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Premier's Awards in Energy and MiningRecognising the companies leading transformation of the energy sector through innovative research, product development and project implementation contributing to a clean energy sector which is affordable, reliable and secure

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 that can be entered for an award include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative technologies and services
  • Research and development
  • Energy storage solutions
  • Interconnectivity solutions
  • Partnerships with other sectors

Entries must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • A company active in the energy sector
  • Demonstrate a disruptive, transformational innovation
  • Operate 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 impact on the energy market

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: 30%

Maximum 300 words

Demonstrate the project/program has contributed to the transition of the South Australian energy market

  • Describe how the results achieved by the project/program or technology the innovative project/program has contributed to the delivery of affordable, reliable and sustainable energy
  • Provide supporting data and evidence of the outcome of the project/program, including any specific outputs (e.g. research results, published journal articles, new techniques or equipment that is developed, survey results)
Criteria 3:
Demonstrated innovation and leadership

Indicative weighting: 30%

Maximum 300 words

Demonstrate the application of innovative thinking to develop the transformational project/program

  • 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