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[October 21, 2013]

SmartEnergy IP and Forbes Custom Team Up to Deliver National Smart Grid Customer Education Awards

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

SmartEnergy IP™, the leading global provider of Smart Grid Customer Education solutions, and Forbes Custom Publishing have teamed up to present the 2014 National Smart Grid Customer Education Awards. The new awards will be presented to four utilities that have demonstrated industry leadership through their dedication to customer education in their smart grid deployments. Awards will be presented on April 28, 2014 at a special gala event at the Forbes Building in New York, NY, in conjunction with SmartEnergy IP's upcoming Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium.

"More and more utilities understand the importance of strong customer education programs to help support their advancement of the smart grid," said Juliet Shavit, Founder of SmartEnergy IP. "SmartEnergy IP is pleased to team up with Forbes Cutom to recognize pioneering utilities in this area."

Winning utility companies will appear in a sponsored special report in a 2014 issue of Forbes magazine.

To nominate your utility to be considered for this award, please visit www.smartgridcustomereducation.com and fill out the entry form online. All submissions must be received by December 31, 2013.

About SmartEnergy IP™

SmartEnergy IP™ practice 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 rollouts. SmartMark Communications has over a decade of experience in the energy and utilities customer care domain, helping utilities and suppliers market effectively to customers. From designing a customer care strategy to executing that strategy, SmartMark Communications offers an array of services to meet utility needs. For more information, visit www.smartenergy-ip.com.

About Forbes Media and Forbes Custom Publishing

Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. Through August, Forbes.com, a leading business website, reached 25 million unique visitors, according to comScore (News - Alert) worldwide. Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia and Forbes Europe attract a global audience of more than 5 million readers. The Forbes magazine iPad app merges the power of print storytelling with social sharing and the Web. The Company also publishes ForbesLife magazine, as well as 30 licensed local editions around the world. Forbes Custom Publishing produces high-profile, branded marketing environments in print, online and in person that explore business-critical topics with sponsored content for target markets.

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