The finalists for the prestigious Utility Week Awards 2020 have been revealed.

They see 2019’s Utility of the Year, Octopus Energy, once again nominated for the headline award, alongside Northumbrian Water, SP Energy Networks, SGN, UK Power Networks and Western Power Distribution.

The winners in 13 categories will be unveiled in a virtual ceremony on 8 February 2021.

Utility Week publishing director Ellen Bennett said: “We have been absolutely delighted with the quality of this year’s entries. It’s been an unprecedently challenging year for utilities – and, as ever, they have risen to the challenge superbly, keeping the lights on, the taps running and the gas flowing throughout the pandemic. A huge congratulations to all our finalists – we look forward to celebrating with them on 8 February.”

You can register to watch the Utility Week Awards virtual ceremony for free, or upgrade to a virtual table with private networking and special gifts for your guests. Click here to find out more.

Full list of finalists

Capital Project of the Year

  • National Grid: River Humber gas pipeline replacement
  • National Grid: Sellindge refurbishment
  • Severn Trent
  • SGN
  • SSEN Transmission
  • United Utilities

Community Investor Award

  • Anglian Water
  • Cadent
  • Anglian Water & Kier Utilities and Rail
  • National Grid
  • Severn Trent
  • SGN

Customer Vulnerability Award

  • Anglian Water
  • Cadent Gas Limited
  • Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
  • Western Power Distribution

Customer Experience Award

  • Cadent
  • Northumbrian Water Group
  • Octopus Energy
  • Severn Trent Water
  • UK Power Networks

Digital Transformation Award

  • Avanade & Centrica
  • Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
  • Everflow Group
  • Centrica, Fujitsu and Citrix
  • Northumbrian Water Group
  • SGN
  • United Utilities

Disruptor of the Year

  • Everflow Group
  • Kaluza
  • Northumbrian Water Group
  • OVO Group
  • Severn Trent Water
  • UK Power Networks

Employer of the Year

  • Anglian Water
  • Pure Planet
  • SMS Plc
  • So Energy
  • UK Power Networks

Innovation Award

  • Anglian Water
  • Electricity North West
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • Northumbrian Water Group
  • Octopus Energy
  • Yorkshire Water and Stantec

Keeping Us Connected Award

  • Cadent and ULC Robotics
  • Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks – Customer Care Team
  • SSE – SHE Team
  • Shell Energy Retail Limited
  • Scottish Water, Capital Alliance, Tier 1 and Operational Alliance Contractors
  • UK Power Networks

Net Zero Award

  • Anglian Water: Grafham Water solar PV array
  • Anglian Water: Low-carbon sustainable agriculture
  • Cadent Gas
  • OVO Group
  • Scottish Power Energy Networks
  • SSEN

Supply Chain Excellence Award

  • Anglian Water IMDS Alliance: Anglian Water, Clancy and Kier
  • National Grid
  • Scottish Water
  • Suttons Tankers and Yorkshire Water
  • YES Energy Solutions

Utility Partner of the Year

  • Content Guru
  • Enzen
  • Energy & Utility Skills
  • Met Office
  • Network Plus
  • Wipro Limited

Utility of the Year

  • Northumbrian Water Group
  • Octopus Energy
  • SP Energy Networks
  • SGN
  • UK Power Networks
  • Western Power Distribution

What to read next