Fifty of the leading smart grid technology vendors competed for three separate awards that were voted on by one hundred and fourteen rural electric cooperative executives. These hosted utility executives spent three days collaborating with top smart grid technology vendors discussing relevant topics like: advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response (DR), distribution automation (DA), analytics, broadband, fiber to the home just to name a few.
AT&T won the 2012 RSGS Best Overall Vendor Presentation for the third consecutive Smart Grid Summit event including the 2012 MSGS and 2011 & 2012 RSGS. The top three smart grid technology vendors who left the best largest impression with their entire body work at the summit were AT&T, Efacec ACS and Grid 2020.
Cooper Power Systems won the 2012 RSGS Best Smart Grid Product or Solution award for the second straight year. The top vote getters competing for this award included Cooper Power Systems, Landis+Gyr and Sensus.
Verdeeco won the 2012 RSGS Vendor to Watch award for the second consecutive year. The top competitors for the best up-and-coming vendor with the most innovative smart grid solution were Verdeeco, On- Ramp Wireless and Awesense.
“Verdeeco is very honored and humbled to receive this award 2 years in a row. This is continued validation that Verdeeco is on the right track in helping utilities solve their operational problems through innovative technology. Big Data Management and Advanced Analytics are moving to the forefront of utility operations and Verdeeco strives to be on the leading edge of this technology. The folks at RSGS do a fantastic job of hosting these meetings where utility professionals can meet with innovative vendors to discuss the complexity the smart grid. Verdeeco is excited to be a part of the success of the RSGS events.” Brian Crow, Chief Operating Officer, Verdeeco.
The Rural Smart Grid Summit has a unique format focused on business development through private boardroom meetings where up to one hundred and twenty rural electric cooperative executives aggregate to discuss the latest technological advances and solutions in Smart Grid technologies, with participating Summit vendors. Smart Grid companies interested in developing business with Public Power and Rural Electric Cooperatives at the 2013 Smart Grid Summits should contact Colin Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (864) 751-4812.