Two Ergon Energy staff members have received international recognition for their professional approach in documenting the findings of various smart grid research projects.

Emerging Opportunities Senior Advisor Peter Wilson and Emerging Markets Manager Glenn Walden each received a Technology Transfer Award from the United States-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)  for their “exceptional efforts to document research case studies in conjunction with the EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Projects”.

The annual award is given to institute members who have led technology transfer efforts on behalf of their companies and the industry at large.

“The 2014 Technology Transfer Award winners made significant achievements in applying EPRI research results, or acting as champions for EPRI research programs,” said EPRI’s Mark McGranaghan.

“The commitment and collaboration demonstrated by these individuals and teams enables the power industry to continuously improve its safety, reliability, and affordability and be more environmentally responsible for the benefit of their stakeholders and society.”

“Not only is this an outstanding recognition of the enormous pool of talent that we have in Ergon Energy, but also a great acknowledgment of the Smart Grid work that many of our people have contributed to under the Townsville Energy Sense Community Program and beyond,” said Network Optimisation Executive General Manager David Edmunds, who congratulated the pair.

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