Call for Nominations - 2022 Leaders in Innovation in the Electric Power Industry

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This item is part of the Leaders In Innovation - May 2022 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more

As a part of our popular and ongoing Special Issue Series, May is going to be all about Innovation. This special issue edition is unique from our other issues throughout the year. In addition to collecting stories filled with insights and inspiration for innovation, we will also be recognizing a few select top Leaders in Innovation.  So, we are currently seeking nominations for the 2022 year edition. 

Nominate a champion: If you, a colleague, client, or peer are deserving of recognition as an innovation leader in the electric power industry, we invite you to follow this link to submit a nomination!

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Recognized ​Leaders will be chosen by a committee of Energy Central Experts. Each Leader will be contacted to schedule an interview with a member of our Energy Central team. This interview will be featured in the May Special Issue as well as in the Energy Central Power Industry Network Community Group that best aligns with the finalists background.  

Who is deserving of nomination?

Innovation is truly occurring at every level and every department of the utility industry. An innovation leader in the energy sector could look like any number of people:

  • The utility executive who implemented a new strategy to adapt to the remote work paradigm.
  • The customer care representative who found an innovative new technology to respond to customer needs.
  • The energy efficiency Program manager who identified a previously untapped well of on-demand efficiency. 
  • The manager of grid modernization who has streamlined the process for installing upgrades to transmission infrastructure.
  • The policy and regulatory expert who brought together stakeholders in a unique and powerful way.
  • A marketing and communications leader in the utility organization who has created a new strategy that engaged the public like never before.
  • Or any other opportunities for leaders to rise up and embrace innovation in the utility industry!

Who is eligible?

Candidates must work for one of the following company types - Utility, Non-Utility Generator, Independent Power Producer, Independent System Operator, or Regional Transmission Organization.

If you’re a solution provider and you would like to share a thought leadership article, case study, white paper, or another resource in the Innovation Issuecontact us at or download our Special Issue Product Guide.   Solution providers are welcome to nominate utility clients. 

How to participate?

Fill out the nomination form linked here for a chance for this leader to be highlighted in our May Special Issue "Innovation in the Electric Power Industry". 

Due Date for Nominations:  Monday - April 25th

Issue Date: Friday - May 27th 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Audra C Drazga
VP of The Power Industry Network


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