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ADE Awards 2019 shortlist announced | Celebrating the best in decentralised energy

26 July 2019

Alton Towers, Cambridge University and a science and innovation park in Newcastle are among the shortlisted entries for the Association for Decentralised Energy’s (ADE) annual awards programme.

ADE Awards 2019 shortlist announced | Celebrating the best in decentralised energy | ADE ade-news

The Decentralised Energy Awards are the leading and most prestigious Awards for those involved in decentralised energy, recognising and celebrating the people and projects showcasing innovative decentralised energy solutions designed around the needs of the user. Each year, the standard of applications increases, and the judges are increasingly impressed by the quality and diversity of projects that are presented to them.

This year’s black-tie awards gala, sponsored by Veolia, will take place at the Guildhall, London on Thursday 31 October. Tickets and tables can be booked at

The awards ceremony is an opportunity for industry to come together to celebrate the achievements made that have enabled communities and businesses to thrive.

We are proud to be sponsored by Veolia who have a vision of the energy system that will enable the decarbonisation ambitions of the UK.

The shortlisted entries for the ADE Awards 2019 are listed below.

 Industrial Award

  • Kerry Taste and Nutrition, Menstrie, Scotland (Edina)
  • Eurac Poole Ltd (GridBeyond)

Commercial Award

  • Alton Towers, Staffordshire (Centrica Business Solutions)
  • Mogden Sewage Treatment Works, London (Edina)
  • Arsenal Battery (Open Energi, Pivot Power, and Downing LLC)
  • Palestra Refit (Transport for London and EON)
  • Babraham Institute, Cambridge (Veolia)
  • John Innes Centre, Norwich (Veolia)

Cities and Communities Award

  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Centrica Business Solutions)
  • University of Hertfordshire (Edina)
  • Coventry District Energy Expansion (Engie)
  • Glenrothes Energy Network, Fife (RWE Markinch Limited)
  • Imperial College, London (Vital Energi)

Domestic Award

  • ESCO-lite for Managing Agents (Data Energy)
  • Municipal energy at city scale with ground source heat pumps and heat networks (London Borough of Enfield, Energetik, Engie and Kensa Contracting)
  • VCharge Dynamo (Engie)
  • Quayside, Totnes (Fairheat and The Guinness Partnership)

Innovation Award - Sponsored by Switch2

  • Comsof Heat (Comsof)
  • Acceptance testing for heat networks (Fairheat)
  • Flexitricity+ Energy Supply (Flexitricity)
  • Maintenance innovation using drones (Nottingham City Council and Enviroenergy)
  • Beanbag – Smart Thermostats for Social Landlords (Secure Meters (UK) Limited)
  • Liberty Connect 100 – Payment Solution for Heat Networks (Secure Meters (UK) Limited)
  • Smart energy storage at Ellesmere Port (SnowGlobe UK (A Veolia company))
  • Social Energy

Research and Consultancy Award

  • Southampton Geothermal Heating Company, Southampton, Hampshire (Engie)
  • Zero Carbon Integrated Local Energy System, Tyseley, Birmingham (Engie)
  • SDCL Energy Efficiency Investment Trust (HermeticaBlack)

Young Professional Award - Sponsored by Centrica Business Solutions

  • Isabella Gaupmann, CoGen Limited
  • Emily Lister, Engie Urban Energy
  • Mike Ridge, Fairheat
  • Chris Forster, L&Q Energy
  • Francesca Edmonds, Salix Finance

A Champions Award will also be presented on the night, recognising the outstanding contribution to the industry by an individual.

Join us at the Guildhall London on Wednesday 31 October for an evening of celebration – book your place at



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