Dr. Peter Muhoro, Vice President of Strategy and Technology at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), was recently honored with the Diversity & Inclusion Award by the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA).
"The new Diversity & Inclusion Award was developed this year to recognize those who have worked to nurture and encourage diversity and inclusion in the energy storage industry and paved the way for the success of women, people of color, and LBGTQ professionals," according to a release from the association.
"Peter Muhoro is the inaugural recipient this year for his dedication to initiating, supporting and integrating programs for diversity and inclusion both within and outside of the energy industry."
The ESA is a national trade association dedicated to energy storage, working toward a more resilient, sustainable and affordable electricity grid.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected for the inaugural U.S. Energy Storage Association diversity and inclusion award,” Muhoro said. “I urge the energy industry to continue to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and to celebrate the diversity of people, ideas, cultures and educational backgrounds.”
In celebrating award winners this year, the association also noted: "This year’s class of winners includes trailblazers from all sectors of the industry who have dedicated their careers to advancing the adoption of energy storage and accelerating the resiliency and reliability of the power grid."