On December 1, Scottish Renewables hosted their Annual Scottish Green Energy Awards ceremony at the EICC in Edinburgh, celebrating talent and achievement within the Scottish renewables sector.
Thirteen winners were announced, with the top prize – the Carbon Reduction Award – awarded to Ember, whose all-electric intercity bus service can complete a 130-mile round trip to Edinburgh and Dundee on one charge.
The full list of winners were:
- Best Engagement Award, sponsored by SmartestEnergy: Foundation Scotland for Vattenfall’s South Kyle Windfarm.
- Best Community Project Award, sponsored by Scottish Power Renewables: Aros An Rubha for Revitalisation of the Former Knock School on the Isle of Lewis.
- Young & Inspiring Award, sponsored by WSP: RES’ Gender Affinity Network.
- Best Innovation Award, sponsored by Red Rock Power: SSE Renewables, with Partners Microsoft and Avanade, for Artificial Intelligence Puffin and Salmon Monitoring.
- Contribution to Skills Award, sponsored by SSE Renewables: X-Academy.
- Outstanding Service Award, sponsored by Green Investment Group: ORE Catapult’s Launch Academy.
- Positive Improvement Award, sponsored by Natural Power: Sulmara.
- Champion of Renewables Award, sponsored by Fred.Olsen Renewables: Marc van Grieken, MVGLA Landscape Architecture.
- Outstanding Project Award, sponsored by RWE: Forth Ports Limited for Duneco Quay and Prince Charles Wharf and Extension.
- Sustainable Development Award, sponsored by Hitachi: Distell International.
- Carbon Reduction Award, sponsored by Statkraft: Ember.
- Judges Award, sponsored by Ocean Winds: ReBlade Ltd for Circular Disposal of Wind Turbine Blades.
- Outstanding Contribution Award, sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise: Patricia Hawthorn, Shepherd & Wedderburn.
Claire Mack, Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables, said:
“What a fantastic way to round off what has been another incredible year for the renewable energy industry in Scotland.
“Every year when we receive award entries it is clear why Scotland is a world leader in renewable energy and I always marvel at the sheer scale of innovation, creativity, skill, hard work and commitment that goes in to making renewable energy such a thriving industry.
“This year we had 13 brilliant winners, but it is always really difficult to choose due to the quality of all the entries that we receive. Each category is unbelievably competitive, so I’d like to congratulate all those who were shortlisted, as well as those who took home awards.”
Matthieu Hue, CEO of EDF Renewables, the Awards’ Headline Sponsor, said:
“In a year full of uncertainty, it has been a treat to celebrate the very best people, not just in our sector but in the country. Congratulations to each and every one of the winners.”