DALLAS – Oct 18, 2017  – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), announced the winners of its two most prestigious honors, the 2017 Aggregator, Broker and Consultant (ABC) and Supplier of the Year award during the 12th Annual Conference on Oct. 5, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas. The 2017 Supplier of the Year award was won by Summer Energy and the ABC of the Year award was presented to APPI Energy and Satori Energy, the first tie for the Association. Jeff Lenetsky, TEPA Northeast Board President, presented the coveted awards during the conference.

“TEPA was founded, in part, to help create a retail energy market that consumers can trust,” said Andrew Barth, National TEPA President. “Our ABC and Supplier of the Year awards are presented to those companies that are helping build a robust, trustworthy and competitive marketplace. On behalf of the TEPA boards, I extend my congratulations to Summer Energy, APPI Energy and Satori Energy for helping drive positive change in our market.”

The TEPA Supplier of the Year award recognizes the TEPA member company with the most comprehensive, innovative and strategic vision for deregulated electricity and natural gas markets. It takes into consideration the company’s customer service reputation among its customers and employees. The TEPA ABC of the Year recognizes the most promising and innovative TEPA ABC company in areas such as contract negotiations, ethical business practices and customer service. Both awards are voted on by TEPA member companies.

“Our industry is incredibly dynamic and policies can change significantly within each deregulated market,” said Huston Able, vice president of TEPA. “Part of being a TEPA member includes staying current on the conditions in each market in order to successfully negotiate on behalf of customers. I appreciate this year’s TEPA award winners who are committed to a sustainable retail energy market through their commitment to continuing education in our field.”

Summer Energy, 2017 TEPA Supplier of the Year, is based in Houston and serves residential and commercial customers across Texas including the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Houston and the Greater Houston area, Corpus Christi and surrounding cities.

Based in Salisbury, Maryland, APPI Energy is a 2017 ABC of the Year winner. The firm provides data-driven procurement solutions to commercial, industrial, and nonprofit customers in every deregulated energy market in the U.S. APPI Energy reduces and manages electricity and natural gas costs for members of the 155 affinity groups that endorse the firm as their energy consultant.

Satori Energy is a 2017 ABC of the Year winner and the only two-time recipient of this award. The company was founded in 2003 as an outsourced energy firm serving one client. Since then, the company has grown by consistently creating value and delivering results for more than 55,000 clients. Satori has continued its mission in serving its clients through strategic energy procurement, risk management, market monitoring services, and overall energy management solutions for clients in deregulated markets nationwide.

About The Energy Professionals Association
The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) is a 501(c)(6) organization whose community of energy professionals adhere to a  code of conduct, serve as an educational resource, and advocates  for  deregulated energy markets across the country. TEPA members include aggregators, brokers and consultants (ABCs), retail electricity providers (REPs) and affiliate members, and are the clear choice for consumers seeking to benefit from competitive energy markets.

TEPA members exhibit expertise, ethical practices and a high level of professionalism to help consumers buy electricity in the restructured national marketplace. For more information contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com, www.TPRM.com, or call (214) 520-3430, ext.302.