Safety and sustainability take centre stage at Energy Institute 2015 awards

Energy Institute logo2The winners of the UK Energy Institute Awards 2015 have been presented with their prizes by former paralympian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson (DBE) at a recent ceremony in London.

Louise Kingham (OBE, FEI) Chief Executive, Energy Institute, said: ‘The global energy sector faces a number of challenges to deliver a safe, secure, sustainable and affordable energy system.

“While the task is complex, there are many great examples from those working hard in the industry, offering new ideas, work practices and innovation to support this common goal. The EI Awards promote the best initiatives and draw attention to the excellence demonstrated by organisations and individuals on a daily basis.

“This year’s award winners focus on sustainability projects that make a real difference to society, alongside proactive safety initiatives that contribute to the safety of our people.’

The 2015 winners are:

Communication: Step Change in Safety for Tea Shack News

Community Initiative: FN Solutions for Bootle2020 – using sustainable energy to breathe new life into Bootle for future generations
 
Energy Champion; Kate Simpson, Assistant Carbon Management Consultant, Grontmij

Energy Excellence; National Grid for the T-pylon – a new radical design of high voltage electricity pylons for the UK

Environment; Anglian Water @one Alliance for its Sustainability in Design initiative

Innovation; RJM International for its new Coal and Biomass-fired ultra-low NOx burner

Safety; Karen McCombie for her work as Safety Representative at Sodexo

Technology; Airedale International and BAE Systems for their Energy-saving computer room air conditioning retrofit programme

Young Energy Professional of the Year; Dr Marek Kubik GradEI, Customer Solutions & Commercial Projects Manager, AES

Highly commended mentions also went to:

  • Community Energy Scotland for its Community Energy Development programme in Malawi
  • Rory O’Sullivan, GradEI, Founder, Energy Process Developments
  • Walsh Ecuador and Petroamazonas for its Artificial Canopy Bridges mitigating fragmentation of arboreal habitat in petroleum fields in Ecuador

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