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Santa Clara, CA, United States, 2019/06/10 - Utilities achieving sustainability through recent and successful technology implementation are welcome to apply for the honor - Itron.com / Frost.com.
In an effort to recognize utilities’ commitment to significantly reducing wasted energy and water, Frost & Sullivan invites electric, gas and water utility companies as well as cities that epitomize sustainability and innovation to nominate their achievements for the Itron Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards, powered by Frost & Sullivan.
“The Itron Excellence in Resourcefulness Awards recognize our most resourceful customers as they make an impact in limiting the waste of energy and water,” said Marina Donovan, vice president of global marketing and public affairs at Itron. “These awards acknowledge and promote how utilities and cities are creating a more resourceful world and hope to inspire others to follow suit.”
The unique and distinguished Excellence Awards categories include:
• Excellence in Resourcefulness Energy: This Excellence in Resourcefulness award recognizes either an IoU or municipal’s ability to conduct successful technology implementation and behavioral change, producing results in reducing significant waste of electricity.
• Excellence in Resourcefulness Water: This Excellence in Resourcefulness award applauds a utility’s method for addressing resourcefulness through the implementation of behavioral change and technology implementation that results in significant reduction of water usage and water waste.
For the selection process, Frost & Sullivan will conduct in-depth research in addition to a round of interviews and evaluate utilities and cities against industry best practices and the decision criteria, including societal and business impact, for each category.
Indicators for societal impact include improving customer awareness and participation; enabling behavioral change to reduce waste through customer engagement and technology-driven programs; and yielding impressive waste reduction results that benefit the overall served community.
Business impact indicators include drafting a clear vision to address excessive waste through technology implementation; achieving operational effectiveness as a result of a successful strategy for sustainability; and strengthening a utility or city’s brand image as a leader for sustainability.
“This is our fourth year in a row that we have partnered with Itron Utility Week to analyze and highlight best practices for conserving energy and water through the assistance of IoT-enabled technologies such as demand response and advanced metering infrastructure”, said Farah Saeed, research director | digital grids at Frost & Sullivan.
Nominations may be submitted through July 29, 2019. Nominees will be contacted by Frost & Sullivan for the interview portion of the selection process. The winners of each category will be honored and presented with their awards at Itron’s premier event, Itron Utility Week, October 11 in Marco Island, Florida.
Itron (itron.com) enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world.
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