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About the Award

This award recognises organisations that have demonstrated a high level of innovation in the deployment and/or operation of a functioning renewable energy project. Projects may be in renewable heat, electricity or transport, and may include projects for self-supply to a discrete facility.

This category is also open to innovative deployment of renewable energy in houses.

Who should apply?

Applications are welcome from Renewable energy project owners, Facility / building owners with innovative renewable energy deployments including houses. Technology developers and suppliers with suitably innovative projects

Previous project finalists under this category include:

Galway Wind Park
The 174MW Galway Wind Park, co-developed by SSE and Coillte in Connemara’s Cloosh Valley, is Ireland’s largest and best performing wind farm. It generates more green energy than any other wind generation site on the island. Galway Wind Park will make one of the most significant contributions of any renewable energy development. This is toward greening national energy and decarbonising power generation.

GSK Dungarvan
GSK Dungarvan is one of the largest employers in the South East of Ireland, employing up to 750 people. The facility manufacturers a variety of ‘over-the-counter’ pharmacy and ‘oral care’ products exported to more than 70 countries worldwide. The 4MW biomass boiler demonstrates that the move away from the use of fossil fuels is now a cost effective alternative. This is the case when sustainable sources are available.

​Elgin Energy
Elgin Energy is the leading independent solar development platform in the UK & Ireland. It delivers solar projects from origination through to development. Bann Road is the largest solar farm on the island of Ireland and contributes over 30% of the total installed large scale (>5MW) solar PV in Northern Ireland. This solar farm provides the landowners with diversified revenue ensuring stable income. It also enables the land to serve a dual use of solar energy production and sheep farming.

EirGrid Group
EirGrid Group manages and operates the transmission grid across the island of Ireland. The aim of the DS3 Programme is to meet the challenges of operating the electricity system in a secure manner . At the same time, achieving Ireland’s 2020 renewable electricity targets. DS3 System Services offers financial incentives for conventional and renewable generation. These are to provide flexible services, enabling an increase in the levels of renewable generation possible on the power system.

Galway Wind Park is Ireland's largest on-shore wind farm. it produces enough green energy to power all the houses in Co Galway and the city of Galway.
Stephen Wheeler, SSE Airtricity

Application guidelines

  1. Please submit your application online by 5pm Friday 18th June.
  2. You are eligible to apply under more than one category. Simply follow the online guidelines and copy and paste your application to a new category and amend your answers as appropriate.
  3. Please ensure all mandatory fields are completed before you hit submit.
  4. Please complete the 'Data' section to the best of your ability.
  5. Once you submit, you can still edit your application up to the deadline date.
  6. Please keep attachments to 5MB or less.
  7. Shortlisted applications will be announced in August.
Top tips for an award winning application

Have you been involved in a #Renewable energy project? We would love to hear about it. Apply now to the #SEAIAwards2021 #Renewable Energy Solutions category.

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