Clean energy award nominations invited to celebrate another record-breaking year


Nominations are open from today until 17 May 2019, with the winners to be announced in Sydney on 30 July 2019 at the NAB Gala Dinner during the Australian Clean Energy Summit.

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said this year’s awards will showcase the industry’s extraordinary talent in the middle of an unprecedented construction and investment boom. A new category will also be introduced to highlight those who have made major contributions to the industry’s public profile through the Marketing and Communications award.

“The Marketing and Communications award will highlight a critical element of our industry, the campaigns and content that spread the word about the wonderful work that is happening right across the renewable energy industry,” Mr Thornton said.

“Coming off another year of highs the awards celebrate the very best of the many dozens of projects and world-class innovations, as well as the campaigns that contributed to the biggest year for renewables to date,” he said.

The Clean Energy Council Awards cover the three existing categories: Innovation, Community Engagement and Outstanding Contribution to Industry plus the new Marketing and Communications award.

In 2018 the Innovation Award was won by Energy Queensland for working with the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy to deliver affordable access to renewable energy for public housing tenants in Lockhart River.

The Community Engagement Award was won by TasNetworks for their project turning 40 homes on Tasmania’s Bruny Island into mini power stations.

Nigel Morris was a deserving winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Industry Award for being a tireless champion and advocate for quality and integrity in the solar industry for more than 25 years.

“The awards complement a packed and thought-provoking two-day program at the Australian Clean Energy Summit featuring those that are leading the charge towards renewable energy and batteries,” Mr Thornton said.

Speakers which have been secured for the event include:

  • Robyn Denholm, Telstra Head of Strategy and Chief Financial      Officer
  • Angus Taylor, Minister for Energy
  • Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy
  • Kerry Schott AO, Chair, Energy Security Board
  • Dr Alan Finkel AO, Australia’s Chief Scientist.

“With over 80 key speakers, six conference streams and three networking events, delegates will be able to get access to the latest insights and network with leading renewable energy professionals who are driving the energy transformation for our country,” Mr Thornton said.

Early bird registrations for the Australian Clean Energy Summit are open now until 31 May.

The Australian Clean Energy Summit will take place on 30 -31 July 2019 at the ICC Sydney and last year attracted more than 800 delegates. More information and registration is available

Further information on the Clean Energy Council Awards can be found at or by emailing Entries close midnight 17 May 2019.