Excellence in Energy Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Excellence in Energy Awards?

  • The Excellence in Energy Awards recognize customers who have demonstrated commitment in one of three areas and share NRG’s vision.

    The Awards will identify companies that demonstrate the strongest commitment to the planning and implementation of sustainability goals, energy efficiency goals, or community outreach and leadership.

What’s the submission deadline?

  • Midnight CT, August 31, 2022

What types of NRG customers are eligible?

  • Any current customers of the following with an active contract:
    • Reliant Business and NRG Business customers:
      • Supply/Power, having a peak demand of above 50kW
      • Sustainability
      • Energy Efficiency
      • Demand Response
    • Direct Energy Business customers:
      • Natural gas – 10,000 Dth and above
      • Supply/Power – peak demand greater than 50kW
    • Green Mountain Energy Business customers:
      • Supply/Power – mid-markets and large business, having a peak demand of above 50kW
    • Cirro Energy Business customers:
      • Supply/Power – mid-markets and large business, having a peak demand of above 50kW

When is the event ceremony?

  • The virtual ceremony will be held on November 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. CT

How will NRG evaluate your entry?

  • Project submissions must describe an activity or set of activities your company implemented that directly resulted in a measure or impact in the award category and have been completed between the most recent date your company became an NRG customer and June 30, 2022
  • A panel of judges affiliated with NRG will review the submissions and chose three customers who have demonstrated the strongest commitment to planning and implementation in each of the categories.

How does my organization submit an entry?

  • Visit nrg.com/customerawards to complete a nomination form. You can submit an entry on your own behalf or nominate another organization.

Can my organization submit entries in multiple categories?

  • Yes, each customer may submit a total of three entries, one per category.

Can third party or NRG, Direct Energy, Green Mountain Energy and Cirro Energy Account Execs submit entries on behalf of customers?

  • Yes, third party (this includes brokers, consultants, and aggregators) and NRG/Direct Energy/ Green Mountain Energy/ Cirro Energy team members and can submit customer entries.

Can Green Mountain Energy and Cirro Business Energy customers submit entries?

  • Yes, Green Mountain Energy and Cirro Energy are a part of the NRG family of brands and its business customers can be considered for any and all categories for the Excellence in Energy Awards.

What are the prizes for each winner?

  • For each category the winner will receive:
    • A crystal trophy
    • Award framed certificate
    • External recognition with a press release and being featured in an NRG newsletter article

The 2021 ceremony can be viewed here?

Who can I contact with questions?

Is there an entry fee?

  • No, there is no cost to nominate your business or one you admire.

What information do I need to collect before submitting a nomination?

  • Simply describe an activity or set of activities that directly resulted in a measure or impact in the award category that was completed by June 30, 2022. Be sure to provide links to external sources or websites that support your submission if available.

When are winners announced?

  • The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony held on November 17, 2022 and in a press release.