Global Energy Awards Nominations Open

June 20, 2011

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Global Energy Awards which recognize corporate and individual excellence in more than a dozen performance categories.  Nominations are due by September 12, 2011. Recognized as the energy industry’s most renowned awards program and often described as “the Oscars of Energy,” the Platts Global Energy Awards, are in their 13th year and routinely draw hundreds of nominations from energy and non-energy companies alike.

To reflect evolutions in the energy industry, amends are made to the scope or focus of the award offerings. This year’s awards will include outstanding innovation in refined products through the new Petrochemical and Blendstock Innovation Award. The Rising Star Award, traditionally bestowed to an up-and-coming standout among energy companies, will be augmented to include a separate recognition for an individual in senior management who has demonstrated transformational leadership, through the Rising Star Award – Individual category.

In addition to these two new awards, the Green Energy Generator of the Year is being revised from an original focus on conservation initiatives to innovation in power generation with an eye to achieving low-to-zero carbon emissions. The Construction Project of the Year honor is being expanded to include infrastructure, which was previously singled out as a separate award from construction.

Other award categories include CEO of the Year, Industry Leadership Award, Power Company of the Year, Sustainable Technology Innovation of the Year, Engineering Project of the Year, Community Development Program of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. An independent panel of judges will select the Energy Company of the Year from a list of finalists from all of the categories.

Any company doing business in or in close association with the energy industry is eligible for nomination. Nominations may be submitted by the individual energy companies themselves, their clients, their vendors and/or other industry associates.

“As the awards program has matured, we’ve found that even non-traditional energy organizations, such as the U.S. Navy and Tesco, have been nominated and won due to their innovations in energy-saving technology, energy conservation initiatives and other factors,” said Patsy Wurster, director of Platts Strategic Media and organizer of the Platts Global Energy Awards event. “Such cannot be ruled out again this year as the awards program continues to emphasize workable solutions in the arena of sustainable and ‘green’ energy.”

Once all nominations have been received, finalists will be identified in each category and announced for recognition on September 28, 2011. This year’s winners of the Platts Global Energy Awards won’t be unveiled until the annual black-tie dinner in New York City, set for Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the Cipriani Wall Street.

Last year’s winners included Gas Natural Fenosa’s Rafael Villaseca, Avalon EcoPower’s Peter Cartwright, Exelon Corporation’s Elizabeth “Betsy” Moler, CNOOC Limited, NRG Energy, Inc., OMV Pakistan, and a host of others.

Source: PR Newswire.



Dawn Killough

has over 15 years experience in the construction industry and is the author of Green Building Design 101, an e-book available from Amazon. She is a LEED AP and Certified Green Building Advisor, and has worked on the LEED Certification of three projects in Salem, Oregon.