RPD Energy and Intuit Earn Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Award
Houston, TX, March 26, 2019 – An independent panel of industry experts and corporate energy and sustainability decision makers has recognized Intuit’s Purely Green Affinity Program as the Most Innovative Off-Site Corporate Renewables Program. This program, designed by RPD Energy, was the recipient of the 2019 Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Award for that category at a recent awards dinner held at the Houstonian.
The Purely Green program allows Texas residents to access discounted green energy for their homes and businesses by leveraging Intuit’s green buying power. Launched on Earth Day last year, the program continues to grow and has been featured in Forbes, GreenBiz, Clean Technica, and other publications.
“Intuit is proud to have been recognized along with RPD Energy for the work and effort that went into creating something that is both valuable and simple for our customers and employees. Premium green power at a brown power price. We intend to expand the program and its impact as a way to help drive additional demand for renewable power for the benefit of our stakeholders and our planet.”
– Sean Kinghorn, Sr Global Sustainability Leader, Intuit Corp.
“This structure addresses a lot of the challenges associated with making renewable power widely accessible, and creates multiple wins for Intuit, its employees, its customers, and the retail energy industry. Through its leadership, Intuit has demonstrated that the reach of Corporate Sustainability efforts can be extended to create a greater impact. We look forward to expanding this effort with Intuit and other sustainability thought leaders.”
– Eric Alam, CEO RPD Energy
Intuit, a global leader in corporate sustainability, was among RPD’s first customers. RPD has worked with Mr. Kinghorn and Intuit to address access to local physical renewable power for their facilities for several years and, in 2017, they presented RPD with the challenge of getting outside the “four walls” of Intuit to make a positive impact. More about RPD’s work with their network of suppliers to create and structure Intuit’s affinity program “Purely Green” is found at http://www.rpdenergy.com/affinity.
At RPD Energy, our mission is simple — to make it easy and affordable for businesses and households to buy green energy. Practically speaking, this means removing the complexity and the premium for access to locally-sourced renewable power for all customer segments. RPD Energy is proud to be a part of Inuit’s efforts in the energy transformation taking place today.
About Smart Energy Decisions
Smart Energy Decisions, the first web-based information resource dedicated exclusively to addressing the information needs of commercial and industrial electric power customers, honored the winners of the second annual Innovation Awards competition at a reception and special dinner on March 13, capping off the Smart Energy Decisions’ 2019 Innovation Summit in Houston, Texas.
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. Mint provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money, while Intuit’s ProConnect brand portfolio includes ProConnect Tax Online, ProSeries® and Lacerte®, the company’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.7 billion in its fiscal year 2016. The company has approximately 7,900 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Australia and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.