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Global Clean Energy Companies Compete in Top 15 Utility Technology Challenge

December 17, 2009 09:00 AM US Eastern Timezone

Participating companies to be matched with test and early adoption partners
AUSTIN, Texas, December 17 - Entries for the Utility Technology Challenge, identifying the top commercial and near-commercial innovations in energy generation, management, and conservation, are already being received from companies worldwide. The Utility Technology Challenge (UTC) is supported by organizations committed to the development and adoption of clean energy solutions, including the US Department of Energy, Austin Energy, Accenture, the City of Anaheim, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), National Grid and Lockheed Martin. Managed by The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), the Utility Technology Challenge will give needed visibility to the companies that can make a short-term impact on our energy future.

“In our role as trusted advisor for more than 40 smart grid initiatives, Accenture has a strong appreciation for the value of collaboration,” stated Sharon Allan, Accenture Smart Grid Services Executive. “This encompasses the sharing of information, experience and insights between utilities and the citizens served by them, utilities and their technology providers, and utilities and the regulators and policy-makers who impact strategic decision-making. It is for this reason that we embraced the opportunity to participate in the Utility Technology Challenge. We believe that participation in this initiative offers many opportunities to both leverage lessons learned and to identify and test new technologies that can help the industry achieve its goal of a more sustainable energy future.”

Companies interested in participating in the challenge have until February 12, 2010 to submit applications. There are no submission fees. All companies entering the competition have the potential to be matched to testing, implementation and early adoption partners, regardless of selection as a Top 15 Utility Technology Solution. Organizations are encouraged to submit early to allow time for information verification.

Utilities, municipalities and industrial sites seeking to test or implement clean technology solutions are invited to participate in the program as either identified testing partners or program sponsors. Key submission areas include: Smart Grid, Building Efficiency/Management, Industrial/Commercial Energy Efficiency, Transmission & Distribution, and Renewable Energy.

Winners of the Top 15 Utility Technologies will be showcased in Anaheim, California as part of the Clean Technology 2010 conference and expo being held June 21-25, 2010.  For more information please visit:

About CTSI

The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a 501c6 non-profit industry association, represents the organizations developing, commercializing, and implementing energy, water, and environmental technologies. Clean technologies offer much needed solutions to growing resource security and sustainability concerns and are critical to maintaining economic competitiveness. CTSI brings together global leaders for advocacy, community development, networking, and information sharing to help bring these needed technologies to market more rapidly. Visit for more information.

About Clean Technology 2010

Clean Technology 2010 is in its fourth year of providing business, technical and government leaders across the industry spectrum the opportunity to identify new technologies, build commercial partnerships, debate policy and regulations, and collaborate in a fast-paced, information packed event.  Clean Technology 2010 is part of the annual TechConnect World conference and trade show, which attracts more than 5,000 industrial, academic, business and governmental attendees from around the word.  It is the largest gathering of its kind in the US.  Visit for more information.

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