Energy Plus Named a Finalist for the 2011 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award
PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Plus Holdings LLC (http://www.energypluscompany.com), one of the nation's fastest-growing energy companies, announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.
"This year was very rewarding," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "The global economic situation has abated and there are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. Energy Plus shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we're faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring North America. We know that the 2011 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact."
Finalists for the 2011 edition of the Red Herring 100 North America award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
"Being named a Red Herring 100 North America finalist underscores our innovative approach and ongoing growth. It is truly an honor to stand alongside the other prestigious companies that have also been named to the list," said Kevin Kleinschmidt, president of Energy Plus.
Energy Plus is one of the nation's fastest-growing energy companies, serving 150,000 customers in seven competitive energy states. As the only energy company that is dedicated to providing competitive rates coupled with superior service and valuable rewards, Energy Plus gives consumers a choice by providing a new model for energy services.
The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring North America Forum in Hollywood, California, June 13-15, 2011. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of June 15 at the event.
About Energy Plus Holdings LLC
Energy Plus® is one of the nation's fastest-growing energy companies, supplying electricity services to 150,000 customers in seven competitive energy states. As the only company to offer energy choice, superior service, green energy options and an ongoing rewards program to every customer, Energy Plus is becoming the preferred energy company for an increasing number of homes and small businesses. Energy Plus enables consumers to benefit from the money they already spend each month on electricity through a unique rewards program featuring cash back, airline miles, hotel and retail points, and college savings from more than 80 industry-leading partners and associations. Additionally, the company is committed to supporting the environment and offers customers a certified green option. With a focus on the customer, Energy Plus' reliable services are supported by an in-house call center and customer-friendly policies. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Energy Plus serves Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas and most of Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.energypluscompany.com.
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