TEA recognized as a 2013 COMPUTERWORLD Honors Laureate for its Hydroelectric Optimizer System.

(JACKSONVILLE, FL- March 21, 2013) The Computerworld Honors Program has announced TEA as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. The Hydroelectric Optimizer System has been recognized as a transformative tool that promotes sustainability through optimized hydro resource management.

"We are honored to be recognized as a 2013 Laureate by Computerworld," said The Energy Authority President and CEO, Joanie Teofilo. "This is a testament to the dedication and talent of our employees. As a nonprofit organization, TEA is committed to providing innovative solutions that bring optimal and sustainable value to public power utilities and by extension, their customers."

"Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper."

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

Computerworld is a leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience.

TEA is the strategic partner of choice for public power. Through the customized application of bilateral power trading, risk management, power supply management, RTO trading, and natural gas trading services, TEA is currently collaborating with over 44 public power utilities nationwide to help them optimize the value of their generation and load portfolio in wholesale energy markets in a manner that is consistent with each utility's unique risk tolerances. Established in 1997, TEA is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with offices in Seattle (Bellevue), Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
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