Grid Forward Reveals Winners of 2021 Grid Innovator Awards at Virtual Annual Meeting
- Jun 14, 2021 10:18 pm GMT
Grid Forward announced the winners of the 2021 Grid Innovator Awards during its Annual Member Meeting on June 10. E Source, Snohomish Public Utility District (PUD) and Carl Imhoff of PNNL were honored for their roles in helping to lead the electric utility industry forward in grid modernization across the western U.S.
“Grid Forward is the premier organization where our regional stakeholders come together to promote and accelerate grid modernization,” said Bryce Yonker, Grid Forward CEO and executive director. “While so many people and organizations have contributed to the cause, our Grid Innovation Winners have regularly stepped up with significant contributions.”
The winners of the awards were introduced at Grid Forward’s Annual Member Meeting, a virtual event on June 10, 2021. They were chosen from a short list of finalists:
- Industry: Enbala, ESS and Kevala
- Utility: Avista, Holy Cross Energy and PacifiCorp
- Individual: Sen. Maria Cantwell, Jeff Harris (NEEA) and Commissioner Jennifer Potter (HI PUC)
Afterwards, meeting attendees enjoyed a discussion panel on “10 Things Grid Operators can do for Decarbonization of Electric Systems,” with Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Jennifer Potter, Hawaii PUC Commissioner, and Bill Ritter, former Colorado Governor and Director, Center for New Energy Economy. A recording of this panel will soon be published in the Grid Forward Chats podcast series.
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