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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 October 2016 will be accepted through April 24th, 2017.

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 January 2017

Recovery Award

ATCO Electric - Fort McMurray Wildfire - May 2016
CenterPoint Energy - Tax Day Floods - April 2016
Dominion Virginia Power - Hurricane Matthew - October 2016
Entergy Corporation - Thunderstorms - July 2016
      Flooding - August - 2016
FirstEnergy Corp. - Thunderstorm & Flooding - June 2016
Florida Power & Light Company - Hurricane Hermine - September 2016
      Hurricane Matthew - October 2016
Georgia Power - Hurricane Matthew - October 2016
Kansas City Power & Light Company - Thunderstorms - July 2016
Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company - Systemwide Storm Restoration - July 2016

Assistance Award

Alabama Power Company - Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew - September & October 2016
Cleco Power - Hurricane Matthew - October 2016
Dayton Power & Light - Hurricane Matthew - October 2016
Entergy Corporation - Hurricane Matthew - October 2016
FirstEnergy Corp. - Hurricane Matthew - October 2016
Florida Power & Light Company - Hurricane Matthew - October 2016
Gulf Power - Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew - September & October 2016