Energy Networks’ Industry Innovation Award finalists announced

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Energy Networks Australia has named the finalists of this year’s annual industry awards for its Innovation category.

They are:

• Energy Queensland: Smart solar export in real-time via Dynamic Operating Envelopes
• SA Power Networks: Advanced VPP Grid Integration Trial
• TransGrid: Unmanned aircraft (drone) power line stringing program and
• Western Power: Autonomous Grid modelling and solution.

Energy Networks Australia has congratulated its members for the high standard of entries into this year’s award, receiving 11 nominations for the Innovation category, and 15 for the Consumer Engagement category.

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Judging work is well underway for the Consumer Engagement Award, but there will be a delay to the announcement of finalists and videoconference with shortlisted applicants, as the panel has requested more time to deliberate.

Industry Innovation Award

This award is in recognition of leadership in the design, development and application of a ground-breaking Australian energy network initiative, technology, service or solution.

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Judging panel:
• Jill Cainey, General Manager Networks, Energy Networks Australia (Chair)
• Gavin Dufty, Manager Policy and Research, St Vincent de Paul Society
• David Feeney, EGM Networks, Australian Energy Market Commission
• Craig Chambers, Director, Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency
• Lillian Patterson, Director, Energy Transformation, Clean Energy Council
• Violette Mouchaileh, Executive General Manager, Emerging Markets & Services, Australian Energy Market Operator

2019 Industry Innovation Award

Last year there were ten applications for the Industry Innovation award. The winner was the South Australian transmission network ElectraNet for its Dalrymple Battery Energy Storage Project. Other finalists were ATCO’s (WA) Clean Energy Innovation Hub and Power and Water’s (NT) Darwin Distribution Fault Anticipation Trial.