UtiliWorks Industry Recognition

Publications

  • UtiliWorks’ Associate, Kara Truschel, and Manager, Nicole Griffin, were published on April 19, 2017 in the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter. Click here to read the article “Utility Financial Planning: Designing the Best AMI Business Case.”
  • UtiliWorks’ Associates, Nicole Griffin and Athens Silaban were published on December 22, 2016 by the Open Journal of Energy Efficiency (OJEE). Click here to read the article “Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective.”
  • UtiliWorks’ Associates, Joseph Gaspard and Nicole Griffin were published on November 9, 2016 by POWERGRID International Magazine. Click here to read the article “Focus on Feedback: Effectively Managing a Smart Grid Public Relations Campaign.”
  • The Signal Tribune Newspaper posted an article on August 26, 2016 about the City of Signal Hill’s automated metering project after council approved a contract for UtiliWorks to perform an assessment of the technology. Signal Hill Director of Public Works Steve Myrter said that cooperation with UtiliWorks would be best for the City, and it would speed up pilot programs for the meters citywide. Click here to read the full article.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington and Associate, Nicole Griffin were published on June 2, 2016 by Energy Central. Click here to read the article “Smart Grid’s Disruptive Technologies and the Transitional Utility Landscape.”
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington was cited in the March-April 2016 issue of Water Efficiency Magazine. The article titled “Integrating AMI and MDM: A Worthwhile Venture?” considers the value in integrating AMI and MDM systems for water utilities. Click here to read the full article.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington was quoted as an industry authority in an article by Forbes titled “Utilities: Is Tesla Friend or Foe.” The article published on September 19, 2015, discusses what the growth of companies like Tesla mean for consumer’s ability to store energy, and the implications this will have for utilities. Click here to read the full report.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington was referenced multiple times in the USA Smart Grid market analysis report by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc. The report “SMART GRID: Zielmarktanalyse USA 2015 mit Profilen der Marktakteure” was published in June, 2015. Click here to read the full report.
  • UtiliWorks’ Principal, Kody Salem, debuted a Whitepaper as part of the TVPPA Engineering & Operations Conference in August, 2015. Click here to read the full report.
  • UtiliWorks’ was recognized for “Business Honors” for the Baton Rouge area by the Advocate for their work with Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities (DPU). Click here to read the article published on May 17, 2015.
  • Transmission & Distribution World Magazine publishes Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities’ case study on May 23, 2014. Click here to read the full article, titled “AMI Project Advances to Full Implementation.”
  • SmartGridNews features a special report on the City of Ruston’s Smart Grid Case study. Click here to read the full article, published on April 30, 2014.
  • UtiliWorks published a case study in March, 2014 on the City of Ruston’s Smart Grid program. The study describes the major project components for the implementation of Ruston’s innovative Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program. Click here to read the full case study.
  • UtiliWorks published a case study in March, 2014 on Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities’ successful AMI and MDM implementation program. Click here to read the full case study.
  • UtiliWorks’ VP/Operations, Todd Barlow was featured in the Baton Rouge Business Report on October 15, 2012. The article describes the development of UtiliWorks from its’ founding in 2006 by Dale Pennington and Todd Barlow. Click here to read the article.
  • Nicole Pennington and Nicole Naassan are published by Smart Grid News in November, 2011. Click here to read the article “Electric Vehicles: Fact and Fiction.”
  • UtiliWorks was featured in the Business Section of Baton Rouge’s local newspaper, the Advocate on June 19, 2011. Click here to read the article titled “Meter of the future.”
  • UtiliWorks’ article on “Energy Efficiency and the Smart Grid” is published in the November 2010 edition of Power Grid International Magazine. Click here to read the article.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington is published by Greentech Media, Inc. in June, 2010. Click here to read Dale’s article on “Home Area Networks, Risk and Reality in the Smart Grid.”
  • UtiliWorks was published in the 2010 May issue of Electric Light & Power Magazine. Click here to read the article “Demand Side Management- Fitting the Pieces Together.”
  • Dale Pennington’s article on HAN capabilities in the AMI marketplace was published in Utility Automation & Engineering T&D. Read the article here.

Awards

  • UtiliWorks’ client, the City of Orangeburg’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) received the “Best Smart Infrastructure Project of the Year” award at CS Week 2015. The awards were announced and distributed during the general session for CS Week on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Congratulations to Orangeburg DPU for a great accomplishment! Click here for the full press release.
  • UtiliWorks was nominated as one of the top 25 companies to watch in 2014 by Smartgridnews.com. UtiliWorks is honored to have made it into the fifth and final round of voting in January 2014, thanks to the support of our friends and colleagues.
  • UtiliWorks is pleased to announce our award as one of the Louisiana Business Technology Center’s (LBTC) leading graduate companies since its’ inception in 1988. The LBTC celebrated its 25th Anniversary and Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lod Cook Conference Center at Louisiana State University (LSU). Click here for the full press release.
  • UtiliWorks’ client, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority was awarded the Best Smart Infrastructure Project at CS Week 2013 in Tampa, FL. The Expanding Excellence Awards were announced on May 1, 2013 by CS Week and Electric Light & Power Magazine. Congratulations to Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority for a great accomplishment! Click here for the full press release.
  • UtiliWorks was honored as the third place Company at the LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses (LSU 100) program. The LSU 100 “identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing LSU-owned or LSU-led businesses in the world.” Todd Barlow, UtiliWorks VP/ Operations and Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director received the award on Friday April 26, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge Hotel. Click here to read the full press release.
  • UtiliWorks’ client, the City of San Marcos, TX was awarded the Best Smart Infrastructure/Grid Project at CS Week in Nashville, TN. The Expanding Excellence Awards were announced on May 27, 2010 by CS Week and Electric Light & Power Magazine.
  • UtiliWorks’ client, the City of Ruston, won the Smart Grid Project of the Year by Utility Automation and Engineering T&D Magazine, a division of PennWell Corporation. Click here to read the magazine article. The awards were announced and distributed during the opening keynote ceremony for DistribuTECH on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. Click here to read the press release.
  • The Town of Danvers, MA was selected to receive approximately $8.5M from the DOE Smart Grid Investment Grants late 2009. The federal stimulus funds will be allocated towards a program to deploy 12,000 smart meters for the full customer base, upgrade cyber security systems and automate outage management. Click here to read the full press release.
  • The City of Ruston received an SGIG award late 2009 for $4.3 million late October, 2009. Three major phases and overall program management services consists of engineering, design, planning, project management, cyber security, customer education and policy initiatives. The major projects areas are: Customer Information Systems, electric AMI system and MDM system and electric distribution improvements. Click here to read the full press release.
  • UtiliWorks’ client, the city of San Marcos was awarded the AMI Project of the Year at Distributech 2009 by Utility Automation & Engineering T&D Magazine. Click here to read the press release.

Speaking Engagements

  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington presented on “Explore the Business Enhancements Associated with a New MDM” featuring a case study on Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities (DPU) at CS Week 2017 on May 25th at 2:30 p.m.  The conference took place May 22-26, 2017 in Fort Worth, TX.
  • UtiliWorks sponsored, exhibited and presented at the 5th Annual US Gas Power Conference hosted by LMN Assets in Charlotte, NC from May 17- 18, 2017. UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington spoke on “Gas Utilities and AMI – Key Steps to Ensure Project Success.”
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington and Associate, Nicole Griffin led the Pre-Conference Workshop: Upgrading to a 21st Century Utility — How to Build Your Smart Grid at the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum on April 3rd from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m.  The conference took place April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, IL.
  • UtiliWorks’ Principal, Kody Salem presented “Embracing Disruptive Technology for Water Utility Optimization and Energy Efficiency” at the Water-Energy Nexus Conference on March 1, 2017. The conference took place February 28- March 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington moderated the “Smart Grid Software & Analytics: Leveraging AMI Data Beyond Billing” and “Smart Grid Applications & Devices: Leveraging TUNet with Integrated Smart Grid Applications” panel sessions at the EVOLVE Tantalus Users Conference 2016. The event took place in New Orleans, LA from November 7-10, 2016.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington presented “Water Systems Optimization with Disruptive Technology” at the 2016 Sensus Reach Conference on November 7, 2016. The conference took place November 6-9, 2016 in Palm Desert, CA.
  • UtiliWorks’ Associate, Nicole Griffin presented “Optimizing Renewable Projects: Key Factors in Program Development” at Survalent’s TechFest 2016 on September 22, 2016. The conference took place September 19 – 23, 2016 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington, and Principal, Kody Salem, represented UtiliWorks as sponsors, presenters and exhibitors at the 2016 Smart Water Summit (SWS). The event was held from September 7-9, 2016 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, FL.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington, and Principal, Kody Salem, represented UtiliWorks as sponsors, presenters and exhibitors at the 2016 Municipal Smart Grid Summit (MSGS). The event was held from June 26-28, 2015 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Gardens, FL.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington presented at the 2016 California Municipal Rates Group (CMRG) Annual Conference on April 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Dale spoke on “The Smart Grid and Opportunities for New Rate Designs.”
  • UtiliWorks’ Associate, Nicole Griffin presented “How to Effectively Manage a Smart Grid Public Relations Campaign” at CARILEC’s 2016 Human Resource, Corporate Communication & Customer Service Conference on March 14, 2016 in Grenada.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington served as a panel chair at the 2016 Grid Modernization Forum, titled “Change Drivers, Market Trends and Business Models for Grid Modernization”. The panel took place on January 19, 2016 at the Chicago Conference Center.
  • UtiliWorks’ Associate, Joseph Gaspard participated in a panel discussion at a conference hosted by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The panel, titled “Engaging and Serving Residents” took place at ACEEE’s “Intelligent Efficiency Conference”, held in Boston on December 7, 2015.
  • UtiliWorks’ Principal, Kody Salem and Field Engineer/ Project Manager, Joe Kelly represented UtiliWorks as sponsors, presenters and exhibitors at the 2015 Rural Smart Grid Summit. The event took place November 1-3, 2015 at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington presented “Maximize Your AMI Investment: A Consultant’s Guide” at the Sensus Reach 2015 conference on October 26, 2015. The conference took place at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld in Orlando, FL.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington, and Principal, Kody Salem, represented UtiliWorks as sponsors, presenters and exhibitors at the 2015 Smart Water Summit (SWS). The event was held from September 20 – 22, 2015 at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington presented on the “Emerging U.S. Smart Grid Trends and Technologies” panel at the German American Smart Grid Symposium on September 15, 2015 in Chicago, IL.
  • Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director presented on “How to Be Drought-Resilient with a Smart Water Network” with Dan Pinney, Director of Global Water Marketing at Sensus. The complimentary UIM: Water Utility Infrastructure Management educational webinar occurred on June 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
  • Mark Windus, Manager for UtiliWorks, presented “Smart Grid is Won or Lost in the Back Office” at CARILEC’s Chief Executive Officers and Finance Conference on May 20, 2015 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
  • Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director spoke on “Smart Grid’s Disruptive Technologies and the Potential Effects on a Utility’s Pricing Structure” at CMRG 2015 on May 19, 2015 in Roseville, CA.
  • Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director spoke at the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Symposium sponsored by the Association of California Water Agencies. The event took place in West Sacramento, CA on February 26, 2015. Dale presented on “Technology Evolution in Water Management.”
  • David Shpigler, Principal for UtiliWorks presented “Developing Trends in Distributed Energy Resources ” at TechAdvantage 2015 on Thursday February 26, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director also presented at TechAdvantage. His presentation was on “How to Implement a Pre-Pay System” on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. The conference and exhibition took place February 23-26, 2015 at the Orange County Center in Orlando, FL.
  • Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director participated on a Water Utility Technology Panel Session titled “Transferring Asset Data to Operations” at Distributech 2015 on February 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 28E. The conference and exhibition took place February 2-5, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
  • Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director spoke at EVOLVE: The 2014 Sensus Utility Conference. Dale presented on “Water Infrastructure Management in an Era of Evolving Data Analytics” on November 3, 2014 at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, AZ.
  • UtiliWorks sponsored, presented and exhibited at the 2014 Smart Water Summit. The event took place September 8-10, 2014 at PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
  • UtiliWorks sponsored, presented and exhibited at the 2014 Municipal Smart Grid Summit. The event took place June 22-24, 2014 at Arizona Grand, Phoenix, AZ.
  • UtiliWorks presented at the Aclara Client Conference 2014 , which took place in Orlando, FL from May 5-8, 2014. UtiliWorks’ presentation was titled “Water Infrastructure management in an Era of Evolving Data Analytics.”
  • Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director spoke at the Energy, Utility and Environmental Conference (EUEC) 2014 conference in Phoenix, AZ from February 3-5, 2014. Dale presented on Optimizing Renewable Projects, Plug-in Electric Vehicles, Home Area Networks and tactics on Building a Smart Grid.
  • UtiliWorks participated on a Panel Session titled “Enterprise Information and Asset Management Track: Using AMI Data for Added Value Operational Solutions” at Distributech 2014 on January 28, 2014 at 3pm in Room 217D. The conference and exhibition took place January 28-30, 2014 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.
  • UtiliWorks exhibited and presented at the Harris Customer Training Conference October 30- November 1, 2013 in Gaylord Palms, FL. The presentation was focused on next generation Smart Metering developments and what to do to maximize the benefits of smart metering.
  • UtiliWorks sponsored, presented and exhibited at the 2013 Rural Smart Grid Summit with Synaptitude Consulting. The event took place October 6-8, 2013 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
  • Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director presented at the EUCI Volt/ VAR Optimization Conference. The event took place June 26-27, 2013 in Nashville, TN. Dale presented information on Brownsville Public Utility Board’s project.
  • UtiliWorks sponsored, presented and exhibited at the 2013 Municipal Smart Grid Summit with Synaptitude Consulting. The event took place June 2-4, 2013 at PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
  • Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks’ Managing Director spoke at the Municipal Electric Power Association of Virginia (MEPAV) conference on Wednesday May 22, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. Dale presented an “Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Update.”
  • UtiliWorks presented at the 2013 NRECA Tech Advantage Conference with Synaptitude on Tuesday February 19, 2013 in New Orleans, LA. The session was titled “Smart Grid is Won or Lost in the Back Office.”
  • Dale Pennington, UtiliWorks Managing Director spoke on a panel at Distributech 2013 in San Diego, CA. The session on January 29th was titled “A Consultant’s Guide to the Smart Water Network Lifecycle.”