For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 17, 2017) -
Pepco Holdings' Barbara Gonzalez and Steve Steffel were honored by the Electric
Power Research Institute (EPRI) with the Technology Transfer Award for an
electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure deployment and work to
demonstrate and test smart inverter management, respectively. The Technology
Transfer Award is given annually to utility employees who have explored and
implemented innovative technologies on behalf of their company and the
Gonzalez received the award
for applying EPRI methodologies and standards to design and deploy EV charging
infrastructure to benefit grid operations and support electric vehicle
Steffel received the award
for his contributions to the standards and requirements for communicating with
smart inverters, as well as applying smart inverter functions developed by EPRI
and standard communication protocols coordinated by EPRI.
"Advancing new technology and
transforming the future of the electric system on behalf of our customers is
part of who we are at Pepco Holdings," said Dave Velazquez, Pepco Holdings,
president and CEO. "These awards help tell our story of how we are committed to
sustainability measures, like supporting electric vehicles and solar
advancements in the communities we serve."
The award was presented
during EPRI's Power Delivery and Utilization awards dinner in Huntington Beach,
CA on February 14.
"The 2016 Technology Transfer
Award winners have taken EPRI R&D to new levels in order to shape a
sustainable energy system," said Arshad Mansoor, senior vice president of
R&D at EPRI. "Working in a collaborative environment, their advancements
benefit their utility and the entire industry because we all have a stake in power
Gonzalez and Steffel were
recognized along with employees from Pepco Holdings' Exelon sister utilities
BGE, in Baltimore, ComEd, in Chicago, and PECO, in Philadelphia.