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Nominate Your Smartest Utility Projects

Nominate your smartest utility projects. These are your most transformative electrification and digitization initiatives that are creating the smartest communities of the future.

We called this the Fortnightly Smartest Communities last year. Austin, Columbus, San Antonio, Spokane and suburban Birmingham distinguished themselves as did their utilities, City of Austin Utilities, American Electric Power, CPS Energy, Avista Utilities and Southern Company.

The PUF team tweaked this a little bit for this year. In 2020, we'll highlight and celebrate the smartest projects rather than the smartest communities. So it's more than alright if a metro area or a suburb hasn't yet arisen to a smartest community, as long as the project you're nominating is taking a big step toward that goal.

Just like last summer, we'll honor the winners this July at the Global Smart Cities and Communities Summit, sponsored by Dentons. Though the award ceremony on July 22 is likely to be much more digital than physical.

Alexandra Revel of the PUF team can give you the detailed guidance for nominations and the nomination form. She's at

And look for the September issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly, where the 2020 Smartest Utility Projects will be further honored in a beautiful and extensive feature.