The Stedin Erasmus Energy Awards

The Stedin Erasmus Energy Awards

Towards the end of the afternoon, the Forum audience was invited to help pick the winner of the Stedin Erasmus Energy Award. Three shortlisted finalists were invited to make one of the shortest elevator pitches ever ‒ just 60 seconds each to explain their innovative and sustainable energy concepts on stage. A jury of energy experts had already made their choice, and the combined results from the jury and the audience voting decided the winner.

Jury members were

Volker Beckers, Chairman of the ECFEB Advisory Board, former CEO of RWE NpowerDirk Schlesinger, Chief Digital Officer, TÜV SÜDRick Heerink, Change & Innovation Manager, StedinRuud Melieste, Economist, Corporate Strategy at Port of RotterdamFred van Beuningen, Director, Clean Tech Delta

The three finalists operate in different parts of the value chain and are complementary parts of the value chain, commented Rick Heerink.

  • Rob den Exter of Stored Energy presented the company’s approach for initiating and realising energy storage projects
  • Francesco Maaza of Solarus presented third generation hybrid power collectors that produce heat and electricity for heating or cooling
  • presented ‘Sam’, a virtual energy assistant for businesses to get to grips with their energy data and expenses without expensive software tools or consulting services.

After the audience vote, the winner of the Stedin Erasmus Energy Award was Solarus. Read more about the winner’s and runners-ups’ and watch the video here.