How to Nominate Your Top Innovators

Yesterday’s column called on you to nominate your organization’s top innovators. To highlight and celebrate them for our whole industry to admire and applaud.

The most outstanding of them will be featured this November. Their achievements and stories shall be featured in the Fortnightly Top Innovators 2018. That special issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly will be everywhere, including our industry’s two mega-conferences, the NARUC Annual Meeting and EEI Financial Conference.

Nominate your organization’s top innovators. They can be individual employees. Or they can be teams of employees, recognizing innovation these days is oftentimes done in teams.  Nominate as many top innovators as you feel are deserving.

Utilities, vendors, professional firms, associations and government agencies can nominate. Especially the over two hundred PUF member organizations.

What makes a Fortnightly Top Innovator? In the last year, they developed equipment or a process or method that significantly advances the public interest for the customers of electric, natural gas or water utility service.

Here’s how to nominate:

  1. Send your organization’s nominations to Alexandra Revel on our team. She’s at
  2. State the nominees’ names and employee titles.
  3. Succinctly summarize their innovations. Preferably in one hundred to three hundred words for each individual nominee or team. You can supplement with graphics, photos and even video.
  4. Provide contact info so we can follow up, to help us select the top innovators, and then to help us tell their stories in Public Utilities Fortnightly.


Work at a utility? Or a large concern of another type? We’re phasing out individual subscriptions to Public Utilities Fortnightly at any organization with over a hundred employees. But, no worries. We’ll make it easy and economical for your company to sign up for a membership to cover any employee.

Steve Mitnick, Editor-in-Chief, Public Utilities Fortnightly, and President, Lines Up, Inc.
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