Community Energy England Award
The community energy industry gathered at a vibrant ceremony in Oxford on 5 September 2015 to showcase and celebrate the communities, projects and individuals that are at the forefront of the community energy revolution. Saddleworth Community Hydro, was presented with the Community Energy Collaboration Award by Jonathan Hazeldine, Head of Marks& Spencer Energy. This recognises a ground breaking venture in terms of an association between a small community group and United Utilities who own the reservoir.
The winners were chosen from a high-quality shortlist of entrants from across the country by an independent panel of judges who have expert knowledge in sustainable energy.
“Community Energy England is pleased to be hosting these awards for the first time this year”, said Phillip Wolfe chairman of CEE, which organises the awards. “We have been delighted by the abundance of good entries. All finalists are exemplars in their field and leading the UK’s community energy drive”
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The trophy was presented by Professor David Balmforth (President of ICE) at an awards ceremony on Friday 6th February 2015.
Craig Taylor (Ecowave), Phil Davis (Renewables First), Richard Rider (Renewables First), Bill Edwards ( Chairman Saddleworth Community Hydro) and Peter Gill ( United Utilities) still celebrating the next morning.