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 early in April and November 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 member utility companies (U.S. and international members) are eligible and may nominate themselves or any other EEI member.
The next round of nominations will be accepted beginning in October through November 7, 2016, for events since April 2016.
The nomination format is similar to past forms; please feel free to use the below documents to draft your submission answers to facilitate entry of your submissions in the online portal. We ask that you nominate one event per Recovery Award submission, but you may submit as many nominations as necessary. For the Assistance Award, you may combine multiple events onto one award form if that is easier. Companies are eligible for one Recovery and one Assistance award per cycle, with all of their 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Awards announced in June 2016
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
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