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
  • Women in Energy Award
  • Low Carbon Future Award
  • Consumer NZ Energy Retailer of the Year

Scroll down to learn more about the 2018 award categories, or click here to view the category booklet.

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 initiatives undertaken over the last two years (started, completed or ongoing).  

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 initiatives undertaken over the last two years (started, completed or ongoing).  

YOUNG ENERGY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Award for the standout professional aged under 40 in the New Zealand energy sector defined by their achievements during their career to 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 initiatives undertaken over the last two years (started, completed or ongoing).

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 Initiatives undertaken over the last two years (started, completed or ongoing).  

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 initiatives undertaken over the last two years (started, completed or ongoing).  

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.

Low Carbon Future Award

This award celebrates emissions reduction initiatives undertaken by the New Zealand energy sector. We want to hear about initiatives large and small that contribute to reducing or avoiding emissions of carbon dioxide and/or other greenhouse gases.

This category is open to New Zealand energy sector organisations such as energy retailers, electricity generators, network companies, pipeline owners, petroleum explorers, energy distributors and energy producers and is being assessed for initiatives undertaken over the last two years (started, completed or ongoing).

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.