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Octopus wins Utility of the Year 2022

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)

Octopus Energy

Capital Project of the Year

UK Power Networks & Clancy for their Leicester Square transformer replacement project

Collaborative Excellence

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

Disruptor Award

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

Innovation Award

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