09.04.18

Low Carbon shortlisted for two Renewable Energy Association Awards

The Low Carbon team is delighted to be recognised for two major projects, which have been shortlisted in the 2018 British Renewable Energy Association Awards.

The team has been shortlisted in both the Energy Storage and Sustainability categories, with the awards to be presented at a gala event at the Savoy on 14 June.

The Energy Storage shortlisting recognises Low Carbon’s contribution to the UK’s utility-scale storage capacity over the past 12 months, with the launch of 50MW of capacity across two sites as part of its VLC Energy joint venture with VPI Immingham, part of the Vitol Group. The two sites represent the largest portfolio of storage under National Grid’s Enhanced Frequency Tender auction, for which VLC Energy was the only participant to be awarded two contracts.

Low Carbon has also been recognised in the Sustainability category for co-funding the largest ground-mounted solar installation in Bermuda for the country’s national museum, as part of Low Carbon’s partnership with the Land Rover BAR sailing team. The installation has helped the museum cut its utility costs and make funding available for new staff and cultural preservation – also offsetting in its first year nearly half the Land Rover BAR team’s carbon footprint when training and competing in the America’s Cup in 2017.

Quentin Scott, Marketing Director at Low Carbon, said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be shortlisted twice for this year’s REA Awards. This is a great recognition of our commitment to tackling climate change through partnerships with the likes of Land Rover BAR, and the work of our growing team.

“It’s been an exciting 12 months for Low Carbon, with the launch of our first utility-scale battery parks that will help meet consumer demands on the grid, lower utility costs, and enable even greater use of renewable energy generation to reduce carbon emissions.

“We’re very much looking forward to the awards event on 14 June.”