The Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards were created by Freeman, publishers of digital news and information service Energy News, in 2010. The industry's premier black-tie gala event is attended at an influencer and decision-maker level, providing an ideal vehicle for networking and for associating your organisation as one that recognises and pursues excellence.​​

Thanks to the support of founding partner and principal sponsor Deloitte New Zealand, the Awards have become the signature networking and celebratory activity of the year for the New Zealand energy sector.​​

Award categories are reviewed each year and updated when necessary to ensure they are relevant and reflect the aspirational goals of the sector. A diverse judging panel of industry experts review each entry thoroughly, seeking those that can demonstrate significant positive impact.​​

In 2019 over 620 industry members attended the Awards.​