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Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards 2018 finalists announced

Twenty-one energy focused organisations and individuals will be competing for top honours at the 2018 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards. Today’s announcement showcases the high-calibre of people and organisations working within the energy sector.

Chair of the Judging Panel, Elisabeth Welson, says the strength of the entries across all the different award categories made for vigorous discussion around the judging table.

“It has been a busy but rewarding few weeks for the judges, as we have immersed ourselves in the many fantastic stories of people, projects, innovation and communities across New Zealand’s energy sector. We congratulate all of the finalists coming through in what has been a consistently high quality field of entries.”

Like many businesses within the energy industry, the Awards have had to adapt to keep pace with the changing direction of the sector. The connection and integration with other industries, such as logistics, industrial, consumer and transport, has resulted in a diverse range of finalists this year. The new Low Carbon Future Award category exemplifies this change with two transport energy related organisations making it as finalists.

Deloitte partner and energy leader David Morgan says that Deloitte, as principal sponsor of the Awards since its inception, is honoured to be associated with celebrating excellence in an industry of such vital importance to the New Zealand economy and the country’s overall wellbeing.

“We congratulate all the finalists announced today, including those from the new Low Carbon Future Award category. At a time when energy companies continue to undergo significant change and face new challenges, these worthy finalists are driving progress across the energy sector.”

The Awards provide the ideal opportunity to celebrate and network with companies transforming the energy sector. To be inspired, recognise achievements and contributions, and to be part of the industry on its big night, purchase a table for your organisation to attend.

The Awards night is being held on the 22 August at Cordis Auckland. For more details and to book tickets visit

The 2018 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards finalists are:

Innovation in Energy Award

Sponsored by Gentrack

Contact Energy

Virtual Power Plant


The transactive energy platform

OMV New Zealand

Ground breaking structural remediation for the Maari platform

Community Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by PEPANZ

BP New Zealand

BP and Surf Life Saving: In it for life. Together.

Flick Electric Co.




New Zealand Aluminium Smelter

Ten years of partnership: NZAS and Southland Girls’ High School

Young Energy Professional of the Year

Sponsored by ABB

Daniel Leeman

New Zealand Oil & Gas

Peter Armstrong

Westpower, Mitton ElectroNet

Rebecca Wilson


Large Energy User Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by EECA Business

City Rail Link

Carbon footprint measurement and reduction

Dominion Salt and Vector

World first in battery and wind energy solution

Tranzit Group

First fully electric bus

Health and Safety Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Nexans

Alpine Energy

Health and safety in action


The Sparky experience


OnGas bottle swap plant


Virtual Reality for site induction training

Energy Technology of the Year

Sponsored by Callaghan Innovation

BP New Zealand

BPMe: The little app redefining the 'service' in service stations


Enabling a better power society


Energy IQ: Technology that gives customers the control

Women in Energy Award

Sponsored by Mitchell Daysh

Deborah Selby


Fiona Smith


Professor Robyn Phipps

Massey University

Low Carbon Future Award

Sponsored by BusinessNZ


Leading the charge


Re-designing the way you move


The impetus and challenge to create a more renewable NZ

Consumer NZ Energy Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by EDMI
Finalists to be announced 25 July

Editor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector
Sponsored by MB Century.
Winner to be announced on the night – 22 August, Cordis Auckland


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