HOUSTON – March 2, 2017 – CenterPoint Energy Asset Management Consultant and Katy resident, Qasim Aziz, has been named one of the "2016 Technology Transfer Awards" recipients by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). These awards recognize the leaders and the innovators who have applied EPRI research to produce significant results.
The award winners have shown exceptional application of EPRI research and technology in solving a problem of size and significance, championing a technology both within their companies and across the industry, driving progress in the electricity sector, and providing meaningful benefits for its stakeholders and for society.
CenterPoint Energy received the award for the outstanding work done by Asset Management Analysis and Strategy and the Technology Operations departments in developing analytics for substation assets. CEHE utilized EPRI's research to develop the analytics that will help prioritize the replacement of company's electric assets.
"I feel very excited about winning this prestigious award for CenterPoint Energy and look forward to continue to develop solutions in the field of asset management analytics, which is a newer field in the power industry," said Aziz.
The EPRI Technology Transfer Awards spotlight the value of collaborative research to the electricity sector and its customers. "CenterPoint recognizes Qasim's hard work, commitment and leadership to help make electricity safer, more reliable and efficient," said Mandie Shook, Asset Management Manager for CenterPoint Energy.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies. EPRI members represent 90% of the electric utility revenue in the United States with international participation in 35 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.