DEED Awards

Each year the American Public Power Association presents awards to DEED member utilities that embody the spirit of the DEED program in an outstanding manner.

Each year the American Public Power Association presents awards to DEED member utilities that embody the spirit of the DEED program in an outstanding manner. Apply and be recognized among your customers, community stakeholders, and industry colleagues.

Energy Innovator Award

2021 Winners: Orlando Utilities Commission, Florida; Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, Minnesota.

The EIA honors utilities that have developed or applied creative techniques and technologies to improve the efficient delivery of energy services in their communities through the implementation of new projects and programs. Awards recognize creativity, resource efficiency, benefits to consumers, transferability, and project scope in relation to utility size. View past award recipients and their award-winning program descriptions. In this webinar recording, the 2020 EIA recipients share details about their winning programs which helped to improve reliability, energy efficiency, and enhance recruitment efforts.

EIA Judges Panel:  Energy Innovator Award winners are chosen by an outside panel of judges carefully selected from leaders in the energy industry, public office, the media, and private business.

Who can apply?

Utilities that are currently DEED members and were members in the prior year are eligible for nomination for an EIA.

How many EIA awards are awarded annually?

Generally three.

What does the nomination form look like? Download nomination questions here for reference; submissions will only be accepted via our webform.

Submit an EIA Nomination 

The deadline for submissions is January 31 annually. This award is presented at APPA's National Conference each year. For more information, email [email protected].