The Solar Power Portal and Energy Storage News Awards 2018 is now just a matter of weeks away and our respective shortlists have been made public.

More than 70 projects and companies have been shortlisted across this year’s 15 public categories, with the winners set to be crowned during the gala dinner ceremony at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham on Wednesday 17 October 2018. 

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by esteemed architect and TV personality George Clarke, with around 600 industry professionals set to attend.

As we countdown to the ceremony, Solar Power Portal is to shine the spotlight on this year’s shortlisted nominations, and today we look at the always competitive Residential Storage Project category, sponsored by DBS Leoch.

The shortlisted entries are;

  • Connect & Manage – WPD
  • Project ERIC – Moixa
  • National Energy Action/North Devon Homes – SunGift Energy
  • Grainbank – Solo Energy

Western Power Distribution’s Connect and Manage project saw batteries installed in 50 residential homes in the Milton Keynes area in a bid to “revolutionise” both the way consumers use electricity, and how network operators can control battery assets for a desirable outcome.

Batteries were combined with advanced computer controls and telecoms technologies to create a localised smart grid, allowing WPD to optimise power flows in the electricity network. Nortech Management provided monitoring and control systems, while Stratford Energy Solutions was tasked with the actual installation of domestic batteries.

And its findings have been crucial in helping WPD understand low voltage network requirements for smart solutions moving forward.

But has WPD done enough to win the award, or has Moixa, SunGift Energy or Solo Energy pipped the DNO to the post? All will be revealed at this year’s SPP & ESN Awards.

Tickets for the ceremony are available to purchase now, and include full access to the pre-ceremony drinks reception, black tie gala dinner, awards ceremony and evening entertainment. Tickets and table packages can be purchased online here or by contacting Sue Bradshaw.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are also available and include a VIP table for the evening. If you are interested in sponsoring a category at this year’s award, please contact our marketing team.