• 2021 Energy Network Awards

2021 Energy Network Awards

Congratulations to Energy Networks Australia’s members for the extremely high standard of entries to this year’s Annual Industry Awards.

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Consumer Engagement Award

Congratulations to Energy Networks Australia’s members for the extremely high standard of entries to this year’s Annual Industry Awards.

The Consumer Engagement Award recognises an Australian energy network business that is demonstrating outstanding leadership in consumer engagement.

WINNER – Powerlink – 2023-27 revenue determination engagement process 

The judging panel comprises:

  • Chair: Lynne Gallagher, Energy Consumers Australia (ECA), Chief Executive Officer
  • Merryn York, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), Commissioner
  • Robyn Robinson, Non-executive Director, Council on the Ageing (COTA)
  • Gavin Dufty, St Vincent De Paul Society, Manager Policy and Research
  • Mark Henley, Uniting Care Australia, Manager Advocacy and Energy Advocate
  • Catriona Lowe, Australian Energy Regulator (AER), Board Member

An announcement will be made in November.

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Industry Innovation Award

The Industry Innovation Award recognises leadership in the design, development and application of a ground-breaking Australian energy network initiative, technology, service or solution.

WINNERS – Energy Queensland – Ergon and Energex – Maximising Distributed Energy Resources using State Estimation

The winning project is an Australian-first implementation of a digital system to generate a complete and consistent picture of the operational state of the grid. This supports the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) like rooftop solar PV so more customers can export solar, voltage impacts on the grid can be mitigated and power quality can be improved.

The judging panel comprises:

  • Jill Cainey​, General Manager Networks, Energy Networks Australia (Chair)
  • David Feeney, EGM Networks, Australian Energy Market Commission
  • Violette Mouchaileh, Chief Markets Officer, Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Craig Chambers, Director, Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • Darren Gladman, Director, Distributed Energy, Clean Energy Council
  • Gavin Dufty​, Manager Policy and Research, St Vincent de Paul Society

An announcement will be made in November.