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The Scottish Green Energy Awards 2019

How to nominate

To make a nomination please select which category you would like to enter from the list below using the tick-box and then click submit at the bottom of the page. Please complete the nomination form with as much information as you can and note that nominations are judged on their quality, not on the number received. 

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday 20 September 2019.

If you think that your nomination could fit into more than one category, please select the category you feel it best fits. The judges may decide to move it if they think it has a stronger chance of winning in a different category.

In addition to the nomination you can supply up to one A4 page of supporting information which can include things like images, testimonials, examples of work, press coverage or a summary of a report. This can be uploaded as part of your submission. 

Winners of the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2019 will be chosen by The Scottish Green Energy Awards 2019 judging panel to be shortlisted for the Young & Inspiring Award. The winner will be announced in Edinburgh on Thursday 05 December. It is therefore not possible to enter this category.  

Finalists will be announced in October and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in December.

If you have any questions please get in touch with Rachel Dickie at  

Good luck!



Community energy will be at the heart of the future’s smart, low-carbon energy system. This award celebrates outstanding project development which has been led by a community group or community organisation.

Project must have been completed within the last 24 months
Demonstrate contribution to renewable energy sector in Scotland
Detail how the project has benefitted the local community
How did the project overcome barriers and what was the outcome?
Please detail key information/statistics, e.g. energy produced, capacity installed, jobs created, financial income to community, carbon saved.

BEST ENGAGEMENT AWARD sponsored by Xodus Group

An award to recognise community, public or other stakeholder engagement before, during or after the development of a renewable energy project which goes above and beyond, communicating the benefits of renewable energy and raising the reputation of the sector.

Project must have been completed, or be under construction, within the last 24 months
Demonstrate contribution to renewable energy sector in Scotland
Detail how the project has benefitted a community, the public or other stakeholders
How did the developer engage and overcome barriers and what was the outcome?

BEST INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by Red Rock Power Limited

The Best Innovation category is always one of the most hotly-contested of the Scottish Green Energy Awards, shining a light on the benefits that innovation brings to our industry. The award recognises an outstanding example of the development or implementation of an innovative product, design, solution or model which supports the development of renewable energy in Scotland, for example by enhancing value or reducing cost.

Project must have been completed within past 24 months
Highlight evidence of why this new product, design or process benefits the Scottish renewable energy sector
Why is it unique – how does it improve upon previous practice?

BEST PRACTICE AWARD sponsored by Natural Power

To recognise and reward examples of best practice within the renewables industry with a particular focus on health, safety and environmental performance, staff development and business efficiency. Entries should highlight the positive impact changes have made to their organisation.

Project or initiative must have been completed within the last 24 months and been directly carried out within a business operating within the renewable energy sector in Scotland.
Provide an overview of the project detailing why this practice was required, who benefited from its introduction and any long term impacts it has brought to the company in terms of behavioural or cultural change. 

CARBON REDUCTION AWARD sponsored by SmartestEnergy

Previous winners of this award have used renewables to cut their carbon footprint while delivering wider benefits within organisations, across communities and further afield. This year's Carbon Reduction Award will go to a non-energy business, charity or public body which is able to demonstrate its commitment to cutting CO2 through the outstanding deployment of green energy technology

Project must have been completed in last 24 months
Reflect how contributing to Scottish renewable energy sector
Provide evidence of benefits, e.g. efficiency, cost reduction, carbon savings or making in-roads within the challenging heat and transport sectors
List key project partners/suppliers who were involved in delivery of the project


Our industry champions are truly unique, and have always played an important role in creating the buzz renewables are renowned for. In a champion we are looking for an individual, team, organisation or campaign which has really shown how much the industry has to offer and helped us to tell our story in a new and different way.

Please provide evidence of contribution to renewables in Scotland within past 24 months


With almost 13,000 students studying renewable energy-related courses in Scotland, the future is bright for our industry. This award celebrates outstanding contributions made by individuals, groups or organisations to promote and uphold the highest quality standards in education, training and skills development for today's or tomorrow's workforce.

Initiative implemented or impact delivered within last 24 months
Please provide evidence to show impact on employment in Scotland’s renewable energy sector

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

People are key to shaping and growing our industry, so recognising where an individual has made a clear contribution to success is hugely important.

Previous winners of this award have demonstrated truly outstanding achievements and, through their enthusiasm, commitment and actions, have helped to grow and champion Scotland’s renewable energy sector.

Highlight how this individual has contributed to the success of the renewable energy sector in Scotland
Please explain key achievements, activities, enthusiasm and outcomes this individual has demonstrated over their life/career

OUTSTANDING PROJECT AWARD sponsored by innogy Renewables UK Ltd

Reducing carbon is our key reason for being, but renewables offer so much more to people, communities and the low-carbon energy system of the future. We’re helping to solve the next big challenges of our time. If your project has helped us take big steps forward and is an exemplar that showcases Scotland’s leadership role in renewable energy then it may well be the next winner of the Outstanding Project Award at SGEA.

Project must have been completed within the last 24 months
Demonstrate contribution to renewable energy sector in Scotland
Ideally detail key information/statistics, e.g. energy produced, capacity installed, jobs created or explain its contribution to making progress on key areas such as heat and transport.

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD sponsored by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group

As Scotland’s renewable energy capacity has grown, so too has the knowledge contained in companies which support its development. Projects are nothing without talented, committed development partners, and this award seeks to celebrate outstanding service of any kind within the renewables supply chain. Entry is open to professional services firms, technical experts, hardware suppliers or engineers, to name just a few, who provide services which achieve outstanding results.

Please supply evidence from the last 24 months, e.g. case study example
Reflect how your services has contributed to or impacted on the Scottish renewable energy sector.


Renewables now provide the backbone of Scotland's energy system, so it's only right that industry should be held to the highest sustainability standards. The Sustainable Development Award will be given to a renewable energy project or initiative which can demonstrate outstanding credentials in this area, delivering significantly above and beyond good practice to make long-term enhancements to the environment, society and/or economy.

Work must have been completed within the last 24 months
Demonstrate how the project, organisation, group or initiative has contributed to sustainable development, e.g. environmental impact mitigation (e.g. habitat management), building a sustainable economy, local employment, resource efficiency, carbon reduction, contribution to local health and wellbeing (e.g. recreation/leisure provision)
Show how the Scottish renewable energy sector has benefitted


This award is for winners of the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2019 only. The winners will automatically be nominated for this award. It is therefore not possible to enter this category.