The Scottish Green Energy Awards – the UK’s largest celebration of renewables – open today (July 24), with nominations invited for 11 categories.
The awards, now in its 17th year, is open to all renewable energy technologies, from wind, hydro and solar to wave, low-carbon heat and more.
Categories this year include Outstanding Project, Best Community Project and Best Innovation. The awards ceremony, on December 5 in Edinburgh, will be hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield.
Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Scotland’s renewable energy industry is at the forefront of the global shift to a low-carbon energy system.
“With almost three-quarters of the electricity consumed in Scotland now coming from renewable sources The Scottish Green Energy Awards allow us to come together and celebrate the innovation, determination and commitment of those who are making this industry happen.
“The awards showcase the very best in the industry, generate real passion for renewables and inspire those within the sector to continue their ground-breaking efforts towards both achieving a low-carbon future and meeting some of the world’s toughest climate change targets.”
The event, headline-sponsored by EDF Renewables, will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories:
- Best Community Project Award (sponsored by SSE Renewables)
- Best Engagement Award (sponsored by Xodus Group)
- Best Innovation Award (sponsored by Red Rock Power Limited)
- Best Practice Award (sponsored by Natural Power)
- Carbon Reduction Award (sponsored by SmartestEnergy)
- Champion of Renewables Award (sponsored by National Grid ESO)
- Contribution to Skills Award (available to sponsor)
- Outstanding Contribution Award (sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise)
- Outstanding Project Award (sponsored by innogy Renewables UK Ltd)
- Outstanding Service Award (sponsored by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group)
- Sustainable Development Award (sponsored by ABB)
- Young & Inspiring Award (sponsored by WSP)
The shortlist for the Young and Inspiring Award consists of the nine winners of May’s 2019 Young Professionals Green Energy Awards.
They include a PhD student whose work on monitoring offshore wind construction noise is already being implemented by Scotland’s £511-million-a-year industry; a Project Resource Analysist who’s working to optimise the largest tidal power station in the world and a Naval Architect who helped design the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell ferry powered entirely by fuel from renewable sources.
Matthieu Hue, CEO of EDF Renewables, the event’s headline sponsor, said: “This event showcases the best of what we do in the renewables industry in Scotland and the awards really are the ones that everyone wants to take home with them.
“We are proud to be the headline sponsors for another year and I am sure it will be a great night of celebration once more.”
Nominations for the 2019 Scottish Green Energy Awards must be made before the deadline of 5pm on Friday September 20 at https://www.scottishrenewables.com/events/sgea19/.