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Premier's Awards in Energy and MiningRecognising the development of an innovative project or technology that has led a South Australian energy customer or group of customers to increase their energy productivity

This Award recognises the benefits to the State from delivering greater value from the energy that South Australians use, that is doing more using the same or less energy. Improvements in the way we use energy can reduce consumer energy bills, protect the environment, enhance industrial productivity and reduce broader energy system costs.

Examples of programs or projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Programs, information and tools that automate or make productive choices easier
  • Process improvements to increase value from energy use
  • Capturing waste energy for use
  • Activities which lift energy performance and improve energy costs
  • Products and services which contribute to increased productivity
  • Fuel optimisation

Entries must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • A company or organisation active in the energy sector
  • The project must deliver an energy productivity improvement
  • Be based in South Australia
  • Meet the three weighted assessment criteria

It is important to demonstrate the application has met each of the three indicative weighted criteria. The weighting is indicated below and is also reflected in the maximum number of words permitted.

Criteria Guidance notes
Criteria 1:
Demonstrated improved productivity

Indicative weighting: 40%

Maximum 400 words

Demonstrate the innovative project/program has increased energy productivity

  • Describe the results directly achieved by the project/program
  • Provide supporting data and evidence of the outcome of the project/program, including any specific outputs (e.g. evidence of reductions to consumer energy bills, protection of the environment, contribution to a competitive energy market or better management of energy demand)
Criteria 2:
Commitment to enduring outcomes

Indicative weighting: 20%

Maximum 200 words

Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the outcomes of the project/program

  • Discuss specific resources (e.g. staff, systems) invested into the project/program
  • Discuss outputs and/or programs that will ensure continued implementation and improvement (e.g. further financial commitments, improvements to workplace culture, training programs, internal policies and guidelines)
Criteria 3:
Demonstrated innovation and leadership

Indicative weighting: 20%

Maximum 200 words

Demonstrate the application of innovative thinking to gain improved customer outcomes

  • Detail how the project/program was innovative
  • Show how project/program outcomes can be used in future projects and/or raise the bar for competitors across the sector
  • Consider how the company or organisation has engaged with the sector and the community to show leadership and disseminate examples of excellent achievements and shared benefits