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Find out who emerged as the victors in the Asian Power Awards 2017

Nominations for "The Oscars" of the power industry impressively surged to 135.

Over a hundred senior executives and prime industry figures flocked to the Conrad Bangkok on September 20 for the awards night in Thailand. The gala night featured 64 awards this year as nominations jumped to 135.
 
The awards were expertly judged by John Yeap, Partner, Head of Energy – Asia at Pinsent Masons, and Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director at AWR Lloyd, Mike Thomas, partner at The Lantau Group, and John Goss, Managing Director of Ceejay AOD.
 
Asian Power publisher Tim Charlton deeply congratulated the awardees, saying "On behalf of the Asian Power team, we are humbled and again grateful for spending your time with us tonight. We are honored to turn the spotlight on 2017's key players who bested others in a drive for efficiency, sustainability, and productivity in the power sector."
 
YTL Power International Berhad's CEO Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh, who won 2017's CEO of the Year award, said, "We are truly honoured to be here because we represent all the unsung heroes of the power industry: junior engineers, senior civil engineers, mechanical engineers, administrators, finance. Being in the power industry is not easy. To bring light to the nation is not easy. But we do it year after year, bringing light to every nation without any big noise, and these unsung heroes continue to make our lives improve. On behalf of all the people who help run the power industry, God bless them because they are wonderful unsung heroes."
 
Check out this year's winners:
 
Biomass Power Project of the Year - Gold
  • Pokhara Municipality Waste Project by Gold Rush Pvt. Ltd
Biomass Power Project of the Year - Silver
  • Asia's biggest biomass fuel change project of Yeongdong #1 by Korea South-East Power Co.
Coal Power Project of the Year - Gold
  • Hassyan Clean Coal Project (2400MW, Dubai, UAE) by ACWA Power
Coal Power Project of the Year - Silver
  • 2 x 277 MW Oil Shale Mine-Mouth Power Project at Attarat Um Ghudran, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by Attarat Power Company PSC, Jordan
Coal Power Project of the Year - Bronze
  • LinKou Power Plant Renewal Project by Taiwan Power Company 
Dual Fuel Power Plant of the Year - Gold
  • Paluan Hybrid Solar Farm by Solar Philippines
Dual Fuel Power Plant of the Year - Silver
  • Ghorasal 450 MW Unit 7 in Bangladesh "automated by ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus a solution by ABB Power Generation & Water"
Environmental Upgrade of the Year - China
  • Central Heating Extension Project of Guangzhou China Resources Thermal Power Plant by China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited
Environmental Upgrade of the Year - India
  • Minimization of loss in calorific value of Coal during the process of storage and handling by Odisha Power Generation Corporation Ltd.
Environmental Upgrade of the Year - Indonesia
  • Controlling the Spread of Water Hyacinth Based on Energy Utilization and Economic Empowerment of Local Communities in the Cirata Reservoir Area by PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali
Environmental Upgrade of the Year - Mongolia
  • Tsetsii Wind Farm Project by Clean Energy Asia LLC
Environmental Upgrade of the Year - Nepal
  • Pokhara Municipality Waste Project by Gold Rush Pvt. Ltd
Environmental Upgrade of the Year - Philippines
  • 36 MW Nabas -1 Wind Power Project by PetroWind Energy Inc.
Environmental Upgrade of the Year- Korea
  • Hadong Thermal Power Plant, Korea Southern Power Co., Ltd (KOSPO) by Emerson
Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year - Gold
  • PT. PLN (Persero) PLTU 1 Jatim-Pacitan (2x315MW) Coal Fired Power Plant in Indonesia retrofit project a solution by ABB Power Generation & Water
Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year - Silver
  • Multiple Site Mobile Power Plant 500 MW by PT. PP (Persero) Tbk.
Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year - Bronze 
  • Acceleration of Paiton Generation Unit Operator Excellent (OPEXC) by PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali
Gas Power Project of the Year - Gold
  • Shenhua-Guohua (Beijing) Gas-Fired Cogeneration Co., Ltd by Emerson
Gas Power Project of the Year - Silver
  • Musandam Independent Power Plant by WÄRTSILÄ
Gas Power Project of the Year - Bronze
  • Zarqa IPP (485MW, CCGT, Jordan) by ACWA Power
Hydro Power Project of the Year - Gold
  • On-Line Inflow and Water Level Forecasting Study for Techi Reservoir by Taiwan Power Company
Hydro Power Project of the Year - Silver
  • Radhi Small Hydropower Project by Radhi Bidyut Company Limited
Independent Power Producer of the Year - China
  • China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited
Independent Power Producer of the Year - India
  • 2 x 700 MW Rajpura Thermal Power Plant by Nabha Power Limited
Independent Power Producer of the Year - Indonesia
  • Cirebon Coal Fired Power Plant 1x660MW Super-critical Technology by PT Cirebon Electric Power
Independent Power Producer of the Year - Mongolia
  • Tsetsii Wind Farm Project by Clean Energy Asia LLC
Independent Power Producer of the Year - Philippines
  • Solar Philippines
Independent Power Producer of the Year - Saudi Arabia
  • ACWA Power
Independent Power Producer of the Year - Sri Lanka
  • Sojitz Kelanitissa (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka
Information Technology Project of the Year - Gold
  • Inventory Optimization through Electronic Supply Chain (E-SCM) Management by AES Philippines
Information Technology Project of the Year - Silver
  • Technology adoption in Power Distribution Business for maintenance optimisation by Reliance Infrastructure Limited
Information Technology Project of the Year - Bronze
  • The Development of Taipower's Real-Time, Black Start Decision Support System by Taiwan Power Company
Innovative Power Technology of the Year - China
  • SDIC Qinzhou Power Generation Co., Ltd. 1000MW Coal-Fired Ultra-Supercritical Units’ APS by Emerson
Innovative Power Technology of the Year - India
  • Reduction of energy consumption of Budge Budge Generating Station's boiler feed pumps by CESC Limited
Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Korea
  • Shinincheon Combined Cycle Power Plant by KOSPO
Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Malaysia
  • 2 x 277 MW Oil Shale Mine-Mouth Power Project at Attarat Um Ghudran, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by Attarat Power Company PSC, Jordan
Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Philippines
  • Masinloc Battery Energy Storage (BES) by AES Philippines
Innovative Power Technology of the Year -Mongolia
  • Tsetsii Wind Farm Project by Clean Energy Asia LLC
Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Sri Lanka
  • Yugadanavi 300 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant by Lakdhanavi Limited
Nuclear Power Project of the Year - Gold
  • The Modification of Kuosheng Nuclear Power Plant’s (KSNPP) Cask Loading Pool (CLP) for the Storing of Spent Fuel" by Taiwan Power Company
Power Plant Upgrade of the Year - Gold
  • Six Sigma Process Optimization Project of Masinloc Power Plant by AES Philippines
Power Plant Upgrade of the Year - Silver
  • Magnificent upgrades during the GT10 MAO in 2016 by Zhengzhou Gas Power Generation Co., Ltd
Power Plant Upgrade of the Year - Bronze
  • Comprehensive Reconstruction Project of China Resources Power (Tongshan) Co., Ltd. by China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited 
Power Utility of the Year - China
  • China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited
Power Utility of the Year - India
  • GMR Chhattisgarh
Power Utility of the Year - Indonesia
  • PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali
Power Utility of the Year - Jordan
  • ACWA Power
Power Utility of the Year - Korea
  • Shin Boryeong TPP #1 - Korea's 1st 1,000MW-Class USC Coal-Fired Power Plant by Korea Midland Power CO.,LTD
Power Utility of the Year - Sri Lanka
  • Yugadanavi 300 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant by Lakdhanavi Limited
Power Utility of the Year - UAE
  • Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company
Smart Grid Project of the Year - Gold
  • Meralco Prepaid Electricity Service MERALCO
Smart Grid Project of the Year - Silver
  • Tsetsii Wind Farm Project Clean Energy Asia LLC
Smart Grid Project of the Year - Bronze
  • Raja Ampat Solar Power Smart Grid by PT Selaras Daya Utama and PT INTI (Persero)
Solar Power Project of the Year - Gold
  • 150 MW Concepcion Solar Farm by Solar Philippines
Solar Power Project of the Year - Silver
  • 648 MW Kamuthi Solar PV Power Plant in India "automated by ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus a solution by ABB Power Generation & Water"
Solar Power Project of the Year - Bronze
  • 132.5‐megawatt (MW) Solar Cadiz Project by Equis
Transmission & Distribution Project of the Year - Gold
  • Hong Kong-Zhuhai- Macao Bridge Substation by CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Transmission & Distribution Project of the Year - Silver
  • New Thoughts on the Restructuring of Taipower’s Lung-Chi E/S by Taiwan Power Company
Wind Power Project of the Year - Gold
  • Ningxia Haiyuan Xihua Mountain Wind Power Project by China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited
Wind Power Project of the Year - Silver
  • Aspari Wind Farm by Mytrah Energy
Wind Power Project of the Year - Bronze
  • Phu Lac Wind Farm Project - Phase 1 by Thuan Binh Wind Power Joint Stock Company 

CEO of the Year

  • Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh Sock Ping of YTL Power International Berhad

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