Power Engineering invites electric utilities, architect engineers, power project developers and equipment manufacturers to submit projects for consideration in its annual Projects of the Year Awards Program.
To be considered, a project must have entered commercial operation between July 1, 2001 and June 30, 2002 and have a minimum capital expenditure of $3 million. The required capital expenditure is fixed at a relatively low level to allow smaller projects, such as a control system upgrade or distributed generation installation to compete with larger projects, such as new power plant construction.
The following criteria are used for judging the projects:
- demonstrated technical excellence,
- social and environmental benefits of the project to the owners and their customers,
- application of new technologies to improve power plant availability, reliability and efficiency.
Entry forms can be obtained by email from Douglas J. Smith IEng, Senior Editor, Power Engineering magazine ([email protected]). The deadline for submitting a project is July 1, 2002. Each entry should include a detailed 1,000-word description of the project and the reasons why it should be chosen.
The winning projects will be recognized during the keynote session at POWER-GEN International 2002 in Orlando, Florida, December 10-12 and be featured in the December Buyer’s Guide issue of Power Engineering magazine. Up to two major vendors for each project will also be recognized and receive awards.