More Than 25 Utilities to be Recognized at E Source Awards Luncheon

Boulder, CO, September 11, 2011 --( The finalists for the 2011 E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest have been selected. The awards will be announced and presented at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, September 21, at the Westin Denver Downtown during the 24th Annual E Source Forum. For more information about the E Source Forum, please visit

The E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest is the utility industry’s largest and most comprehensive advertising competition, attracting hundreds of entries. The goal of the contest is to recognize and reward creative excellence in utility advertising. The finalists are:

AEP Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Georgia Power
Mass Save
Pacific Gas and Electric
Salt River Project
Seattle City Light
Tennessee Valley Authority
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

Ad awards will be given out in the following categories:

Best Ad Campaign
Best Business Ad
Best Outdoor Ad
Best Print Ad
Best Radio Ad
Best TV/Video Ad

At the awards luncheon, E Source will also be honoring the top-performing companies from several benchmark studies.

E Source Gap and Priority Benchmark 2011: A Survey of Utility Large Business Customers

1. Florida Power & Light Co.
2. Silicon Valley Power
3. Tied: MidAmerican Energy and City of Palo Alto Utilities

E Source Review of North American Electric and Gas Company IVRs: 2011

1. Duke Energy
2. Portland General Electric
3. Tied: Florida Power & Light Co. and NorthWestern Energy
5. Tied: Arizona Public Service and Cleco

E Source Review of North American Electric and Gas Company Websites: 2011

1. Wisconsin Public Service
2. Avista Utilities
3. Tied: Entergy Corp. and Énergie NB Power
5. Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

E Source Account Management Assessment 2011: Top Utilities to Be Named Soon

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Public Relations Contact
For details about scheduling interviews with the research staff or questions about the awards ceremony, please contact:

Wendy Bloechle, Vice President of Marketing, E Source

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