Cutting edge technology and innovation is at the heart of an impressive 2014 shortlist for the prestigious annual Green Energy Awards, organised by Regen SW.
Local firm Severn Subsea Technologies (SST) based in Redruth has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Business Innovation’ category for its integrated telemetry and control system for wave and tidal energy devices, which was recognized as outstanding during the shortlisting process. The SST system will enable engineers to correlate wave and tidal movement with power generated, and thus optimise power-generating conditions offshore.
The shortlist is compiled from over 100 nominations for inspiring companies, projects and people pioneering the development of sustainable energy in the south west of England.
“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Renewable Futures & Green Energy Awards in the ‘Best Business Innovation’ category, says SST managing director, Brian Green. “Severn Subsea Technologies is a hub for renewables development within the Severn Glocon Group where our engineering team is able to offer fresh thinking and innovative solutions in valve engineering and renewable technologies.”
The shortlisted nominees will now go through to the final stage of judging, where an expert panel of judges, including Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO of Ovo Energy, James Vaccaro, head of market and corporate development at Triodos Bank and Lord Robin Teverson, will select this year’s winners.
The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner, attended by over 300 industry leaders, which is held in the Bath Assembly Rooms on 25 November 2014.
Merlin Hyman, chief executive of Regen SW, said: “With so many fantastic nominations the judges will have a difficult task in selecting the winners. What stands out from this year’s shortlist is that the south west continues to lead the development of renewables, delivering innovation both in products and also in new collaborative development models with local communities.”