The power generation industry lit up Twitter with pictures of projects from all over the world during our #BestPowerProjects TweetUp. Well over 500 tweets and retweets showed off power projects that generate electricity using renewables, nuclear, natural gas, energy storage and other innovative technologies.
While the intent of the TweetUp was to give companies a chance to show off projects they are either working on, helped to complete or simply admire, we also wanted to push the fact that we’re still taking nominations for our annual Power Generation Week Projects of the Year Awards. Nominations run until August 31, so there is still some time to get one in by visiting http://www.powergenerationweek.com/awards.html. Awards are given for the Best Coal, Best Nuclear, Best Natural Gas, Best Renewable Energy and Best CHP projects. The projects can be sited anywhere in the world and be of any generating size. Projects must have come online between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016 to be eligible.
The nominations are judged by the editors of PennWell based on several criteria, including innovation, the impact on the community where it is sited, and any logistical hurdles overcome to reach completion.
Along the same lines, if you know a woman who works in the power generation industry, nominate her for a Power Generation Week Woman of the Year Award. The award is given each year to inspire young women to pursue careers in energy by commending highly successful women in the industry. Nominations are scored by the Women in Power Committee based on several criteria, including the nominee’s significant accomplishments in her organization and personal life, and any challenges she may have had to overcome personally or in her field in order to advance. To submit a nomination for the Woman of the Year Award, go to http://www.powergenerationweek.com/awards/wotyform.html.
Good luck to everyone!