About the awards competition


The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. 12 finalists will be chosen from a shortlist of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories by an expert jury and by European citizens via a public vote.


The application process for the competition is now closed. For future competitions, anyone in the EU could submit a recent project – from a local initiative to an industry-wide programme – that could help citizens, industry and the public sector work towards the Energy Union. Hundreds of contenders submitted their projects in 2019, from which twelve final nominees (finalists) and five winners are chosen.

The Awards competition highlights new ways to shape Europe’s energy future and will culminate with the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 23 June 2020. Registration for the Awards Ceremony will be launched in April 2020.