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. The IDEA System of the Year Award 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.
After receiving a number of incredible submissions, IDEA bestowed the 2023 System of the Year Award to longtime IDEA Member, Austin Energy.
2022 Enwave Energy Corporation, Toronto, ON2021 Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Thermal and Ever-Green Energy, Milwaukee, WI2020 Tabreed, UAE2019 Thermal Energy Corporation, Houston, TX2018 University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX2017 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri2016 City of Richmond, British Columbia2015 Veolia Energy Boston, Massachusetts 2014 Qatar Cool, Doha, Qatar 2013 Markham District Energy, Markham, ON2012 Qatar Cool, Doha, Qatar2011 Enwave Energy Corporation, Toronto, ON2010 District Energy St. Paul, St. Paul, MN2009 SOYA Not Awarded, All Recognized – IDEA Centennial Conference2008 NRG Energy Center Phoenix, Arizona2007 Consolidated Edison, New York, NY2006 Metro Nashville District Energy/Constellation Energy Projects & Services Group2005 University of Cincinnati, Ohio2004 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri2003 Seattle Steam Company, Washington2001 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2000 Consolidated Edison, New York, NY1999 Enwave Energy Corporation, Toronto, ON1998 Trigen Baltimore Energy Corporation, Maryland 1997 University of California - Los Angeles, CA1996 NRG Energy Center Minneapolis, MN 1994 Energy Systems Company, Omaha, NB1993 District Energy St. Paul, St. Paul, MN
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