International Energy Awards

Entry deadline: Friday 8 December 2023

For their 25th anniversary, the International Energy Awards (formerly EI Awards) have been recast to focus on celebrating the most critical aspects of the global energy transition.

Each year the Awards shine a spotlight on the organisations and teams from around the world making the biggest difference in terms of workforce development, engagement, and technical innovation.

In addition, individuals are recognised, both early in their career with the Young Professional Award, alongside the highest honour given on behalf of the EI’s global membership – the President’s Award.

The International Energy Awards are free to enter and will be presented as the centrepiece of the prestigious International Energy Week Dinner on 29 February 2024 in London.

Please note that we are only accepting one entry per company for the project category awards.

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Project categories

Individual Awards

International Energy Awards 2024 categories

The energy industry needs people with the talent, the drive, and the passion to help us tackle climate change and meet the glowing energy needs of the world’s populations.

This award recognises work undertaken to bring new talent into the industry, as well as the provision of continuing professional development schemes for current workforces. It will look for in-house schemes that nurture talent and foster inclusion, the use of innovative learning solutions and collaborations between industry, industry bodies, academia and other partners.

The judging panel will be looking for:

  • Initiatives that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Promotion of the future skills needed for the energy transition and/or awareness of the role of behaviour change in the workplace to help manage energy use.
  • Innovative use of partners and techniques
  • Deliverability of the initiative
  • Clear metrics and results

You must be able to validate the success of your project with proven results.

Effective advocacy and public engagement is often the key determinant of the success or failure of any initiative. This award recognises the year’s best group contribution to raising public awareness across the energy industry, covering internal and external communications with such stakeholders as customers, regulators, employees, shareholders etc.

The award recognises innovative campaigning techniques in the form of social media, reports, journalism, digital campaigns etc., that have contributed to improved understanding and knowledge of industry-wide energy issues.

The judging panel will be looking for:

  • Identification of the issue(s) to be communicated, and the need for the initiative
  • Originality and effectiveness of the message and methods undertaken
  • Clarity of planned aims and objectives
  • Deliverability of the initiative
  • Effectiveness of the public engagement programme

You must be able to validate the success of your project with proven results.

Technology in all its forms is an essential and exciting aspect of the energy industry, a frontier where new and better solutions are constantly being devised. The role of digital technologies and data in particular are taking the industry into the ‘4th revolution’.

This award will recognise the year’s best innovative technological development or implementation of an existing technology with the power to become a gamechanger or disrupter in the industry, either on the demand or supply side, and in particular contributing to the transition to net zero and/or extending universal access to energy.

The judging panel will be looking for:

  • Identification of the technological innovation which represents a major advance or development
  • Commercially viable technology that is ready for market and for wider adoption and application
  • Inventive new technology or innovative implementation of existing technology
  • Clear demonstration of the benefits of the innovation over existing methods

You must be able to validate the success of your project with proven results.

The EI's Young Professionals Network is delighted to welcome entries for the seventh EI Young Energy Professional Award. Young professionals are the next generation of energy leaders and we want to celebrate your contribution to the industry and reward your innovation, drive to deliver and passion of the younger generation of energy talent. Applications from those with less than five years in the industry are welcome.

The judging panel will be looking for:

  • Career Experience statement:
    In 250-500 words, describe a project from your career, either in your professional career or through working with the local community, where you have either led the activity (as a project manager) or made a significant contribution towards its delivery (as a key team member)
  • Industry Outlook statement:
    In 250-500 words, please share your views on the outlook for the energy industry by answering the following question: "What is the single biggest challenge facing the energy industry in the next 20 years?"
    The judging panel will be looking for you to demonstrate your views and feelings about an industry issue, including how you would like to see them addressed and how your future work might contribute towards finding a solution for this challenge.
  • CV
  • Endorsement:
    Please provide a written endorsement of up to 200 words from your employer, client or supervisor. This should include their signature and contact details for verification purposes.

This most prestigious award is made in the gift of the Energy Institute by The President and in the name of the global membership to recognise outstanding leadership and achievement in the energy industry and in support of the EI’s ambition of creating a better energy future for our members and society by accelerating a just global energy transition to net zero.

It is made on an international basis to an individual whose work has brought benefit to society. Recipients will have contributed to addressing solutions relevant to global energy challenges, in particular combatting climate change and opening up access to energy.

Each year, the global  membership of the Energy Institute and non-members alike are invited to make nominations for recipients of the award. Nominations can also come from within the EI’s committee networks. The EI Nominations Committee is then tasked with shortlisting candidates that can demonstrate their impact against as many of the criteria below as possible:

  • Demonstrable achievement to either: tackle climate change/reduce the carbon footprint of the industry to help reach net-zero by or before 2050, either through the reduction of emissions or through storage of carbon, or to provide access to cleaner supplies of energy.
  • Acknowledged by peers as a thought leader in their field. The work of the recipient should be well known to their publics.
  • Commitment to raising industry standards, improving knowledge and skills and/or championing the contribution the energy industry makes to society.
  • Commitment to making the energy sector more diverse, inclusive and reflective of the society it serves
  • Championing the industry among the younger generation.

The EI's Council determines the recipient of the award, which is usually made on an annual basis. The President hosts a lecture for the recipient to share their work and celebrate receiving the award.

Nominations for the President’s Award can be made at any time for consideration by the EI’s Nominations Committee. Your nomination should include the full name of the nominee and the reason for the nomination. A short biography would be welcome, but not essential. See who's previously won this prestigious award.

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Celebrating Excellence in Energy

The Awards are designed to celebrate and showcase the vast accomplishments in the energy sector, an industry vital to society.

View all photos from the previous EI Awards


Thank you to Steph McGovern, our previous host

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Steph McGovern is the presenter of the eponymous Steph's Packed Lunch, Channel 4’s daily live lunchtime show. Steph is also one of the hosts of Have I Got News For You on BBC One and regularly appears on TV and radio panel shows.

Prior to this, Steph worked in financial journalism for over 15 years and spent 8 years on BBC Breakfast, travelling all over the UK to cover economic news and broadcast live from over 500 businesses.

Whether speaking to factory workers or FTSE 100 CEOs, Steph’s mission was to uncover and explain the real economy. This is something she has continued in her Channel 4 show, with regular features such as her Small Business Market and Job Clinic.

Originally from Middlesbrough, Steph started as an apprentice engineer at Black & Decker where, aged 19, she won the title of Young Engineer for Britain before studying at University College London.

Watch the EI Awards 2021 ceremony

Celebrating the biggest accomplishments in the energy sector in 2021

Judging Panel


International Energy Young Professional Award Judge:
Karolina Zieba AMEI, Offshore Wind Associate, Carbon Trust


Dame Angela Strank HonFEI, Non Executive Director, Rolls Royce, SSE and Mondi


International Energy Workforce Award Judge:

Hannah Mary Goodlad, Head of Portfolio and Strategy Asia Pacific, Renewables, Equinor


International Energy Workforce Award Judge:

Elizabeth Baxter, Director of Project Finance, Sonnedix


International Energy Engagement Award Judge:

Duncan Clarke MEI, Orsted


International Energy Technology Award Judge:

Vivien Lu, HK Polytechnic University


International Energy Technology Award Judge:

Adrien Lebrun CEng AMEI, Battery Storage System Expert and EI Energy Advisory Panel Member


International Energy Workforce Award Judge:

Ibilola Amao FEI, Principal Consultant, Lonadek Inc.


International Energy Young Professional Award Judge:

Guilherme Castro AMEI, AI Solutions Consultant - Energy & Utilities, Dataiku

Sponsorship opportunities

Recognising achievement, sustainability, and innovation

For 24 years the EI Awards, now known as the International Energy Awards, celebrates the most outstanding people, products, and initiatives from across the global energy sector. The awards attract entries from businesses that make the industry safer, cleaner and more sustainable, and champion new energy initiatives to make a real difference to society. The Awards are recognised as the energy industry’s most important competition. Showcasing the most ground-breaking work in the energy sector. It provides a platform for the industry to celebrate those businesses and individuals who innovate, communicate and drive up the standards of professionalism within the sector. Aligning your company and brand with this prestigious competition will allow you to share your core values with the industry and gain recognition for your excellence and leadership. For more information, please contact or see our latest brochure here.

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