The System of the Year Award (SOYA) is the highest honor IDEA can bestow on a district energy system. It recognizes an exemplary district energy system providing high-level performance and service that further the goals of the district energy industry. SOYA serves to:
- Provide a global industry benchmark for industry excellence, recognizing systems that illustrate the operational advantages of district energy in providing sustainable, efficient, reliable, and resilient energy services in their communities.
- Provide a platform for sharing ideas, best practices and innovations that have helped to make district energy systems successful.
- Identify and promote the importance and value of district energy systems in the marketplace relative to other forms of energy generation and distribution.
- Further publicize district energy as a progressive industry that seeks continuous improvement in the services it provides.
We are now accepting applications for 2020, due Friday September 18, 2020 to be considered. Winner will be notified in November 2020 and announced at IDEA Annual Campus Energy Conference in February 2021.