DEED Awards

Each year the American Public Power Association presents two 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 two 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.

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Award of Continued Excellence

2021 Winners: City of Tallahassee Electric Utility, Florida, and Hearland Consumers Power District, South Dakota

The ACE recognizes utilities with demonstrated commitment to DEED and its ideals — support for research, development and demonstration projects; commitment to smart, sustainable energy principles such as energy efficiency and conservation; investigation/use of new methods, techniques, and technologies to improve utility operations and energy services to customers; and support of public power. View Prior Winners.

Who can apply?

DEED members in good standing for the last five years are eligible.

How many ACE Awards are awarded annually?

One.

Who selects the winner?

A Judges Panel comprised of eligible directors on the DEED Board.

Submit an ACE Nomination

The deadline for submissions is January 31 annually. This award is presented each year at the Engineering and Operations Technical Conference. For more information email [email protected].

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, energy-efficient techniques and technologies to their work. 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 2019 EIA recipients share details about their winning programs which helped to improve reliability, energy efficiency, and enhance recruitment efforts.

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.

Who selects the winner?

Each year we invite a distinguished group of five to seven energy experts to make up the Judges Panel.

Talented luminaries and professionals from the energy industry, that served as judges for the EIA Award, are listed here.

Submit an EIA Nomination 

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