A Little Ole Texas Company on the Global Stage

By Stream Energy Senior Director of Field Development & Customer Loyalty Darryl Smith

Attending the Platts Global Awards and Forum earlier this month was a special two days in New York City. To be in the same room with all these titans of the energy industry, from all over the world, was simply amazing. I was honored to accept the Award of Excellence on behalf of Stream Energy at the forum luncheon. And what was particularly exciting was that I seemed to gather a lot of attention after receiving the award, as many attendees were interested in the Stream Energy story. 

The following day, Stream Energy chairman Rob Snyder and I attended the Platts Global Energy Awards ceremony. It was quite an experience, and it showed me just why the Platts Awards are truly considered the Oscars of the energy industry. Stream Energy was competing with energy companies from all over the world. To think it wasn’t that long ago we were just a bunch of upstart Texans who thought word of mouth consumer education might just be the way to successfully compete in the deregulated landscape. I guess you could say, “We’ve arrived.”

In describing the Rising Star Award, the event organizers noted, “Elbowing into a new space … takes guts, flawless execution, brilliant marketing and a tremendous organizational ability to learn fast.” To be up for award like this has been a great honor and a testament to all the great people at Stream Energy and all of our Independent Associates in Ignite.