2014 Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum to be held in
Charlotte, North Carolina, October 6 - 7, 2014 

The 2014 Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum will be October 6 - 7 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since 2010, TVA has hosted the Forum which has provided a platform for the electric utility industry to benchmark their performance on environmental metrics. TVA and EPRI are pleased to announce collaboration to ensure long-term implementation of the Environmental Benchmarking Forum, which has provided a platform for the electric utility industry to benchmark performance on environmental metrics since 2010. In the new collaboration, EPRI will co-host the effort with TVA in 2014, followed by a transfer of all responsibilities of the Benchmarking Forum to EPRI starting in 2015.

As has been the case in past years, there will be no event cost to invited organizations for participation in the 2014 Forum.

What: 2014 EPRI-TVA Environmental Benchmarking Forum
When: 4:00 pm October 6th through 4:00 pm October 7th
Where: Charlotte, North Carolina

Note: The EPRI Energy Sustainability Interest Group Fall Meeting and Workshop will follow (October 8 - 9) at the same location.

2012 Forum

The 2012 Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum was held October 28 – 30, 2012, in Nashville, TN (see 2012 Forum photos). The Forum took place at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, adjacent to Vanderbilt University and downtown Nashville. There was a kick-off reception Sunday evening, October 28. The preliminary topics for the Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum were:


Jeff Erikson – SustainAbility

Jessica Fox – EPRI

Carol Godfrey – Southwire

Michael Muyot – CRD Analytics

Mark Serwinowski – MetaVu, Inc.


  • Environmental performance measures and data
  • Lessons learned from leading utility companies and energy providers
  • Sustainability programs, profitability and effective implementation

The Forum Steering Committee members identified agenda topics, as well as guest speaker options. Our intent was to implement many of the ideas which came out at last year’s forum, into this year’s forum agenda, without losing any of the core learning and sharing.

2012 Forum Participants:

The Forum participants have increased to over 35 utilities from across the U.S. and Canada. The following is the list of companies that participated in some manner with the UEBF in 2012, and many of them participated in the Forum the past two years as well. These companies have collaborated with metric sharing, best practice study participation, as well as lessons learned presentations. However due to a few organizational realignments as well as Hurricane Sandy’s trek through the east coast, not all of the companies were able to actually attend the event in 2012. These companies represent the best-in-class utility performers in specific environmental areas:  Ameren Corp, American Electric Power, Arizona Public Service, BC Hydro, Bonneville Power, Con Edison of New York, Consumers Energy (CMS), Dominion Resources, DTE Energy Co, Duke Energy, Entergy Corp, Exelon (Constellation, Generation, Transmission & Delivery), FirstEnergy, Hydro Quebec, Madison Gas & Electric, National Grid, NextEra Energy: Florida Power & Light, NextEra Energy: NextEra Energy Resources, Northeast Utilities, OGE Energy, Oncor, Pacific Gas & Electric, Portland General Electric, PP&L, PP&L Companies (LG&E and KU), Progress Energy, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), Public Service of New Mexico (PNM), Salt River Project, SaskPower, SCANA, Southern California Edison, Southern Company, Tampa Electric Company (TECO), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Tucson Electric Power, Westar Energy, Xcel Energy.