Edison Electric Institute announces finalists for 2017 Edison Award

Published on May 03, 2017 by Daily Energy Insider Reports

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) announced this week that four U.S. and three international electric companies were named as finalists for the EEI 2017 Edison Award.

The prestigious award has, since 1922, recognized electric companies for their leadership, innovation and contribution to the advancement of the electric power industry.

An independent panel of reviewers met in February to evaluate the nominations and selected American Electric Power, Arizona Public Service Company, Edison International, and Westar Energy as finalists for the U.S. Edison Award. Jamaica Public Service, Ontario Power Generation and Tohoku Electric Power
were selected as finalists for the International Edison Award.

“Rapid transformation is taking place throughout the electric power industry, and innovation is a key component to delivering the safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy that our customers need and expect,” EEI President Tom Kuhn said. “This year’s Edison Award finalists each have created new, original energy solutions, as well as sustainable plans to implement them, and are leading our industry in delivering the energy future our customers want.”

A panel of former electric company chief executives will select the winners for the 90th annual Edison Award. The award will be presented in June at the EEI Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.