Greentech Media and GTM Research are announcing the winners of the 2013 North American Networked Utility Awards today. The awards recognize the top ten North American power utilities for their smart grid deployment programs. In addition, the awards recognize three specific projects in the categories of distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure, and consumer engagement.

The GTM Research team of analysts study the smart grid market, including understanding trends, forecasting market sizes, and analyzing vendor solutions, in order to select the award winners. “2013 marked a year in which smart grid infrastructure build-out progressed rapidly in North America, and GTM Research feels that the selected utilities have been visionaries in unlocking new value streams for both the utility internally, as well as the customers they serve,” said Smart Grid Analyst Zach Pollock, who helped lead the selection process.

The 2013 award winners are:

  • APS*
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • ComEd
  • Duke Energy*
  • Oncor*
  • Pacific Gas & Electric*
  • Portland General Electric
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • San Diego Gas & Electric*
  • Southern California Edison*

The special project awards winners are:

  • Best Advanced Metering Infrastructure: Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Best Consumer Engagement: Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E)*
  • Best Distribution Automation: EPB*

* Indicates a 2012 Networked Utility Award Winner

Congratulations to all the winning utilities. Many of the utilities will be represented on panels at Greentech Media’s The Networked Grid 2013 Conference, held in Westlake Village, CA on March 20–21, 2013. Registration is still available, and all utility employees qualify for a reduced rate of $199.

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About The Networked Grid

The Networked Grid 2013: From Infrastructure to Insights is Greentech Media's flagship smart grid conference. This year's event will examine the evolving electric grid in the context of global trends and opportunities for next-generation energy systems. The conference will be held at The Four Seasons, Westlake Village outside of Los Angeles, CA on March 20–21, 2013. More information and registration is available on the event website: