Leaders of the Energy World Competition for 2018
Manager Roku – Henryk Baranowski, President of the Management Board, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna
For the dynamic development of the largest energy group in Poland towards an innovative champion guaranteeing Poland’s energy security. Henryk BAranowski, a Polish engineer, manager and civil servant, was the Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of State Treasury in the years of 2015-2016. On the 22nd of March 2016, the Supervisory Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna appointed him to the management board and entrusted him with the function of President of the Management Board from the 31st of March, 2016. PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. is the largest producer and supplier of electricity in Poland and one of the largest companies in the power sector in Central and Eastern Europe.
The award was presented by Aleksander Kania, Director, UiPath.
Solution Provider for the Sector – MindMade Sp. z o.o.
Award for an interoperable communication system with high IT security.
PIK is a solution that:
- meets the requirements of the PKN-CEN / CWA 15537 ver. February 2008 “Network centric operations. Service-oriented architecture as part of civil-military crisis management” workshop,
- operates based on the LTE standard and integrates existing TETRA / DMR / Analog solutions with LTE 450, which in effect gives:
- verified implementations, reliability of communication throughout the whole country, without limitation to the scope of one network,
- investment security for companies that currently have other communication systems,
- the ability to quickly connect other users such as public safety services in the event of emergencies.
- is scalable – it means that you can provide one system for the power industry and divide it into virtual sub-networks. Example – we create sub-networks for PSE / Energa / PGE / Tauron / Enea,
- Virtual subnets operate separately, through their own dispatcher consoles integrated with the operator’s native connectivity and LTE 450,
- although each of these sub-networks operates in separation, if necessary, the selected local dispatcher can manage users of other operators (with their consent),
- is protected by cryptography (Polish solutions) in terms of information technology.
The award was presented by Radosław Stach, Vice-President of the Management Board, KGHM Polska Miedź, and was received by Roman Musiał, President of the Management Board, MindMade sp z o.o.
Innovation of the Year – Apator Metrix
For the design of the iSMART smart gas meter. THe gas meter, developed by the Polish company Apator Metrix, is an innovative IoT measuring device. iSMART is one of the first devices for the emerging market of smart gas networks. As the first gas meter in Poland, it passed the tests of compliance with the requirements of the SMART-GAS protocol. THe device is very popular among clients from Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Ukraine and Belgium. The gas meter can be produced in various functional configurations. Thanks to the Phoenix-RTOS operating system, it is possible to use a wide range of network stacks (including WM-BUS, ZigBee) and communication protocols (including SMART-GAS, DLMS / COSEM). THe device has an electric counter and is equipped with temperature correction, a gas flow shutoff valve and a communication module.
Meets all CE conformity requirements, including MID, ATEX, EMC and RED. The measurement of volume and gas flow is carried out by dedicated meteorological software, and a separate software module is responsible for the logic of collecting measurement data and making it available to external systems. The entire software operates under the control of the Phoenix-RTOS Polish real-time operating system.
The award was presented by Roman Szwed, President of the Management Board, Atende, and was received by Łukasz Zaworski, Plenipotentiary of the Management Board, Apator S.A., Member of the Supervisory Board, Apator Metrix.
Trader of the Year – PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny
For consistently implemented trade policy, which brings positive results in the area of building the customer base and the volume of gas sold, as well as for transparent and stable activity on the market, guaranteeing energy security for individual and business clients, which was confirmed, among others, by the efficient take-over of tens of thousands of customers in emergency mode, from sellers who stopped their gas supplies.
The award was presented by Dorota Dębińska-Pokorska, Partner, Leader of the Energy Group, PwC, and was received by Tadeusz Kuczborski, Vice-President of the Management Board, PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny.
Producer of the Year – Tauron Distribution
For the development of photovoltaic technology. TAURON Distribution recorded a record number of renewable energy sources connected to the power grid. Last year, it was over 8,000 micro installations. This result is twice as high as in the whole of 2017. In total, TAURON has already connected over 17 thousand micro installations with a total capacity of 106 MW to the power grid.
The award was presented by Artur Wiza, Vice-President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland, and was received by Jerzy Topolski, Vice-President of the Management Board, Tauron Distribution.
Person of the Year – Michał Kurtyka, Secretary of State, Ministry of the Environment
For the successful conduction of climate negotiations during COP24. On April 27th, 2018, Minister Kurtyka was appointed Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for the Presidency of COP 24. THe tasks of the President of COP include: organisation of the summit and initiating and supporting dialogue between world leaders in the field of climate policy.
He is a graduate of the prestigious Parisian university Ecole Polytechnique and a scholarship holder in the field of quantum optics, located under the Washington DC National Institute of Standards and Technologies, where he worked under the leadership of the Nobel laureate in physics, William D. Phillips. From January 1, 2016, he has held the position of Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy, where he was directly responsible for technological development and introduction of innovations to the energy sector, implementation of climate and energy policy in the fuel and gas sectors, conducting international relations with states and international organisations. He is the author of the government program for the development of electromobility in Poland, described for the first time as a concept in a book written in 2013-2015, together with prof. Leszek Jesieniem, “New Electricity and New Cars”. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Electromobility Program.
The award was presented by Dr Leszek Juchniewicz, Chairman of the Leaders of the Energy World Competition Jury, and was received in the Minister’s name by Paweł Leszczyński, Director of the Office for the Presidency of the Conference of Parties in the Ministry of the Environment.