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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).


The nominations schedule has changed this year in order to provide the awards more promptly after events.  Submissions for events since December 2014 will be accepted in the beginning of October through November 2, 2015, with the Awards presented at the January CEO Conference. The next round of submissions will be accepted in early April for the remainder of 2015 and winter 2016, to be presented in June. All EEI member utility companies as U.S. or international affiliates are eligible and may nominate themselves or any other EEI member.
The nomination format is similar to past forms; please feel free to use the below documents to draft your submission answers to quickly enter your submissions. We ask that you nominate one event per submission, but you may submit as many nominations as necessary. Member companies are eligible for one Recovery and one Assistance award per submission cycle.  
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 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