Washington, DC (Tuesday, October 1, 2013) — ASAE tonight will honor the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) with the 2013 Summit Award for EEI’s role in coordinating the electric power industry’s response to Superstorm Sandy. The Summit Award is the highest recognition under the ‘Power of A’ awards and exemplifies the very best characteristics and leadership in the association community.
“Congratulations to the team at EEI for its outstanding leadership and efforts following Superstorm Sandy,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham, IV CAE. “Working with its investor-owned electric utility member companies, EEI marshaled a national, industry-wide response in the aftermath of the storm. This response included a robust deployment of resources and an unprecedented partnership with the federal government.”
The electric power industry’s mutual assistance network is an essential part of the industry’s operations, and leverages the strength, skills and resources of participating utilities to help restore power after an emergency situation.
“On behalf of our member companies, the EEI team is honored to receive the Summit Award,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “The response to Sandy was the largest storm-related restoration task the utility industry has ever faced. EEI brought together industry leaders and government officials to solve problems, optimize communications and coordinate activities to help restore power safely and efficiently. We are proud of the way our industry responded, mobilizing approximately 67,000 workers from 80 utilities in all 50 states and Canada.”
The Power of A Awards’ judging committee selects the award winners. More than 70 applications were submitted.