UtiliWorks Industry Recognition

Publications

  • UtiliWorks’ Senior Associate Don Rankin was published on March 14, 2018 in IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter. Click here to read the article “Advanced Meter Infrastructure Reporting and the Case for Virtual Metering.”
  • Utiliworks’ Manager, Nicole Griffin, and Senior Associate Steve Nees were published on October 31, 2017, in Metering & Smart Energy International. Click here to read the article “Re-Engineering Smart Grid Data Post-Deployment.”
  • 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.

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.

Speaking Engagements

  • UtiliWorks’ Data Services Manager Nicole Griffin and Business Process Analyst Chase Berenson presented on “Engaging Customers and Enhancing Conservation Using AMI” at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE Conference. The conference took place June 11-14, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director Dale Pennington presented “Upgrading to a 21st Century Utility: Identifying the Strategy and Benefits of Building a Smart Water System,” at a water utility seminar on May 28, 2018.  The event took place in Santiago, Chile.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington is presented “Developing Rates in the World of Smart Cities, Things to Consider” at California Municipal Rates Group Annual Conference on May 11, 2018 in Anaheim, CA.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington, Manager, Nicole Griffin and Analyst, Kierra Thomas represented UtiliWorks as a Silver Sponsor at the BEYOND Tantalus Users Conference 2017. Dale Pennington also gave a presentation on the “Impact of Disruptive Technology” during the Executive Session on Tuesday, November 7th. The event took place at the Worthington Renaissance in Fort Worth, TX on November 6-9, 2017.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington, Principal, Kody Salem and Senior Manager, Nicole Naassan represented UtiliWorks as sponsors, presenters and exhibitors at the 2017 Smart Water Summit (SWS). The event was held on October 29-31, 2017 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, FL.
  • UtiliWorks Staff delivered presentations at the 2017 Sensus Reach Conference in Dallas, TX from October 22-25, 2017. UtiliWorks’ Manager, Nicole Griffin presented “AMI Business Case Design: Keeping it Holistic and Realistic” and “Successful Strategies for Smart Grid Education and Outreach.” Steve Nees, UtiliWorks’ Senior Associate presented “Avoiding Lost ROI: Focus on Design & Planning for Your Utility’s Technology.”
  • UtiliWorks’ Senior Associate, Steve Nees is presented on the “Smart Grid System Integration” panel at Itron Utility Week on October 17, 2017, in Houston, TX.
  • UtiliWorks’ Managing Director, Dale Pennington participated in a panel discussion at the 2017 Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days  Conference, titled “The Business Cloud”. The panel took place on August 21, 2017 at PUBLIC Hotel in New York City, NY.
  • UtiliWorks’ Manager, Nicole Griffin presented on “How To Effectively Manage A Smart Metering Public Relations Campaign” at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE Conference on June 14th at 4:30 p.m. The conference took place June 11-14, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 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.