The companies who will vie for a series of coveted titles at the Utility Week Awards 2021 have been announced.

Utility Week will be re-uniting the industry in person when the awards return to London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 13 December.

Today we can reveal the finalists in the 13 categories for this year’s event.

Utility Week content director Jane Gray said: “Huge congratulations to all our finalists. We had a record number of entries to the Utility Week Awards this year, so those companies that have made it onto the shortlists represent an elite group whose submissions really made an impression on our panel of expert judges.

“It’s enormously heartening that in a challenging year for the sector – due to Covid, but also major industry milestones like the start of new regulatory periods and programmes for market reform – so many utilities have taken the time to put forward their best stories of outperformance, collaboration, innovation and more. In the year of COP26, it’s also encouraging to see environmental stewardship and commitment to decarbonisation shining through in entries across the board – not only in our dedicated Net Zero category.”

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Full list of finalists

Capital Project of the Year

  • Cadent
  • Northumbrian Water
  • Scottish Water
  • Scottish Water & Caledonia Water Alliance (Morrison Water Services & Aecom)
  • Thames Water and KCD
  • UK Power Networks

 

Collaborative Excellence Award

  • Alpheus Environmental
  • City of Edinburgh Council, Morrison Energy Services, Turner & Townsend, RSK, Guard
  • Moixa Technology
  • Octopus Energy
  • Scottish Water
  • Trinity, a joint venture between Enzen and Sapphire Utility Solutions
  • UK Power Networks

 

Community Investor Award

  • Cadent
  • Severn Trent
  • SP Energy Networks
  • SSEN
  • Together Energy
  • Western Power Distribution

 

Customer Experience Award, sponsored by IFS

  • Network Plus
  • Octopus Energy
  • SGN
  • Shell Energy
  • UK Power Networks
  • United Utilities
  • Wave Utilities

 

Customer Vulnerability Award

  • Cadent Foundation, National Energy Action (NEA) and Cadent
  • Cadent in partnership with Oxford Product Design (OPD) & Continental
  • Equifax & United Utilities
  • SGN
  • South East Water
  • SSEN

 

Digital Transformation Award, sponsored by Salesforce

  • Anglian Water
  • Anglian Water and Innovyse
  • Centrica and Fujitsu
  • Cognizant Worldwide & British Gas
  • FYLD & SGN
  • Severn Trent Water
  • SGN
  • Water Plus

 

Disruptor Award            

  • Everflow Group
  • FYLD & SGN
  • Northern Gas Networks
  • Tickd
  • Utilita Energy
  • Western Power Distribution
  • Yorkshire Water Services

 

Employer of the Year

  • Electricity North West
  • MOSL
  • National Grid ESO
  • Northumbrian Water
  • SMS
  • Together Energy
  • UK Power Networks
  • United Utilities

 

Innovation Award, sponsored by Amazon Web Services

  • SP Energy Networks with Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy and Scottish Power Renewables
  • Yorkshire Water Services
  • Octopus Energy
  • SP Energy Networks
  • UK Power Networks
  • Wessex Water
  • Western Power Distribution
  • Yorkshire Water, Stantec and Xylem

 

Net Zero Award, sponsored by Capgemini

  • Cadent and Northern Gas Networks
  • Centre for Net Zero powered by Octopus Energy
  • National Grid ESO
  • Northern Gas Networks
  • Northumbrian Water Group
  • SP Energy Network
  • SSEN Transmission
  • UK Power Networks

 

Team of the Year

  • Anglian Water
  • Anglian Water, Kier and Clancy
  • Bulb
  • Cadent
  • SMS
  • UK Power Networks
  • Wave Utilities
  • Yorkshire Water Services

 

Utility of the Year

  • Anglian Water
  • Octopus Energy
  • SGN
  • SP Energy Networks
  • SSEN Transmission
  • UK Power Networks

 

Utility Partner of the Year

  • Citizens Advice Plymouth and EDF
  • EU Skills
  • FYLD
  • M Group Services
  • Network Plus
  • Octopus Energy
  • Phoenix Natural Gas and Kier
  • Thames Water and Galliford Try