Metering International, the leading global publication on utility metering, has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 North American Metering International Excellence Awards. Winners to be honored at Metering, Billing/MDM America on March 13th in San Diego

The awards were established to recognize and encourage excellence in North America’s power and utility sector. A panel ofindustry experts will assist the editors of Metering International in selecting the winners according to the specific criteria set out by the judges.

Winners will be honored on March 13that the annual Metering, Billing/MDM America Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA. Top honors will be announced for utilities in the following four categories:

  • Smart Utility of the Year Award
  • Smart Water Utility of the Year Award
  • Customer Engagement Excellence Award
  • Smart Technology Innovation Award

Metering International also hosts similar award programs in Africa and the Middle East to honor the accomplishments of utilities and their partners around the world. Past award winners include City of Ann Arbor, Portland General Electric Company, PPL Electric Utilities, Elster Metering, EnelDistribuzione, Panasonic, Hanze University, VäxjöEnergi AB & WM-data, andSentec Ltd.

The deadline to submit a Metering International Excellence Award nomination is February 17, 2012. Electric, gas and water utilities are eligible, and may be nominated by anybody in the industry, including colleagues, technology vendors and service providers or their own marketing teams.Visit www.meteringamerica.com or the awards website to learn more.