2003 Louis R. Harris, Jr. Award Winners
Florida Power & Light Company
West Melbourne, Florida
As Manager of Business Development for Federal Accounts with Florida Power and Light (FPL), Ed Anderson has worked closely with various Federal customers to develop an impressive legacy of energy projects. His relationship with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has been especially fruitful. KSC and FPL established a basic ordering agreement for utility energy service contracting services and have completed two significant delivery orders to date. FPL provided turnkey services for these projects, including feasibility studies, design, construction, commissioning, and financing. Through his leadership, enthusiasm, and customer focus, Mr. Anderson continues to push the envelope of Federal energy management. He has frequently obtained FPL funding to investigate the energy conservation potential of new technologies for KSC including thermal energy storage and wind energy. Mr. Anderson is an active member of the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group, is an integral member of the KSC Energy Working Group, and has actively supported many energy awareness events for the Space Center work force and the local community.
General Services Administration
During her tenure as a public utilities specialist and contracting officer at GSA, Linda Collins has provided meritorious support to the Federal government through the establishment of contracting vehicles and by providing assistance to Federal agencies to help achieve the goals and objectives set forth by the Federal Energy Management Program. Ms. Collins has helped agencies acquire energy management services that reduced consumption of energy at Federal facilities while improving the efficiency and quality of operations. Her efforts have helped to broaden and strengthen the partnership between the Federal government and regulated public utility companies. Ms. Collins teaches the Utility Energy Services Workshop, which offers training to Federal government and utility company employees on how to implement a utility energy service contract. She also provides guidance to agency contracting officers on how to procure utility services. Ms. Collins shares her knowledge with industry on government contracting and how to do business with the Federal government, thus fostering a collaborative partnership between the Federal government and regulated utility companies and enabling both parties to successfully address mutually beneficial opportunities and critical energy issues. Additionally, Ms. Collins lends her expertise to the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group, actively participating as a member of the Steering Committee.