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Decentralised Energy Awards 2022 Shortlist - Rising Star

18 May 2022

Congratulations to all those shortlisted for the Rising Star Award! Below is a short summary for each shortlisted individual so you can find out more about their amazing achievements - 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 leading heat network operators, Watkins Energy.

Andy Kirwan


Andy joined Ener-Vate in 2018 from Newcastle University.He is an extremely valued member of the Ener-Vate team,constantly striving for improvement for both himself, Ener-Vate and even the wider industry! On every dedicated and driven individual who sees the work being carried out by us allas being rewarding personally and also crucial to the wellbeing of our environment.


Ashley Wai

Vattenfall Heat UK ltd

Ashley Wai is an exceptional Commercial Analyst who is at the heart of the innovative, ambitious analysis and solutions that Vattenfall is providing to customers in the UK. He joined Vattenfall via the International Graduate program in 2019and has workedin our offices in Europe before joining the UK heat team. He is a mathematics graduate of Imperial College London.


Charlotte Owen

Royal Danish Embassy in London

Charlotte has been a (rising) star within the heat network sector going back some time. Her unshakeable professionalism combined with glaring enthusiasm and energy can win over even the hardest sceptic, which makes her a strong asset for the whole industry.


Chloe Jarman


Chloe Jarman, a Solutions Energy Engineer at Siemens in Chloe’s words a ‘Superhero because we are saving the world one building at a time’. In her professional life Chloe is a qualified Engineer with a 1st class Masters Degreein Aeronautical Engineering. Chloe is also the Diversity and Inclusion Champion for our Energy and Performance Services department.


Drew Walker


Drew joined Ener-Vate in late 2018 after finishing his Electronic & Electrical Engineering degree at Loughborough. Focusing on the research, development, and aggregation of traditional and ground-breaking energy technologies, Drew continues bringing success to the Ener-Vate team with his heat mapping and commercial modelling expertise. Drew is a dedicated individual who takes on and completes any task asked of him without fuss or ceremony to an exceptional standard that is such a value to colleagues and clients alike.


Elliot Smith

Peterborough City Council

A qualified lawyer with a background in delivering digitalisation and +12 years with Peterborough City Council, Elliot leapt into the heat network industry by taking an HNDU-procured heat mapping and masterplanning study and using it as a base for a £2 million design co-funded by Innovate UK and project partners SSE, Element Energy, Smarter Grid Solutions, Cranfield University and Sweco.  


Josh Davis

Chirpy Heat

Josh is that rare thing in the industry – young, experienced, passionate and pragmatic. He has the real dirt under the finger nails experience of actually managing heat networks. He inspires and manages a team of consultants and data insight experts to support social housing providers across the UK to deliver great heat networks.


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! 

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