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Association of Energy Services Professionals Announces Winners of Its 2010 Energy Awards

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PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of Energy Services Professionals (www.aesp.org) announced winners of its Energy Awards during the opening plenary session of its 20th National Conference and Expo, held in Tucson on February 8-12, 2010. The AESP Energy Awards recognize individuals, teams or organizations that have:

  • Contributed to the advancement of the energy services field;
  • Raised awareness of an energy services program or need;
  • Represented the "best in class" in designing, implementing, or evaluating an energy services program; and
  • Demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing the energy services field.

This year's award recipients were:

  • Energy Trust of Oregon (www.energytrust.org) – Outstanding Achievement in Energy Program Design & Implementation for its New Homes Program.
  • Puget Sound Energy (www.pse.com) – Outstanding Achievement in Energy Program Design & Implementation for its Duct Ninja Program and Rock the Bulb™ Campaign.
  • ComEd (www.comed.com) – Outstanding Achievement in Energy Program Design & Implementation for its Energy Usage Data System (EUDS) Program.
  • Pacific Gas & Electric (www.pge.com) – Outstanding Achievement in Energy Program Design & Implementation for its Business and Consumer Electronics (BCE) Program.
  • Toronto Hydro (www.torontohydro.com) – Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications for its Get Smart Toronto Time-of-Use Program.
  • PowerCentsDC (www.powercentsdc.org) – Outstanding Achievement in Pricing and Demand Response for its Smart Meter Pilot Program.
  • Southern California Edison (www.sce.com) – Outstanding Achievement in Pricing and Demand Response for its Participating Load Pilot (PLP) Program.
  • OPOWER (www.opower.com) – Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficient Technology Deployment for its Home Energy Reporting Platform.

Honorable Mentions were also given to:

  • Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (www.neep.org) – Honorable Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Program Design & Implementation for its DesignLights Consortium (DLC).
  • Baltimore Gas & Electric (www.bge.com) – Honorable Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications for its BGE Smart Energy Savers Program™.
  • Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (www.nwalliance.org) – Honorable Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications for its Be an Energy Star Campaign.
  • Puget Sound Energy (www.pse.com) – Honorable Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications for its Rock the Bulb™ Campaign.

AESP's prestigious B.H. Prasad Award went to long-time member and supporter of AESP, Katherine Johnson of the Johnson Consulting Group. The B. H. Prasad Award recognizes an individual member for his/her outstanding contributions to AESP.

"Members of AESP's Topic Committees, which are small groups focused on a particular area of interest in the energy services field, rigorously peer-reviewed more than 50 nominations received for this year's awards program," said AESP President and CEO Meg Matt. "Winning an AESP Energy Award means your program has been instrumental in furthering the cause of energy efficiency."

Matt added that AESP will offer online Webinars with presentations from each of the award winners in the months ahead. For more information, check the AESP Web site (www.aesp.org).

A call for nominations for AESP's 2011 Energy Awards will be announced later this year, with awards being presented at AESP's 21st National Energy Services Conference, January 17-21, 2011 in Orlando.

AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources. AESP provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience.

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Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
Meg Matt
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