Recognizing Individuals and Organizations for Contributions to the Energy Industry at the 2019 AEE Regional Awards Ceremony

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a nonprofit professional society of over 18,000 members, is presenting over 60 regional awards to individuals and organizations around the world. It is important to recognize these individuals and companies for their dedication and performance in the energy industry. The following awards will be given at the AEE Regional Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 24th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the AEE World Energy Conference.

Best AEE Journal Article
Non-Utility Photovoltaic Deployment: Evaluation of U.S. State-Level Policy Drivers by Gilbert Michaud & Damian Pitt, Published in the International Journal of Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, December 10, 2018

Asia Pacific Rim Region
Institutional Energy Management – Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Energy Project of the Year – Pioneering First Retro-Commissioning Energy Saving Project for Hong Kong Public Hospitals in Asia
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Strategic Energy Project for Driving Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030 with Trane CenTraVac Chillers @R514A TRANE Hong Kong

Asia Subcontinent Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Akash Jain
Energy Professional Development – Faiz Muhammad Bhutta
Energy Manager of the Year – Srinivasan (Padu) Padmanabhan
Energy Innovator of the Year – Shahid Shoukat, Project Manager, National Assembly of Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Waqar Haider

Canada Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Prasath Vinayagamoorthy
Corporate Energy Management – Enwave Energy Corporation
Energy Professional Development – Bala Gnanam
Energy Manager of the Year – Daniela Paraschiv
Energy Project of the Year – Alexandra District Energy Utility (ADEU)                
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Barry Callebaut Canada
Energy Innovator of the Year – Andrew Penner
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Amir H. Hosseini

Eastern & Central Europe Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Zoltan Czinege
Energy Manager of the Year – Milan Kozicky
Energy Innovator of the Year – Vasile Grasin                                                             

Former Soviet Union Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Kateryna Shyshka
Energy Professional Development – Vasylyna Horban                                                 
Energy Manager of the Year – Dmytro Pedan
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Huch Valentyna

Latin America Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Dr. Roland R. Clarke
Energy Professional Development – Dr. Jose Samuel Monterroso                                                                        
Energy Manager of the Year – Raul Ceballos
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – More Water Flux & Efficiency in Any Kind of Water Treatment Plant Advanced Automatic Filter Application Saving Energy

Middle East Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Dina Alnakib
Corporate Energy Management – Zmerly & Co                                                                            
Institutional Energy Management – TAQATI- Dubai Energy Efficiency Program
Energy Professional Development – Ayoub Baba
Energy Manager of the Year – Ziad Y. Haddad
Energy Project of the Year – Arabian Cement Company Solar Plant (7MW)
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Izzat Marji Group HQ Green Building
Energy Innovator of the Year – Diana Athammneh
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Waleed AlHallaj
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Diab Ahmad
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Abdulaziz Alsanouni

Oceania Region
Energy Manager of the Year – David Owens

Sub-Saharan Africa Region
Energy Engineer of the Year – Joseph Njuguna
Corporate Energy Management – Netcare Limited
Energy Professional Development – Heather McEwan                                                                             
Energy Manager of the Year – Dada Ayodeji
Energy Project of the Year – Executive Residency by Best Western, Riverside Nairobi, Kenya                    
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Two Dam Sustainable
Energy Innovator of the Year – Songo Didiza, Green Building Design Group
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Emmanuel Miyanga
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Mukuru Mutamba Wesigye
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Ted Otieno

Western Europe Region
Energy Professional Development – Alberto Ramos Millan
Energy Manager of the Year – Josep Masachs                                                            
Energy Project of the Year – TfL Palestra GLA RE:FIT E.ON Energy Performance Contract                                                                                   
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – Biomass Steam Generator

Winners in Region I (CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT):
Energy Engineer of the Year – C. Douglas Werme
Corporate Energy Management – Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Energy Professional Development – Adam Romano
Energy Manager of the Year – Tom Lanzilotta
Energy Project of the Year – MSKCC-Zuckerman Research Center
Innovative Energy Project of the Year – NYC Health and Hospitals/ Kings County Comprehensive Energy Upgrade Project
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Astha Ummat

Winners in Region II (AL, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, DC, WV, PR):
Energy Engineer of the Year – Jason Brooks
Institutional Energy Management – Northern Virginia Community College  
Energy Professional Development – Nelson R. Burgess
Energy Manager of the Year – Phillip Williams
Energy Project of the Year – Enhanced Energy Conservation Project at Peninsula Regional Medical Center Combined Heat and Power
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Elton Dale Cranford

Winners in Region III (IL, IN, IO, KY, MI, MN, OH, WI):
Energy Engineer of the Year – David A. Metzger, P.E.
Corporate Energy Management – Toyota
Institutional Energy Management – Southern Ohio Medical Center
Energy Manager of the Year – Rebecca Karason
Energy Project of the Year – Lighting Retrofit Project at Great Wolf Resorts
Energy Innovator of the Year – Martha Larson
Young Energy Professional of the Year – William Overmann
Young Energy Professional of the Year – Rishabh Bahel

Winners in Region IV (AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, MT, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, WY):
Energy Engineer of the Year – Jitendra Gautam
Corporate Energy Management – Aramark
Institutional Energy Management – Platte County R-3 School District
Energy Professional Development – Brian Birch
Energy Manager of the Year – Charlie Shear
Energy Project of the Year – Mercy Booneville Strategic Energy Plan and Retro-Commissioning

Winners in Region V (AK, AZ, CA, HA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA):
Institutional Energy Management – County of San Diego
Energy Innovator of the Year – Chuck Collins

About the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
The Association of Energy Engineers is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit professional society with over 18,000 members in more than 100 countries. AEE offers a variety of informational outreach programs including training, conferences, chapters, journals, and certification programs. The mission of AEE is to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.  

About AEE World
The AEE World Energy Conference and Expo is the nation’s largest energy efficiency conference and expo designed for business, industrial and institutional energy users. The conference addresses global energy policy, energy management services and strategies, innovative technologies, and emerging energy trends. In addition to the three-day conference program, AEE World features a comprehensive exposition as well as a full line-up of CEU and PDH qualifying seminars.