This year’s Highways Awards which celebrates the good and the great from across the sector and championing the highways heroes who keep Britain moving is back once again.
Now celebrating its 20th year, the Highways Awards 2023 attracts over 600 colleagues to celebrate achievements, raise a glass and celebrate the projects, teams and individuals driving real change and improving the industry as well as the lives of citizens across the UK.
Amongst the finalists, Advanced Infrastructure has been shortlisted for its LAEP+ (Local Area Energy Planner Plus) Platform in the 'Innovation' category.
Advanced Infrastructure develops and provides spatial analytics and digital twins for the energy transition. The company helps local authorities, distribution network operators and consultants to plan the rollout of low carbon infrastructure such as EV charge points.
The net-zero planning spatial analytics platform for Local Area Energy Plans puts hundreds of datasets and analysis tools in the hands of local authorities, energy network operators and stakeholders. This supports planners to identify the optimal locations of EV charge points as well as informing long-term energy strategies and plans.
LAEP+ uses digital twins to support decision making by local stakeholders and forecasts network capacity, building retrofits, heat networks, and EV rollouts all in one platform. Hundreds of API integrations ensure that all decisions are made on the latest, building stock, sociodemographic and energy network data.
Over the past three years, the company has built a client base of public and private sector organisations including UK Power Networks, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, Oxfordshire County Council and Dundee City Council as well as B2B and B2C organisations such as Zapmap and Cepro.
The 2023 Award Ceremony will take place on the 11th October at The Park Plaza, London.