Global Power & Energy Elites showcases innovation and leadership at forefront of energy transition
11/07/2019

The annual Global Power & Energy Elites publication will be launched on Tuesday 12 November 2019 at European Utility Week in Paris.

Online PR News – 07-November-2019 – Paris, France – Who are the leaders shaping the future of the global power and energy space? Which projects are finding innovative solutions in a sector that impacts the lives of every global citizen?

The annual Global Power & Energy Elites publication - set to launch on Tuesday 12 November 2019 at European Utility Week in Paris - shines the spotlight on the leaders and energy projects leading the way; and the lessons they can share with the rest of the world.

"Can government regulation keep up with the innovation that Utilities are going to need to partake in?" asks Neel Gulhar, vice president of product management at Oracle Utilities. In an exclusive interview for the 2020 Global Power & Energy Elites, Gulhar puts forward thought-provoking questions as he opens up about his views on the current global energy evolution and what it is like as a leader in today's times to effectively manage a team amidst the turbulent transition.

Produced by Clarion Energy and Smart Energy International, this 100-page edition is the biggest one yet.

Ashley Theron-Ord, Editor of the Global Power & Energy Elites, commented: "We are thrilled to share the pioneering power professionals and projects in a sector that is as varied as it is innovative and endlessly evolving. After running a four-month public nomination campaign, receiving over a hundred global nominations, and with the support and expertise of our external Advisory Board, we are able to highlight industry leaders and projects from the public and private sectors—extending across power generation, transmission and distribution utilities, water utilities, independent power producers, and project developers."

Some of the other notable leaders and project featured include:

• Exclusive interview with Ron Beatty. Principal Advisor, Electricity Authority of New Zealand where he talks about the "transactional grid".
• Leadership insights with Ujunwa Ojemeni, Founder and President, African Women in Energy Development Initiative who stresses the importance of achieving affordable access to energy.
• Project case study: How the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is inspiring customers to reduce their energy footprint and costs, resulting 10 million therms of natural gas savings.
• Project case study: A European demand response programme that gives consumers access and control of their energy consumption.

Ross Hastie, Group Director of Media at Clarion Energy, is excited about the future of this project. "The 2020 edition is remarkable because it harnesses the truly global reach of Clarion Energy's global network of industry experts, who were instrumental in driving high-quality innovations from each of their respective regions. By fostering engagement in this network of global thought-leaders, we hope to contribute to making the world a brighter place."

"Evolving regulations, increased customer expectations, new energy resources coming on the grid and in many cases, aging infrastructure has utilities at a crossroad," said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. "The upcoming edition of the Global Power & Energy Elites offers thoughtful views on how utilities can tackle these tough challenges and embrace a path of dual innovation to create opportunities to evolve their business and ignite more meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with customers."

The official publication launch will take place on Tuesday 12 November 2019 at European Utility Week in Paris at the Oracle stand: K150. Join Oracle and the Global Power & Energy Elites team as they toast this year's nominees for their hard work and efforts in transforming the power and energy sector.

Clarion Energy runs over 40 events around the world that cover the power, energy, oil and gas sectors, making it one of largest portfolios of the UK-based Clarion Events Group.