Awards Categories

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Best Onshore Renewable Energy Project


We are looking for an outstanding project whether that be wind, hydro, solar or renewable heat, that has contributed the most towards the development of the region's renewable energy sector and natural capital. The winner will have demonstrated the most benefit to the sector – be it economic, environmental or social – and in doing so will have showcased the Highlands and Islands as being a world capital for the development of renewables. Scale is not the crucial factor, rather the relative ambition, success and impact of the project.


Guidelines
  • Project must have commenced within the last 24 months.
  • Please provide evidence which shows why this project is deserving of such recognition.
  • Please provide details of key stats where available, including areas such as job creation, energy production and capacity.

Available to Sponsor contact
Lynn Gardner lynn.gardner@hnmedia.co.uk

Best Offshore Renewable Energy Project


We are looking for an outstanding project that has contributed the most towards the development of the region's Offshore renewable energy sector. It could be involved in offshore wind, wave, tidal or marine research for renewables. The winner will have demonstrated the most benefit to the sector – be it economic, environmental or social – and in doing so will have showcased the Highlands and Islands as being a world capital for the development of renewables. Scale is not the crucial factor, rather the relative ambition, success and impact of the project.


Guidelines
  • Project must have commenced within the last 24 months.
  • Please provide evidence which shows why this project is deserving of such recognition.
  • Please provide details of key stats where available, including areas such as job creation, energy production and capacity.

Available to Sponsor contact
Lynn Gardner lynn.gardner@hnmedia.co.uk

Best Community Energy Project


We are looking for the best renewable energy project led by a community group or organisation in the Highlands and Islands, which has led the way in this area. The successful project will have made a significant contribution to the local economy, spreading confidence and practical results though the entire community.


Guidelines
  • Project must have been completed or reached financial close within the last 24 months.
  • Detail how the project has empowered the community in question, and how it has overcome any barriers it has faced.
  • Provide any key information, e.g. energy statistics, employment, economic impact etc.

Sponsored by

Statkraft

Best Public Sector Collaboration


We are looking for public sector projects which showcase collaboration and best practice in energy project delivery between the public, commercial and third sector.


Guidelines
  • Project must have been carried out or reached financial close within the last 24 months.
  • Project should showcase collaboration between the public sector, commercial sector and or third sector in delivering a project which will have renewables and energy efficiency at its core.
  • Please demonstrate how you have collaborated and what each party brought to the project, as well as the positive outcomes of the project.

Sponsored by

Fred Olsen

Most Promising Individual


We are looking for the most outstanding individual within the first five years of their career in the Highlands and Islands renewable energy sector. Nominations will be expected to show the level of success and impact already achieved, and the potential for the person to become a future leader in the sector. We are seeking innovative young thinkers with the ability to drive the sector in years to come.


Guidelines
  • There is no age limit, but the nominee must be in the formative stages of their renewables career.
  • Must demonstrate significant contribution and dedication to the sector.
  • Please detail individual contribution, not only the wider projects they have been involved in.

Sponsored by

Fred Olsen

Best Natural Capital Project


We are looking for the most impressive biodiversity project or research programme which enhances and protects the region’s natural capital. The winner will have shown outstanding work to ensure the sustainable delivery of a project or research programme to enhance the natural capital of the Highlands and Islands. How has the project harnessed or protected the region’s natural capital, while recognising the social, environmental and economic impact?


Guidelines
  • Please supply evidence from the last 24 months which shows why you should be considered for this award.
  • Entries should show how the project or research has made a significant contribution to the enhancement of biodiversity.
  • Case studies and/or testimonials will assist the judges, along with other key information evidencing a contribution to protecting the Natural Capital of the Highlands and Islands.

Available to Sponsor contact
Lynn Gardner lynn.gardner@hnmedia.co.uk

Best Supplier to Offshore Renewables


We are looking for the best marine operator supporting or supplying any form of offshore renewables, be that wind, wave, tidal or cable based projects. This award covers the full range of services and supplies provided to the marine sector, from vessel related services to installation, and from surveying to diving.


Guidelines
  • Please supply evidence from the last 24 months which shows why you should be considered for this award.
  • Entries should show how the services or operation has made a significant contribution to the projects it has supported.
  • Case studies and/or testimonials will assist the judges, along with other key information evidencing a contribution to the overall Highlands and Islands renewables sector.

Sponsored by

Robert Gordon

Best Supplier to Onshore Renewables


In this new award for 2022 we are looking for the best supplier or supporter to any form of onshore renewables, be that wind, hydro, solar or renewable heat projects. This award covers the full range of services and supplies provided to the onshore renewables sector, from engineering and maintenance, to environmental consultants.


Guidelines
  • Please supply evidence from the last 24 months which shows why you should be considered for this award.
  • Entries should show how the services or operation has made a significant contribution to the projects it has supported.
  • Case studies and/or testimonials will assist the judges, along with other key information evidencing a contribution to the overall Highlands and Islands renewables sector.

Sponsored by

Robert Gordon

Best Renewable Transaction of the Year


In this new award for 2022 we are looking for an outstanding renewable energy transaction that typifies the collective efforts required to achieve net zero targets. It certainly doesn’t have to be the biggest deal to have completed in the last year, but the winning entry will be able to show teamwork and innovation while considering the environmental and social impact on the community and / or key stakeholders. This award could include deals which led to job creation, entering new markets, driving product or service innovation, or enhancing the region’s natural capital.


Guidelines
  • Entries should be for a transaction which has completed in the last 12 months.
  • We will accept submissions from any member of the transaction team whether that is the buying or selling party, professional advisors or funders, but we suggest there is approval from key parties prior to submission.
  • Entrants should look to maximise information which is already in the public domain, recognising transaction details may require to remain confidential (deal value, buyer/seller details).

Sponsored by

Fred Olsen

Outstanding Achievement Award (chosen by the judges)


We are looking for the individual, team or organisation that has made the most remarkable contribution to the development of the Highlands and Islands renewables industry. It almost goes without saying that nominees should be dedicated to the advancement of renewables and have made a huge contribution to the sector, driving it forwards in the Highlands and Islands.


Guidelines
  • Simply submit the name of the individual or team or organisation that you would like us to consider for this award.

Sponsored by

Harper Macleod

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