The finalists for this year’s Wales Green Energy Awards have been announced today and include a weir just outside Cardiff, a farm in the Brecon Beacons, a solar farm in Carmarthenshire and a community energy scheme in the Ogwen Valley.
Now in their fourth year, the awards are organised by RenewableUK Cymru and celebrate the success and achievements of the green energy industry in Wales.
The judging panel is chaired by David Clubb, Director of RenewableUK Cymru and includes representatives from sponsors, Vattenfall, The Crown Estate, Invicta PA and Raymond Brown Renewables. Winners will be announced in a lunchtime ceremony on Friday 4 November in St David’s Hotel, Cardiff.
David Clubb said: “Once again the standard of entries has been very high and it’s been a hard job choosing finalists and winners. This year we have introduced a new category of Best Renewable Energy Agricultural Project and it was extremely interesting to see the breadth of such projects taking place throughout Wales.
“These awards always make me feel immensely proud of the sector I work in. Despite facing significant challenges, all of the finalists have displayed strong dedication and commitment, which is an extremely positive message for the green economy in Wales.”
The finalists for eight of the categories are listed below. The winner of the Political Award, which is sponsored by Invicta PA, will be announced in the ceremony on 4 November.
Contribution to Skills & Training sponsored by The Crown Estate
● Innogy: Wind turbine apprenticeship programme
● ISO Fab Ltd
Engaging in the Community sponsored by The Waterloo Foundation
● Ynni Ogwen Cyf
● Carmarthenshire Energy
Outstanding Advocate – Individual
● Gareth Jones, Carbon Zero Renewables
● Andy Ling, Perpetual V2G Systems
● Guy Watson, Dulas
● Steve Hack, Seren Energy
Outstanding Advocate – Organisation, sponsored by Raymond Brown Renewables
● Perpetual V2G Systems
● Awel Co-operative
Outstanding Renewable Energy Project sponsored by Welsh Government
● Perpetual V2G Systems – Partnership with Sainsbury’s
● Cenin Renewables – Parc Stormy
Supply Chain Development sponsored by Vattenfall
● PBE Fuels
● The Works, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
● Energise Wales Programme – Resource Efficient Wales
Best Use of Renewable Energy in the Public Sector
● The Energy Delivery Programme – Natural Resources Wales
● Radyr Weir – Energy & Sustainability Team, Cardiff City Council
Best Agricultural Renewable Energy Project
● Hendre Glyn Biomass, Brecon Beacons
● Vattenfall, Parc Cynog, Carmarthenshire
Tables and individual spaces for the Awards Ceremony on Friday 4 November, which will be hosted by Mai Davies from BBC Wales, can be booked via the Wales Green Energy Awards website – www.greenenergyawards.wales Prices start from £95, which will include a three-course lunch.