TEPA Announces 2020-2021 Award Finalists, Winners

HOUSTON – Feb 2, 2021 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) recently announced the organization’s 2020-2021 TEPA award finalists and winners. Since 2014, the association has recognized outstanding member companies through membership votes on Supplier of the Year, ABC of the Year and Affiliate of the Year. The awards have become a coveted honor among retail energy businesses that meet TEPA’s standards of ethics, education and advocacy in the market.

“The competitive energy market is helping drive down electricity, natural gas and renewable energy prices for consumers across the country,” said Javier Barrios of Good Energy and TEPA President. “States that give consumers the ability to choose their power provider not only create a competitive pricing market, but also stimulate innovation and technology. Our members are actively engaged in helping their clients navigate the best energy procurement choice for their home and business. It’s our honor to recognize Satori Energy, Reliant, an NRG Company and ERCG for their efforts in driving the success of the retail energy market.”

The TEPA ABC of the Year recognizes the most promising and innovative TEPA ABC company in areas such as contract negotiations, ethical business practices and customer service. The 2020-2021 TEPA ABC of the Year winner was awarded to Chicago-based Satori Energy. The TEPA ABC of the Year finalists included APPI Energy, EMEX and Broker Online Exchange.

The TEPA Supplier of the Year award recognizes the TEPA member company with the most comprehensive, innovative and strategic vision for competitive retail electricity and natural gas markets. It takes into consideration the company’s customer service reputation among its customers and employees. The 2020-2021 TEPA Supplier of the Year was awarded to Reliant, an NRG Company. This year’s TEPA Supplier of the Year finalists included Constellation Energy, Direct Energy and Dynegy.

The TEPA Affiliate of the Year award recognizes companies that provide products and services that improve energy procurements processes and support competitive energy markets. The 2020-2021 TEPA Affiliate of the Year is Energy Research Consulting Group (ERCG), based in Boston. Finalists in this category included Enerex and Amperon.

“We want to congratulate all of this year’s TEPA awards finalists and winners,” said Shannon McGriff, TEPA Executive Director. “It’s an incredible honor for us to recognize the efforts our members are making to improve the commercial energy market. We not only appreciate their partnership to build up this industry, but the value they bring to TEPA and the clients they serve.”

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Satori Energy is a full-service energy consulting firm that helps clients manage their energy expenditures by finding the best pricing and product solutions.

NRG is bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything they do. The company generates electricity and provides energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through a diverse portfolio of retail brands, including Reliant, one of the largest retail energy brands in the country. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future.

Energy Research Consulting Group, LLC (ERCG) provides business intelligence and consulting services to energy market participants on entry strategies, investment opportunities, and market & policy dynamics.

About The Energy Professionals Association
Established in 2005, The Energy Professionals Association is a 501(c)(6) comprised of independent energy aggregators, brokers and consultants (ABCs), as well as energy suppliers and other energy related entities seeking the advancement of fair, competitive energy markets. TEPA is a self-regulating body aimed at improving processes and ensuring “ABCs” maintain an acceptable level of market knowledge and responsibility while transacting in the marketplace. Members of the ABC indirect sales channel community provide a forum for developing common interests and perpetuating the integrity of competitive markets. For more information visit https://www.tepausa.org.