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EI Awards 2021 recognise net zero achievers


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The 22nd Energy Institute (EI) Awards ceremony took place today, celebrating the most innovative and creative talent across the global energy sector.

Co-hosted virtually by the EI’s President Steve Holliday FREng FEI and Chief Executive Dr Nick Wayth CEng FEI FIMechE, the expert judges praised the quality and diverse talent of the award winners, who showcased the ingenuity and creativity needed on the journey to net zero.

Speaking at the ceremony, Nick Wayth said:

“It’s been another challenging year, for organisations as well as the people who make them what they are, but I’m heartened by the resilience the energy industry has shown, underpinned by the talented workforce at its heart.

“The EI Awards are all about celebrating the very best achievements and the achievers in our field.”

Steve Holliday FREng FEI drew a direct connection with COP26:

“The task at the feet of our industry is to step up and play our part in driving the highest levels of ambition.

“This means working together to deliver further and faster emission reductions, but supporting people with the skills, knowledge and expertise to ensure a just transition that works for all.”

Alongside the innovative winners of the eight project categories, this year’s individual awards were presented to two high achievers. François Cazor, Co-Founder and CEO at Kpler won the Energy Leader Award. Jeanette Gitobu, Project Developer at Windlab became the EI’s new Young Energy Professional of the Year.

The EI Awards were presented in association with the principal sponsor Refinitiv.

The winners of the EI Awards 2021 are:

Access to Energy: KOKO Networks
For their Smart Fuel ATMs project

Energy Management: Graham Institute
For delivering lasting impact, striving to make a difference and placing sustainability at the centre of business.

Environment: ScottishPower Renewables

For demonstrating energy infrastructure working in harmony with nature.

Health and Safety: Active Training Team
For their immersive induction programme centred around safety leadership.

Innovative Technology: Aramco Services Company
For their miniature robot that logs oil and water wells autonomously.

Low Carbon: GeoPura
For their ground-breaking Hydrogen Power Unit project.

Public Engagement: National Grid
For inspiring and engaged over 200,000 local school children, getting them excited about STEM subjects and the future of energy.

Talent Development and Learning: TNB Integrated Learning Solution
For providing innovative learning solutions towards energy sustainability via cultivating the environmental, social and corporate governance agendas.

Energy Leader: François Cazor
Co-Founder and CEO at Kpler

Young Energy Professional: Jeanette Gitobu
Project Developer at Windlab

Notes for editors

  1. The EI Awards is a competition run by the Energy Institute for those shaping the world's energy future.
    The awards celebrate the achievements of the energy industry across the globe, giving recognition to individuals and organisations who take an innovative and responsible approach to solving the industry's challenges of providing society with clean, sustainable, low cost and dependable energy.
  2. For more information and images of the winners, please contact EI Communications Manager, Neil Michie at
  3. The Energy Institute is the not-for-profit chartered professional membership body bringing together expertise to tackle urgent global challenges.
    Responding to the climate emergency while meeting the energy needs of the world’s growing population calls for energy to be better understood, managed and valued.
    This ambition is at the heart of our social purpose.
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