Public Power Innovation for Communities

Three Energy Innovator Award honorees share the creative ways they solved problems and addressed needs in their communities with new technologies, initiatives, and services on this free DEED webinar.
October 18, 2018
2:00pm EDT - 3:30pm EDT

Public power is a collection of more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities, serving more than 49 million people. Public power utilities are honored for their innovative initiatives in the energy industry each year with the Energy Innovator Award (EIA), presented by the Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) program. This webinar features three winners of the EIA that will showcase the creative and ingenuitive ways they solved problems and addressed needs in their communities with new technologies, initiatives and services.

  • Braintree Electric Light Department created one of public power's first electric vehicle marketing programs. This program leverages social media marketing and grassroots tactics to encourage use of electric vehicles and has increased community users from 10 to 55.
  • CPS Energy implemented several initiatives under its "SaveNow" program, including free home energy assessments, home energy kits, in-store rebates with major retailers throughout the community, and a multi-family energy efficiency program. The survey is financially structured to enable lower- to middle-income customers to participate.
  • New York Power Authority used new technology and novel approaches to manage aging energy assets. The state power organization is installing new hardware, software, and processes to alert staff to early anomalies and faults that, if left unchecked, could damage equipment and cause outages.

Learn about the challenges and successes of these three pioneering initiatives. The webinar begins at 2pm Eastern.


  • Bill Bottiggi, General Manager, Braintree Electric Light Department
  • Pasi Miettinen, President & CEO, Sagewell Inc.
  • Justin Chamberlain, Manager, CPS Energy
  • Richard GainesDirector, Integrated Smart Operations Center, New York Power Authority


This webinar is free for all attendees.

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Log-In/Call-In Information

  • Log-in information for each webinar will be sent out the morning of the event (around 10:30 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please contact Jack Miller at 202-467-2942 [email protected].
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating in this webinar from the same organization and all are in the same location, it is permissible to have multiple people listen in via speaker phone.
  • Attendees can also use voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) when they log into the webinar, as an alternative to using their phone line. This option allows participants to play the webinar audio through their computer’s microphone and speakers.


  • This webinar is worth 1.5 CPE/.2 CEU/1.5 PDH credits
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
  • Links to all presentations and an audio recording will be sent out 1-2 days after the webinar occurs.

Submit Questions in Advance

To ensure topics of interest are covered sufficiently, we encourage registrants to submit topics and questions prior to the webinar. Please submit questions/topics to  [email protected].


Contact Jack Miller, DEED & Engineering Services Assistant, at 202-467-2942 or [email protected].