To celebrate the ADE’s 50th year and the tenth year of the awards, this year’s shortlist focuses on the best projects of the past decade.
The 53 shortlisted projects, organizations and initiatives will vie to win in categories including industrial, commercial, public-sector and homes-and-communities project; integrated energy; innovation and customer engagement ” all over a ten-year span. à‚
For newer projects, the ‘visionary project’ category shortlists “projects, technologies or approaches which have the potential to shift the way in which we think about decentralized energy and which offer exciting possibilities for the future of the sector”, the ADE said.
Included in this shortlist are Open Energi’s Dynamic Demand 2.0, a technology platform which connects consumers to multiple markets; E.ON/Lendlease’s à‚£2.3bn ($3bn) Elephant Park regeneration project in London, which will use biomethane and thermal storage to fuel a 3000-household district energy network; Islington Council’s District Heating Programme, which uses heat pump technology to recover waste heat from London’s Underground system for district heating; REstor’s FlexTreo, software for energy managers which facilities real-time demand-side management and day-ahead planning through managing equipment at manufacturing sites; Clarke Energy’s Future Biogas/Centre Parcs biogas network which connects two farms; Bausch & Lomb’s new combined heat and power (CHP) plant which provides power, steam and space and process heating at its new facility in Ireland, and more.
The awards ceremony will take place on 19 October in London.
A full list of the shortlisted projects may be found here.à‚