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SEPA Announces 2021 Power Players Award Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) announced its finalists for the 2021 SEPA Power Players Awards, in recognition of their unique innovations, groundbreaking partnerships, stakeholder and customer engagement, and more. Now in their thirteenth year, the awards celebrate innovation and collaboration by the utilities, industry partners, and individuals who are shaping the future of electricity.

Finalists for the 2021 SEPA Power Players Awards (listed in alphabetical order)

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Power Player of the Year

  • Leyline Renewable Capital – Addressing Racism Working Group
  • Nancy Harvey, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, New York Power Authority
  • Seattle City Light – Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan

Individual Power Player of the Year

  • Emeka Anyanwu, Energy Innovation & Resources Officer, Seattle City Light
  • Maria Pope, President & CEO, Portland General Electric

Investor-Owned Utility of the Year

  • Avista Utilities
  • Consumers Energy
  • Tampa Electric Company

Public Power Utility of the Year

  • Douglas County PUD
  • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Electric Cooperative of the Year

  • Cobb Electric Membership Corporation
  • Kauai Island Utility Cooperative
  • Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Regulatory and Business Innovation Power Player of the Year

  • Duke Energy & Sunrun – South Carolina Net Energy Metering Stakeholder Process
  • New York Power Authority – DER Advisory Services Team
  • Tampa Electric & Emera Technologies – BlockEnergy

Grid Integration Power Player of the Year

  • Green Mountain Power – DER programs
  • Hawaiian Electric – Customer Energy Resources Strategy & Quick Connect Program
  • PNM & Clean Power Research – DER Interconnection Program

Electrification Power Player of the Year

  • DTE Energy – Bring Your Own Charger® Program
  • Ecotope – Central Heat Pump Water Heaters
  • Orange & Rockland – “Charge Clean, Drive Clean” Initiative

SEPA intends to announce and recognize winners for each of the eight award categories during the 2021 SEPA virtual Grid Evolution Summit on July 26-28.

A full list and summary of the SEPA Power Players Awards finalists can be found here.

Media contact: Jordan Nachbar [email protected]; 202-559-2034