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Find out who are the prime power industry figures in the Asian Power Awards 2015

The Oscars of the power industry pops the champagne on its 11th year.

Over a hundred executives and key industry players gathered yesterday for the awards night held at Conrad Bangkok in Thailand. The awards featured 23 categories this year.

Nominations were judged by John Yeap, Partner, Head of Energy – Asia at Pinsent Masons, and Mark Hutchinson, Energy Expert, Advisors in Energy. John Goss, Managing Director of Ceejay International Ltd, also gave a speech at the awards ceremony on behalf of the judges.

Asian Power publisher Tim Charlton applauded the awardees, saying "On behalf of the Asian Power team, we are grateful for all the attendees who came tonight. We have passed a decade of recognizing the best achievements and projects in the region's industry, and tonight we put the spotlight on 2015's key players who bested others in a drive for efficiency and productivity in the power sector."

VPower Group is a proud recipient of 3 awards - "Gas Power Project of the Year" and "Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year" for the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) 230kV Substation project in Kyauk Phyu , and "Power Utility of the Year - Indonesia " for PLN Diesel to Gas Plant Upgrade in Pekanbaru

"We're very honored to be recognized for these power projects," said Rorce Au-Yeung, co-CEO of VPower Group. "We've been expanding fast in the past few years and our focus remains in the ASEAN region. Innovating to grow the distributed power market is where our strengths lie. The Asian Power Awards are a testimony to that."

"These awards are the result of the tremendous work and expertise gained through years of experience mobilizing close to 2,000 MW of fast-track power all over the world. I congratulate everyone at VPower for this extraordinary achievement ," he added. 

The full list of winners is below:

Solar Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Koshi Agriculture Boosting Project
    Powered by Shizen Energy Inc.
  • Silver - 50 MW solar farm at Charanka within the Gujarat government's solar park
    Powered by Hindustan Powerprojects
  • Bronze - Fortum’s 10 MW solar PV plant in Madhya Pradhesh, India
    Powered by Fortum FinnSurya Energy Pvt. Ltd

Hydro Power Project of the Year 

  • Gold - Sabangan Hydro
    Powered by AboitizPower - Hedcor, Inc.
  • Silver - Jamshoro

Wind Power Project of the Year 

  • Gold - 10.4 MW in Karnataka, 24.8 MW in Gujarat & 60 MW in Rajasthan
    Powered by India Power

Biomass Power Project of the Year 

  • Gold - Wonju Green Combined Heat and Power Plant
    Powered by Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd.
  • Silver - Samsong Total Energy Power Plant, Korea District Heating Corp
    Powered by Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific Private Limited

Coal Power Project of the Year 

  • Gold - Manjung 4: The first Ultrasupercritical and largest coal-fired unit in South East Asia
    Powered by Alstom
  • Silver - On-line non-stop Operation Coal Handling Unit Control Upgrade
    Powered by Taiwan Power Company
  • Bronze - KOSEP Yeong Heung Unit #5 and #6
    Powered by Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd

Gas Power Project of the Year 

  • Gold - S-POWER
    Ansan Combined Cycle Power Plant constructed by POSCO E&C
    Powered by Siemens
  • Silver - MOPE - Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise
    230kV Substation in Kyauk Phyu
    Powered by VPower Group Holdings Ltd.
  • Bronze - Ashuganj 200 MW Modular Power Plant, The Largest gas-fired Flexicycle™ Energy Efficient Power Plant in Asia
    Powered by Wärtsilä
     

Nuclear Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Safety-related Tank Seismic Capacity Enhancement at Maanshan Nuclear Power Plant
    Powered by Taiwan Power Company
     

Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year

  • Gold - Posco Energy CCPP Unit 7, 8, 9
    constructed by POSCO E&C
    Powered by Siemens
  • Silver - Ashuganj 200 MW Modular Power Plant, The Largest gas-fired Flexicycle™ Energy Efficient Power Plant in Asia
    Powered by Wärtsilä
  • Bronze - MOPE - Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise
    230kV Substation in Kyauk Phyu
    Powered by VPower Group Holdings Ltd.
     

Environmental Upgrade of the Year

  • Gold - NOx Emission Reduced by Gas Turbine Refinement Combustion Tuning Project at Datan Power Plant
    Powered by Taiwan Power Company
  • Silver - China North United Power Corporation Hohhot Jin Qiao Power Plant
    Powered by Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific Private Limited
     

Transmission & Distribution Project of the Year

  • Gold - Kai Tak Cable Tunnel Project : Power Up Hong Kong’s New Vibrant Hub
    Powered by CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
  • Silver - India Power Corporation Ltd Distribution Network
    Powered by India Power
  • Bronze - AMI based Auto Demand Response for Key Consumers of TPDDL
    Powered by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.
     

Power Plant Upgrade of the Year

  • Gold - China Huadian Power International Corporation Limited Zouxian Power Plant
    Powered by Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific Private Limited
  • Silver - Low Rank Coal Combustion Technology Upgrade
    Powered by KOSPO
  • Bronze - Beijing Energy Gao’antun Gas Fired Co-generation Co., Ltd.
    Powered by Siemens
     

Innovative Power Technology of the Year

  • Gold - Yeosu Thermal Power Plant Unit2 - CFB Boiler Reliability Elevation Through The Boiler Improvement
    Powered by Korea South East Power Co.,Ltd
  • Silver - Talomo Hydro Automation
    Powered by AboitizPower - Hedcor, Inc.
  • Bronze - The Pre-packaged, Containerized YCP-2020 Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling (GTIAC) System
    Powered by Johnson Controls
     

Smart Grid Project of the Year

  • Gold - Talomo Hydro Automation
    Powered by AboitizPower - Hedcor, Inc.
  • Silver - Implementation of Pilot Demand Response Programs in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Powered by Diamond Energy Services Pte Ltd
  • Bronze - Management Information System Integrated with QR-code in 345kV Power Transmission Cable and Ancillary Electrical Device
    Powered by Taiwan Power Company
     

Information Technology Project of the Year

  • Gold - KOSEP multi-site Emergency Response Room and System
    Powered by Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd
  • Silver - Fully Automated end-to-end E-Procurement Process & Ensuring Information Security
    Powered by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.
  • Bronze - R-Infra
    Powered by Reliance
     

Combined Cycle Plant of the Year

  • Gold - Ashuganj 200 MW Modular Power Plant, The Largest gas-fired Flexicycle™ Energy Efficient Power Plant in Asia
    Powered by Wärtsilä
     

Power Utility of the Year - China

  • China Jiangsu Changshu Power Generation Co., Ltd.
    Powered by Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific Private Limited

Power Utility of the Year - India

  • AMI based Auto Demand Response for Key Consumers of TPDDL
    Powered by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.

Power Utility of the Year - Indonesia

  • PLN - Diesel to Gas Plant Upgrade for Efficient Power Generation in Pekanbaru
    Powered by VPower Group Holdings Ltd.

Power Utility of the Year - Pakistan

  • K-Electric Limited
     

Power Utility of the Year - Philippines

  • AboitizPower - Hedcor, Inc.
     

Power Utility of the Year - Sri Lanka

  • AES Kelanitissa 163 MW CCGT
    Powered by AES Kelanitissa (Private) Limited

Independent Power Producer of the Year 

  • Gold - AES Kelanitissa 163 MW CCGT
    Powered by AES Kelanitissa (Private) Limited
  • Silver - Jamshoro

CEO of the Year

  • Ratul Puri of Hindustan Powerprojects 

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