Innovation in Energy Award

This category awards strong overall demonstration of innovation in the New Zealand energy sector. Past winners have demonstrated New Zealand or world firsts that have benefited their organisation, customers or the wider industry with ideas around new products, services, resources or business models.

Energy Retailer of the Year

This category awards the energy retailer with the strongest overall performance in New Zealand for the year. All retailers are eligible and finalists are decided by the judging panel.

Large Energy User Initiative of the Year

This category rewards outstanding energy-related initiatives that have delivered significant benefits, carried out by large energy users. Past winners have shown successful energy efficiency and emissions reduction programmes or alternative energy supply and value additions to their operations.​

Energy Distributor of the Year

This category celebrates excellence in energy distribution, and your overall success in the past year against technical, commercial, customer, ESG and well-being metrics.

Energy Project of the Year

This category celebrates energy sector project excellence. Tell us all about your energy project and how it has changed the way you do business for the better.

Community Initiative of the Year

This category recognises an initiative that has demonstrated wide-reaching benefits to both the organisation and the community involved. Past initiatives have included finding positive ways to approach negotiation of land access agreements, iwi engagement and equity partnership opportunities.

Social Procurement Award

This category awards the use of procurement as a tool to provide enduring positive benefits for communities, employee of suppliers, and the environment, alongside acquiring the goods, services and works required.

Low Carbon Future Award

This category recognises emissions reduction initiatives carried out 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.​

Well-being Award

This category celebrates energy sector excellence in caring for our people. We rely on many brilliant people to keep the fuel flowing and the lights on. Tell us about what you do for your people to help them perform to their best ability.

Young Energy Professional of the Year

This category recognises a stand-out professional under the age of 40 in the New Zealand energy sector. Judging looks at an individual’s achievements during their career to-date, any key projects they have delivered and pre-defined targets they have achieved.​