Scottish Renewables awards wave and tidal young professionals

Caitling Long (Photo: Tim Winterburn)

Scottish Renewables has honored EMEC’s Consents Officer Caitlin Long, and Wavepower’s Chief Executive David Rubie-Todd with Young Professionals Green Energy Awards trophies last night in Glasgow.

Long and Rubie-Todd were among 9 young professionals who received recognition from Scottish Renewables for their contribution to the development of renewable energy sector.

As a Consents Officer for the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Long won the ‘Academic Award’ given each year to a talented graduate or student who has delivered exceptional work on a project or course.

Long has worked closely on consenting procedures with wave and tidal energy developers coming to test at EMEC, along with the work on the center’s wildlife observations project and the wildlife displacement study.

Accepting the award last night, Long said. “The developers that come to test at EMEC are such driven and passionate people, extremely enthusiastic to get their devices in the water as quickly as possible, and I do my best to help them achieve the necessary consents to make this happen.

“I look forward to continuing my work at EMEC and can’t wait to see the wave and tidal energy industry become a commercial success.”

David Rubie-Todd has won the ‘Business Development Award’, for growing the wave energy technology development company Wavepower from three to 33 employees in a little over two years.

The ‘Judges Award’, representing the top award given during the ceremony, was given Julie Blue for her work as a Quality Manager for the Scottish wind turbine tower plant CS Wind UK.

The winners of the 2017 Young Professionals Green Energy Awards will go on to compete for the Rising Star Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards, which will be held in Edinburgh on November 30, 2017.

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