Awards

 

Date

 

Organization Giving Award or Recognition

 

Person/Program Receiving Award or Recognition

 

Title and Description of  Award or Recognition

 

2016

Moody's

City of Palo Alto Water Enterprise

Moody's upgraded the City's Water Enterprise bond rating from Aa2 to Aa1, a rare event for water operations.

2016

Solar Electric Power Association

CPAU Solar Programs

Top Ten list of utilities that integrated the most solar into the grid. #3 on the Watts-per-Customer list for 2015.

2016

Arbor Day Foundation

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Tree Line USA Utility - In recognition of quality tree care, annual worker training, tree planting, and public education

2015

Arbor Day Foundation

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Tree Line USA Utility - In recognition of quality tree care, annual worker training, tree planting, and public education

2015

Acterra   

City of Palo Alto

Sustainability Award

2015

American Public Power Association (APPA)

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) for proficiency, sound business practices, and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity, system improvement, energy efficiency and workforce development

2014

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Public Power Utility of the Year

2014

Institute for Local Government

City of Palo Alto

 


Beacon Award –
Silver Level for l
eading in implementing innovative energy efficiency and resource conservation programs, achieving notable greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

2014

Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards Coalition

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Water Utility of the Year

 2014

American Public Power Association (APPA)

 City of Palo Alto Utilities


Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) - for proficiency, sound business practices, and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity, system improvement, energy efficiency and workforce development

2014 for 2013 Achievements

National Resource Electric Laboratory (NREL)

 

PaloAltoGreen

 

Ranked Number One in the Nation for Participation Levels and Number Five in the Nation for Total Per Capita Electric Sales

 

2013

 

Dept. of Energy

EPA

 

City of Palo Alto

 

 

Green Power Leadership Club for demonstrating exemplary environmental stewardship

 

2013

ESource

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

Ranked Number One in the Nation for Large Commercial Customer Satisfaction in annual “Gap & Priorities” survey.

2013 for 2012 Achievements

National Resource Electric Laboratory (NREL)

 

PaloAltoGreen

 

Ranked Number One in the Nation for Participation Levels and Number Three in the Nation for Total Per Capita Electric Sales

2013

Am. Public Power Assoc.

(APPA)

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Award---Gold Level

for proficiency, sound business practices, and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity, system improvement, energy efficiency and workforce development.

2013 for 2012 Achievements

National Resource Electric Laboratory (NREL)

 

PaloAltoGreen

 

Ranked Number One in the Nation for Participation Levels and Number Three in the Nation for Total Per Capita Electric Sales

 

2013 for 2012

Achievements

 

American Public Gas Association (APGA)

City of Palo Alto, Gas Utility

2012 National Consumer Education Award for excellence in outreach materials and campaigns to market gas safety practices and methods.

2013 for 2012

Achievements

Solar Electric Power  Assoc. (SEPA)

City of Palo Alto Utilities

PV Partners

 

Ranked in Top 10 Municipal Utilities Nationally for:

Cumulative Installed Capacity
and 
(watts per utility customer)--#7

 

     2013

League of California Cities

City of Palo Alto

BEACON Program Gold Awards for

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reduction

and

Best Practices as a City

2012

ESource

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

Ranked Number Two Among Utilities Surveyed in terms of Small & Medium Commercial Customer Satisfaction.

2012 for 2011

Achievements

Solar Electric Power  Assoc. (SEPA)

City of Palo Alto Utilities

PV Partners

 

Ranked in Top 10 Municipal Utilities Nationally for:

-Cumulative Installed Capacity  (watts per utility customer)--#3

 

 

2012

 

Dept. of Energy

EPA

 

City of Palo Alto

 

 

Green Power Leadership Club

for demonstrating exemplary environmental stewardship

 

2012

 

APPA

Wind Powering America

City of Palo Alto--PAGreen

Public Power Wind Pioneer Award

Winner of national recognition for achievements in using and promoting this renewable resource.

 

2012 for 2011

Achievements

 

American Public Gas Association (APGA)

City of Palo Alto, Gas Utility

2011National Gas Safety Award for superior efforts

to ensure the safety of the Palo Alto community

and

the integrity of its gas system.

2011

ESource

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

Ranked Number Three in the Nation for Large Commercial Customer Satisfaction in annual “Gap & Priorities” survey.

2011 for 2010 Achievements

National Resource Electric Laboratory (NREL)

 

PaloAltoGreen

 

Ranked Number One in the Nation for Participation Levels and Number Four in the Nation for Total Per Capita Electric Sales

2011

Am. Public Power Assoc.

(APPA)

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Award---Platinum Level

for proficiency, sound business practices, and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity, system improvement, energy efficiency and workforce development.

 

2011

 

APPA-

Public Power Magazine

Andrea Hart

Future Public Power Leader

 

2011

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Green Power Partnership

City of Palo Alto

Green Power Leadership Club for

Exemplary Green Power Procurement

2011

APPA

City of Palo Alto

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Award

for proficiency, sound business practices, and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity, system improvement, energy efficiency and workforce development

2011 for 2010

Achievements

Solar Electric Power  Assoc. (SEPA)

City of Palo Alto Utilities

PV Partners

 

Ranked in Top 10 Municipal Utilities Nationally for:

-Cumulative Installed Capacity  (watts per utility customer)--#3

-Cumulative Photovoltaic Installations (per utility customer) #3

- Annual Installed capacity (watts per utility customer) -#9

 

2011

Instructables Education Website

Tom Kabat

1st and 2nd Place- Innovative Bicycle Design Contest—won during Palo Alto’s Year of the Bike by Utilities employee, who has actively promoted biking as a form of climate protection for decades.  This award is the latest of many awards and event distinctions he’s received over the last 10 years for his efforts.

2010

ESource

 

City of Palo Alto,  PaloAltoGreen

 

Honorable Mention

2010 Utility Advertising Awards Contest-Best Print Ad Category

 

 

2010

 

Foothill College

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Recognition:

Co-Sponsor of Regional Water-Wise Landscape Conference

 

2010 for 2009 Achievements

 

SEPA

 

City of Palo Alto, PV Partners

PV Partners Program—Top Ten Programs (Municipal Utilities Cumulative Solar Watts Per Customer)

 

2010 for 2009

Achievements

 

American Public Gas Association (APGA)

City of Palo Alto, Gas Utility

2009 National Gas Safety Award for superior efforts

to ensure the safety of the Palo Alto community
 
and

the integrity of its gas system..

2009

 

California

Climate Action Registry

City of Palo Alto

Climate Action Leader

2009

Environment California

City of Palo Alto, PV Partners

California’s Solar Cities:

Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future.

 

2009 for 2008 Achievements

 

Northern California Solar Association

City of Palo Alto, PV Partners

2008 Bay Area Solar Installations

2009 for 2008 Achievements

 

SEPA

 

City of Palo Alto, PV Partners

PV Partners Program— Ranked Among Top Ten Programs

2008

 

California

Climate Action Registry

City of Palo Alto

Climate Action Leader

2008

 

Dept of Energy (DOE) Green Power Leadership Awards

PaloAltoGreen

Small Residential/Commercial

Green Power Program or Supplier of the Year

2008

 

California Municipal Utility Association (CMUA)

PaloAltoGreen

Community Service/ Resource Efficiency

2008

 

Environmental Protection

Agency (EPA)

City of Palo Alto

Green Power Partner

2007 for 2006

Achievements

SEPA

City of Palo Alto

 

PV Partners Program—Ranked Among Top Ten Programs

 

2007

APPA

City of Palo Alto

 

Annual Report Award of Merit

 

2007

 

APPA

Wind Powering America

City of Palo Alto

Public Power Wind Pioneer Award Finalist

Finalist for national recognition for achievements in using and promoting this renewable resource.

2007

CMUA

Residential Energy Assistance Program

Community Service/ Resource Efficiency

2007

 

California

Climate Action Registry

City of Palo Alto

Climate Action Leader

2007

EPA

City of Palo Alto

 

Green Power Partner

 

2007

EPA

 

Santa Clara Valley Water District (CPAU partnered with SCVWD to get this award)

 

Water Efficiency Leader

2006

 

APPA/

Wind Powering America

City of Palo Alto

Public Power Wind Pioneer Award Finalist

2006

 

California

Climate Action Registry

City of Palo Alto

Climate Action Leader

2006

 

M2M

 

 

City of Palo Alto

Value Chain Award

2006

 

APPA/Demonstration of Energy Efficiency Developments (DEED)

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Award of Continued Excellence (ACE)

 in Public Power Research

2006 for 2005 Achievements

National Resource Electric Laboratory (NREL)

 

PaloAltoGreen

 

Ranked Number One in the Nation for Participation Levels

2005

Innovation Groups

 

PaloAltoGreen

 

Outstanding Achievement in Local Government

2005

Acterra

PaloAltoGreen

 

Environmental Enterprise Award

 

2005

EcoEnergies

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

Environmental Stewardship Award (100th PV System)

 

2005

 

California

Climate Action Registry

City of Palo Alto

Climate Action Leader

2005

DOE/EIA

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases

 

2005

APPA/DEED

PaloAltoGreen

 

Energy Innovator Award

 

2005

 

California State Assembly

*Ira Ruskin

*Rebecca Cohn

 

PaloAltoGreen

 

Certificate of Recognition-

Acterra Business Environmental Enterprise Award

 

2005

 

California State Senate

*Joseph Simitian

 

PaloAltoGreen

Certificate of Recognition-

Acterra Business Environmental Enterprise Award

2004

Acterra

City of Palo Alto

 

Susan Wilson Award for

Pollution Prevention/ Resource Conservation

 

2004

DOE-EPA

PaloAltoGreen

 

Green Power Program Award

 

2004

PPM

High Winds Project

 

Wind Power  

2003

American Public Gas Association (APGA)

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Gas Safety Award

for an extremely well-run and safely-operated natural gas utility

2003

 

Association of Certified Energy Efficiency Engineers

Lindsay Joye

Regional Environmental Professional of the Year Award

2003

 

APPA/DEED

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities Water, Energy & Environmental Plan

Energy Innovator Award

2002

 

Flex Your Power Consortium (Calif. Env. Protection Agency, Resources Agency, Tech, Trade & Commerce Agency, Consumer Services Agency)

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

Outstanding Leadership in Energy Conservation

 

2002

SEPA

City of Palo Alto Utilities

Solar Business Achievement Award

for Development of a Solar Community

 

2002 for 2001

Achievements

American Public Gas Association (APGA)

City of Palo Alto, Gas Utility

2001 Gas Safety Award for superior efforts to ensure the safety of the Palo Alto community and the integrity of its gas system.

2001

 

California Energy Commission

City of Palo Alto

LED Traffic Signal Project Recognition

1992

APGA

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

Public Gas System Achievement Award

1991

APPA

City of Palo Alto Utilities

 

E.F. Scattergood Award for System Achievement

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016