Sustainability wins big at the Energy Innovation Showcase & Awards 2022

Sustainability wins big at the Energy Innovation Showcase & Awards 2022

On 5 May 2022, the Energy Innovation Showcase & Awards took place at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool. After the Innovation Safari, where innovators got the opportunity to display their technologies and connect with our network partners, the main awards ceremony was held. Sustainability had a big night, with a handful of the winners taking home awards for their work in reaching net-zero goals.

Described as promising high potential to enable positive environmental change on the journey to net-zero, Allume won the award for Best Innovation – Electricity for their entry, SolShare: Rooftop Solar for Apartments. The Culture of Innovation Award was won by Enzen for their Mission: Sustainability Programme, which provides sustainability resources for schools, and elsewhere, Young Innovator of the Year Dale Colley was praised by our judging panel as “the perfect example of a young, entrepreneurial innovator” whose work has huge potential to help achieve challenging net-zero targets.

The Net Zero Impact Award was a highly contested category itself, with entries from Wondrwall Energy, Octopus Energy, Enzen, GE Power Conversion, BlockDox, EuroSite Power, CageCapture Ltd and making the final shortlist. Ultimately, the award went to Wondrwall Energy for their Intelligent Renewable Home Electricity entry. Wondrwall was acclaimed for developing a “great solution for optimising energy in the home” with the vital objective of tackling low-carbon domestic heat.

The large portion of entries tackling sustainability goes to show that the industry is fully focused in taking on net-zero challenges. As we continue the drive towards net-zero, the EIC will continue to showcase and support innovators who show keen skill in this field of innovation. 

View the full list of winners:

Best Innovation – Gas 

Enduratec: DURASEAL Anywhere

Best Innovation – Electricity 

Allume SolShare: Rooftop Solar for Apartments

Best Digital Innovation 

FYLD: Innovative Digital Risk Assessment

Greatest Cross-Sector Potential

Tended: Life-Saving Positioning Technology

Future Energy System

IONATE: Innovative Power Flow Control Solution

Best Collaborative Initiative

DynaCOV (funded by Western Power Distribution through NIA and led by Coventry City Council): Dynamic Charging of Vehicles 

Customer Focus

Oxford Product Design supported by Cadent: Easy Assist ECV

Net Zero Impact Award

Wondrwall Energy: Intelligent Renewable Home Electricity

Culture of Innovation Award

Kelvatek: Improving the Networks through an Innovative Culture

Social Impact

Enzen: Mission Sustainability Programme

Young Innovator of the Year

Dale Colley from Altitude Thinking

Innovator of the Year

FYLD: Innovative Digital Risk Assessment

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