Edina recognised at leading decentralised energy industry awards 2016
Edina has been recognised at this years’ Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) Awards, winning the ‘Integrated Energy Project of the Year’ category award with district heating project London Citigen.
In partnership with E.ON Community Energy, London Citigen is a large scale community energy system made up of a central power station and district heating network. The natural gas CHP plant located near Smithfield Market, supplies heat and cooling to ten of the City’s properties by an underground pipe network spanning over two miles.
ADE Director, Tim Rotheray, said; “The Integrated Energy award recognises projects where a range of different technologies or approaches have been brought together to create an integrated solution. Regeneration means different things to different people, but it’s probably an apt word to use for the winner in this category. This project provided a new lease of life to an existing energy asset, and if anything their award entry downplayed how difficult this project clearly was.”
The award ceremony took place on the evening of Wednesday 23rd November at London’s National History Museum to celebrate innovation, best practice and achievements across combined heat and power, district heating and demand response and energy services.
Tony Fenton, Joint Managing Director, Edina, comments; “We are honoured to be awarded this prestigious award and are extremely delighted to be recognised as a leading gas to power provider at this years’ award ceremony. The support offered by the ADE has provided a unique platform to showcase some of the most energy efficient and innovative CHP projects in industry, helping to promote the benefits of CHP to a wider audience.”
The prestigious awards build on Edina’s industry success in delivering recognised projects across the UK, Ireland and recently in Australia.
During last years’ award ceremony, Edina won the Industrial and Commercial Category award with project entry Arla Foods. The project demonstrated Edina’s capabilities and technical expertise in designing and supplying a CHP plant that included an innovative natural gas / biogas integration system. Edina’s involvement in the project contributed significantly to Arla Food’s long term environmental strategy and their purpose built site at Aylesbury has become the world’s first zero carbon dairy production facility.
Edina also sponsored the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ category award which was awarded to Lucy Padfield from Islington Council. The ADE commented, “Throughout her career Lucy Padfield has been determined to reduce fuel poverty while using waste heat innovatively to benefit the community”.