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Emergency Response
​EEI's Emergency Response Awards recognize member companies that put forth outstanding efforts to restore service promptly to the public following a storm or natural disaster.

The awards are announced in two categories: Emergency Recovery Award (for companies directly impacted) and Emergency Assistance Award (for companies that come to the aid of another company).


Nominations are accepted biannually in order to provide the awards more promptly after events.   Submissions are due early in April and November for Emergency Response Events that have happened since the previous nomination period, with the awards presented at the following June and January CEO Conferences.  All EEI member utility companies (U.S. and international members) are eligible and may nominate themselves or any other EEI member.
The next round of nominations will be accepted beginning in March through April 8, 2016, for events since October 2015.

The nomination format is similar to past forms; please feel free to use the below documents to draft your submission answers to facilitate entry of your submissions in the online portal.  We ask that you nominate one event per Recovery Award submission, but you may submit as many nominations as necessary. For the Assistance Award, you may combine multiple events onto one award form if that is easier.  Companies are eligible for one Recovery and one Assistance award per cycle, with all of their winning events noted on the awards.   
If you have any questions, or would like to be notified when the portal is active, please feel free to contact Owen Schmitt at or by phone, 202 508 5180

Nomination example forms are now available for download for your use as you prepare for the new online portal:


Selections will be based on a company’s ability to respond to a crisis swiftly and efficiently, overcome difficult circumstances, utilize unique or innovative recovery techniques, communicate effectively with customers, and restore service promptly.

Response Awards for 2015

Recovery Award

Alabama Power Company – Severe Thunderstorms - July 2015

Commonwealth Edison Company - Supercell Thunderstorms - June 2015

Entergy Corporation – Severe Thunderstorms - April 2015

FirstEnergy Corporation - Winter Storm Thor - March 2015

Kansas City Power & Light Company – Sever Thunderstorm - June 2015

National Grid – Macroburst Event - August 2015

Pacific Gas & Electric – The Valley Fire - September 2015

Xcel Energy – Severe Thunderstorms - July 2015

Assistance Award

Entergy Corporation – Alabama Thunderstorms - July 2015

FirstEnergy Corporation –Thunderstorms in NJ, PA, KY, VA – Summer 2015

Kansas City Power & Light Company – Kansas Thunderstorms – April 2015

National Grid – Northeast and Long Island Thunderstorms – Summer 2015

PPL Electric Utilities – Kentucky and Ohio Summer Storms – July 2015