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.

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.​

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.​

Large Energy User Initiative of the Year

This category awards 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.​

Network Initiative of the Year

This category celebrates excellence in a network business where an initiative delivers outstanding results. This could be a success story about anything whether it is innovative asset management, engineering, IT system development, project management, a new energy initiative or customer focus.

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. The recipient of this award is chosen by the Energy News editor.

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.

Consumer NZ 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 a judging panel. This award is presented in partnership with Consumer NZ.​

Outcomes Award

This Award celebrates better energy outcomes for all New Zealanders.  Tell your story about how you deliver accessible and inclusive energy products, services and solutions.  Whether you use clever business models, smart competition, education or encourage uptake of low-cost emerging technology, the emphasis is on outcomes for consumers.