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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 will be due in December 2015, for recognition of accomplishments occurring from December 2014 through December 2015. All EEI member utility companies and U.S. or international affiliates are eligible and may nominate themselves or any other EEI member. The 2015 awards will be announced at EEI’s Spring Board and Chief Executive Meetings in March 2016.
Nomination forms are now available for download:

The nomination form(s) must be

  • Approved by the CEO of an EEI member company;
  • Accompanied by the required questionnaire and optional background materials; and
  • Received by the deadline, December 18, 2015.


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 2014

Recovery Award

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company - Ice Storm - February 2014

Central Hudson Gas & Electric - SnowBird Nor'easter - November 2014

Commonwealth Edison -  Thunderstorms / Derecho / Tornadoes - July 2014

Consumers Energy - Ice Storm - December 2013

Duke Energy - Winter Storms Pax & Ulysses - February & March 2014

Entergy - Five Storm Events -  2014

FirstEnergy - Ice & Snow Storm Nika - February 2014

Georgia Power - Ice Storm - February 2014

Gulf Power - Ice Storm, Flooding - January, April 2014

National Grid - Christmas Ice Storm - December 2013

Eversource Energy - Thanksgiving  Nor'easter (NH) - November 2014

PECO - Ice Storm Nika - February 2014


Assistance Award


Alabama Power - Georgia Ice, Pennsylvania Ice - February 2014

FirstEnergy - Michigan Thunderstorms - July 2014

Kansas City Power & Light - Five Events in TX, MI, IA, IL - 2014

Eversource Energy - Six Events in ME, PA, NY, NH - 2014

The United Illuminating Company - Ice Storms in VT, PA, ME, NH, MA - 2014