SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nexant, a leading provider of software and services for utilities, today announced that Terry Fry, Senior Vice President of Utility Services, and Michael Alexander, Vice President of Utility Services, were named 2015 Smart Grid Pioneers by Smart Grid Today magazine. The leading smart grid publication recognized the top 50 energy leaders who are pioneering changes in the industry based on exclusive interviews conducted over the past 16 months. Additional Smart Grid Pioneers include executives from Duke Energy, Xcel Colorado, PNM Resources and Southern California Edison.
"This is an inimitable collection of interviews with the best and brightest smart grid industry stakeholders succeeding at tackling many of the complexities in digitizing the power distribution world," said Smart Grid Today Editor Brett Brune. "These leaders are creating new realities that will have lasting impacts on electric utility operations, grid reliability, renewable energy source integration, electric vehicle integration, security and economic competitiveness around the world."
Michael Alexander recently joined Nexant as Vice President of Utility Services and has more than 25 years of senior management experience at major California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG &E). His expertise includes planning and operating customer programs, customer research, energy analysis and interconnection services. "I am honored to be named a Smart Grid Pioneer and ranked with such distinguished professionals dedicated to modernizing the electric grid," said Alexander. "Having joined Nexant, I am glad to have additional opportunity to create a more sustainable energy future by helping our utility customers meet the challenges of today's environment."
As Senior Vice President of Utility Services, Terry Fry directs energy efficiency program services and strategic consulting studies across North America. His expertise includes economic and policy analysis and program planning, design and development. "This award recognizes Nexant's 15-year heritage delivering best-in-class consulting services to help utilities around the world meet business challenges with 21st century solutions," said Fry. "As the grid continues to modernize and transform, Nexant is committed to helping our customers understand these dynamics and successfully transition into this exciting new era."
About Smart Grid Today
Smart Grid Today's mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry. For more information, see www.smartgridtoday.com.
Nexant is a global software and services company that helps utilities navigate a changing landscape and enable the implementation of smart grid, clean energy and demand management initiatives. Nexant solutions help utilities embrace a customer-centric model that aligns strategic planning, grid operations and demand side management to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce costs and achieve superior business results. See www.nexant.com for more.
Heatheryn Higgins, Nexant Director of Communications
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