SEPA Power Players Awards FAQs Back to Main Power Players Page What do you look for in a nomination? Your entry must fit the within the criteria of innovation, collaboration, and replicability as related to: Expanding the grid integration of clean energy, distributed energy resources and/or furthering grid modernization efforts Working to make the smart grid more reliable, resilient and clean Innovative, replicable projects This can be in the form of nuts-and-bolts projects, thought leadership or strategic implementation. Do I have to be a member of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) to receive an award? Not at all. SEPA encourages all utilities and industry partners to apply and showcase their energy industry transforming work. When will the winners be notified? Please stay tuned for a 2020 timeline. How will the winners be recognized? Stay tuned for a revised 2020 SEPA Power Players Award winner recognition plan. Can previous award winners submit again? The most recent year award winners serve as a the judges in the following the year of their win. Because of this, the winners are prohibited from submitting under the same category the following year. We encourage previous winners to submit nominations for other award categories as applicable. What about programs or products that haven’t been launched yet? Do they qualify? At a minimum, the majority of the project planning must have been completed during the eligibility period. Can we nominate ourselves? Absolutely! We encourage it and hope you do. Is there a suggested word count for responses? There is no word count, other than the 50 word limit as listed in the final short answer. Typical applications average 1 long paragraph per response, but you are welcome to submit whatever you’d like!