UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017
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Firmly established as a must-attend event for key players in the energy industry, the UK Energy Innovation Awards are back for 2017.

Organised by the Energy Innovation Centre, the awards are a highlight in the industry’s calendar – an unmissable opportunity for SMEs and high-growth innovative businesses to showcase their energy innovations and to promote their skills and technologies to the networks.

Consistently bringing together more than 300 of the industry’s finest, the awards celebrate the latest and greatest technologies that are helping to transform our energy future.

Newly rebranded and relocated for 2017, the UK Energy Innovation Awards will take place at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool on Thursday, 28th September 2017.

The highly respected event includes a pre-dinner drinks reception, a three course meal and a host worthy of making your night extra special.

 

 

If you are interested in entering the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

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UK Energy Innovation Awards Categories 2017

1: BEST ELECTRICITY NETWORK IMPROVEMENT

This category is looking for (but not limited to) technologies, innovations or products that improve the management or detection of issues with electricity network assets (e.g. corrosion, damage, potential failure, operational status), make asset replacement or refurbishment easier, reduce running or capital costs, improve management information or increase asset life.

2: BEST GAS NETWORK IMPROVEMENT

This category is looking for (but not limited to) technologies, innovations or products that improve the management or detection of issues with gas network assets (e.g. leakage, water ingress, material condition, damage, potential failure, operational status), make asset replacement or refurbishment easier, reduce running or capital costs, improve management information or increase asset life.

3: BEST INNOVATION IMPLEMENTED BY OR ADOPTED BY A UTILITY CONTRACTOR

This category is looking for (but is not limited to) technologies or innovations that have been developed or lead by a contractor that improves any area of electricity or gas network or off shore assets, during operation or management of the business including customer service.

4: BEST INNOVATION CONTRIBUTING TO CUSTOMER QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

This category is looking for (but not limited to) innovations that reduce the duration or frequency of power outages, or make the electricity network more resilient to challenging loads or conditions or improve the assurance of gas pressure / quality.

5: BEST INNOVATION CONTRIBUTING TO CUSTOMER QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF GAS SUPPLY

This category is looking for (but not limited to) innovations that reduce the duration or frequency of off-gas, or make the electricity network more resilient to challenging loads or conditions or improve the assurance of gas pressure / quality.

6: INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Looking for situations where the international trade does or is likely to lead to a significant proportion of the company’s business, or where they have newly penetrated international markets leading to an increase in UK profits/turnover.

7: BEST OFFSHORE RENEWABLES INNOVATION

This category is seeking innovations that have the greatest potential to reduce the cost of delivering energy from offshore wind, wave or tide energy, for example through reduction of capital costs, increasing operating efficiency of assets, reducing cost of installation or maintenance, increasing asset output or improving life of components.

8: BEST SAFETY IMPROVEMENT

This category is seeking the following:

  1. For energy network operators: innovations that improve staff and behavioural safety, safety of energy users or safety of the general public.
  2. For the offshore renewable energy sector: innovations that could improve safety for offshore staff.
9: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

This is looking for (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) innovative solutions that aid decommissioning of assets or the environment, reduce visual impact of energy network assets, reduce disruption caused by network maintenance or replacement programs, reduce environmental contamination or reduce noise or emissions, or some sort of net environmental benefit relevant to the energy network companies or offshore renewable energy.

10: BEST SMART GRID INNOVATION

This category could cover a wide variety of technologies such as communications, energy storage, low cost network monitoring devices, innovations that encourage or facilitate energy reduction by users, connection of renewable energy sources or enable network operators to influence energy user behaviour (such as demand response) or technologies to facilitate grid reconfiguration or self-healing.

11: UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY

This category seeks a technology that is being developed by a university spinout company, a university technology that has been licensed to industry, or a university technology that has been technically proven and has great potential for licensing or spinout commercialisation.

12: LOSSES AWARD

Sponsored by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, this award aims to identify innovative technologies, practices or solutions that could lead to a reduction in distribution network losses. Submissions will ideally build on national or international best-practice techniques, and not limited to just the electricity industry. We will consider a range of solutions, such as: hardware installed on the network that reduces losses; the use of measurements, modelling or analysis to improve our understanding of losses (such as using smart metering data); commercial arrangements; and behaviour change. Please review our Losses Strategy to understand the existing measures and actions we’re taking over the current price control period (RIIO-ED1) https://www.ssen.co.uk/lossesstrategy/

UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017