The Great Lakes Water Utility Energy Challenge Announces Its Six Finalist Utilities

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The Great Lakes Water Utility Energy Challenge Announces Its Six Finalist Utilities

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WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Great Lakes Protection Fund and American Water Works Association are pleased to announce the finalists in the Water Utility Energy Challenge (WUEC), an innovative program which engages water operators in a competition to reduce the emissions sourced in their energy generation. The inaugural 2017-2018 competition, focused on the Great Lakes Basin, is aimed at connecting the utilities with new innovative software while fostering an awareness of the associated emissions, particularly mercury.

The six finalist water utilities are:


Canada


United States

“We’re really excited with the breadth of the WUEC finalists. They were chosen from a broad field of applicants and these six utility leaders represent a wide range of communities, from Bayfield, Wisconsin, which serves fewer than 1,000 residents, to the Great Lakes Water Authority, which serves more than 4 million residents in 125 communities across southeast Michigan. The fact that there were both U.S. and Canadian finalists also illustrates that regardless of the operation’s scale or location, utilities can use the cleanest energy to deliver clean, safe drinking water to their customers,” said David LaFrance, AWWA CEO.

“These finalists characterize the next generation of water utility who will reduce emissions while improving the financial health of their systems. We’re excited to see the geographic range of utilities across the entire Great Lakes Basin as well as a mix of water and combined water/wastewater systems. The competition is another step toward protecting and restoring the health of our shared Great Lakes waters,” said David Rankin, Vice President of Programs, GLPF.

The competition will run through April 2018, with award and cash prizes presented later in the spring. More information on the challenge can be found by visiting www.AWWA.org/competition.

About the Water Utility Energy Challenge

The Water Utility Energy Challenge (WUEC) is a technology competition focused on water utilities in the Great Lakes Basin. Offering two top cash prizes of $20,000 and $10,000, the Water Utility Energy Challenge is supported by the Great Lakes Protection Fund. It is a collaborative effort of the American Water Works Association, CDM Smith, E2I, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Growth Capital Network, and Wayne State University.  For more information, visit www.AWWA.org/competition

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About the Great Lakes Protection Fund

The Great Lakes Protection Fund (GLPF) is a private, nonprofit corporation formed in 1989 by the governors of the Great Lakes states. It is a permanent environmental endowment that supports collaborative actions to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. To date, the Fund has made 269 grants and program-related investments representing over $78 million to support the creative work of collaborative teams that test new ideas, take risks, and share what they learn.


www.glpf.org

About the American Water Works Association

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

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HARTING Presents Digi-Key with Distinguished Award for New Product Sales Growth

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HARTING Presents Digi-Key with Distinguished Award for New Product Sales Growth

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, was awarded HARTING’s “Distinguished Award for New Product Sales Growth” at the 2017 EDS Banquet in Las Vegas, NV.

From Left to Right: Edgar Duning, Jon Desouza, Matt Nemec, Philip Harting, and Matt Baker

The award was presented by Edgar Duning, Managing Director Global Business Units Electrical and Electronic; Jon Desouza, President and CEO; Philip Harting, Chairman of the Board HARTING Technology Group; and Matt Baker, Distribution Manager at HARTING Americas and given to Matt Nemec, Director, Interconnect at Digi-Key.

HARTING develops, manufactures and sells electrical and electronic connectors, device terminations, backplanes, network components as well as cable harnesses for networks or machinery, or for power and data application in factories. Their products are used in mechanical and plant engineering, broadcast and entertainment, factory automation, power generation and distribution as well as industrial electronics and telecommunication.

HARTING’s broad portfolio of products including cable assemblies, wires, connectors, tools, networking solutions, and more is available for immediate shipment globally from Digi-Key.

For more information, or to order from Digi-Key’s full line of HARTING products, please visit any of Digi-Key’s global websites.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service distributor of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than six million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over 1.3 million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Electronics

Kayla Krosschell
PR & Marketing Communications Specialist
1.800.338.4105 x1098
kayla.krosschell@digikey.com
publicrelations@digikey.com

 

Digi-Key Electronics

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HARTING Recognizes Digi-Key with Distinguished Award for Distributor of the Year

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HARTING Recognizes Digi-Key with Distinguished Award for Distributor of the Year

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, was awarded HARTING’s 2016 “Distinguished Award for Distributor of the Year” https://www.digikey.com/en/supplier-centers/k/keystone-electronics?WT.mc_id=PressRelease at the 2017 EDS Banquet in Las Vegas, NV.

From Left to Right: Edgar Duening, Jon Desouza, Mark Larson, Anthony Bruggeman, Dave Doherty, Matt Nemec, Philip Harting, Matt Baker

The award was presented by Edgar Duning, Managing Director Global Business Units Electrical and Electronic; Jon Desouza, President and CEO; Philip Harting, Chairman of the Board HARTING Technology Group; and Matt Baker, Distribution Manager at HARTING Americas and given to Mark Larson; Anthony Bruggeman, Manager, Technology Business; Dave Doherty, President/COO; and Matt Nemec, Director, Interconnect at Digi-Key.

HARTING develops, manufactures and sells electrical and electronic connectors, device terminations, backplanes, network components as well as cable harnesses for networks or machinery, or for power and data application in factories. Their products are used in mechanical and plant engineering, broadcast and entertainment, factory automation, power generation and distribution as well as industrial electronics and telecommunication.

HARTING’s broad portfolio of products including cable assemblies, wires, connectors, tools, networking solutions, and more is available for immediate shipment globally from Digi-Key.

For more information, or to order from Digi-Key’s full line of HARTING products, please visit any of Digi-Key’s global websites.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service distributor of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than six million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over 1.3 million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Electronics

Kayla Krosschell
PR & Marketing Communications Specialist
1.800.338.4105 x1098
kayla.krosschell@digikey.com 
publicrelations@digikey.com

Digi-Key Electronics

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