SmartEnergy IP Founder, Juliet Shavit, Tackles Smart Grid Customer Education in Upcoming Issue of Forbes Magazine

2014 Smart Grid Customer Education Award Winners Featured in the May 26th Issue

NEW YORK, NY – May 12, 2014 – SmartEnergy IP™, the leading provider of Smart Grid customer education solutions, announced today that it has produced a special section on Smart Grid customer education that appears in this month’s issue of Forbes magazine. The May 26th Global 2000 issue is out on newsstands this week. The issue follows the highly successful 2014 Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium that took place on April 28th in New York, New York.

Both the Symposium and the Forbes section focus on the increasing importance of the utility-customer relationship in today’s society, as utilities seek to modernize the electrical grid and adapt new strategies and technologies for engaging customers.

“The upgrading of the electric system has forced many utilities to rethink the customer experience. New technologies are enabling us all to reduce load and improve reliability, but at the end of the day we will have a more sustainable future through a more engaged energy customer,” said Juliet Shavit, Founder and CEO of SmartEnergy IP. “It is not about a meter or a piece of hardware. It is about having an informed and rewarding energy lifestyle. A lower bill is a bonus.”

This year’s Smart Grid Customer Education Award winners are: Baltimore Gas and Electric, Delmarva Power, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and San Diego Gas & Electric.

For more information about the accomplishments of these utilities and the importance of Smart Grid customer education, pick up a copy of the May 26th issue of Forbes magazine or contact SmartEnergy IP at 215-504-4272.

About SmartEnergy IP
Smart Energy IP is a research and consulting organization within SmartMark Communications, LLC that is dedicated to helping utilities communicate the benefits of Smart Grid to customers. As utilities roll out Smart Grid initiatives – from smart meters to dynamic pricing programs – there are ways to ensure that customers are best prepared to make smart energy choices and positively support these roll outs. SmartMark Communications has over a decade of experience in the energy and utilities customer care domain, helping utilities and suppliers market effectively to customers. For more information, visit:

About The Smart Grid Customer Education Awards
SmartEnergy IP™, the leading global provider of Smart Grid customer education solutions, and Forbes Custom Publishing sponsor the National Smart Grid Customer Education Awards. The awards are presented annually to utilities that have demonstrated industry leadership through their dedication to customer education in their Smart Grid deployments. For more information, visit:

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