A Dozen Top Innovators
Lori Burkhart is Managing Editor of Public Utilities Fortnightly.
There were seventy-one submissions to be a Fortnightly Top Innovator 2018. It means making the winner's list of the elite dozen — one in six of the nominations — was not easy. The three judges scrutinized the entries, ensuring that making the elite dozen is meaningful.
The list looks different this year, as last year there were forty. And while the word elite might make you think of March Madness, it isn't that time of year yet, but it is that tough to get in. Some of the most brilliant minds in the utility industry are found here and they worked hard. That's because they are transitioning the industry. It isn't business as usual anymore with the dependable utility reliably bringing electric and gas to customers.
Utilities are ground-breaking, nimble, pioneering, original, fun and they are creating solutions to problems while making a better future. Yes, our utilities are indeed innovative. In no specific order the twelve winners are listed here.
Prepare to be fascinated by what these top innovators are accomplishing and contributing to make the world a better place. It's that big.