Giving recognition to those who are doing things differently - generating new ideas, processes and technology to drive down emissions and maximise energy potential.

Innovation Award

The Innovation Award is for a new, ground-breaking energy efficiency, emissions reduction or renewable energy product, technology or process. It may be a one-off or pilot. It may be a newly created product; an innovative approach to project or service delivery; or the deployment of an established technology in a new way. This Award recognises projects that have achieved proven energy and emission benefits, and that have potential to inspire, make a difference, and demonstrate an ability to take a bright idea to market.


  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa
    The Canterbury tourist attraction is converting methane - a greenhouse gas and bi-product of collecting underground thermal water - into electricity with a 65kw Capstone Turbine generator, which provides power to the facility.

Highly commended

  • Dominion Salt and Vector Limited Their business partnership integrates a Tesla Powerpack battery storage system with a wind turbine energy generation plant to provide power when it's needed and store it when it's not. A commercial and environmental solution that is mutually beneficial and sustainable.