Countdown Begins to Projects of the Year Deadline!

August 31 is the last day to apply for the Projects of the Year and Woman of the Year awards, which you can do by clicking here.

The awards are given for Best Renewable Energy, Best Coal, Best Nuclear and Best Natural Gas project. Finalists will be selected in all five renewable energy categories as well as the other categories.  A Readers’ Choice award will also be given to one of the finalists.

I and my awards Co-Chair Jenn Runyon recently held a Google Hangout to answer questions about the awards program, the nomination process and what happens after voting is completed. You can watch a replay of the entire Hangout at the link below, but here are a few highlights:

  • Nominations do not have to be new builds. They can also be retrofits, upgrades or even innovative products or procedures that help processes move smoothly,
  • Projects can be of any size, from kilowatt-sized distributed generation projects to gigawatt-sized power plants,
  • Projects can be sited anywhere in the world,
  • Plant owners are not the only ones allowed to submit a nomination. EPCs and other contractors can also submit a nomination as well,
  • Simply submitting your project puts it in front of the eyes of the editors of PennWell, which means one of us could be interested in learning more about your project and writing an article about it. So even if it’s not picked, it could still be a winner for publicity!

More questions can be answered by watching the replay of the Hangout, or feel free to contact me or Jenn Runyon if you have any questions. Good luck, and we look forward to reading about your projects!

Lead image: Awards via Shutterstock.

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Jennifer Runyon has been studying and reporting about the world's transition to clean energy since 2007. As editor of the world's largest renewable energy publication, Renewable Energy World, she observed, interviewed experts about, and reported on major clean energy milestones including Germany's explosive growth of solar PV, the formation and development of the U.S. onshore wind industry, the U.K. offshore wind boom, China's solar manufacturing dominance, the rise of energy storage, the changing landscape for utilities and grid operators and much, much, more. Today, in addition to managing content on Renewable Energy World and POWERGRID International, she also serves as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH, a globally recognized conference for the transmission and distribution industry. You can reach her at

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