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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 will be due in December 2014, for recognition of accomplishments occurring from December 2013 through December 2014. All EEI member utility companies and U.S. or international affiliates are eligible and may nominate themselves or any other EEI member. The 2014 awards will be announced at EEI’s Spring Board and Chief Executive Meetings in March 2015.
Nomination forms are now available for download:

The nomination form(s) must be

  • Approved by the CEO of an EEI member company;
  • Accompanied by the required questionnaire and optional background materials; and
  • Received by the deadline, December 12, 2014.


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 for 2013

Recovery Award

Alabama Power - Derecho - March 2013

Ameren Illinois - Severe Winds, Multiple Tornados - November 2013

Black Hills Power - Storm Atlas - October 2013

Central Maine Power - Ice Storm Gemini - December 2013

Commonwealth Edison - Severe Thunderstorms and Tornados - November 2013

Entergy - Ice, Snow, and Thunderstorms - December 2012

FirstEnergy - Severe Thunderstorms and Tornados - November 2013

NSTAR Electric - Blizzard - February 2013

OG&E - Tornados, Thunderstorms, Flooding - May 2013

Xcel Energy - Severe Thunderstorms - June 2013


Assistance Award

Alabama Power - Texas Ice Storm - December 2013

Cleco Power - Oklahoma Tornados - May 2013

Entergy - Alabama Derecho - March 2013

FirstEnergy - Michigan Wind and Ice Storms - November & December 2013

Indianapolis Power & Light - Michigan & Ohio - Ice & Wind - January, June, July, 2013

Kansas City Power & Light Company - Snow, Ice, Thunderstorms - 2013 in 8 states

Westar Energy - Michigan and Texas Ice Storms - November & December 2013