Energy officials from the 21 APEC member economies, the world’s largest producers and consumers of energy, are welcoming public and private sector case submissions for the 2016 APEC Energy Smart Community Initiative Best Practice Awards.
The award program spotlights successful efforts within APEC economies to promote the grassroots use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and the reduction of carbon emissions, in ways that are economically viable and improve job creation and growth.
It builds on APEC collaboration under an Energy Smart Community Initiative that develops and demonstrates new methodologies, technologies and applications, and facilitates the adoption of industry best practices. It also supports the region’s goals of doubling renewable energy generation by 2030 and reducing energy intensity 45 per cent by 2035.
The award program is administered by the APEC Energy Working Group, the overseeing body of the Energy Smart Community Initiative and other APEC member projects within the sector. Both public and private sector entities are encouraged to apply.
There are five award categories:
- Smart Transport
- Smart Buildings
- Smart Grids
- Smart Jobs and Consumers
- Low Carbon Model Town (cross-cutting pillar)
Deadline for Submissions: 15 December 2016
How to Apply:
Entrants should file their case submissions electronically at: http://esci-ksp.org/submit-your-post/
Evaluation of Submissions:
Case submissions will be evaluated by an expert panel selected by APEC member officials from the APEC Energy Working Group as part of a two stage process: a qualifying round and a final round.
The evaluation criteria is as follows:
Strategy (30%): innovativeness (10%), inspiration (10%), clarity (10%)
Measure (40%): practicability (10%), replicability (10%), cost-effectiveness (10%), consistency (10%)
Performance (30%): completeness (10%), verifiability (10%), impact (10%)
The finalists in each award category will be announced on 9 January 2017 and requested to submit a self-assessment statement for evaluation outlining a case’s goal, implementing strategies and performance or outcomes by 3 February 2017.
The final results of the award program will be announced on 27 February 2017.
Award winners will receive a trophy issued by the APEC Energy Working Group and be invited to present their cases at a ceremony in conjunction with a meeting of the group in April 2017 in Singapore.
Further Award Details and Contacts:
Additional details about the APEC Energy Smart Community Initiative Best Practice Awards can be found at this link.
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