Itron partner Frost and Sullivan is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Excellence in Resourcefulness Best Practices Awards. As a growth partnership company, Frost and Sullivan works with clients to develop growth strategies by leveraging innovation that addresses global challenges. Presented at Itron Utility Week on Oct. 1 in Scottsdale, Arizona, the awards will highlight electric, gas and water utility companies who are committed to the sustainable use of energy and water.

The award categories include:

  • Excellence in Resourcefulness-Energy: This award recognizes an IOU or municipal’s ability to conduct successful technology implementation and behavioral change, resulting in reducing significant waste of electricity and/or natural gas.
  • Excellence in Resourcefulness-Water: This award recognizes a utility’s method for addressing resourcefulness through successful technology implementation and behavioral change that results in significant reduction of water usage and water waste.

Conducted by Frost and Sullivan, the selection process will include in-depth research interviews and assess utilities against industry best practices. For each category, decision criteria are comprised of societal and business impact.

Considerations for societal impact include improving customer awareness and participation, creating changes to reduce waste through technology and consumer engagement and waste reduction outcomes that benefit the community. Business impact factors include a clear vision to reduce waste through technology implementation, achieving operational effectiveness as the result of a successful sustainability strategy and positioning a utility’s brand’s image as a leader in sustainability.

Nominations can be submitted here until Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5 p.m. PDT.

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