Ahead of this year’s Transport + Energy Awards, Transport + Energy will be highlighting each of our Judges. This week, we hear from Matthew Adams, Transport Policy Manager, The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA).
Q. What do you think about the launch of these new awards?
A. ”These awards come at the right moment where innovation is at the forefront of chargepoint deployment as the sector is becoming more competitive and these awards will play a positive role in highlighting the excellent work going on across the sector.”
Q. Why do you think it is important for organisations to enter?
A. ”These awards will be presented in front of leading voices in the EV sector and will enable smaller organisations to be put on the map while reminding us of why the larger organisations have been so successful.”
Q. What do you think will be most interesting about judging them?
A. ”I’m looking forward to seeing some of the most innovative and exciting developments in EV charging, which will provide us with fresh insight and case studies to combat the growing anti net zero, anti EV narrative in the media. In addition, hearing more about some of the work local authorities are doing in this space will be important as proof that we will soon see a broader distribution of charging infrastructure in the UK.”
Q. How do you think the awards will inform the transport and energy sectors in terms of highlighting excellence?
A. ”I think that as the EV sector is still so dynamic, we have a great opportunity to learn from others by hearing what makes them excellent. This will, I hope, allow those working in the transport and energy sectors to make positive changes to their operations from hearing about the excellent work of the nominees.”
About the awards
As the transport and energy sectors work together towards achieving the greatest transport decarbonisation transition in generations, the level of innovation, vision, passion and determination needed is immense. Seizing this incredible opportunity, professionals in these sectors are pushing the boundaries of technology, collaboration and adoption speed.
The Transport + Energy Awards will recognise and reward achievement in bringing the transport and energy sectors together at this crucial time.
The awards ceremony will take place on 16 November after the Transport + Energy Forum, at the evening networking dinner.
The deadline for entering is Friday 22nd September 2023.
Taking place at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, a key focus for the Forum will be centred around moving further and faster to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised future. The event will bring together over 200 transport and energy leaders with some of the most compelling speakers from across the sectors to take part in presentations, panel discussions and networking sessions.
Net zero ‘tsar’ Chris Skidmore MP and Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, clean air campaigner, director of the Ella Roberta Foundation – lead the speaker lineup. Further details of confirmed speakers can be found here.
This year’s award categories are:
Best EV charging network
For charge point providers who have forged a public or private partnership to introduce and operate an electrical vehicle charging network that is being used by the public.
Best local authority EV charging scheme
Open to councils who have implemented an electric vehicle charging scheme that delivers measurable and sustainable benefits to the community and authority.
Best product or new technology
For an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or technology innovator that has successfully implemented a novel technology or equipment solution that makes a difference to decarbonisation, reaching net zero, and the convergence of both the transport and energy sectors.
Best collaborative partnership: transport and energy sectors
This award will provide recognition of a collaborative partnership between charge point operators and partners such as local councils, energy networks and energy companies.