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Decentralised Energy Awards

The Decentralised Energy Awards are the leading 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. 

2020 has presented us with many challenges but has also highlighted the importance of our industry in providing people with security, comfort, flexibility and a template for a clean energy future.

We announced all the short-listed entries at a special online showcase event on Wednesday 23rd September, as part of our Heat and Decentralised Energy Conference. At the showcase, we were thrilled to announce the winner of the Recognising Resilience Award; Nottingham City Council Energy Services. 

We then announced the remainder of our winners in an online awards ceremony held on 16th June. Visit our Vimeo page to watch the recording.

Decentralised Energy Award winners 2020-21:

  • Heat and Efficiency: Operational – Presented to E.ON for its Black Horse Lane Regeneration project. This project implemented an innovative expansion of an existing low carbon heat network in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
  • Heat and Efficiency: Design Innovation – Presented to the London Borough of Islington for the Bunhill 2 project. Bunhill 2 uses waste heat from London Underground’s Tube network to provide lower cost, greener heat to nearby homes, a local school and two leisure centres.
  • Heat and Efficiency: Digital Innovation – Presented to Kurve Technologies Ltd, a joint venture between Insite Energy & SAV Systems for KURVE. KURVE is the first-to-market digital smart metering and pay-as-you-go web-app for heat networks.
  • Power and Flexibility: Operational – Presented to Sport in Desford for SID Power. Sport in Desford made insulation improvements, switched to LED lights, installed 44KWp of solar PV and 6 Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries to become a net exporter of electricity.
  • Power and Flexibility: Innovation – Presented to Centrica for its Cornwall Local Energy Market (LEM). LEM is the first online virtual marketplace allowing community participants to sell surplus decentralised power.
  • Integrated Energy – Presented to Silver EMS and the GreenSCIES consortium for GreenSCIES. GreenSCIES is supplying the local community through a 5th generation District Heating network, harvesting waste heat to supply Heat Pumps integrated with a smart grid, battery storage and V2G points.
  • Special Award for Contribution to Net Zero – Presented to Pivot Power for the Energy Superhub Oxford. The superhub is pioneering an integrated approach to decarbonising power, transport and heat to accelerate Oxford’s journey to zero carbon.
  • Special Award for Contribution to Net Zero (Highly commended) - Npower Business Solutions received recognition from the judges in this category for its Westhampnett Solar Farm. Westhampnett is the first subsidy-free solar farm installed by a local authority, made possible through Npower’s partnership with West Sussex County Council.
  • Rising Star – Presented to Selene Molina Blanco, Engineering Manager at Vattenfall Heat UK. Selene is paving the way for more energy efficient practices in the UK district heating market.
  • Champion Award – Presented to Nicky Butterworth of Guru Systems. Nicky was recognised for a decade’s work in the heat networks sector, including playing a pivotal role in the creation of Heat Trust, the Heat Network Delivery Unit and the Heat Network Investment Project.

You can check out all of the shortlisted entries on our Vimeo channel!

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