Awards

These are the individual categories for the 2018 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards:

  • Innovation in Energy Award
  • Community Initiative of the Year
  • Young Energy Professional of the Year
  • Editor's Award (for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector)
  • Large Energy User Initiative of the Year
  • Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
  • Energy Technology of the Year
  • Consumer NZ Energy Retailer of the Year
  • Energy Project of the Year
  • Women in Energy Award

Scroll down to learn more about the 2018 award categories.

Innovation in Energy Award

Award for the strongest overall demonstration of innovation in the New Zealand energy sector.

This category is open to New Zealand energy sector organisations such as retailers, generators, network companies, pipeline owners, oil/gas explorers and producers and is being assessed for the 12 months to 31 March 2018.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Award for an outstanding initiative that has demonstrated wide reaching benefits to both the organisation and community involved.

This category is open to New Zealand energy sector organisations such as retailers, generators, network companies, pipeline owners, oil/gas explorers and producers and is being assessed for the 12 months to 31 March 2018.

YOUNG ENERGY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Award for the standout professional aged under 40 in the New Zealand energy sector defined by their achievements for the 12 months to 31 March 2018 and or culmination of achievements up to that date.

This category is open to individuals working for New Zealand energy sector organisations such as retailers, generators, network companies, pipeline owners, oil/gas explorers and producers.

Editor's Award

The editor’s award for outstanding contribution to the sector will recognise an individual who has made a significant and long-term contribution to the New Zealand energy sector over a period of time.

We do not accept nominations for this category, nor do we announce finalists, rather the recipient is chosen by the editor of Energy News and revealed on the night.

LARGE ENERGY USER INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Award for outstanding energy-related initiatives that have delivered significant benefits, carried out by large energy users.

This category is open to New Zealand’s large energy users (e.g. industrial and corporate organisations that use large volumes of energy (electricity, gas, coal, transport fuel etc) at a single site or across multiple sites. The award is assessed for the 12 months to 31 March 2018.

Health and Safety Initiative of the Year

Award  for the strongest overall demonstration of excellence in a health and safety initiative carried out by an organisation operating in the New Zealand energy sector.

This category is open to organisations operating in the New Zealand energy sector organisations such as retailers, generators, network companies, pipeline owners, oil/gas explorers and producers and is being assessed for the 12 months to 31 March 2018.

Energy Technology of the Year

This award is celebrating New Zealand businesses that have achieved commercial success from energy-focused advanced technology, research or development projects in the last year.

This catergory is open to New Zealand registered businesses developing products, services, or solutions relevant to the energy sector (including hardware, software, products and systems utilised throughout the value chain) and is being assessed for the 12 months to 31 March 2018. 

CONSUMER NZ ENERGY RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Award for the energy (electricity and/or gas) retailer with the strongest overall performance in New Zealand for the year. In association with Consumer NZ.

The award is assessed by Consumer NZ members through the results of the 2018 Consumer NZ energy providers' survey and a judging panel comprising Consumer NZ and Energy News representatives.

Energy Project of the Year

This award is for the energy sector project that has been planned and executed with excellence and will deliver significant benefits to stakeholders, including the wider community.

This category is open to New Zealand energy sector organisations (such as retailers, generators, network companies, pipeline owners, oil/gas explorers and producers) and joint venture operations completing energy projects in New Zealand within the last two years. The award is assessed for the 24 months to 31 March 2018.

Women in Energy Award

This award is for a woman working in the New Zealand energy sector whose achievements to date deserve special recognition.

This category is open to women working for New Zealand energy sector organisations such as retailers, generators, network companies, pipeline owners, oil/gas explorers and producers, large energy consumers.