Awards and Recognition

Our Commitment and Hard Work Shows

Austin Energy is committed to making the connection between its employees and its customers. The utility works hard day-in and day-out to reach everyone within the 437 square mile service area with the safe, reliable service and programs they need.

Our customers aren’t the only ones who have noticed our efforts. Here are some of the awards and recognition we received in FY 2018.

  • Austin Energy received an Innovation Award from the Peak Load Management Alliance for innovation strategies that included Energy codes requiring new buildings with automation systems controlling HVAC and/or lighting systems to have OpenADR capabilities and smart/Wi–Fi thermostats to be installed in new single and multifamily construction.
  • Austin Energy received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.
  • Austin SHINES won in the Innovation category, large businesses at the Greater Austin Chamber Business Awards.
  • The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has named Austin Energy the 2018 SEPA Power Players Public Power Utility of the Year.
  • Mayor Steve Adler accepted a first–place award at the 2018 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards in recognition of Austin Energy’s Community Solar Program.
  • Austin Energy made SEPA's annual Top 10 list, ranking fourth in the nation for annual megawatts of solar added in 2017. 
  • Austin Energy’s Solar Programs won a Special Recognition Award for the efforts on Market Development and Finance.

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Date last reviewed or modified: 3/7/19


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