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North America's Leading Energy Event
September 21-23, 2021
BMO Centre at Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada

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There are rare moments in time when certain individuals or companies shine. They come along unexpectedly and have a profound effect on us; they become a legend in their area of expertise. To some they are controversial, to others they are heroes; but, regardless, no one can deny that they have an ongoing influence within the energy sector. They are the leaders, the innovators and the collaborators who are disrupting the energy industry.

Hosted on September 22, 2021 the Global Energy Show Awards shine a spotlight on excellence in the energy industry. Recognizing leaders, innovators and trail blazers in energy, companies and individuals are recognized for disrupting the industry and promoting healthy advancement of the sector.

Call for Submissions is now open! Submit a nomination by July 9, 2021.

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2021 GLOBAL ENERGY SHOW AWARDS CATEGORIES

Collaborative Trendsetter Award

The Collaborative Trendsetter Award is designed to recognize those who understand the value of collaboration. These organizations are collaborating with others outside of their own organization to improve effectiveness (what is done) and efficiency (how it is done). This category is open to applicants across the energy supply chain and must involve two or more organizations outside of your organization. (Note: Collaborating organizations cannot be owned by the same overarching corporation.)

Questions for Submitters:

  • • How are the all the companies involved relevant to the energy sector?
  • • How has your organization improved effectiveness and/or efficiency within the energy industry?
  • • What impact did your collaborative efforts have on the energy industry? (e.g., collective impact on industry)
  • • What recent projects and/or activities have been developed to drive collaboration?
  • • Which partners/stakeholders/clients were collaborated with on the project/activity?
  • • How are the companies redefining industry level performance?
  • • What are the benefits of doing this collaboration for the companies involved?
  • • How have the companies changed the way business is done, improved performance, and/or resulted in a societal impact (e.g., become a trendsetter)?

Disruptive Digital Innovator Award

The Disruptive Digital Innovator Award recognizes novel digital technologies advancing the energy industry. All technologies in this category should be at stages of initial production and rollout, full production mode, or commercial (post-pilot stage). This category is open to digital technology concepts that are less than five years old and are considered “game changers” in the energy industry.

Questions for Submitters:

  • • Clear explanation of technology that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • • How is your technology unique, new, or relevant to the energy sector?
  • • Please provide sufficient technical detail that people in your industry can appreciate it’s significance, beyond technical specifications or features.
  • • Who is the target market?
  • • How user friendly is the digital system? Provide feedback from system users where appropriate.
  • • What solution or value proposition does it offer the industry or end users?
  • • What differentiates your solution from your competitors?
  • • How does this create an advancement over what is currently achievable in your sector (financially or environmentally)?
  • • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients did you work with for this project/technology?
  • • Give evidence of commercial adoption (identify the stage bench-scale, pilot, launch)
  • • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?

Emerging Clean Technologies Award

The Emerging Clean Technologies Award is focused on innovative technologies or processes that improve environmental performance or decrease cost of production in the energy industry through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, or environmental protection activities. (Note: Carbon Credits will not be considered). Technologies in this category are in the post pilot, proven category that have positive impact on the environment (TRL 6-7). Clean technologies in this category can include but are not limited to:

  • • GHG emission reduction and/or monitoring technologies
  • • Gas-to-Power projects
  • • Sustainable lithium extraction process for electric vehicle battery manufacturing
  • • Hydrogen
  • • Carbon capture, utilization and storage or sequestration
  • • Soil remediation
  • • Water technologies (e.g., monitoring, cleaning, treatment, demineralization, water utilization, energy generation)

Questions for Submitters:

  • • Clear explanation of project/technology that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • • How is your project/technology new or relevant to the energy sector? Please provide sufficient technical detail that people in your industry can appreciate the significant and not just spec or features.
  • • Who is the target market?
  • • What environmental solution or value proposition does it offer residential, commercial, and industrial sectors?
  • • What differentiates your solution to your competitors?
  • • How does this advancement over what is currently achievable in your sector reduce negative environmental impacts significantly?
  • • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this project/technology?
  • • Give evidence of commercial adoption (identify the stage bench-scale, pilot, launch)
  • • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?

Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award acknowledges an up-and-coming individual whose efforts have already made a significant contribution to their organization, industry or community that go above and beyond their normal day to day duties. The nominee should stand out in terms of strategic thinking, leadership, community involvement and the pursuit of excellence in their field. The nominees in this category will have been in the energy industry for 10 or less years. Self-nominations are permitted in this category. Please provide two letters of reference indicating the nominee’s suitability for this award.

Questions for Submitters:

  • • Full name, job title and organization of nominee
  • • Paragraph regarding the individuals job description that could be used for marketing materials
  • • In what way are the nominee’s achievements unique and extraordinary within their organization?
  • • How does the nominee go beyond the normal scope of their work?
  • • What is the individual doing that is unique, when compared to their peers, resulting in making a positive impact within the energy industry?
  • • Is what the individual is doing able to apply beyond their organization?
  • • Can others do what this individual is doing (e.g., is it transferrable to other individuals/organizations/industries)?
  • • How has the individual contributed in an outstanding and meaningful way to their community?
  • • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?

Excellence in ESG Award

The Excellence in ESG Award recognizes companies who demonstrate consistent excellence in managing the environmental, social and governance of its operations responsibly. Nominees for this category will have made significant contributions to the betterment of the communities they serve through job creation, economic development, educational and social programs, or sustainability. Companies in this category will demonstrate a new and creative approach to ESG that is changing the way its projects are considered or executed and goes above and beyond what would be perceived as normal community engagement by an organization. This category may also recognize Indigenous or First Peoples’ and non-Indigenous companies who are making positive contributions by successful collaboration between Indigenous communities and the energy industry. The nominees in this category will have demonstrated at least one of three pillars of ESG, and it is highly recommended that nominees demonstrate more than one pillar of ESG in this category.

Questions for Submitters:

  • • Clear explanation of project/initiative that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • • How is the project/initiative unique, new, or relevant to the energy sector?
  • • In what way does the project/initiative go beyond normal, routine, or annual activities?
  • • What percentage of organization employees are involved?
  • • How large can this initiative be scaled to (e.g., single community/multiple communities)?
  • • How has your organization participated in planning and implementing the project/initiative within a specific community?
  • • What community or Indigenous group is this impacting?
  • • What steps are you taking to go above and beyond?
  • • What is this project/initiative doing to develop meaningful community and industry partnerships?
  • • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this project?
  • • What aspects of ESG are involved in this project/initiative?
  • • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?

Excellence in Power Generation Award

The Excellence in Power Generation Award acknowledges companies who demonstrate their commitment to producing economically and environmentally sustainable power generation. Organizations in this category may provide solutions like, but not limited to:

  • • Big data application
  • • Bioenergy for power production
  • • Energy storage (including batteries, novel materials, other storage systems)
  • • Hydro
  • • Industrial automation (IIOT, SCADA, machine learning and cyber security)
  • • Low carbon power generation
  • • Vertical integration to achieve environmental performance
  • • Process controls
  • • Small modular nuclear reactors
  • • Smart grid technologies and meters
  • • Microturbines
  • • Solar (PV and thermal)
  • • Wind (onshore/offshore)

Questions for Submitters:

  • • Clear explanation of technology that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • • How is your technology unique, new, or relevant to the energy sector? Please provide sufficient technical detail that people in your industry can appreciate it’s significance, beyond technical specifications or features.
  • • Who is the target market?
  • • What is the market life of this solution?
  • • What solution or value proposition does it offer the industry or end users?
  • • What differentiates your solution from your competitors?
  • • How is this an advancement over what is currently achievable in your sector (financially and/or environmentally)?
  • • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this project/technology, and what role do they play?
  • • Give evidence of commercial adoption (identify the stage bench-scale, pilot, launch). Minimum TRL of 6 or higher.
  • • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?

Innovation in Technologies: Equipment or Process Controls Award

The Innovation in Technologies: Equipment or Process Controls Award recognizes highly disruptive innovations in equipment that have had a major impact on energy efficiency, emissions, economics, scheduling, or quality. This category also acknowledges projects, products, or services specific to controls that make a positive impact to the industry. All technologies in this category should be at either: initial production and rollout, full production mode, or commercial (post-pilot). If the underlying solution is digital, it should be submitted under the Digital Innovator Award category.

Questions for Submitters:

  • • Clear explanation of technology that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • • How is your technology new or relevant to the sector? Please provide sufficient technical detail that people in your industry can appreciate the significant and not just spec or features.
  • • Who is the target market?
  • • What solution or value proposition does it offer the industry?
  • • What differentiates your solution from your competitors?
  • • How does this solution enhance the energy industry?
  • • How is this an advancement over what is currently achievable in your sector?
  • • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this project/technology?
  • • Give evidence of commercial adoption (identify the stage bench-scale, pilot, launch)
  • • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?

Suzanne West Environmental Excellence Award

Suzanne West believed the oil and gas industry could improve environmental performance and changed the way the oil and gas industry operates today. The Suzanne West Environmental Excellence Award serves to recognize any efforts, initiatives or technological advancements that have minimized or eliminated the environmental footprint of the oil and gas industry. This award is specific to environmental technologies/initiatives used in the oil and gas industry. All environmental technologies in this category should be at either: initial production and rollout, full production mode, or commercial.

Questions for Submitters:

  • • Clear explanation of project/technology that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • • How is your project/technology new or relevant to the sector? Please provide sufficient technical detail that people in your industry can appreciate the significant and not just spec or features.
  • • Who is the target market?
  • • What environmental solution or value proposition does it offer the industry?
  • • What differentiates your solution from your competitors?
  • • How is this an advancement over what is currently achievable in your sector?
  • • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this project/technology?
  • • Give evidence of commercial adoption (identify the stage bench-scale, pilot, launch)
  • • What else does your organization regularly do for the environment?
  • • Why are you worthy of this award?
  • • What other sectors were considered when developing this initiative or advancement?
  • • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?