Nine up-and-coming green energy stars have been honoured at the 2019 Young Professionals Green Energy Awards.
One of the recognitions went to Daniel Coles from Simec Atlantis Energy, who won the Analyst Award for his work in optimising MeyGen: the largest tidal power station in the world. Its turbines now produce 20% more energy thanks to Daniel’s efforts.
The winners were selected from a shortlist of 39.
Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, the industry body which organises the awards, said: “Once again the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards bring the renewables industry together to recognise the contributions being made by its upcoming leaders.
“The standard of talent showcased by all of our shortlisted entrants is truly inspiring.
“The skills, professionalism and passion shown by tonight’s winners demonstrate their commitment to their careers. I encourage them to maintain the same determination as they grow and develop to shape the future of the renewables industry.”
Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2019 full list of winners:
Academic Award (Sponsored by the Energy Technology Partnership): Hazel Smith, University of Strathclyde
Achiever Award: Eibhlin Lee, Orkney Islands Council
Analyst Award: Daniel Coles, Simec Atlantis Energy
Apprentice Award (sponsored by Centre for Work Based Learning in Scotland): Ethan Glencross, Renewable Parts Ltd
Engineer Award (sponsored by ESB): Andrew Herdman, Ferguson Marine Engineering
Innovator Award: Shane Hand, Ferguson Marine Engineering
Project Development Award: Ross Cottam, Moray East offshore windfarm
Professional Service Award (sponsored by WSP): Adele Brownlie, Moray East offshore windfarm
Judges Award (sponsored by ScottishPower Renewables): Hannah Houston, University of Strathclyde
The winners of the 2019 Young Professionals Green Energy Awards will go on to compete for the Young and Inspiring Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards, which will be held in Edinburgh on December 5.