120 down to 43 - global talent shortlisted for EI Awards

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The level of global interest in EI Awards 2018 has matched last year’s all-time high, with 120 entries from 29 countries around the world including India, Pakistan, Australia, United States, Saudi Arabia and the UK.

In what is the 19th year of celebrating and recognising global talent and achievement, the independent panel of judges has now made the difficult decision of selecting a shortlist of 43 outstanding entries spanning the entire energy system.

Lynda Armstrong OBE FEI, Chair of the judging panel and Chair of Trustees at the British Safety Council, said: “This year I was delighted to see an increase in initiatives to help the public understand the increasing complexity of the energy sector. The campaigns and events ranged from the local to the international and targeted both children and the wider community. It is so important we spend time and effort to explain clearly how our industry is changing. And these changes were highlighted especially in the Innovative Technology category where we saw new ideas and applications in the traditional hydrocarbon business as well as in the ever-expanding renewable energy generation world.”

The shortlisted entries are as follows:

Public Engagement Award

• Shell UK for Make the Future Live 2017
• EDF Energy for The Pod
• National Grid for Charging Futures
• Smart Energy GB for Smart Energy Employers campaign 
• The Highland Council for Highland Climate Challenge
• Smart Villages Research Group for The Smart Villages Initiative

Community Initiative Award

• Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) for Community Managed Solar Energy Mini-Grids Systems
• Certas Energy UK for The Cold Weather Priority (CWP) Initiative
• EDF Energy for The Hinkley Point C Education, Skills and Employment Pipeline
• London Borough of Hounslow for Making Hounslow schools the greenest in the Country

Energy Champion Award

• Matthew Barnett, Nexen
• Eddie Boyd, The Highland Council
• Ali Rahneshin, Borzouyeh Petrochemical Complex (a subsidiary of Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co.)(PGPIC)
• Vicky Lamont, Shell UK
• Nouf M. Aljabri, Saudi Aramco
• Ibon Ibarrola Armendariz, CLH Aviation Ireland

Energy Management Award

• Boots UK for Boots UK – a decade of beating the EnergyCare challenge through a holistic approach to energy management
• Cofely Besix Facilities Management for Energy Driven Facilities Management
• Covenant University for My CU – Sustainable Energy Project
• E.ON and Tesco Stores for Tesco Stores Ltd working with E.ON Control Solutions
• GEF/UNDP Improving Energy Efficiency Project for GEF/UNDP Improving Energy Efficiency Project for Lighting & Home Appliances
• Intu Retail Services for Intu long term carbon reduction 2011-2017

Environment Award 

• GSH Group India for GSH and Kaleesuwari: Fuel Switch from Coal to Biomass for Steam Production
• National Library of Scotland for Safeguarding the collections for current and future generations through the reduction of carbon emissions
• RJM International for Reducing air pollution in Beijing
• South Zagros Oil and Gas Production Company for Implementing Flare GAS Reduction System (FGRS) in Farashband Gas Refinery (IRAN)
• Petroamazonas EP for The Power Generation and Energy Efficiency Program – OGE & EE

Health and Safety Award

• UK Power Networks for Ramp Trial
• TAQA for TAQA’s Process Safety Dashboard
• RPS for Aviation Fuelling Hazardous Area Classification Research Report
• Saudi Aramco for Predictive Personal Protective Equipment (PPPE) System
• Repsol Sinopec Resources UK for Evaluating the effect of shift design on fatigue and alertness

Innovative Technology Award

• Origami Energy for Energy Technology Platform development
• Magma Global for m-pipe®
• SSE for RBI of Wind Turbine Nitrogen Accumulators
• Imperial College London for Next-Generation High-Efficiency Affordable Hybrid Solar Systems based on a Disruptive Spectral Selectivity Concept
• OPEX Group for The X-PAS™ Predictive Analysis Service
• S&P Global Platts for S&P Global Platts deployment of Blockchain for collation of Fujairah oil inventory data

Young Energy Professional of the Year Award 

• Mike Adams, Norwell EDGE
• Charlie Cook, Octopus Energy
• Peter Frampton, Elexon
• Muhammad Imran Khan, University of Portsmouth
• Rona Mitchell, UK Power Networks

Acclaimed broadcaster and professional triathlete, Louise Minchin is this year’s host and will announce the winners at the prestigious black-tie ceremony and dinner, held on 22 November at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel, London.

Take advantage of our early bird offer when you book before the 17 September. For more information and to join the celebration of energy excellence visit energyinst.org/whats-on/ei-awards.

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