Octopus wins Utility of the Year 2022
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Octopus Energy has been named Utility of the Year at the industry’s flagship awards ceremony.
The winners of the Utility Week Awards 2022 were unveiled on Tuesday (6 December) at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel by celebrity host Jo Brand.
Companies celebrating the achievements of their teams throughout the year included Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), which triumphed in two categories – Collaborative Excellence and Employer of the Year.
The inaugural Cost of Living Award was won by United Utilities for its Water Without Worry scheme.
Former Ofwat chairman Jonson Cox was announced as the industry champion at the ceremony.
Utility Week editor James Wallin said: “After a challenging year, it was great to recognise the achievements of individuals and teams across the utilities sector.
“Our finalists highlighted the dedication, innovation and compassion shown by staff across the sector and in partner organisations this year. We were particularly keen to showcase the hard work that has gone into providing support for those who need it most, through our dedicated Cost of Living Award.
“There were some tough decisions to make in picking the winners across these 13 categories, which is testament to the high quality of the submissions. Congratulations to all our finalists and to those who took home a trophy.”
Full list of winners of Utility Week Awards 2022
Utility of the Year (sponsored by WNS)
Capital Project of the Year
UK Power Networks & Clancy for their Leicester Square transformer replacement project
SSEN for its Local Energy Oxfordshire project
Highly commended: Anglian Water with WaterAid UK, WaterAid Nepal and Nepal Water Supply Corporation for the Beacon project
Utility Partner of the Year
Phoenix Natural Gas and Kier for the distribution operations alliance
Community Investor Award
Electricity North West for the Powering our Communities Seed Fund
Customer Experience Award (sponsored by Expleo)
Morrison Energy Services in partnership with Cadent Gas and Copper Consultancy for their customer engagement work around the Portobello Road Market gas mains replacement
Cost of Living Award
United Utilities for the Water Without Worry scheme
Digital Transformation Award (sponsored by Salesforce)
Yü Energy for Us2Yu
National Grid Electricity Distribution again for the Take Charge Project
Employer of the Year
SSEN Transmission for the Creating a Great Place to Work project
SES Water for its iDMA smart network
Net Zero Award (sponsored by Capgemini)
Yorkshire Water, Stantec and BarhaleDoosan JV for the Clifton Wastewater Treatment Works
Team of the Year
Morrison Energy Services in partnership with Cadent for the Safe to Speak Up project
Highly commended: MOSL for transforming the way retailers and wholesalers work together to deliver for non-household water customers