Edison Electric Institute President Thomas R. Kuhn today expressed the electric power industry’s admiration for the 11 electric companies who were presented with the 2010 ENERGY STAR award for their outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. The winning electric companies were among 110 award winners chosen from more than 17,000 businesses and organizations participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program.
"Energy efficiency grows more important each year," Kuhn said. "And the 11 electric companies who won this year’s ENERGY STAR award have taken extraordinary steps to deliver the benefits of energy efficiency to their customers. On behalf of the nation’s electric power industry, I congratulate them on their efforts to move the industry and the nation toward a more energy efficient future."
The 11 electric companies were honored for their work in one of three major award categories: Sustained Excellence, Partner of the Year, and Excellence. Listed below are the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award winning electric companies:
- APS (Arizona Public Service)
- CenterPoint Energy
- National Grid
- Pacific Gas & Electric
- Southern California Edison
Partner of the Year
- Georgia Power
- Public Service Co. of New Mexico
- Public Service Co. of Oklahoma
- Puget Sound Energy
ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings, and businesses.
For more details about the winning electric companies and their award winning energy efficiency programs, please visit: www.energystar.gov/awards. For more information on the electric power industry’s commitment to energy efficiency, please visit www.eei.org/wiseuse.