This category seeks to reward the best new innovative ideas in renewable energy generation technology, whether a completely new idea or simply a refinement of an existing technique.
Entries are sought from across the field of generation whether the renewable energy comes from nuclear, wind, solar, waste or whatever source. Entrants will need to show a practical example of the technology in practice (either in concept or finished form) and its potential to provide low-carbon energy.
Judges will be looking to reward all round success, technical innovations, ability to communicate ideas across the delivery team and wider stakeholder group plus the extent to which the project pushes beyond the norm in its design, delivery and operation.
They will also take into account the impact that the project has made on the local community and environment and of any commercial successes gained along the way.
Entries should be submitted by a member of the delivery team and be supported by the client to include comment on any technical innovations or problems overcome and the consequential benefits - technically, commercially and practically - that brought about.