RWE eMobility awarded strategy prize
Management consultancy Frost & Sullivan has awarded RWE Effizienz GmbH the 2012 European Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Competitive Leadership Award. On 27 September, Marcus Groll, Head of E-Mobility Sales, accepted the award from Gary Jeffery, Director of UK Operations at Frost & Sullivan, in London. For nearly 15 years now the company has been handing out Best Practices Awards. RWE Effizienz is the first company to take the prize in the “Charging infrastructure” category.
E-DeMa project awarded the title of “Selected Landmark 2012“ in the ”Land of Ideas“ as part of the e-energy funding programme
As part of the “E-Energy – Smart Energy made in Germany” initiative, the E-DeMa research & development project was named in Berlin a ”selected landmark 2012“ of the ”Land of Ideas“ in the “science” category. Besides the E-DeMa consortium, the prize also went to the other five model regions of E-Energy.
RWE Power facility at Niederaußem awarded with the title "Place of Progress"
"Place of Progress" is the new title the RWE Power Coal Innovation Centre at Niederaußem may now use. North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister of Sciences, Svenja Schulze, presented this award to the company in June 2012.
The title "Place of Progress" is awarded to places in North Rhine-Westphalia where sustainable progress made in NRW becomes visible. In its Coal Innovation Centre, RWE Power promotes research and development projects with a focus on increasing the efficiency of coal-based power generation and dealing with carbon dioxides.
Demonstration project "Smart Country": RWE Deutschland receives Hessian State Prize for intelligent energy
On 22 May 2012, RWE Deutschland was awarded with the first Hessian State Prize for intelligent energy. The "Smart Country" project establishing an intelligent electricity distribution network received the prize in the category energy networks.
With the "Smart Energy Award 2012", the Hessian State Government honours outstanding innovations that contribute to a successful energy turnaround.
RWE gets first place in the ESMT innovation index
RWE AG is the most innovative company among all of Europe’s energy suppliers. This is the result of an innovation index study prepared by the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT).
For the innovation index, the research activities, productivity and sustainability of the 15 largest energy suppliers in Europe were examined and rated. In the rating, patents played an important role – and in this respect, RWE scored particularly well. The company covers 14 of the 15 research fields taken as a yardstick by ESMT, which is significantly more than any of its competitors.