Energy Efficiency Award 2018 Copper manufacturer Aurubis, airport operator Fraport and Indian start-up Smart Joules win Energy Efficiency Award

Awards for successful innovative projects in companies were presented at the dena Energy Transition Congress

Berlin, 26 November 2018: For the twelfth time in succession, the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – has presented the ‘Energy Efficiency Award’ for outstanding energy efficiency projects in private and public companies at its Energy Transition Congress. The award, which is under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, offers prize money totalling 30,000 euros.

The award for the ‘Energy transition 2.0’ category was presented to the copper manufacturer Aurubis in Hamburg, and in the ‘Energy efficiency: from clever to digital’ category the award went to the airport operators Fraport and MeteoViva in Frankfurt. The prizewinners in the ‘Energy Services and Management’ category were the Indian energy start-up Smart Joules together with St Stephen‘s Hospital in Delhi. The Audience Award, which is chosen by a live vote during the Congress, went to City of Zhovkva.

During the awards ceremony, dena’s Chief Executive Andreas Kuhlmann stressed the role of the companies in increasing energy efficiency and achieving international climate protection targets. The award is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and supported by premium partners Danfoss and KfW.

Aurubis AG scores points by using waste heat

The copper manufacturer Aurubis uses industrially generated waste heat within its own company and also supplies significant quantities of heat to enercity Contracting Nord GmbH, which uses it to heat the HafenCity East in Hamburg.

Fraport AG and MeteoViva GmbH back digitisation

A central plank of this cooperative energy efficiency project is a digital simulation model which images the energy flows in the building. The simulation is used for proactive management of the building control system in the company headquarters.

Smart Joules Pvt. Ltd improves the energy balance at St Stephen’s Hospital

As part of this cooperative project, a digital energy management system was developed, which forms the basis for numerous energy efficiency measures. Smart Joules installed an Internet-based measurement and control technology in the hospital, in order to constantly optimise the energy system. This technology records the energy and output data of more than 100 facilities and sends corresponding warning messages if critical data are measured in the systems.

Audience Award for innovative concept

For the second time already, companies were able to enter concepts for the Audience Award category of the Energy Efficiency Awards. During the awards ceremony, the expert audience at the dena Energy Transition Congress voted live for presenting the Audience Award to the administration of the City of Zhovkva for an energy-efficient residential district in Ukraine.

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