Congratulations to all of the shortlisted entries for the Integrated Energy Award! Below is a short summary for each shortlisted project so you can find out more about what it takes to make the final bunch - if you haven't got your tickets yet, click here to book an individual seat or a table for your team. This award is sponsored by global strategic engineering and environmental consultants, Ricardo.
One of the worlds most advanced greenhouses, funded by Greencoat Renewables and designed / constructed by AGR and Clarke Energy. The £86m project employs 7.2MW LED lighting, 33MWth open-loop heat-pumps, and a 9MW quad-generation plant with 100% CO2 recovery. The state-of-the-art greenhouse will grow 10% of the UK’s cucumbers, reducing imports and so reducing the food sector’s carbon emissions.
Citigen Decarbonisation Project
E.ON / Ramboll
The Citigen retrofit project aims to decarbonise the City of London district energy scheme via 4MW combined heating and 2.8MW cooling heat pumps. The heat pumps recycle low grade heat from 3 sources: Citigen processes waste heat, the cooling network and 200m deep ground boreholes; before upgrading it to 80oC and feeding the district heating network with low carbon heat.
Harris Academy Battersea
SSE Energy Solutions
Inefficient boilers were replaced with hydrogen ready condensing boilers combined with an air source heat pump to cover base load requirements. The project included the installation of a 120kWp solar PV array coupled with a 100kW/186kWh battery . Managed by a smart buildings remote monitored platform, which will save 114 tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum (26% reduction).
Swansea Bay University Health Board RE:FIT Projects
Swansea Bay University Health Board (SHUHB) multi-phase RE:FIT project which has pioneered an innovative blend of renewable energy generation and energy conservation measures including the creation of the UK’s first solar farm dedicated to supplying an NHS hospital. The primary focus of the project was to deliver substantial and rapid decarbonisation to help the health board meet their net zero commitments.
Northwick Park Hospital
Vital Energi are guaranteeing savings of £1.9m a year for London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and are reducing carbon emissions by 2,581 tonnes a year at Northwick Park Hospital. This is through a fully integrated, self-funding, multi technology energy solution which will help decarbonise the Trust, as well as creating a smart grid from which the local community will also benefit.
The Decentralised Energy Awards
The Association for Decentralised Energy's annual awards are the leading and most prestigious awards for those involved in decentralised energy, recognising and celebrating the people and projects which have developed innovative decentralised energy solutions designed around the needs of the user.
The awards showcase innovation, best practice and achievements across heat, efficiency, power and flexibility. The winners will be announced at the ADE’s annual gala dinner, hosted at the stunning Hurlingham Club in central London on Wednesday 15th June. We’re so pleased we’ll be able to meet in person again to celebrate the sector’s success!