Ever since the German government returned to the anti-nuclear energy policy of its predecessors, scientist, politicians and utility companies are trying to figure out ways of restructuring the infrastructure. In order to expedite this process, a new award for »intelligent energy« will be bestowed for interesting approaches.
»We are delighted to announce that the Smart Energy Award 2012 will be granted by the Hessian Ministry of Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection as a Hessian State Prize for intelligent energy. The award comes with award money of €20,000. This proves that the topic of smart energy is also a key topic for national and state governments alike«, says Robert Metzger, Managing Director at MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH and organizer of the Smart Energy Award.
Lucia Puttrich, Minister for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of Hessen and patron of SEM explains: »The energy transformation is a great challenge for our country. This is why it is important to drive innovative and promising developments for an efficient use of energy. The Hessian Ministry for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection supports these efforts.«
Until March 30, 2012 companies can submit their pioneering projects, technologies and products in the categories energy grids, energy storage and energy information and communication technology (ICT) to outline their innovative competence in the market. Moreover, a special prize for students and pupils in Hesse will be awarded. A specialist jury consisting of five experts will evaluate all submissions with regard to sustainability, safety, innovation and feasibility. All award winners will be announced at a ceremony during SEM on May 22, 2012.