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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 Decentralised Energy Awards 2019 are sponsored by Veolia

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 with early bird tickets on sale until 19 July 2019Please visit our Eventbrite page to purchase.

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.

The categories

The eight award categories are:

  • Industrial Award
  • Commercial Award
  • Cities and Communities Award
  • Domestic Award
  • Innovation Award - Sponsored by Switch2  
  • Research and Consultancy Award
  • Young Professional Award
  • ADE Champion Award

How to enter | Entries for the 2019 Awards are now closed.

Entry is free and you can submit as many entries as you choose in each of the eight Award categories.

We look for good news stories to help celebrate and promote our industry’s achievements. We want to hear how your project made a difference, about the journey you took people on and the impact you’ve made. The entry forms are short and have been designed to help you tell your story. The entries must be technically robust, but we’re looking for a human angle too.

Entry forms can be downloaded below. Please read the rules and guidance documents before starting your nomination, then complete the relevant application form(s). Email your entry by 5 pm Friday 17 May 2019, remembering to include a minimum of three high resolution photos and the data collection form for all categories except Research and Consultancy, Young Professional and Champion.

Please note: projects are ordinarily expected to have been commissioned and operational for at least six months. Except for the Research and Consultancy Award, project plans and designs will not be eligible for an Award. You can enter an Award for a project located anywhere in the world if the company entering the Awards is based in the UK.

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. 

Entry forms, rules and guidance 

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