The Energy Professionals Association Announces National Award Winners During 14th Annual Conference

HOUSTON – Oct. 14, 2019The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) recognized its 2019-2020 winners of the TEPA Supplier of the Year, TEPA ABC of the Year and TEPA Affiliate of the Year during its 14th Annual Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Hotel ZaZa in Austin, Texas. Since 2014, TEPA has recognized outstanding members and companies in deregulated retail energy markets across the country. The awards have become a coveted honor among energy businesses that meet TEPA’s standards of ethics, education and advocacy in the market.

The 2019-2020 TEPA Supplier of the Year was given to ENGIE and the TEPA Aggregator, Broker and Consultant (ABC) of the Year was presented to CSD Energy Advisors. This year, TEPA expanded its program to include TEPA Affiliate of the Year, which recognizes TEPA members who provide services or products to companies that serve the competitive retail markets. This year’s inaugural Affiliate of the Year was awarded to Powermatrix.

“This year’s TEPA nominees and award winners deserved to be celebrated for their outstanding products and amazing quality of service,” said Huston Able, National TEPA President. “As retail energy markets across the country continue to mature and evolve, it’s important to encourage companies that keep raising standards at every level in the marketplace. Our united goal is to provide the very best energy procurement experience for customers. We’re thrilled to recognize ENGIE, CSD Energy Advisors and Powermatrix as companies who are helping raise the bar for everyone in the industry.”

The TEPA Supplier of the Year award recognizes the TEPA member company with the most comprehensive, innovative and strategic vision for deregulated electricity and natural gas markets. It takes into consideration the company’s customer service reputation among its customers and employees. 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 TEPA Affiliate of the Year award recognizes companies that provide products and service solutions that improve energy procurements processes. All awards are voted on by TEPA membership, which includes over 125 companies including ABCs, Suppliers and Affiliate Members.

“We’re excited that each of these TEPA members have been recognized for their work in the retail energy markets they serve,” said Shannon McGriff, TEPA Director. “TEPA is an association comprised of an array of companies and our success is bolstered by our diversity, as well as our ability to work together. It’s an honor for me to work with ENGIE, CSD Energy Advisors and Powermatrix and we’re grateful to be able to acknowledge each for their contributions to this industry and TEPA.”

ENGIE North America Inc. offers a range of capabilities in the United States and Canada to help customers decarbonize, decentralize, and digitalize their operations. These include comprehensive services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy and other resource use and expense; clean power generation; energy storage; and retail energy supply that includes renewable, demand response and on-bill financing options. Nearly 100% of the company’s power generation portfolio is low carbon or renewable. Globally, ENGIE is the largest independent power producer and a leading energy efficiency services provider in the world, employing 160,000 people.

Based in Houston, Texas, CSD Energy Advisors is an energy management company that helps clients reduce costs and improve their energy management strategy. From energy procurement to demand response and energy storage, the company creates custom solutions for any business energy needs.

Powermatrix is a software company focused on providing cutting-edge solutions for energy brokers, consultants and Retail Energy Suppliers. Their solutions, engineered on future-proof technologies, eliminate the complexities and pitfalls involved in manual processes, enabling businesses from the energy domain to maximize profitability and growth. Their goal is connecting people through technology to build trust in retail energy markets.

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, deregulated 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.

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