Mighty River scoops up Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards

The judges praised the company for its strong retail performance from its differentiated offering, combined with its successful international expansion. They said the company’s domestic business continues to benefit financially from sound decisions made in the past. 

Doug Heffernan was recognised as the Energy Executive of the Year for his achievements over the years; “including adding huge value to the company he steered from conception”.

The Energy News editor’s award went to Sir John Todd for outstanding contribution to the sector. Sir John, former chair of the Todd Corporation, now chairs the Todd Foundation and is recognised as one of NZ’s top business leaders.

Energy News editor Gavin Evans said that, while Sir John had served on the board of Todd Petroleum Mining since 1959, the award recognised his leadership of the Todd Corporation since 1987 and the development of the group’s integrated energy strategy since then. 

“Where once the company was solely an oil and gas producer, it now controls fleet of hydro, geothermal and gas-fired generation plants, and has an expanding retail presence on the North Island.”

The winners:

Innovation in Electricity – sponsored by Gentrack 
Mighty River Power
– Glo-Bug

Energy Project of the Yearsponsored by ITL
Shell Todd Oil Services – Extending the life of an energy giant: Maui

Excellence in Health & Safety – sponsored by Siemens
Orion – Health and safety during emergency response

Environmental Excellence – sponsored by PEPANZ
Transpower Alliance – Environmental excellence down the wires

Young Energy Executive of the Year – sponsored by ABB
Tony Sumner – Meridian Energy

Energy Executive of the Year – sponsored by Transfield Worley
Doug Heffernan – Mighty River Power

Lines Company of the Year – sponsored by TE Connectivity
Top Energy

Energy Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Chapman Tripp
Powershop

Overall Energy Company of the Year – sponsored by Port Taranaki
Mighty River Power

Editor’s award for outstanding contribution to the sector – sponsored by EECA
Sir John Todd

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