Platts, a leading energy information division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is currently seeking nominations for the 11th annual Platts Global Energy Awards, which recognizes excellence of companies and individuals in the global energy industry. Eighteen performance categories will be recognized. All nominations must be received by September 12, 2009 to be considered.  Established in 1999, the Platts Global Energy Awards will seek to recognize corporate leaders and companies that are successfully coping with the difficult economic environment as they continue to address the domestic and global challenges of sustainable and “green” energy, efficiency and innovation.

Any company doing business in the energy industry is eligible for these awards. Nominations may be submitted by the energy companies themselves, from clients, from vendors, and other associates.   New or updated categories for 2009 include Green Energy Initiative of the Year, Energy Efficiency Program of the Year, Deal of the Year, Infrastructure Project of the Year and Energy Producer of the Year.

The following is the full list of awards now open for 2009 entries.  Click on each category below for detailed descriptions of the qualifications and the judging  criteria. See the Rules and Requirements section for information on submitting a nomination.

CEO of the Year
Commercial Technology of the Year
Community Development Program of the Year
Deal of the Year
Downstream Operations of the Year
Energy Company of the Year
Energy Efficiency Program of the Year
Energy Producer of the Year
ENR Energy Construction Project of the Year
Engineering Project of the Year
Green Energy Initiative of the Year
Industry Leadership Award
Infrastructure Project of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Power Company of the Year
Rising Star Award
Sustainable Technology Innovation of the Year

Who Nominates?

Hundreds of companies from more than 30 countries world-wide submit nominations each year. Among those groups that nominate are integrated energy companies, private and public laboratories, power generators, exploration and production companies, refiners, investors, technology companies, and others. We also receive numerous nominations from consultants, attorneys, advertising and public relations agencies, and others who submit nominations on behalf of their clients.

Platts Global Energy Awards winners in 2008 included PTT CEO Prasert Bunsumpun and GDF Suez CEO Gerard Mestrallet, Edison International, UNION FENOSA, EMFESZ First Hungarian Natural Gas and Energy Trading and Service LLC, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation & Enterprise Products Partners L.P., and Royal Dutch Shell, among others.

As the industry responds to unprecedented increases in oil prices, turbulence in gas, electricity, and petrochemical markets, and the recognition that demand is becoming the most significant industry driver, we recognize that innovation and new ways of thinking are emerging around the globe.  We encourage all nominations that recognize the individual and corporate contributions to future excellence in the world’s largest industry.   Individuals or companies can be nominated for multiple categories, however the nominator may only nominate one company per category and each nomination must be submitted separately.

How to Submit a Nomination

Study the Nomination Submission Requirements
Make sure that you can provide all the information required for the specific category or categories you have selected. Please note that nominations are only accepted online and must include a Company Profile and 50-word Nominating Summary (see Rules and Requirements).

Prepare Your Work for Submission
Complete your Company Profile, 50-word Nomination Summary, Nominating Report, and your supporting documentation and make sure that it is in final format and ready for upload. Once your nomination is complete, you are still allowed to edit it and add to or modify the supplementary materials right up to the deadline.

Complete the Online Nomination Process
Completion of the online submission form is REQUIRED for all categories. At the end of the online nomination process, you will be asked to save your nomination. Please note that you will still be able to edit it and add to or modify the supplementary materials at any time prior to the September 14, 2009 deadline.

Submitting Supporting Documents

Supporting material is optional, except for nominations for the Marketing Campaign of the Year, which must include a 30-second commercial. Additional supporting materials may include marketing videos, brochures, advertisements, photographs, and other documents. We prefer that all supporting material is submitted electronically through to globalenergyawards@platts.com. Alternatively, you can send materials via postal or courier service to Platts Global Energy Awards, 10225 Westmoor Dr, Suite 325, Westminster, CO 80021. We regret that no materials can be returned.

On Thursday, December 3, 2009, Platts, along with seven-time principal sponsor Capgemini, will host the annual black-tie dinner and awards ceremony in New York City at the Cipriani Wall Street. Co-sponsor Elster Integrated Solutions and Celebration Sponsor SolArc will be back for the second time.

If you have any questions, or need assistance, please email globalenergyawards@platts.com or call +1 720-548-5478.

Submission Deadline: Submissions received after September 14, 2009 will not be considered.

© 2009, Tracey de Morsella. All rights reserved. Do not republish.

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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.