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Decentralised Energy Awards














The Decentralised Energy 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 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.

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Announcing the winners

We’ll announce the winners and celebrate your achievements at a glamorous black-tie awards ceremony and dinner on 31 October 2019. This sell-out event is a night of celebration, attracting 500 guests from across the sector as well as senior members of Government. Following a hugely successful 2018 event, we’re returning in 2019 to the Guildhall in the City of London for this year’s Awards ceremony and dinner.

Tickets are available now. Please visit our Eventbrite pages to order individual seats by clicking here. Or to purchase tables by clicking here.

Decentralised Energy Awards Shortlist

Download the shortlist by clicking here.

Industrial Award - Sponsored by Ricardo Energy and Environment

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

Commercial Award - Sponsored by FlexAssure

  • 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 - Sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs

  • 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 - Sponsored by Heat Trust

  • 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 - Sponsored by ACE Research

  • 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.

Who enters

Year on year, the number and standard of entries to the Awards increases, reflecting the sustained and continuing efforts of the sector to transform the energy system.  

We welcome entries from all those involved in decentralised energy – manufacturers, suppliers, ESCOs, utilities, consultants and more. You do not have to be a member of the ADE to enter. 

All categories are open to all technologies covered by the ADE, including CHP, heat networks, energy efficiency, demand response, and integrated energy.

Closing date

The closing date for entries was 5 pm Friday 17 May 2019. 


Judging the Decentralised Energy Awards is no easy task. Our judging panel reads through a greater volume of material every year, comparing projects of all shapes and sizes and making some very tough decisions.

All entries in the Industrial, Commercial, Cities and Communities, Domestic and Innovation Award categories are reviewed by external technical assessors before being assessed by our judging panel. The panel shortlists finalists in each category and chooses the winner.

Finalists are announced in July and the winners at our Awards Dinner in October.

Last year's winners

Find out about our 2018 Award winners here. 

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