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18 November 2015 | The Brewery, London, UK


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Power / Energy Award Winner 2015

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Energy from waste plant using innovative advanced thermal technology
Chinook Sciences Ltd

The innovative Chinook technology is commercially proven as a renewable energy generation and metal recycling technology, operating commercially since 2000 with a spotless environmental record.

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The new Oldbury plant has started to generate green electricity from waste and recover clean metals for recycling that would previously been sent to landfill.


The judging panel commented:

"Chinook technology has made a significant advancement in the area of metal recovery and energy production. This has had an exceptional impact on the environment, renewable energy and society in both a commercial and sustainable way.

"Chinook technology recovers more energy than any existing technologies."



Also shortlisted:

Roames virtual world asset management

Roames, a world first virtual world asset management technology, uses remote sensing and automated cloud processing to create a 3D representation of the real world of such fidelity, it can model and simulate the entire electrical network providing remote asset inspection and condition assessment with no traditional field inspections required.

Fugro Roames

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OptoMole – finding the gas leaks under our streets

OptoMole pinpoints leaking gas mains by inserting a long fibre optic probe into a cable duct to identify where there are high levels of gas concentration.

This directs the operator to the precise location of the gas ingress point reducing network repair costs and minimising disruption to traffic and pedestrians.

OptoSci Ltd

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IntelliRupter® PulseCloser

S&C’s IntelliRupter® PulseCloser is a breakthrough in overhead distribution system protection. It’s a unique alternative to conventional auto-reclosers.

IntelliRupter is a ground breaking design that dramatically reduces the energy needed to test for the continued presence of faults, which in turn, places less stress on the transformer.

S&C Electric Company

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ZigBee based LPWAN for smart streetlight control

Hampshire is one of the world’s largest single installation of a wireless smart street lighting control system, offering real-world savings, with over 150,000 nodes being installed by 2015.

Over 4,000 tonnes of CO2 have already been saved, with a reduction of 16million kWh of electricity usage.

TTP/Mayflower Complete Control

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Category scope

Entries to the IET Power / Energy Innovation Award category are welcomed from all organisations: universities, clients, consulting engineers, contractors, suppliers and component manufacturers.

The Power / Energy Award category welcomes innovations where development has reached the stage where its potential has been clearly identified.

Entries can range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications, and are encouraged from, but not limited to, the themes and topics in the following areas:

  • Generation: Nuclear reaction, hydro, gas, steam, wave, wind
  • Transmission and distribution: Continental, national, regional, industrial
  • Storage: Battery, capacitance, carbon capture, flywheel, grid storage, thermal mass
  • Conversion: Motion, heat, cold, electromagnetic field
  • Consumption: Availability, efficiency, safety, cost effectiveness, power quality improvement
  • Measurement: Instrumentation, control, management, recording, inspection, monitoring, smart meters