a carbon-free energy system by 2050: Grid Integration, Utility Business Models, Regulatory Innovation and Transportation Electrification.

This year’s 24 finalists were selected from a record-breaking competitive field of over 100 nominations. SEPA intends to announce winners for each of the eight award categories in July.

“Addressing climate change is becoming more and more urgent as the weeks, months and years go by” said Julia Hamm, SEPA President and CEO. “SEPA’s Power Player Awards are designed to highlight the innovative projects, partnerships, individuals and ideas transforming the way we generate and deliver electricity, leading us towards a carbon-free energy system. This innovation and leadership is more necessary now than ever as we face new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Winners will be recognized during the 2020 SEPA Virtual Grid Evolution Summit on July 28-30.

A list of the 24 SEPA Power Players Awards finalists and a summary of their nominations can be found here.

Media contact: Jordan Nachbar jnachbar@sepapower.org; 202-559-2034

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