New York, NY, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 20, 2011 - American multinational telecommunications giant AT&T is supporting the Metering International Excellence Awards for North America for 2012 – marking the third year in succession the company has put its name behind these awards.

The Metering International Excellence Awards for 2012 will recognize and encourage excellence in North America’s utility sector and they will be presented at Metering, Billing/MDM America in San Diego on March 13, 2012.

“We are delighted to have the support of AT&T once again,” said Jonathan Spencer Jones, editor of Metering International. “With the number of projects under way across the U.S. and Canada we are looking forward to our largest awards program yet.”

Nominations for the Metering International Excellence Awards for 2012 are now open and will be made in four categories:

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

Electric, gas and water utilities are eligible for entry, and may be nominated by anybody in the industry, including colleagues, technology vendors and service providers or their own marketing teams. The deadline to submit nominations is February 17, 2012.

For more information, go to Metering America or the Metering International Excellence Awards websites.