FierceEnergy Announces List of Most Innovative Utilities in Renewable Integration

Utilities Honored for Energy Innovation

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2012 -- FierceEnergy

(http://www.fierceenergy.com) today announced its list of the most
innovative utilities working to integrate renewable energy into their power
sources. Those recognized represent companies in the U.S. that are working
to increase renewable energy generation by managing intermittency and
employing a range of industry-leading pilots and technologies. Examples
include community solar initiatives, a methane power plant, and battery
energy storage projects

FierceEnergy, an internationally recognized email newsletter for the energy
industry, evaluated utilities based on their degree of innovation and
commitment to harnessing renewable energy sources. The top companies were
evaluated and selected by FierceEnergy Editor, Travis Mitchell.

"These winners represent the future of renewable energy by utilities,"
said Mitchell. "It's exciting to be able to showcase such innovative
programs, all of which center around a commitment to develop sustainable,
green sources of power. These projects are paving the way towards a more
sustainable energy future."

A profile of each of the selected companies is available on the FierceEnergy
Web site at
http://www.fierceenergy.com/special-reports/renewable-energy-innovators

The Most Innovative Utilities in Renewable Integration, as recognized by
FierceEnergy, are:

Winners:

1. Ameren Missouri2. Arizona Public Service3. Austin Energy4. Hawaiian
Electric Company5. Puget Sound Energy6. Sacramento Municipal Utility
District7. Tennessee Valley Authority8. Xcel Energy

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