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EEI Announces Finalists for 2020 Edison Award

May 29, 2020

EEI Announces Finalists for 2020 Edison Award

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today announced the finalists for the 2020 Edison Award. Presented annually, the Edison Award recognizes electric companies for their distinguished leadership, innovation, and contribution to the advancement of the electric power industry.

In March, an independent panel of reviewers met to evaluate the nominations and selected Consumers Energy, Dominion Energy, NV Energy and PacifiCorp, Southern Company, and Xcel Energy as finalists for this year’s U.S. Edison Award. ATCO and Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité were named finalists for the International Edison Award.

“EEI’s member companies are committed to delivering a cleaner, smarter, and stronger energy future for the customers and communities they serve,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “The projects and technologies deployed by each of the finalists provide terrific examples of the exceptional work being done across our industry, both in the U.S. and around the world. Each of the finalists is truly deserving of this outstanding recognition.”

The winners of the 92nd Edison Award will be selected by a panel of former electric company chief executives.

International Edison Award Finalists

ATCO – ATCO is leading the way in developing state-of-the-art energy infrastructure in North America, and pioneering models for consultation and engagement, long-term relationships, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Alberta PowerLine (APL), a partnership between Canadian Utilities, an ATCO company, and Quanta Services, built the Fort McMurray 500-kV West Transmission Project in northern Alberta, Canada. Spanning 508 km (316 miles), the project is the longest 500-kV AC transmission line in the country.

Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité (CIE) – Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité (CIE), the electric power company in Cote d’Ivoire, conducted an analysis of the country’s low rate of access to electricity, which in 2013 was 26 percent. As a result, CIE proposed to the government the “Electricity For All” Program [locally the “Electricité Pour Tous” (PEPT)], an innovative solution to address the principal barriers on the customer side and accelerate access to electricity for the most vulnerable population. Adopted by the government and launched in 2014, access to reliable electricity increased to 50 percent by the end of 2019 as a result of PEPT.

“This is a significant contract for our company and our state. We are eager to put Maine people to work on this important project that brings both clean energy and economic benefits to the State,” said Andi Vigue, president and CEO at Cianbro.

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