Powering Strong Communities

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

2023 Winners:

  • Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Nevada
  • New York Power Authority, New York
  • Stowe Electric Department, Vermont

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. 

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.

Submit an EIA Nomination 

The deadline for submissions is February 6 annually. This award is presented at APPA's National Conference each year. For more information, email [email protected].