Energy Networks Annual Awards

2019 Energy Network Awards

Key dates

  • Applications open - 1 July 2019
  • Applications close - Wednesday, 7 August 2019 (given the tight timeframes for 2019, no late entries will be accepted)
  • Winners announced 12 September 2019

Energy Networks Australia and Energy Consumers Australia Network Consumer Engagement Award 2019 - judging panel

  • Rosemary Sinclair, Energy Consumers Australia, Chief Executive Officer (Chair)
  • Jim Cox, Australian Energy Regulator (AER), Board Member
  • Gavin Dufty, St Vincent De Paul Society, Manager Policy and Research
  • Mark Henley, Uniting Communities, Manager Advocacy and Communications
  • Robyn Robinson, Non-Executive Director, Council on the Ageing (COTA)
  • Craig Memery, Policy Team Leader, Energy and Water, Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
  • John Devereaux, Goanna Energy Consulting
  • Anne Pearson, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), Chief Executive

Application form - Energy Networks Consumer Engagement Award 2019 

Energy Network Industry Innovation Award 2019 - judging panel

  • Jill Cainey​ - General Manager Networks, Energy Networks Australia
  • Gavin Dufty​ - Manager Policy and Research, St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Violette Mouchaileh - Executive General Manager, Emerging Markets & Services, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
  • Craig Chambers - Director, Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
  • Lillian Patterson - Director, Energy Transformation, Clean Energy Council
  • Richard Owens - Executive General Manager, Transmission and Distribution Networks, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Application form - Energy Networks Industry Innovation Award 2019 

 

2018 Energy Network Awards 

Energy Network Consumer Engagement Award 2018

  • WINNER - Essential Energy, Customer Engagement Regulatory Proposal
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - Western Power, Kalbarri Microgrid
  • Other finalists
    • SA Power Networks, Regulatory Proposal Engagement – Deep Dive Workshop program
    • TransGrid, Powering Sydney’s Future
    • Victorian electricity distribution businesses, joint consultation on Network Pricing Design

The Energy Network Consumer Engagement Award was presented by Rosemary Sinclair at the Energy Networks Australia Annual Dinner on Tuesday 27 November 2018 in Canberra.

Judging panel

  • Rosemary Sinclair, Energy Consumers Australia, Chief Executive Officer (Chair)
  • Jim Cox, Australian Energy Regulator (AER), Board Member
  • Gavin Dufty, St Vincent De Paul Society, Manager Policy and Research
  • Mark Henley, Uniting Communities, Manager Advocacy and Communications
  • Robyn Robinson, Non-executive Director, Council on the Ageing (COTA)
  • John Devereaux, Goanna Energy Consulting, Chairman of the Consumer Reference Group appointed by the AER to provide consumer input to the 2018 Rate of Return Guideline
  • Tim Harrison, Energy and Water Policy, Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
  • Andrew Richards, CEO, Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA)

Application form - Energy Networks Consumer Engagement Award 2018

Energy Network Industry Innovation Award 2018

  • WINNER - TasNetworks, CONSORT Bruny Island battery trial
  • RUNNER UP - Jemena, Demand response trial: power chargers
  • Other finalists:
    • Evoenergy, Demand reduction incorporating ACT Virtual Power Plant
    • Essential Energy, Quality Assurance Lab 

​The Industry Innovation Award was announced at the Energy Networks Australia Annual Dinner on Tuesday 27 November 2018 in Canberra and presented by the Federal Minister for Energy, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP.

Judging panel

  • Simon Bartlett, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland
  • Tim Finnigan, CSIRO, Executive Director - Environment, Energy and Resources
  • Gavin Dufty, St Vincent de Paul Society, Manager Policy and Research
  • Joe Adamo, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Executive General Manager Public Affairs
  • Phil Cohn, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Business Development and Transactions Manager
  • Stuart Johnston, Energy Networks Australia, General Manager Network Transformation

Application form - Energy Networks Industry Innovation Award 2018

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2017 Energy Network Awards 

Energy Network Consumer Engagement Award 2017

  • WINNER - Electranet revenue proposal
  • WINNER Engagement Innovator Award - AusNet Services, Mondo Power and Totally Renewable Yackandandah
  • Other finalists:
    • Australian Gas Networks' Victoria and Albury engagement program
    •  SA Power Networks' new pricing structures 
    • TasNetworks’ ‘Voice of the Customer’ program

The Energy Network Consumer Engagement Awards were presented by Rosemary Sinclair at the Energy Networks Australia Annual Dinner on 29 November 2017.

Energy Network Industry Innovation Award 2017

  • WINNER - SA Power Networks, The Salisbury Trial
  • Other finalists:
    • Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre
    • Horizon Power’s System Blueprint project 
    • Western Power’s stand-alone power 

​The Industry Innovation Award was presented by Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO at the Energy Networks Australia Annual Dinner on 29 November 2017 in Canberra.

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