Platts Seeks Nominations for 2009 Global Energy Awards

    NEW YORK, June 1 /CNW/ -- Platts, a leading energy information provider
and a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP), is currently seeking
nominations for the 11th annual Platts Global Energy Awards, which recognize
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 has become the most
recognized awards program in the industry drawing on average more than 200
nominations and 500 attendees. The 2009 Awards, in particular, 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

    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.

    Returning categories include CEO of the Year, Rising Star Award, Power
Company of the Year, Sustainable Technology Innovation of the Year, Marketing
Campaign of the Year, Energy Engineering Project of the Year, Community
Development Program of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award, among others.

    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. To submit a nomination, learn
more about the award categories, and see a full listing of past winners and
photos, visit

    Other categories to be awarded include Commercial Technology of the Year,
Downstream Operations of the Year, ENR Energy Construction Project of the
Year, and Industry Leadership Award. As in the past, judges will select the
Energy Company of the Year from the list of finalists in all other categories.

    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.

    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.

    Find Fast Facts on Platts Global Energy Awards on the website.

    About Platts: Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:  
MHP), is a leading global provider of energy and commodities information. With
a century of business experience, Platts serves customers across more than 150
countries. An independent provider, Platts serves the oil, natural gas,
electricity, emissions, nuclear power, coal, petrochemical, shipping, and
metals markets from 17 offices worldwide. Platts' real-time news, pricing,
analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and
efficiency. Traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry leaders depend upon
Platts to help them make better trading and investment decisions. Additional
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