in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

The Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) has named the winners of its "Griddie" Awards for Excellence in Communications.

The winner in the "Infographics" category - which recognizes new approaches to the "visual storytelling" of the smart grid - is Baltimore Gas & Electric's Peak Rewards News Mailer. This piece of collateral was developed by Integrated Designs Inc. and distributed via mail and email. It visually represents the 38% participation of eligible customers (315,000) in the PeakRewards program and illustrates the positive environmental results.

The winner of the "Solutions Promos" category, CPS Energy's Mission Control, was chosen in live voting by attendees during the recent National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid. This TV ad campaign produced by the Atkins Group promotes the utility's Home Manager program, a home energy management system that uses intelligent load control to support demand response initiatives.

"Those of us in the smart grid and demand response community are knowledgeable about the technologies, policies and potential for grid modernization. This competition highlights how our efforts can be communicated to residential, commercial and industrial customers who are not as familiar," says Dan Delurey, executive director of ADS. "The Griddies give us a chance to see what others are doing in the important areas of customer outreach and education."

Hybrid Energy Innovations

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

To Help Combat Costly Electricity Theft, Emerging Markets Turn To Smart Grid Infrastructure

According to a new report, the world loses a whopping $89.3 billion to electricity theft annually, and emerging country markets are feeling a majority of the pain.


Report: Utilities Face Big Revenue Cuts From Distributed Energy Resources

According to a new report from Accenture, the growth of solar and other resources, such as energy storage, could mean significant losses for utilities.


NextEra To Acquire Hawaiian Electric In $4.3 Billion Merger Deal

If approved, the agreement between the two energy companies would produce one of North America's largest renewable energy players.


EPA Racks Up Over 1.6 Million Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan

Months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, which will create new regulations for existing power plants, the agency says it has received loads of feedback to consider.


Smart Grid Interest Continues To Spread Among U.S. Rural Utilities

A new survey gauges rural smart grid efforts across the country and offers key findings, one of which is that nearly all utilities polled are doing something to modernize their systems.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180