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Stars of Decentralised Energy shine at 2019 Awards Ceremony

1 November 2019

The stars of the Decentralised Energy sector were out in their finest last night (31 October) at the 2019 Decentralised Energy Awards, held at the Guildhall, London.

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Award winners included the innovative energy systems installed at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadiums, the pioneering use of drones to inspect energy networks and community-wide heat networks using renewable fuels in Enfield, London and Glenrothes, Fife.

The Lord Risby, President of the ADE, said:

This year’s Awards showcase the tremendous breadth of creativity and commitment from businesses, communities, policymakers and all those involved with the transformation of our energy system.

Richard Kirkman, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Veolia UK and Ireland– sponsors of the Awards - said:

Veolia is proud to sponsor these awards which highlight the real innovation being delivered by the ADE members.

By helping businesses to generate their own low carbon power, avoiding energy use and using it more efficiently, we have been in the forefront of providing energy security and carbon reduction that is helping lower climate change and avert a looming energy crisis.

The Climate Emergency is happening in front of our eyes and Generation Zero, the people growing up and future citizens and customers, are expecting action. With COP26 coming up in 2020 its time to act, and help industry, commerce and the public sector on to the Net Zero trajectory.

The full list of Awards winners was:

  • Industrial Award, sponsored by Ricardo Energy and Environment – presented to GridBeyond for creating the world’s first hybrid battery and demand network at Eurac Poole
  • Domestic Award, sponsored by Heat Trust – presented to the London Borough of Enfield, Energetik, ENGIE and Kensa Contracting for using heat pumps and heat networks to create a blueprint for a lower-carbon future.
  • Commercial Award, sponsored by Flex Assure – presented to Open Energi with Pivot Power and Downing LLP, for bringing battery storage, trading and optimisation to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
  • Cities and Communities Award, sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs – presented to RWE Markinch for their Glenrothes Energy Network, which brings low-carbon heat from a biomass plant to buildings across the community.
  • Innovation Award, sponsored by Switch2 - presented to Nottingham City Council and Enviroenergy for their pioneering use of drones to carry out rapid inspections of heat networks.
  • Research and Consultancy Award, sponsored by ACE Research - presented to ENGIE and Southampton Geothermal Heating Company, for improving procurement of gas, cutting costs and improving resilience.
  • The Young Professional Award, sponsored by Centrica Business Solutions, was presented to two outstanding individuals: Emily Lister of ENGIE Urban Energy and Michael Ridge of FairHeat.
  • The ADE Champion Award is presented to someone who has gone above and beyond in the service of the industry. It was awarded to Dennis King from Energetik.
  • Lastly, the Association’s President’s Award pays tribute to someone who has made an invaluable, long-term contribution to the sector and was presented by Lord Risby and awarded to Nick De Sarandy.


More photos on the event can be found and downloaded by clicking here.

Notes to editors:

  1. For photographs and more details of the Awards winners, please contact Rebecca Ellis from the ADE
  2. To find out more about the projects that were shortlisted, please visit the Awards page for a full document:
  3. The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) is the leading advocate of an integrated approach to delivering energy services using combined heat and power and district heating. The Association has over 160 members active across a range of technologies and markets and is widely recognised as one of the leading industry bodies in the sustainable energy sector.
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