2021 Global Power & Energy Elites
Industry thought leader interviews
Brad Williams, Vice President, Industry Strategy at Oracle chats to Clarion Energy at this year's DISTRIBUTECH 2020 about their approach to the customer-centric grid.
The 2020 edition of the Global Power & Energy Elites was officially launched at European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe 2019 (now Enlit Europe) in Paris, France, 12 - 14 November.
Bobbi Harris, one of the advisory board members for the Global Power & Energy Elites speaks about the innovative submissions received. Harris shares too her focus on the role of water within the utili ...
Michael Merz, managing director, PONTON talks about Enerchain, a P2P trading platform started three year's ago, representing the first ever decentralised wholesale trade platform. He describes the les ...
Ivan Geliukh, the CEO of DTEK and one of the featured leaders in the 2020 Global Power & Energy Elites, discusses the challenges and benefits of being a leader in the ever-changing energy transition.
During a time when the power and energy sector is undergoing rapid change and advancements, strong leadership has never been more important. A 2020 Global Power & Energy Elite, Frauke Thies, Executive ...
Rui Mano, VP Business Development at Choice Technologies explains EPM’s decision to implement Choice Revenue Intelligence despite having only 2 percent NTL.
Look out for the full interview with the Minister in the Global Power & Energy Elites 2020 publication launching on 12 November 2019!
Global Power & Energy Elites 2020 Advisory Board member, Bobbi Harris, opens up about being a woman leader in a male-dominated industry and how the evolution of the sector has changed dramatically ove ...
2021 Advisory board
2022 Nomination Categories
The project and leadership categories are applicable to both the public and private sectors, extending across power generation, transmission and distribution utilities, water utilities, independent power producers, and project developers
These visionary industry influencers are innovative in their leadership approaches and strategies to improve the greater power and energy value chain on a regional and global level. Their influential role should be setting benchmarks in their respective organisations, industry sectors including, but not limited to, project design and development, engineering, technology and innovation, data related projects, legislation and finance.
Generation innovation and optimisation
Projects in which electricity producers have improved power generation efficiency and/or capacity by developing and implementing advanced and innovative technology and solutions into an existing or new power plant. Things to consider include reduced operational or deferred capital expenditures, carbon and other emissions reductions, life extension, and plant uprates.
Renewable energy generation innovation and optimisation
Projects in which electricity producers have utilised renewable power generation and new business offerings to meet growing customer demand for cleaner energy options. This can include system expansion to a hybrid model, utilisation of blockchain or peer to peer trading facilitation, utility-facilitated residential storage or a complete restructuring of a business model to accommodate increased renewables on the grid.
Microgrids and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) integration
Projects demonstrating the growth and development of microgrids for energy access driven by a need for greater grid reliability, more distributed energy resources, or more generation to allow power producers and their customers better control of energy costs. Projects should include the latest developments in design, implementation, operation and regulation of microgrids or the addition of energy storage, distributed generation or other DER solutions to increase grid stability; reduce operational or defer capital expenditure, or enhance energy security and supply.
AMI & Smart metering
Water, gas or electricity AMI projects and applications that have significantly improved utility operations, resource management, efficiency, revenue collection and customer satisfaction in the past 24 months.
Data & Analytics
Utilities or energy service providers that have most increased the level of customer satisfaction through enhanced or new services - including new and/or improved billing/payment models - and how these results were achieved. This may include the addition of prosumers onto the network or facilitated the integration of electric vehicles, blockchain or other customer engagement offerings into their business.
Finance & Investment
These models should be exemplary in their fields which can be in the form of traditional financing models, FinTech and interactive platforms such as crowdfunding that attribute to the development of small, medium and large-scale power projects.
Technological advancements across the power and energy value chain (generation; transmission; distribution), which are directly linked to e-mobility (vehicle-to-grid), batteries, tools and applications to improve overall outputs in the field and in the control room.