The event was held at PGA National in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The company’s Grid IQ Connect can be easily used, fast to deploy and allows smaller utilities access to technology otherwise not affordable in traditional project delivery models.

The solution provides five primary services – meter data services, pre-payment services, outage detection and notification services, asset monitoring services, and consumer portal services.

These are used to develop the efficiency of advanced meter infrastructure systems and other aspects of grid operations.

GE’s Digital Energy business product line leader — software solutions Todd Jackson said, "It is both an honor and a great achievement to be recognized by our customers as the provider of the best smart grid solution for municipal utilities for the second time in three years."

"This award signifies GE’s commitment to the municipal utility segment and further establishes the company as a technological leader within the industry," Jackson added.