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Find out who emerged as the victors in the Asian Power Awards 2018

Nominations for "The Oscars" of the power industry reached a record-high of 150.

Over a hundred senior executives and prime industry figures flocked to The Ritz Carlton - Mega Kuningan, Jakarta on September 19 for the awards night of the Asian Power Awards 2018 in Indonesia. The gala night featured 71 awards this year as nominations jumped to 150.

The awards were expertly judged by John Yeap, Partner, head of Energy – Asia at Pinsent Masons, and Mark Hutchinson, VP, head of Gas & Power Consulting, Asia Pacific Wood Mackenzie, Mike Thomas, partner at The Lantau Group, Petteri Harkki, Regional Director for Asia of Poyryand, and Gervasius Samosir, associate partner of Solidiance.

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 2018's key players who bested others in their drive for sustainability by amping up their projects' efficiency and productivity."

Check out this year's winners:

Coal Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Huaneng Laiwu Power Generation Co., Ltd. powered by Emerson
  • Silver - Simpang Belimbing Coal Fired Power Plant 2 x 150 MW project by PT. GH EMM Indonesia & China Energy Investment Corporation
  • Bronze - Avoiding Increase Maintenance Costs With Reservation Protection Turbine Trip in Paiton Unit 1&2 by PT PEMBANGKITAN JAWA-BALI

Dual Fuel Power Plant of the Year

  • Gold - Mobile Power Plant and Fixed Type Gas Engine Power Plant Package VIII - Jayapura and Kendari powered by Consortium of PT PP (PERSERO) TBK AND WÄRTSILÄ
  • Silver - Paluan 2 MW Solar-Battery Micro-Grid by Solar Philippines

Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year

  • Gold - Tsetsii Wind Farm powered by Vestas Asia Pacific
  • Silver - Summit Gazipur II 300 MW Power Plant by Summit Gazipur II Power Limited
  • Bronze - Kalsel-1 2x100 MW Coal Fired Steam Power Plant Project by PT Tanjung Power Indonesia

Gas Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Tung Hsiao Power Plant Renewal Project byTaiwan Power Company
  • Silver - Salalah II IPP by ACWA Power
  • Bronze - GHORASAL 365MW GAS BASED CCPP by Bangladesh Power Development Board

Geothermal Power Project of the Year - Gold

  • EPCC Rehabilitation Works PLTP Kamojang Unit 1 powered by PT PP (PERSERO) TBK

Hydro Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Asahan I Hydroelectric Power Plant powered by PT PJB SERVICES
  • Silver - Solu Khola (Dudh Koshi) Hydroelectric by Sahas Urja Limited
  • Bronze - SINGATI KHOLA HYDROPOWER PROJECT by Singati Hydro Energy Ltd.

Information Technology Project of the Year

  • Gold - Horizon Power App by Horizon Power
  • Silver - TEPCO’s Collaboration with Entrepreneurs to Accelerate Virtual PPA by TRENDE Inc.
  • Bronze - Implementation of SAP on HANA at OPGC by Odisha Power Generation Corporation

Nuclear Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Modernization and Generator Upgrading at Kuosheng Nuclear Power Plant by Taiwan Power Company

Power Plant Upgrade of the Year

  • Gold - RATCH-Australia Townsville Pty Ltd powered by Emerson
  • Silver - Tung Hsiao Power Plant Renewal Project by Taiwan Power Company
  • Bronze - KOREA EAST-WEST POWER CO.,LTD. Ulsan Combined Cycle Power Plant #1 DCS Migration powered by Emerson

Solar Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Masdar
  • Silver - VELTOOR Solar plant by CLP India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bronze - Shuaa Energy-1 by ACWA Power

Standby Power Plant of the Year

  • Gold - Tianshan Aluminum Co.,LTD. powered Emerson

Transmission & Distribution Project of the Year - Gold

  • Gold - Large-scale Grid Connection Planning for Offshore Wind Power in Taiwan by Taiwan Power Company
  • Silver - World Expo 2020 Dubai 132/11KV Substations by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
  • Bronze - Distribution Management System by BSES Yamuna Power Limited

Wind Power Project of the Year

  • Gold - Rom Klao Wind Farm powered by Vestas Asia Pacific
  • Silver - Yongding Hukeng Wind Power Project of Southeast Branch by China Resources Power Investment
  • Bronze - Tsetsii Wind Farm by Clean Energy Asia LLC 

Environmental Upgrade of the Year - China

  • China Resources Power (Haifeng) Co., Ltd by China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited

Environmental Upgrade of the Year - Malaysia

  • Floating Solar System on Water Retention Dam by CYPARK RESOURCES BERHAD

Environmental Upgrade of the Year - Maldives

  • STELCO Solar Hybrid Power System by State Electric Company Limited

Environmental Upgrade of the Year - Philippines

  • Taking the Lead in Resource Optimization and Waste Minimization of SMC Consolidated Power Corporation by SMC Consolidated Power Corporation

Independent Power Producer of the Year - Australia

  • Alinta Energy

Independent Power Producer of the Year - India

  • ReNew Power Ltd

Independent Power Producer of the Year - Indonesia

  • PT. GH EMM Indonesia by China Energy Investment Corporation

Independent Power Producer of the Year - Mongolia

  • Clean Energy Asia LLC

Independent Power Producer of the Year - Philippines

  • Solar Philippines

Independent Power Producer of the Year - Saudi Arabia

  • ACWA Power

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Australia

  • Newman Battery Storage Project by Alinta Energy

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - China

  • China Resources Power (Panjin) Co. Ltd. by China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - India

  • ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ADMS) by TATA POWER DELHI DISTRIBUTION LIMITED

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Indonesia

  • AVATOR : Integrated and Automatic Special Portable Tool for Speeding and Easing Vibration Calibration Monitor in Gresik Unit by PT PEMBANGKITAN JAWA-BALI

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Japan

  • TEPCO’s Collaboration with Entrepreneurs to Accelerate Virtual PPA by TRENDE Inc.

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Malaysia

  • Floating Solar System on Water Retention Dam by CYPARK RESOURCES BERHAD

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Nepal

  • Atmospheric Air Water Generator for Reliable Hydropower by IDS Energy Private Limited

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Philippines

  • MPPCL Turbine Retrofit- HP/IP & LP Modernization by Masinloc Power Partners Co. Ltd.

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Sri Lanka

  • Yugadanavi 300 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant by Lakdhanavi Limited

Innovative Power Technology of the Year - Thailand

  • WEH T2 and T3 Wind Farm powered by Vestas

Power Utility of the Year - India

  • TATA POWER DELHI DISTRIBUTION LIMITED

Power Utility of the Year- Australia

  • Horizon Power

Power Utility of the Year- China

  • Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant Rosatom

Power Utility of the Year- Korea

  • Korea Midland Power CO.,LTD

Power Utility of the Year- Nepal

  • Nepal Electricity Authority

Power Utility of the Year- Pakistan

  • K-Electric Limited

Power Utility of the Year- Philippines

  • SMC Consolidated Power Corporation

Power Utility of the Year- Sri Lanka

  • Lakdhanavi Limited

Smart Grid Project of the Year - China

  • China Resources Power (Fuqing) Co. Ltd. – Fuyao Smart Energy Project by China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited

Smart Grid Project of the Year - India

  • Smart Gird Technology Distribution Network by India Power Corporation Limited

Smart Grid Project of the Year - Taiwan

  • The Centralized SCADA System of Large Numbers of Distributed Renewable Energy Generation Plants at Power Control Center by Taiwan Power Company

Smart Grid Project of the Year - Thailand

  • First Smart Grid Project in Thailand, Provincial Electricity Authority powered by Itron

Smart Grid Project of the Year - UAE

  • Smart Grid in Dubai Power Network: the Wide Area Monitoring System by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

Solar Power Project of the Year - Bangladesh

  • Technaf Solartech Energy Limited (TSEL) - 28MW utility scale project in Bangladesh powered by PROINSO and Joules Power Limited

Solar Power Project of the Year - Indonesia

  • Vena Energy Solar Power Plants by Vena Energy

Solar Power Project of the Year - Malaysia

  • Floating Solar System on Water Retention Dam by CYPARK RESOURCES BERHAD

Solar Power Project of the Year - Philippines

  • Paluan 2 MW Solar-Battery Micro-Grid by Solar Philippines

Wind Power Project of the Year - India

  • ReNew Power Amba Wind Farm: A 52 MW Wind Power Project in Madhya Pradesh by ReNew Power Ltd

CEO of the Year

  • Paddy Padmanathan by ACWA Power 

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