MTEMC employee wins EPRI Technology Transfer Award

A Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation employee has been selected to receive a prestigious Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for achievements in research and development (R&D).

MTEMC Chief Operating Officer Tom Suggs was presented the award for streamlining the application of hosting capacity to large groups of distribution systems to help refine the methodology. Determining hosting capacity can help utilities understand their capability for optimally integrating renewable energy resources, like wind and solar power.

Presented annually, EPRI's Technology Transfer Awards recognize power system leaders and innovators who have helped their companies deliver safe, affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electricity via the application of R&D in the utility industry.

"The 2016 Technology Transfer Award winners have taken EPRI R&D to new levels in order to shape a sustainable energy system," said Arshad Mansoor, senior vice president of R&D at EPRI. "Working in a collaborative environment, their advancements benefit their utility and the entire industry because we all have a stake in power system transformation."

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative providing electricity to more than 215,000 residential and business members in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford and Cannon counties.

For more information, please contact MTEMC Communications Coordinator Josh Clendenen at 615-494-1071 or 615-516-5020.

Posted on February 28, 2017.


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