UK: Wales Green Energy Awards Finalists Announced

UK Wales Green Energy Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the first Wales Green Energy Awards have been announced today. The new awards, organised by RenewableUK Cymru, celebrate the achievements of the green energy industry in Wales.

A panel of independent judges comprising Lee Water, Director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, Peter Davies, Wales’ Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and Chris Kelsey, Environmental Editor at Media Wales, will choose the winners of the seven categories to be announced in a ceremony on Wednesday 9 October in St David’s Hotel in Cardiff.

 Llywelyn Rhys, Deputy Director of RenewableUK Cymru, said: “This is the first year that we have run the Wales Green Energy Awards and we have been impressed with the quality of the entries. It was good to see such a spread of green energy projects taking place right across Wales and the judges will have a hard job choosing the winners.”

The finalists for the seven categories are listed below.

Community initiative sponsored by the Waterloo Foundation

  • Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
  • Charter Housing — Radiate Project, Caerphilly
  • Green Valleys Community Interest Company

Contribution to skills & training

  • Safety Technology Ltd, Monmouthshire
  • RWE npower renewables
  • Mabey Bridge, Chepstow

Supply chain development

  • Vattenfall Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project
  • RWE npower renewables
  • Hydrolite, Swansea

Public sector sponsored by Vattenfall

  • Monmouthshire Council moves into new sustainable HQ
  • Wrexham Council solar PV installation

Outstanding contribution to public awareness of green energy

  • Vattenfall Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project
  • Grenville Ham, Brecon
  • Zero Carbon Britain (Centre for Alternative Technology), Machynlleth

Renewables start-up

  • North Wales Hydro Power, Conwy
  • Robert Owen Renewables Ltd, Newtown

Outstanding green energy project

  • Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, North Wales, RWE npower renewables
  • Ysgellog Farm, Anglesey, Airvolution
  • Wear Point Wind Farm, Milford Haven
  • The Dragon’s Teeth Micro Hydro System, Blaenavon


Press release, September 17, 2013; Image: renewableuk