Council's Energy Designer Nominated For Top National Award
25th April 2017
A design engineer with The Highland Council has been shortlisted in Scottish Renewables' Young Professionals Green Energy Awards.
The awards recognise anyone who is contributing to the renewable energy sector in Scotland and who has worked in the industry for five years or less.
Beatriz Fraga De Cal, who is originally from Galicia, North-Western Spain, moved to Inverness after completing an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems in London.
She has been working as part of the Energy, Engineering and Sustainability team of The Highland Council’s Development and Infrastructure service since March 2015 and in the last two years has achieved full Design Engineer status.
Thrilled to be nominated, Beatriz said: "The Highland Council is giving me the opportunity to be involved in a wide range projects which are helping me to grow professionally in the energy sector. Scotland is a fantastic place to carry out renewable energy projects and achieve carbon reduction targets.
“I'm absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for the Communicator category of the Young Professionals Green Energy Award. I feel really grateful to be part of the Energy and Sustainability team of the Council. I’m lucky to work with supportive managers and people that inspire me every day."
Details of all the nominees in the various categories can be found by visiting Scottish Renewables’ website https://www.scottishrenewables.com/events/young-professionals-green-energy-awards-2017/finalists/ (external link)
The winners will be announced during an award ceremony held at the Glasgow Science Centre on Thursday 25 May.
Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “Our industry is home to some very skilled and talented people and these awards, for the third year, aim to recognise their achievements and motivate others to emulate their successes. Everyone on the shortlist should be proud of what they have achieved in their careers so far.”