The Decentralised Energy Awards could not take place without the kind support of our sponsors. We take this opportunity to thank them and tell you their stories:


A UK leader in energy efficiency: InstaGroup has delivered energy saving solutions and acoustic systems across the UK for over 40 years. We’re recognised for our experience as a leading installer for insulation, solar, acoustics and flooring in homes and businesses. Contractors and installers trust us for reliable, high-quality material supply, and we are an approved system designer for wall insulation, acoustic solutions, underfloor heating and solar.

National experience, local knowledge: Through our national network of approved installers, we can offer a full range of energy efficiency measures to improve domestic and commercial buildings. This includes upgrading social housing stock through various government-backed or energy company funding schemes.

Delivering on decarbonisation: Social Housing providers, Local Authorities and Housing Associations depend on our knowledge in accessing funding and managing funded projects. Programmes all over the UK are supported by InstaGroup’s technical team and our PAS2035 retrofit design and co-ordination service.


Amberside Advisors

Amberside Advisors is a leading financial and commercial advisor to investors, private companies and the public sector, supporting them through complex localised energy infrastructure development and transactions, from feasibility and commercialisation, through delivery to exit.

We offer sector-specialised comprehensive commercial, and financial advisory services (underpinned by financial modelling and data analytics solutions), which combine industry experience with our project finance expertise well-established across the infrastructure sector. We have a unique depth of expertise across the public and private decentralised energy sectors, including direct involvement with a wide array of investors, as well as local and central government.

Amberside Advisors can help you to develop and commercialise your decentralised energy opportunities, seek funding partners, and close the transaction, to get assets in the ground.


Bevan Brittan

Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 national law firm with over 30 years’ experience of the UK energy sector. We are market leaders in the field of renewable and decarbonisation projects including district energy, advising on well over 100 schemes in recent years.

Our award-winning team is led by specialists, who are supported by a team of over 50 multi-disciplinary lawyers from across the firm. With a focus on low carbon and renewables, energy efficiency and sustainable business practices, our clients come to us for advice not only on energy law but also for commercial legal and regulatory advice to help them thrive in a market and navigate the challenges they face.

We have advised on many of the major city or region-wide decarbonisation projects in the UK many of which include district energy solutions as part of a multi-vector energy solution. We are a market leading law-firm promoting the efficient delivery and standardisation of legal documentation for the delivery of such projects.


Bring Energy

Bring Energy creates sustainable, long-term heating and cooling networks for UK cities. We deliver city-scale networks and operate the UK’s largest portfolio of heating and cooling systems. We are backed by UK and international investors.

Bring Energy plans to grow and enhance existing networks, and expand into cities across the country, helping to meet the UK’s targets for decarbonisation and energy security.



Ricardo’s global team of consultants, environmental specialists, engineers and scientists deliver innovative and cross-sector sustainable solutions that help our clients to create a safe and sustainable world. Responding to complex global challenges, we deliver engineering consulting services and solutions built on sustainable technological innovation. With more than 100 years of engineering excellence our leading-edge, innovative cross-sector sustainable solutions help solve our clients’ most complex, strategic and operational challenges.

Ricardo’s industry leading team are supporting clients to decarbonise their use of energy. Our experts specialise in providing innovative, practical and deliverable expertise, with particular emphasis on:

  • Decarbonising heat in industry and the built environment
  • Heating and cooling infrastructure
  • Electricity infrastructure
  • Local energy systems
  • Transport energy infrastructure


Veolia is the leading provider of essential water, waste and energy services to support its customers to decarbonise, depollute and regenerate resources to stimulate localised circular resource economies, contributing to a more sustainable, efficient and decarbonised future for all.

By providing essential services to private and public customers across three key industries, Veolia is in a unique opportunity to combine expertise and deliver ecological transformation.

Through its industrial, commercial and municipal water and wastewater treatment solutions, the company serves a population equivalent of almost two million people. Veolia also sorts and treats around five million tonnes of waste and recycling every year and their energy offering generates enough electricity for the National Grid every year to power over 800,000 homes.