Engineer shortlisted for Scottish Renewables Annual Young Professionals Green Energy award

Nick Cowan is in the running for a Green Energy Award.
Nick Cowan is in the running for a Green Energy Award.

Nicky Cowan, a technical engineer working for Star Renewable Energy, based on Nitshill Road, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Scottish Renewables Annual Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2019.

The esteemed awards are a calendar highlight for the green energy industry in Scotland, and being named as a finalist is a huge achievement for Nicky as he triumphed over 100 other nominations.

Nicky said: “I am really honoured to be shortlisted as a finalist for the Achiever Award at the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. In the nearly five years I’ve been involved it been a real roller coaster of a journey. I’ve had the opportunity to become one of a few CIBSE qualified district heat engineers in Scotland and taken our proposed scheme in the Gorbals from a mere concept to construction ready.

“I’ve seen projects go forwards that I’ve designed like the large scale water source heat pump for district heating at Queens Quay and this is very rewarding. I’ve also travelled and spoken at international conferences representing not just our large heat pump industry but the great progress being made in Scotland. It’s a huge honour to be part of a great industry.

“I am really passionate about renewable sources of energy, in particular industrial water source and air source heat pumps which we specialise in at SRE. Young people have the power to change the future so hopefully I can inspire others to become engineers in renewable energy.”

Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, said, “The decarbonisation of heat is a huge opportunity for Scotland and increasingly we see heat pumps taking their place as a low-carbon solution. It’s great to see Nicky being recognised in the shortlist for his role in the energy transition”.

The Scottish Renewables Annual Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2019 takes place on Thursday, May 30 .