2019 Wright Commission - Finalists


The Retail Energy Forum supported by Energy Live News run the competition annually in the memory Bill Wright who passed away in May 2017. Bill was a champion for energy, innovation and energy reduction and worked for many years at The John Lewis Partnership.


Entries are assessed by members of the Retail Energy Forum with the shortlist invited to present their ides in front of a live audience and judging panels at the end of Energy Live Expo, on 5th November, QEII Building in Westminster.


After much deliberation, the 2019  finalists are:


  1. WellAir: An air quality improvement system with monitoring via a web portal allowing indoor and outdoor air quality to be visualised. The portal allows the building owner to view the air quality across the entire building and fine-tune the ventilation system to achieve optimum conditions.
  2. Tadpole: A device which, when fitted to existing heating systems, removes the air and oxygen to an inert level from the heating water to improve efficiency. Tadpole eliminates corrosion and the formation of magnetite. Magnetite causes corrosion and shortens the life of radiators, pumps, boilers, valves and make the system work inefficiently.
  3. EMMA AI: An artificial intelligence-powered energy management platform. The technology sends simple-to-implement instructions straight to those tasked to manage the efficiency of the buildings in their estate means that one Energy Manager can oversee multiple locations.


Retail Energy Forum Chairman, Haydn Young, said: “These fantastic finalists demonstrate the variety of innovations in the energy management space as well as the new opportunities available to save energy and carbon. I look forward to seeing them present at the Energy Live Expo”.