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Emergency Response
​EEI's Emergency Response Awards recognize member companies that put forth outstanding efforts to restore service promptly to the public following a storm or natural disaster.

The awards are announced in two categories: Emergency Recovery Award (for companies directly impacted) and Emergency Assistance Award (for companies that come to the aid of another company).


Nominations are accepted biannually in order to provide the awards more promptly after events.  Submissions are due in Spring and Fall for Emergency Response Events that have happened since the previous nomination period, with the awards presented at the following June and January CEO Conferences.  All EEI energy companies (U.S. and international members) are eligible and may nominate themselves or any other EEI member.
Nominations for events since April 2016 will be accepted through November 18th, 2016.

The nomination format is similar to past forms; please feel free to use the below documents to draft your submission answers for the online portal.  We ask that you enter a separate submission for each event that you are submitting for.  Member companies may have multiple submissions in each category, but meritorious events will be combined into no more than one Recovery and one Assistance award per submission cycle, with all of the company's winning events noted on the awards.   
If you have any questions, or would like to be notified when the portal is active, please feel free to contact Owen Schmitt at or by phone, 202 508 5180

Nomination example forms are now available for download for your use as you prepare for the new online portal:


Selections will be based on a company’s ability to respond to a crisis swiftly and efficiently, overcome difficult circumstances, utilize unique or innovative recovery techniques, communicate effectively with customers, and restore service promptly.

Response Awards announced in June 2016

Recovery Award

Avista Corporation – Wind Storm - November 2015

Duke Energy - Winter Storm Jonas - January 2016

Florida Power & Light Company – Tornado and Severe Weather - January 2016

Hydro One - High Winds - December 2015

National Grid – Snow Storm - February 2016

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company – Ice Storm - November 2015

          Winter Storm Goliath - December 2015

PECO – Thunderstorms - June 2015

Xcel Energy – Winter Storm Goliath - December 2015

Assistance Award

Indianapolis Power & Light Company – Indiana Winter Storm and Blizzard - February 2016

Kansas City Power & Light Company – IL & MO Snow Storm – February 2016
          Illinois Winter Storm Goliath - December 2015

National Grid – Winter Storm Jonas – January 2016