8th April 2011
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and IBM have been shortlisted for a top consultancy award for IBM’s work on the ETI’s £11 million Plug-in Vehicles programme.
IBM, with input from the ETI, was shortlisted in the Environment category at the annual Management Consultancies Association (MCA) awards, for their work on the ETI’s Electricity Distribution and Intelligent Infrastructure project. The award is for demonstration of best practice in projects where the chief objective is to help clients to improve their environmental impact.
Commissioned and funded by the ETI, a public private partnership tasked with developing “mass scale” technologies that will help the UK meet its 2020 and 2050 energy targets, the project is part of the ETI’s programme to investigate how a mass market for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could be achieved in the UK and what energy infrastructure would be required.
Grant Bourhill, the Programme Delivery Director at the ETI, who attended the awards ceremony, said: "We are delighted that IBM with ETI have been shortlisted for this prestigious award, against some very tough competition. For its own specific area - architecture development - IBM is delivering high-quality plans that cover a very broad spectrum of issues. IBM's ability to gain approval for the project deliverables is a testament to its strong management and its consultants' project and stakeholder management skills."
The ETI project is being lead by IBM, in collaboration with E.ON, EDF, Imperial Consultants, and UK Power Networks (formerly EDF Energy Networks).
The MCA Awards 2011 dinner took place at the Lancaster London Hotel in front of over 600 guests on 7 April. The winner in the Environment category was Arup with DeMontfort University.
The MCA Awards are organised by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), and run in association with The Times. The 2011 Awards recognise the very best projects and individuals and focus on the value that consultancy generates for clients and the economy as a whole.. This was one of 19 awards handed out to a range of leading names from the consultancy world. For more details on the MCA awards, click to http://www.mca.org.uk/awards/2011
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- The Energy Technologies Institute is a UK-based private company formed from global industries and the UK Government. The ETI brings together projects and partnerships that create affordable, reliable, clean energy for heat, power, transport and the supporting infrastructure. The Energy Technologies Institute aims to develop projects that develop and demonstrate affordable, reliable, clean energy for heat, power, transport and the supporting infrastructure. This will accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by increasing commercial investor confidence in deployment of a range of low carbon solutions. This will also increase the security of energy supplies.
- The ETI’s six private sector members are BP, Caterpillar, EDF Energy, E.ON, Rolls-Royce and Shell. The UK Government has also committed to match support from four further private sector Members and is engaged directly in the ETI’s strategy and programme development through its partner organisations, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The ETI’s public funds are received from BIS through the Technology Strategy Board and EPSRC.
- The ETI will accelerate the deployment of affordable, secure low-carbon energy systems from 2020 to 2050 by demonstrating technologies, developing knowledge, skills and supply-chains and informing the development of regulation, standards and policy. For more information, please go to: www.energytechnologies.co.uk