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Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance to Honor Five Leaders

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance has announced the winners of its 2009 Inspiring Efficiency Awards, the organization’s 5th annual competition recognizing Midwest leaders who deliver groundbreaking advancements in energy efficiency across five categories: Leadership, Education, Impact, Marketing and Innovation.

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) expects hundreds of energy leaders from throughout the Midwest to attend its seventh annual Midwest Energy Solutions 2009 Conference and Inspiring Efficiency Awards Dinner and Gala at the Intercontinental Chicago Hotel this week.

The conference begins Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m., with an opening keynote address from Robert W. Galvin -- Founder, Galvin Electricity Initiative, and Retired Chairman and CEO, Motorola, Inc. -- and concludes at noon on Friday, Jan. 9.

The Inspiring Efficiency Awards Dinner and Gala kicks off with a reception at 5:30 pm on Thursday Jan. 8, followed by dinner and awards presentations from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. A total of six individuals and organizations will be honored in six categories for advancing energy efficiency in the Midwest. Award recipients include the following:

  • LEADERSHIP Award -- Jim Doyle, Governor, Wisconsin
  • EDUCATION Award -- Interstate Power and Light Co.
  • IMPACT Award -- Orion Energy Systems Inc.
  • MARKETING Award -- Wisconsin Focus on Energy
  • INNOVATION Award -- Keyser Visual, A Division of The Keyser Group
  • CHAIRMAN'S Award -- Janet Streff, Manager, State Energy Office, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security
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