Energy Awards: 2019 Supplier of the Year
Everyone wants to know that they’re with a good energy supplier. Was yours recognised in the 2019 Energy Awards? Based on intelligent energy usage, who is the 2019 Supplier of the Year? Read on to find out.
Energy Awards: What are they?
Every year, the Energy Awards are held in the UK to recognise the best energy suppliers and the most successful energy projects and initiatives launched during the given year.
The focus is placed on ‘responsible use of energy’. Those who win set a high standard of intelligent energy usage that other energy companies should aspire to achieve.
The 2019 Energy Awards were held on the 21st of November in London. There was a total of twenty award categories, each of which was judged by a harsh and experienced panel of judges. This year the judges included a number of energy consultants, the Managing Director of Energy Efficient Solutions and the Energy Manager at King’s College London.
What is responsible energy consumption?
Companies (and individuals) that promote responsible use of energy focus on sustainability. This means making energy usage as efficient as possible, using sustainable infrastructure and, importantly, renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar power instead of coal and nuclear energy.
Supplying green energy is an increasing goal of most energy suppliers and they are working hard to cut down their reliance on non-renewable energy. Many also offer customers energy saving technology and even tariffs that help them lower their energy consumption by being more efficient with their energy on a day-to-day business.
Want to know if your energy supplier uses green energy? Every provider is required to make its fuel mix available to the public, so you should be able to find the information on its website. Selectra’s energy supplier pages always include the company’s fuel mix too. Just look for the handy pie chart that gives you a breakdown of all the fuel resources the supplier uses.
Energy Awards: Supplier of the Year 2019!
Despite the twenty categories, here at Selectra we are most concerned with one: Supplier of the Year. So who is the Energy Awards 2019 Supplier of the Year winner?
Octopus Energy was only created in 2015 but already it’s made big waves in the UK energy market. Since 2018, its tariffs use 100% renewable electricity and give customers the chance to carbon offset all of their gas too. In 2019, it was the only energy supplier to be named a recommended provider by Which?.
It offers a wide range of energy saving technology, including IFTTT Applets that allow customers to take advantage of cheap energy, an Amazon Alexa programme, an electric car scheme, and a Powerloop bundle that lets customers with electric cars use their car battery to power their home and sell unused energy back to the national grid!
The supplier also sells a number of innovative tariffs that use eco-friendly technology. One such tariff - Agile Octopus - even won the Energy Awards 2019 Innovation of the year (processes) category.
From this information alone, it comes as no surprise that Octopus Energy has been named the Energy Awards 2019 Supplier of the Year. It’s an innovative company that promotes responsible energy consumption by making it easy for its customers to use energy efficiently. You can find out more about the award winning supplier in Selectra’s Octupus Energy provider page.
Before choosing a winner, the judges narrowed the Supplier of the Year category down to six companies. Besides Octopus Energy, the other suppliers in contention (and therefore also considered to be excelling in responsible energy usage) were EDF Energy, Gazprom Energy, PROINSO UK, SmartestEnergy (the 2018 winner) and UK Healthcare Corporation T/A D-ENERGI.
Other categories and winners
The winners of the remaining nineteen categories in the 2019 Energy Awards are as follows:
Behavioural change/employee Engagement - Ibstock, Energy Management Employee Engagement
Broker initiative of the Year - ZTP, Kiveev - Transparent & Empowered Flex Contract Management
Commercial Building Energy Project of the Year - Aviva, Combining Smart Building Technology, Data and People
Diversity Impact Award - Cool Mentoring, Neurodiversity Smart
Energy Buying Team of the Year - EIC - Energy Intelligence Centre
Energy Champion of the Year - Michael Nagle, London Luton Airport
Energy Data Collection and Analysis -
- Software/technology/service - Energy and Technical Services, Technical Energy Centre
- Project - SGN, Real-Time Networks
Energy Efficient Partnership of the Year - Nissan and Mackie’s, Sky To Scoop Electric Ice Cream Van
Energy Efficient Product of the YEar HVAC&R - Seeley International, Breezair TBSI 580
Innovation of the Year: Processes and Projects -
- Processes - Octopus Energy, Agile Octopus
- Project - Mitie and Vodafone UK, Energy Performance Contract
Innovation of the Year: Technology -
- Physical - Nissan and Mackie’s, Sky To Scoop Electric Ice Cream Van
- Software/data/digital- IES, Intelligent Communities Lifecycle
Lighting Energy Impact Award - Energy Saving Lighting, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Lighting Upgrade
Local Authority Initiative of the Year - Nottingham City Council, Energy Services & Nottingham City Homes, Sneinton District Housing Upgrades
Public Building Energy Project of the Year - E.ON Controls & Transport for London, Palestra Refit Optimisation
Renewable Energy Technology of the Year - Mitsubishi Electric, Ultra Quiet Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump
Residential Energy Project of the Year - ENGIE Regeneration, Moat Malden Energiesprong
Retail Energy Project of the Year - FJB Systems and Sainsburys, Pineham Frozen Distribution Centre
Third Party Intermediary of the Year (Broker), Over 50 Employees - Northern Gas and Power
Third Party Intermediary of the Year (Broker), Under 50 employees - Co-op Power