NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/—Energy companies from 21 countries on three continents have been chosen as finalists in the Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing exemplary industry leadership. The 2010 finalists, selected from well over 200 nominations, were announced this week by program host Platts, the leading global provider of energy information.

Established in 1999 and widely recognized as the “Oscars” of the energy industry, Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership, and superior performance in 17 categories spanning the entire energy complex.

“This year’s record number of entries and finalists in the energy efficiency and technology categories underscores the industry’s increasing commitment to developing environmentally-conscious solutions to the world’s supply needs,” said Larry Neal, president of Platts. “We look forward to spotlighting our finalists’ accomplishments in these categories and all others when we unveil the Global Energy Awards winners in December.”

In concert with the program’s recent focus on sustainability and “green” efficiency and innovation, Platts now bestows two awards that recognize energy efficiency – one for Energy Efficiency Program of the Year Energy Supplier and the other for Energy Efficiency Program of the Year Commercial End-User. Altogether, 17 finalists are vying for these titles, including such notable “end-user” finalists as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Staples, McDonalds, and the United States Navy.

“This year’s nominations show that several of these cutting-edge programs and projects were funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and that our ‘Rising Star’ nominees are creating jobs that employ new approaches to meeting global demand for energy while addressing environmental concerns,” said Patsy Wurster, head of Platts Global Energy Awards program.  

In addition to the awards in the specific performance categories, Platts will also name the 2010 Energy Company of the Year. The winner of this award will be chosen from the entire list of finalists by the program’s independent judges’ panel, which includes former regulators, past heads of major energy companies, leading academics and international energy experts.

More than 500 guests are expected to attend the black-tie dinner at New York‘s Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, December 2, when the 2010 Global Energy Awards will be presented by Platts and Capgemini, the program’s principal sponsor for the past eight years. Co-sponsor Elster Integrated Solutions and celebration sponsor SolArc return for the third year for the dinner, and co-sponsor SAIC and opening reception sponsor Credit Suisse will both be back for a second time.

The awards event will be preceded on December 1 with an associated event, Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum, an industry debate on the topic of “Clean Energy: Fact or Fiction?”

Corporate and industry representatives who wish to attend the awards dinner or the forum are asked to register in advance at .  Accredited media who wish to attend can register at  For more information on the Awards, visit the Platts Global Energy Awards website at

Below is the full list of 2010 Global Energy Awards finalists by category. They can also be found at on the Platts Global Energy Awards website.  

Vision & Leadership

CEO of the Year

Marc Gerken, American Municipal Power

Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy

J. Brett Harvey, CONSOL Energy Inc.

Tim Healy, EnerNOC

J. Wayne Leonard, Entergy Corporation

Rafael Villaseca, Gas Natural Fenosa

David Crane, NRG Energy, Inc.

Gregory Boyce, Peabody Energy

Antonio Brufau, Repsol

Ahmed A. Al-Subaey, S-OIL Corporation

David Ratcliffe, Southern Company

Flavio Cattaneo, Terna SpA

Deal of the Year

ABB Group

ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. / Uranium One

Chesapeake Energy

CONSOL Energy Inc.

El Paso Corporation

Kosmos Energy

Mansfield Oil Company

Morgan Stanley / The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

NRG Energy, Inc.

Spectra Energy / Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, LLC

Zorlu Enerji Group

Industry Leadership Award

Chesapeake Energy

Edison International

Energy Curtailment Specialists


Excelerate Energy

Model Fuels Consortium

Peabody Energy

PJM Interconnection

Silver Spring Networks


Southern Company

United States Navy Task Force Energy

Lifetime Achievement Award

Christopher Bloch, Boyle Energy Services and Technology

Arnold Goldman, BrightSource Energy

Peter Cartwright, Avalon EcoPower

James G.P. Dehlsen, Clipper Windpower, Inc.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Moler, Exelon Corporation

Kurt Yeager, Galvin Electricity Initiative

Joe Turnage, UniStar Nuclear Energy

James Wood, U.S. Department Of Energy

Richard Kelly, Xcel Energy

Operational Excellence

Downstream Operations of the Year

Excelerate Energy

Gail (India) Limited

Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited

Mansfield Oil Company


SCF Sovcomflot (SCF Group)

Thai Oil Public Company Limited

Energy Producer of the Year

Cairn India Limited

Chesapeake Energy

CNOOC Limited

Coal India Ltd.

Peabody Energy

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.

Rising Star Award

Alter NRG Corp

ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.


Element Markets LLC

Enviromena Power Systems

Green Gas International BV

Nodal Exchange


OTC Global Holdings

Pricelock, Inc.

Stream Energy

Viridity Energy

Power Company of the Year

Calpine Corporation

Duke Energy

Entergy Corporation

North Delhi Power Ltd

PJM Interconnection

Terna SpA

Xcel Energy

Outstanding Programs

Community Development Program of the Year

AES Dominicana

AES El Salvador

AGL Resources

Chesapeake Energy

Entergy Corporation

OMV Pakistan

Peabody Energy

Thai Oil Public Company Limited

The Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited

United Scrap Metal, Inc.

Green Energy Initiative of the Year

Alter NRG Corp

Green Mountain Power

HDR, Inc. / Gills Onions

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Kruger Products L.P.

NRG Energy, Inc.

PacifiCorp / MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company


Energy Efficiency Program of the Year – Commercial End-User

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA

McDonald’s USA LLC

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)

Reliance Industries Ltd.

Staples, Inc.

Tesco plc

United States Navy Task Force Energy

Valero Energy Corporation

Energy Efficiency Program of the Year – Energy Supplier

AGL Resources

Ameren Illinois Utilities

Baltimore Gas & Electric

DTE Energy

Iberdrola S.A.

National Grid

Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) Company

Xcel Energy

Premier Projects

Construction Project of the Year

Bechtel Power Corporation / FirstEnergy / Babcock & Wilcox / Stantec Inc

Black & Veatch Corporation / Plum Point Power Partners

Florida Power & Light Company

Fluor Corporation

The Shaw Group / Cleco Corporation

URS Corp. / Allegheny Energy

URS Corp. / Constellation Energy

URS Corp. / Detroit Edison

URS Corp. / Salt River Project

Engineering Project of the Year

AREVA Inc. / Michael Baker Engineering, Inc.

Entergy Corporation – Tungsten Shielding

Entergy Corporation – Davis-Besse

Fluor Corporation

Trina Solar / Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

Uhde India Private Limited

United States Navy Task Force Energy

Sustainable Technology Innovation of the Year

Aquamarine Power


Cool Earth Solar


Enel Ingegneria e Innovazione SpA

Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A. (FCC)

Ice Energy

Idaho National Laboratory

MyCelx Technologies


Virent Energy Systems, Inc.

Westport Innovations Inc.

Leading Technologies Commercial Technology of the Year

AES Andres

CNOOC Limited

Constellation Energy

Energy Curtailment Specialists



Entergy Corporation

Indji Systems

North Delhi Power Limited

Orion Energy Systems, Inc.

PG&E Corporation


Infrastructure Project of the Year

AGL Resources / Virginia Natural Gas

Adriatic LNG

Excelerate Energy

NextEra Energy Resources

Northeast Utilities

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