Projects and managers committed to innovation and technology for energy efficiency are awarded at the enerTIC Awards 2018.
Last December 12, the enerTIC platform presented its annual reference awards to the most innovative technological projects to improve energy efficiency and sustainability. The event took place in the Assembly Hall of the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement of the Ministry of Economy and Business, and was chaired by the Deputy Director General for the Promotion of the Information Society, Mr. Antonio Alcolea, who stressed the "importance of climate change, energy sustainability and digital transformation.
The Diputación de Badajoz, and the Junta de Castilla y León, were awarded in the Smart Cities Categories: "Badajoz is More" and Smart eGoverment: "Intelligent Rural Territory". Energy companies also played an important role. Naturgy was awarded its "PIDIM Project" in the Smart Buildings category, Endesa was awarded the "Trinity Project" in the Smart Energy category. Cepsa was awarded for its project "Investing Experience in Refining" in Smart Industry 4.0 and Iberdrola was awarded for its project: "DCIM: The Road to Iberdrola's Optimized Data Center" in the category Smart Data Centers. The International Olympic Committee was awarded for its project: "The Sustainable Digital Transformation of the Olympic Games" in the Smart IT Infrastructure category, and Monash University in the International Projects category with its project "Intelligent Microred for the management of distributed energy resources".
Loreto Ordoñez, Engie's CEO, was awarded as Best Director in the "Energy Companies" category.
On the other hand, the VII Smart Energy Reference Guide was presented, in which the European Commissioner for Climate and Energy Action, Mr. Miguel Arias Cañete, and the Minister for Ecological Transition, Ms. Teresa Ribera, gave their vision on the challenges and opportunities of the sector. The Smart Energy Guide that includes, among other contents, the interviews of the finalists and summaries of the winning projects, as well as the TOP 100 key suppliers and Trends 2019.
In the words of the European Commissioner: "The European Union's ambition for energy efficiency is and will remain high in the next decade".
According to the Minister for the Ecological Transition: "In the field of energy efficiency, digitisation has already shown very significant positive impacts, especially in transport, industry and building where technological improvements, cost reduction and implementation of new services and digital applications are enabling continuous improvement of energy efficiency".
This guide will soon be available for free download on the enerTIC website: enerTIC.org/GuiaSmartEnergy.
Both winners and candidates have been invited to participate in the VIII edition of the Smart Energy Congress which will take place at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid on 3 and 4 April 2018.
- 2018 enerTIC Awards Ceremony
- enerTIC Awards 2018: www.enerTIC.org/Awards
- enerTIC Platform: www.enerTIC.org