A new awards programme has been launched to recognise the good work taking place across the UK's energy networks, their supply chains and stakeholders.
The inaugural Network Awards has been created to celebrate the amazing people, teams, projects and innovations that have helped shape the energy industry.
Organised by Network Magazine the event will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 26 March 2019. Entries are open for the 14 categories which range from innovation project of the year across both the gas and electricity sectors, to achievements in stakeholder engagement, health and safety and data.
Network editor Alec Peachey said: "2018 has been a significant year for the UK's gas, power and heat networks. A once in a generation transformation of the energy system is taking place with collaboration and innovation at the heart of it. This pace of change is happening against a backdrop of a changing regulatory environment, so there has never been a better time to recognise and celebrate successes across the industry.
"The UK's gas, power and heat networks are going through a period of unprecedented change and the Awards will offer an opportunity to showcase the good work taking place across the sector. At a time of disruptive transformation in the nation's energy system it is important to recognise the technical and game changing technologies and services that continue to move the industry forward."
The 14 categories are as follows:
- Innovation Project of the Year - Electricity
- Innovation Project of the Year - Gas
- Partnership Initiative of the Year
- Stakeholder Engagement Initiative of the Year
- Data Project of the Year
- Apprentice of the Year
- Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
- Engineering Project of the Year
- The Smart Cities Award
- Heat Network Project of the Year
- The ‘Gamechanger' Award (for new products/technologies)
- Contractor of the Year
- Independent Network of the Year
- Network of the Year
All entries will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts.
The Network Forum is also taking place on 26 March 2019 at National Conference Centre Birmingham. The event offers attendees an opportunity to learn about the innovative work taking place across the sector before coming together to celebrate the industry's successes at the Network Awards later that night.
For further information on both events visit http://future.networks.online