AWARDS

Wind Investment Awards

2023

MAY 25, 2023 | LONDON

Get ready for an

unforgettable night

Welcome to the Wind Investment Awards

The Wind Investment Awards celebrate best practices in the wind and wider renewable energy industry as we transition to a zero-subsidy future.

Hosted in conjunction with our Financing Wind conference, our awards programme brings together the industry’s top decision-makers to meet, connect with, and celebrate the best people and companies working in the global wind market.

Congratulations to our winners!

Browse the winners of the 2023 awards here.

Three reasons to enter

01

Be recognised for renewable energy excellence

Celebrating best practise and innovative working

02

Elevate your work and people

Put your top talent and achievements in the spotlight

03

High-profile exposure

Coverage that showcases your dedication and accomplishments

Enter now and seize the chance to be at the forefront of wind energy innovation and investment!

1

Night

16

Categories

250+

Guests

£300

Per entry (+ VAT)

Key dates

05 Dec

Applications open

27 Jan

Early bird entry deadline

10 Feb

Final entry deadline

13 Mar

Shortlist announcement

25 May 2023

Awards ceremony

Become a part of the community

Join, engage and network with the global community of senior renewable energy and investment leaders.

Tamarindo members benefit from:

  • Access to member-exclusive content, reports and analysis
  • Editorial opportunities to enhance your reputation
  • Global benchmarking power list early access and archive
  • Complimentary entries to the Wind Investment Awards
  • Delegate passes to all Financing Wind conferences
  • Plus exclusive access to membership events

How to enter

Entries can be self-nominated or nominated by a third party.

Entering the Wind Investment Awards is simple:

Select the category or categories you wish to enter from the list and click ENTER NOW. You will be able to add further categories after you have started your first entry.

You will need to create an account on the platform before you can complete your entry/entries. On creating an account you will receive an email containing an activation link from awards@tamarindo.global Please check your junk folder or ask your IT admin to add this address to your approved senders. You will need to activate your account before you can complete your journey.

If you do not want to complete your entry in one sitting, you can part complete your entry and come back to it later. Your information is automatically saved. Simply log in again to complete your entry.

To submit your entry, agree to the terms and conditions then click the CONTINUE button at the bottom of the page. If you forget your password please use the reset password link on the login page.

If you’re a member of A Word About Wind you must enter your dedicated promo code when checking out to secure your free entries. If you don’t know your code, please contact the client services team on +44 (0) 20 7100 1616 / +1 917 310 3307 or email membership@tamarindo.global.

You will be able to make edits to your entries at any point before the final deadline of Friday 10th February 2023.

Categories

Tamarindo members will receive exclusive promo codes to secure a limited number of
free entries.

If you don’t know your discount code, please contact the client services team
at membership@tamarindo.global.

Categories

All the categories from the 2023 awards.

Asset Management of the Year

Have your decisions helped ensure the best possible return on investment throughout
the lifetime of your wind projects? Has your approach to asset management helped
boost profit margins? Have you found smart ways to reduce operating and
maintenance costs? Our judges will be looking for a track record of asset management
strategies.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Corporate PPA Deal of The Year

Were you able to secure an innovative corporate power purchase agreement which
has contributed to move the wind forward? Have you worked on an exciting Corporate
PPA wind deal in the past year? Judges will be looking for both offshore and onshore
Corporate PPA deals. We will accept multiple entries for the same deal as long as the
role played in the deal by the entrant is clearly stated.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award recognises those organisations that are
making a difference in harnessing a truly diverse workforce and that excel in their
commitment to the promotion of EDI across all strands of diversity. This includes gender,
race, sexual orientation, disability inclusion and gender identity.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Equity Deal of The Year

Have you closed or advised on a sensational equity deal involving an offshore, onshore
or hybrid project? We will accept multiple entries for the same deal as long as the role
played in the deal by the entrant is clearly stated.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

ESG Initiative Award

The ESG Initiative Award will focus on specific activities, strategies or internal policies
that wind and renewable energy companies are implementing to drive strong
performance on sustainability and ethics. Judges will assess entrants based on the
impact they have on the three main pillars of ESG: environmental, social and
governance.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Financial Advisory of the Year

Do you give financial advice that your clients in the wind industry couldn’t do without?
Do you implement services or processes that your rivals never even thought of? Have
you had a track record of success in the last 12 months? Judges might decide to reward
a financial advisory rising star.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Industry Leader of the Year

This award builds on the success of our power list programme. We are looking for
inspiring professionals who are admired by their peers for their innovations, influence,
and strong business performance, whether they’re an investor, manufacturer,
developer, or someone else.

This category doesn’t accept entries/nominations. The shortlist will draw on our
research for the 2023 Global Wind Power List.

Legal Advisory of the Year

With multiple sectors, asset classes, counterparties, geographies and regulatory
frameworks, good legal stewardship is crucial to the success of any venture. Do you
give legal advice and have had a track record of success in the last 12 months? Judges
will be looking for a legal advisory firm that simply makes itself indispensable.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

M&A Deal of The Year

Have you expanded your wind energy portfolio through an M&A deal? Have you worked
on an exciting and innovative M&A wind deal in the past year? This category includes
M&A deals related to both companies and projects, onshore and offshore. We will
accept multiple entries for the same deal as long as the role played in the deal by the
entrant is clearly stated.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Offshore Developer of the Year

Do your offshore projects outshine the competition? Can you show a track record of
delivering value to energy buyers, communities and shareholders? Have you completed
a huge pipeline or projects or helped to take wind farms into new countries? Judges will
be looking for a leading offshore wind developer with a strong track record of delivering
successful and profitable projects.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Onshore Developer of the Year

Do your onshore projects outshine the competition? Can you show a track record of
delivering value to energy buyers, communities and shareholders? Have you completed
a huge pipeline of projects or helped to take wind farms into new countries? Judges will
be looking for a leading onshore wind developer with a strong track record of delivering
successful and profitable projects.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Power-to-X Developer of the Year

Has your green hydrogen project reached a significant milestone? Have you achieved a
breakthrough on your project? Are you attempting something that hasn’t been done
before in the industry? Judges are looking for developers of green hydrogen projects
who have demonstrated success in moving hydrogen production forward.

Power-to-X Innovation Award

Have you developed a power-to-X solution, product or service that is set to
revolutionise the sector? Has your innovation shown the industry how it should be done?
Judges are looking for a company or group whose innovation has made a significant
contribution to advancing the green hydrogen secto

Project Finance Deal of The Year

Have you closed or advised on a sensational project finance deal involving an offshore,
onshore or hybrid project? We will accept multiple entries for the same deal as long as
the role played in the deal by the entrant is clearly stated.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Rising Star of the Year

We want to find professionals with less than 10 years and more than 5 years of
experience in the wind sector who are achieving great results and are leading the
industry. Judges will be looking for individuals that can show innovation, influence, and
strong business performance.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Technical Advisory of the Year

Do you give technical advice that your clients in the wind industry couldn’t do without?
Do you come up with innovative solutions that make things happen? Did you complete
a project or projects in the last 12 months that show others in the wind industry how it
should be done? Judges might decide to reward a technical advisory rising star.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Technology Innovation Award

Have you developed a product that is set to revolutionise the wind sector? Did you
complete a project that shows others in the onshore and/or offshore wind industry how
it should be done? Judges are looking for a firm or individual that is bringing exciting
and profitable innovations to the mainstream.

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Judging

Meet our judges

The judging process

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials
submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form.
These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges’ pre-scores
will then be combined, and only the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.
Judges will e-meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and then agree on the winner
for each category. The shortlists will be announced on Monday 13th March . The winners
will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 25th May .

What about confidentiality and impartiality?

To ensure that our awards are impartial, ethical, and transparent, we ask that our
judges sign a charter agreeing to:

  • dedicate sufficient time to fairly read, judge and score the entries
  • delete all judging materials and marks immediately after the judging period
  • declare any conflicts of interest
  • not allow personal relationships or experiences to influence judging
  • keep judging discussions confidential and contained only to the judging panel
  • not share confidential material, judging papers or entries with anyone
  • not notify anyone that they have won or that they are shortlisted ahead of the official announcements
  • not give any feedback to entrants as to why they have not won or were not shortlisted – all requests for feedback must be directed to Tamarindo.

Become a Judge

If you are an industry expert and have over 10 years of experience within the renewable
energy space, we would welcome your application to join the Wind Investment Awards
judging panel.

Why judge?

Many of our judges have described it as the best CPD experience they get all year. By
reading and scoring entries, you get exclusive insight into industry trends, the
opportunity to review leading industry deals, and enjoy senior-level peer networking
with fellow judges.

Judging isn’t for everybody. It involves at least a day of pre-judging followed by a 2 hour
video conference judging session. However, many of our judges return year after year!
As part of being a judge, you’ll be invited to attend the Wind Investment Awards Gala
dinner.

Judges also receive promotional assets to use on their profile and social channels and
an opportunity to blog or contribute content across our extensive network.

As always it has been a pleasure to be involved in these awards.

Carla Ribeiro

Head of Offshore Wind Advisory, UK&I (Judge in 2022, 2023)

Thank you for the invitation to join you again for this year’s judging and for the dinner event, which was fantastic again. Congratulations for the ongoing success of these awards!

Jo Holt

Everoze (Judge in 2022, 2023)

I really learned a lot during the judging process. It was really good to have a global perspective that I would have never known about otherwise – it was fantastic.

Mary Thorogood

External Affairs Director – Marine at the Crown Estate (Judge in 2022)

The event in the wind industry calendar attended by those influencing the strategic direction of the market and importantly recognising their efforts.

Stephen Jennings

Head of Energy and Head of Sustainable Business Division EMEA, MUFG (Judge in 2021, 2022)

Having an event like the “Wind Investment Award” gives the industry an opportunity to recognize the trend setters, those players in the market making the biggest difference.

Stewart Mullin

Chief Operating Officer, GWEC (Judge in 2022)

I was delighted to be asked to join the judging panel for the Wind Investment Awards again. The standard of entries is so high, with so much creativity and innovation.

Tanya Davis

Northland Power (Judge in 2021, 2022)

I enjoy the judging process and get a lot out of it, not least an additional insight into what is going on in our sector. It is an impressively slick process too.

Fintan Whelan

Co-Founder & Director, Source Energy (Judge in 2022, 2023)

I consider it a great privilege to be a judge for this event. It is a valuable use of my time because I learn so much about a sector I have been involved in for over 20 years. Truly, every day is a learning day! The judging panel is great as I get to meet new people and strengthen relationships with long-standing contacts.

Helen Wade

Andaman Energy & Infrastructure Limited (Judge in 2022, 2023)

Winners

Asset Management of the Year

WINNER

Exus Management Partners

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award

WINNER

EDP Renewables North America

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Equity Deal of The Year

WINNER

Corio Generation’s partnership with Ontario Teachers

CATEGORY SPONSOR

ESG Initiative Award

WINNER

Actis - Echoenergia

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Financial Advisory of the Year

WINNER

Green Giraffe

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Augusta & Co

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Industry Leader of the Year

WINNER

Jonathan Cole, Corio Generation

Legal Advisory of the Year

WINNER

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Accura Renewable Energy

CATEGORY SPONSOR

M&A Deal of The Year

WINNER

Project Magellan, by Linklaters LLP

HIGHLY COMMENDED

High Coast, by RENEWABLE POWER CAPITAL LTD

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Offshore Developer of the Year

WINNER

Corio Generation

HIGHLY COMMENDED

BlueFloat Energy

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Onshore Developer of the Year

WINNER

RES

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Power-to-X Innovation Award

WINNER

Kristinestad’s Reefuel E LNG by Prime Capital, CPC Finland and avanca Energy

Project Finance Deal of The Year

WINNER

Project Kolvallen Vind, by NORD/LB

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Project Odin – 100% merchant long-term debt financing, by Energy Infrastructure Partners

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Rising Star of the Year

WINNER

Miriam Noonan, Cierco Energy Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Marion Collette, Green Giraffe

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Technical Advisory of the Year

WINNER

Wood Thilsted Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED

K2 Management

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Technology Innovation Award

WINNER

Aegir Insights - Geospatial investment hunting with Aegir GAMMA

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Enter the awards

Entries for the 2023 awards are now closed. Why not join us in 2024?