Energy Central Announces 2014 Knowledge Executive Summit and KITE Awards

Aurora, Colo., August 4, 2014 - Energy Central, a global information hub for the power industry, announces the 9th Annual Knowledge Executive Summit to be held November 10-12 at the beautiful Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, CA. This Summit is an annual, invite-only event which has grown into the largest gathering of executives in Operations, Customer Service and Information Technology in the utility industry.

Each year, Energy Central establishes a utility only committee including program chairs of leading and reputable utility leaders to help build out the topics and areas of focus for the Summit’s program. This year’s agenda includes over 20 roundtables, general sessions and workshops geared toward the theme of Transforming Into the “New” Utility. We are also honored to be in the good company of our host utility, San Diego Gas & Electric

The 2014 Program Committee Chairs include:

  • Customer Service Track Chair:  Bob Geneczko, retired VP, Customer Services at PPL Electric Utilities
  • Operations Track Chair:  Becky Harrision, CEO, GridWise Alliance
  • IT Track Co-Chairs:  Chuck Tickles, retired CIO at KCP&L and Dan Hill, retired CIO from Exelon

In addition to providing an intimate, highly exclusive learning atmosphere, Knowledge Executive Summit also is hosting the 7th annual KITE Awards, which recognizes utility executives in information technology, operations and customer service for their leadership in innovation, knowledge, and technology excellence.

Categories include:

  • CIO of the Year
  • Customer Service Executive of the Year
  • Operations Executive of the Year

"Winners are pioneers in their categories - helping to mold more intelligent utilities through their work in improving operational efficiencies, integrating new technologies, and improving relationships with customers,” commented Mark Johnson, program chair of the 2013 Knowledge Summit. “Not only that, but they’re setting trends for the rest of the industry to follow. They are far ahead of the pack, guiding their peers to higher standards of excellence.”

Winners are recognized in two categories including the large-utility category comprised of more than 500,000 metered customers, and small utilities with fewer than 500,000 metered customers. The nomination window is still open through September 5th, 2014.


About Energy Central:
Energy Central was founded in 1996 to satisfy the global power industry's need for a reliable, trusted information hub where executives and field representatives alike could share ideas and discuss concepts that could alter the future of electric energy. Energy Central provides groundbreaking research, insightful reports and analytics, advisory services, and original, thought-provoking commentary in print, online and events on energy-driven topics, such as utility business, smart grid, renewable energy, energy storage, transmission and distribution, generation and utility analytics. Visit

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