Every fall, at the annual E Source Forum, we hold an awards ceremony, where we recognize the best and brightest people and utilities from across North America
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April 17, 2019

Recognize and Reward Innovative Excellence at Your Utility

Every fall, at the annual E Source Forum, we hold an awards ceremony, where we recognize the best and brightest people and utilities from across North America who are driving innovation, efficiency, and customer-centricity in the energy industry. This year, we’ll be presenting several awards, including the:

New this year, the Jim Rogers Innovation Award honors the late Jim Rogers—former chairman and CEO of Duke Energy and founding member of the E Source advisory board—an industry juggernaut who was known for his concern about climate change and his efforts to move away from coal power.

We welcome and encourage all utilities to submit entries

These competitions are open to all utility professionals—you don’t have to be an E Source member—and there’s no fee to participate.

We can’t wait to see how you’re pushing the envelope in creativity, customer-centricity, and innovation this year. We’ll announce the winners at the awards luncheon at the 2019 E Source Forum, September 17 to 20, 2019, in Denver. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the awards, please contact us.

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Jim Rogers Innovation Award

Open for submissions: March 19 to April 19, 2019

Nominate an executive at your utility who stands out for their passion for driving the energy industry to be more innovative, environmentally responsible, and customer-centric. We’re looking for nominees who:

  • Stand out as a true industry innovator
  • Are passionate about moving utilities toward a cleaner, more energy-efficient future
  • Embody customer-centric thinking and actions
Submit an entry
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Utility Ad Awards Contest

Open for submissions: April 1 to May 3, 2019

The Utility Ad Awards Contest is the energy industry’s largest and most comprehensive competition, attracting hundreds of entries each year. Our goal is to recognize and reward creative excellence in utility advertising in six categories:

  • Energy-efficiency and demand-response programs
  • Solar, storage, electric vehicles, and electrification
  • Safety and emergency/outage communications
  • Brand
  • Home energy management and smart homes
  • Self-service

Need inspiration? Check out last year’s winners.

Submit an entry
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Achievements in Customer and Employee Experience

Open for submissions: March 5 to May 31, 2019

Research shows that a positive customer experience can significantly affect your bottom line and brand, and happy employees are more likely to deliver a positive experience. If you’re working on improving your customer or employee experience, we want to know about it.

Submit an entry
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Innovation in Customer Design Awards

Open for submissions: May 13 to June 14, 2019

Has your utility developed new programs, products, or services that are truly customer-centric? Tell us about it, and we’ll consider it for one of our Innovation in Customer Design Awards. This award honors utilities who use design thinking and other human-centered approaches to develop their products and services.

Learn more

About the author

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MARY SULLIVAN

Marketing Operations Specialist

As a marketing operations specialist at E Source, Mary is responsible for member engagement. She works on implementing and evaluating the success of campaigns, along with communicating, automating, and managing member-facing online events. Mary holds a BA in marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado.

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