Finalists Announced for the 11th Annual Platts Global Energy Awards


    



    
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<p>NEW YORK, <chron>Sept. 28</chron> /CNW/ -- In announcing the 2009 finalists for its annual Platts Global Energy Awards today, Platts underscores the changing emphasis of global energy toward both long-term and environment-conscious supply solutions, reporting a record number of entries and finalists in sustainable technologies, energy efficiency and green initiatives categories.</p>
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<p>"Not only is it encouraging to see so many taking the lead on supply sustainability through more eco-friendly innovation, it's impressive to see a record number of total awards entries despite the very challenging global economy," said Platts <person>President Larry Neal</person>. "Becoming a finalist in this economic environment is no easy feat. We congratulate each of our finalists and look forward to announcing the winners in early December."</p>
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<p>Established in 1999, the Platts Global Energy Awards has become the most recognized awards program in the industry and recognizes innovation, leadership, and superior performance in categories spanning the entire energy industry. 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.</p>
<p>Finalists in 17 performance categories were chosen from a list of over 200 nominations, based on the criteria for each category, taking into consideration the company's profile and financial performance from within the designated time-frame. The Energy Company of the Year will be selected from this overall list of finalists by the independent panel of judges including former regulators, past heads of major energy companies, leading academics and international energy experts.</p>
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<p>Winners of the 2009 Platts Global Energy Awards will be announced <chron>Thursday, December 3</chron>, at a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony in <location>New York City</location> at the Cipriani Wall Street, which is expected to draw more than 500 senior energy executives from around the world. Capgemini returns as principal sponsor for the seventh year and is joined by co-sponsors Elster Integrated Solutions and SolArc.</p>
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<p>To attend the 11th annual awards dinner, advance registration is required. Accredited media may attend as guests with advance media registration. Television cameras are welcome. For additional event or sponsorship information, contact <person>Vicki Peterson</person> at 970-461-1090 or <a href="mailto:Vicki_peterson@platts.com">Vicki_peterson@platts.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.globalenergyawards.com">www.globalenergyawards.com</a>.</p>
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    The finalists in each category include:

    
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    CEO of the Year
    Greg Boyce, Peabody Energy
    Antonio Brufau, Repsol
    Peter Duprey, ACCIONA Energy North America
    Chengyu Fu, CNOOC Limited
    James Hackett, Anadarko Petroleum Company
    Lewis Hay, FPL Group, Inc.
    Ralph Izzo, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
    John C.S. Lau, Husky Energy, Inc.
    Milton B. Lee, CPS Energy
    Wayne Leonard, Entergy Corporation
    Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
    Vincent de Rivaz, EDF Energy
    
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    Commercial Technology of the Year
    Alter NRG
    Badger Licensing L.L.C.
    CNOOC Limited
    EnerNOC, Inc.
    InStep Software
    Lennox Industries Inc.
    Process Dynamics Inc.
    Repsol
    Shell Global Solutions
    Space-Time Insight
    
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    Community Development Program of the Year
    AES Dominicana
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation
    CPS Energy
    El Paso Corporation
    Entergy Corporation (Low Income Assistance)
    Entergy Corporation (University Funding)
    Northeast Utilities
    PTT Public Limited Company
    Qalhat LNG
    Reliance Industries Ltd.
    Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.
    Valero Energy Corporation
    
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    Deal of the Year
    Arch Coal, Inc.
    Belwind NV
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation
    Enel SpA
    Gas Natural
    Mansfield Oil Company
    MOL Nyrt.
    NRG Energy, Inc.
    Peabody Energy
    T-Power NV
    Valero Energy Corporation
    
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    Downstream Operations of the Year
    Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited (JJVL)
    Mansfield Oil Company
    Petrobras S.A.
    S-OIL Corporation
    Sovcomflot (SCF) Group
    
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    Energy Efficiency Program of the Year
    Ameren Illinois Utilities
    Exel Logistics
    Exelon Corporation
    IKEA North America
    Johnson & Johnson
    Michaels Stores, Inc.
    MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
    Orion Energy Systems Inc.
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company
    Reliance Industries Ltd.
    Staples Corporation
    Stream Energy
    
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    Energy Producer of the Year
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
    CNOOC Limited
    Coal India Limited
    Peabody Energy
    Petrobras S.A.
    
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    Engineering Project of the Year
    Entergy Corporation (Automatic Load Transfer)
    Entergy Corporation (University of Arkansas)
    Mirant Corporation
    MyCelx Technologies
    Shell Global Solutions
    YANSAB (Yanbu National Petrochemical Co)
    
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    ENR Energy Construction Project of the Year
    Advatech LLC
    Black & Veatch
    City Water, Light & Power (CWLP),
    FPL Group, Inc.
    Navy CFAY
    Pepco Energy Services, Inc.
    SGT LLC
    Shell Global Solutions
    SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc.
    Tetra Tech Inc.
    URS Washington Division (Palo Seco)
    URS Washington Division (Prairie Creek)
    
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    Green Energy Initiative of the Year
    Alpine Energy Group LLC
    Elementa Group Inc.
    FPL Group, Inc.
    Iberdrola, S.A.
    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
    Naval Facilities Engineering Command
    PG&E Corporation
    Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
    Recurrent Energy (North Face)
    Recurrent Energy (San Francisco)
    SolarCity
    Zorlu Enerji
    
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    Industry Leadership Award
    Arch Coal, Inc.
    Black & Veatch Corporation
    California ISO
    Carbon Capture and Storage Association
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation
    Duke Energy
    Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc (ECS)
    Entergy Corporation
    MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
    Petrobras S.A.
    PJM Interconnection
    Southern California Edison
    
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    Infrastructure Project of the Year
    ATP Oil & Gas Corporation
    BP Australia
    Bronzeoak Ltd.
    Entergy Corporation
    San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E)
    Tetra Tech, Inc.
    
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    Lifetime Achievement Award
    Jean-Pierre Benque, EDF International North America
    Christopher Bloch, Boyle Energy Services and Technology
    Tom Casten, Recycled Energy Development (RED)
    Roger Duncan , Austin Energy
    Sheila Hollis, Duane Morris LLP
    Bill Klesse, Valero Energy Corporation
    Hardev Singh Kohli, Reliance Industries Ltd.
    Lee Raymond, Exxon Mobil Corporation, retired
    Larry Weyers, Integrys Energy Group
    
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    Marketing Campaign of the Year
    Alliant Energy
    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
    Peabody Energy
    PTT Public Limited Company
    Southern California Edison
    Toronto Hydro Corporation
    
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    Power Company of the Year
    Consolidated Edison, Inc.
    CPS Energy
    Entergy Corporation
    Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
    Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.
    
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    Rising Star Award
    CoaLogix
    EcoTek Lighting
    Enzen Global Solutions Private Limited
    Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited (JJVL)
    LanzaTech
    Stream Energy
    
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    Sustainable Technology Innovation of the Year
    Abengoa Solar
    eSolar, Inc.
    HDR, Inc.
    Ice Energy
    InEnTec LLC
    Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
    RSI Silicon
    Shell Global Solutions
    Sopogy, Inc.
    Tessera Solar
    Total
    TURBINA IPD Ltd.
    Wade Adams Group

    
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<p>Find Fast Facts on Platts Global Energy Awards and a listing of past winners and photos on the website.</p>
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<p>In advance of the Platts Global Energy Awards, finalists, economists and others will join in lively debate on the viability of numerous energy sustainability solutions at the Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum on <chron>December 2nd</chron> in <location>New York City</location>. The Forum, "The Outlook for Sustainability: Charting a Course Amidst Economic, Geopolitical and Environmental Challenges," will feature a keynote address from U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Steven Koonin and two roundtable panels. Advance registration of non media and media is required for the Global Energy Outlook Forum.</p>
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    +1 212-904-2860
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