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Nominations are open to both the public and private sectors, extending across power generation, transmission and distribution, water, independent power producers, and project developers.

The final selection of projects and leaders is made by an external advisory board composed of experienced industry figures from around the world.

Nomination categories


This category celebrates industry influencers who are innovative in their leadership approaches and strategies. The impact of their work has improved and furthered the power and energy or water value chain on a regional or country level.  Leaders can be active in the private or public sectors and can include academia. Their influential role should set high benchmarks in their respective industry sectors including, but not limited to, project design and development, engineering, technology and innovation, data related projects, mentoring and coaching of colleagues, legislation and finance.

Generation Innovation and Optimisation

This category recognises thermal projects that have improved power generation efficiency and/or capacity by planning and implementing advanced and innovative technology and solutions into an existing or new power plant.  Factors for success include reduced operational or deferred capital expenditures, carbon and other emissions reductions, life extension, and plant upgrades. This category is applicable to projects that fall within small, medium and large-scale generation.

Renewable energy generation innovation and Optimisation

This category recognises projects where electricity producers have utilised renewable power generation to deliver innovation and new business offerings. This can include the utilisation of blockchain or peer to peer trading facilitation, complex stakeholder engagement, utility facilitated residential storage or a complete restructuring of a business to accommodate technology. This category is applicable to projects that fall within small, medium and large-scale generation.

Rural Electrification

This category identifies electrification projects that have made a positive impact to communities by increasing energy access and electrification rates. These projects can be initiatives driven by government, private developers, or public institutions and the impact can increase power distribution to previously unelectrified communities for use in homes, schools, healthcare facilities, agriculture and small businesses.

Transmission & Distribution

This category identifies projects that have provided transmission and distribution rollouts locally, nationally or regionally. These projects can include LV, MV and HV new build programmes, maintenance projects, service delivery initiatives, revenue protection measures, technical and non-technical loss reduction, grid integration and initiatives to increase network stability.  Projects should have faced complex challenges. 

Smart Cities

Projects undertaken as part of a smart city initiative which have driven an integrated energy, transportation, water or gas system as part of an overall city plan. Initiatives can include increased access to data which has led to energy, water or gas savings or enhanced management, or the overall implementation of a water, gas or electricity management and/or supply programme, wastewater management, green buildings and energy-efficient programmes, or transportation.

Finance & Investment

These models should be exemplary in their fields which can be in the form of traditional financing models, FinTech and interactive platforms such as crowdfunding that attribute to the development of small, medium or large-scale power projects.

Digital Transformation

The most transformative product or project of 2019/2020 – this can include innovations across the water or power and energy value chain (generation, transmission, distribution).  Products and projects have seen a progression of data and analytics, meter rollouts, innovation in research and development, or training and skills development.

For any nomination queries please contact Ashley Theron-Ord

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For all your nomination information contact Ashley Theron-Ord

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