Innovation of the Year

BritNed's trading and nomination platform, Empire, wins
‘Innovation of the Year’ at the Industry Eagle Energy Awards 2024


Recognising excellence and digital innovation

Empire wins Innovation of the Year

BritNed is delighted to announce that Empire has won the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at the Industry Energy Eagle Awards 2024.

The Industry Energy Eagle Awards celebrate excellence and innovation, honoring the standout companies and professionals who drive the future of energy.

Commenting on Empire during the awards ceremony, the judges said: ‘Your innovative contribution has truly stood out in the industry, and we are excited to recognise your outstanding work.’

About Empire

Designed in partnership between BritNed and Supercharge, Empire is a next-generation platform which has revolutionised trading in the energy sector. The fully integrated platform has replaced three legacy, isolated systems, providing an integrated approach to trading on the BritNed interconnector, which connects the electrical grids of Great Britain and the Netherlands.

Launched in September 2023, Empire enables users to manage their entire BritNed trading portfolio from one platform, including participate in long and short-term energy auctions, manage nominations, view a summary of their settlements and produce comprehensive reports from one single-window solution.

To deliver Empire, BritNed embarked on a partnership with Supercharge, specialists in creating software that combines cutting-edge technology with a human-centred design.

The Empire platform features a meticulously designed modern interface and state-of-the-art APIs, with a user experience focused on efficiency.

Empire has been designed to enable easier and new trading possibilities. By consolidating all information into one integrated platform, Empire’s dashboards provide a comprehensive overview of relevant auction, allocation, and nomination data, enabling easier, faster, and more accurate decision making.


In May 2022, BritNed and Supercharge began designing and building Empire, a next-generation trading and nomination platform, which has revolutionised trading in the energy sector since its launch in September 2023.

The fully integrated platform has replaced three legacy, isolated systems, providing an integrated approach to trading on the BritNed interconnector.

Before Empire, BritNed’s customers needed to use different systems to manage their portfolio, including participating in auctions, nominating awarded capacity, and managing financial settlements.

After an internal analysis identified the existing systems delivered a poor user experience and restricted the ability to respond to customer needs in a landscape that is rapidly changing, BritNed sought a partner that could bring innovative ideas and facilitate a different angle of approach.

Read the full story of how BritNed and Supercharge designed and built Empire in just 18 months here.