Energy Marketing Conference In New York City Announces The Winners Of 2014 Awards

Energy Marketing Conferences announced the winners of the two Retail Energy Provider awards at its third semi-annual retail energy conference held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City on March 3, 2015.


Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC announced the winners of the two awards last week at its third semi-annual retail energy conference held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City on March 3, 2015.

The retail Energy Marketing Conference featured 15 sponsors, 37 exhibitors, 24 industry professionals on three interactive panels, 7 executive workshops, and a “Breakout Brainstorming Session”.

More than 450 attendees enjoyed hearing from the keynote speaker, Ms. Deborah Merril, the Co-CEO of Just Energy. The conference was the largest gathering of retail energy providers in the country.

Sponsors included Advanced Energy Capital, Avanade, Customized Energy Solutions, EC Infosystems, Genscape, GP Renewables, IDT Energy, Interface IT, Isigma, Latitude Technologies, Macquarie Energy, PPL Solutions, Retail Energy Jobs and TrustedTPV.

Exhibitors included: 2 Turn it On/2 Quote it Now, Agility, Blue Hook Systems, Competiscan, Enersoft, ERTH Business Corp, Esco Advisors, Esco Marketing, ESG, Green-e, Faraday, Feller Energy Law Group, Jasmine, Lynx Technologies, National Energy Marketers Association, Nexant, Nexxa Group, Opsolve, Optimus, Real Time Results, Shirtboy, Source Link, Technologies Management Inc., TLP Ventures, USAP and WattzOn.

The presenters of the executive workshops included: Avanade, Broker Online Exchange, Enter Solar, GP Renewables, Interface IT, Power Runner, and What’s Cool IT.

The eight nominees for the two awards were: Direct Energy, Infinite Energy, Entrust Energy, Spark Energy, GDF Suez Energy, Volunteer Energy, IDT Energy and Xoom Energy.

The winner of the 2014 Most Innovative Marketer of the Year was Direct Energy. “Direct Energy has had more new service offerings, partnerships and products than any other REP in the country in 2014. Some examples include: Panoramic Power, BuildingIQ, SmartThings, Astrum Solar and Nest,” said Jack Doueck, Principal of Advanced Energy Capital, and Co-Founder of the NYC Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC. “They now have over 189,000 customers who are buyers of both commodity and other services. Impressively, Direct has sold over 39,000 smart thermostats through its partnerships with Nest and Honeywell and completed about 600 residential solar installations in 2014.”

The winner of the 2014 REP of the Year was GDF Suez Energy. “GDF Suez has shown continued improvements in customer satisfaction five years running. Polls and customer surveys indicate the following key drivers: billing accuracy and timeliness, competitive pricing, financial stability, responsiveness, and value-added services,” said Larry Leikin, CEO of TrustedTPV and Co-Founder of Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC. “In 2014, GDF actually achieved a 90 percent customer satisfaction rating. This award was well-deserved.”

The next Energy Marketing Conference is set for Thursday, September 10, 2015, at the same venue. The Conference coordinators expect to have more than 500 industry professionals in attendance.