Schemes could be nominated by anyone, - self nominated even, but had to have been operational and efficient for at least 12 months; there were 6 different sectors covering all the main renewable technologies, one of which was hydro; entries would be reviewed by a panel of judges and shortlisted schemes were to be contacted a week before the dinner.
Well, I was reading all this some weeks ago on the very day when the window for nominations closed, and I thought "Why not ?" - and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, I learnt I'd struck lucky ! I think it's the first time I've ever won anything !
There's a lot in the news at the present time about "fake news", so just to prove this is genuine, here's the photo to prove it !
|L to R: Dulas Director of Marketing and Sales; myself; Energy Now CEO.|
Many thanks to Dulas, a business which is based here in Wales, for sponsoring the hydro award; they make an excellent product (amongst many services offered) called AquaShear which is a screen for removing trash from the water going to a hydro turbine.
...and many thanks to Energy Now Magazine who stage the Energy Now Expo and Conference each year, - and in the process also raise money for a charity which helps farmers when extreme weather knocks out their farming enterprise.
All in all, it was a most enjoyable and special time, - a time which showed that Powerspout hydros can carry the day.