AWARDS

Wind Investment Awards 2024

MAY 23, 2024 | LONDON

Recognising and celebrating the very best in the wind industry

Welcome to the Wind Investment Awards

The 5th annual Wind Investment awards celebrates best practices in the wind and wider renewable energy industry as we transition to a zero-subsidy future.

If you are involved in the renewable energy sector or have invested in wind projects, this is the platform to showcase your success and gain industry-wide recognition.

Now with 15 categories, these awards offer an opportunity to highlight your contributions in project development, technological advancements, financial excellence, and much more. Whether you are an individual, a business, or a corporation, the Wind Investment Awards provide the ideal stage to demonstrate your commitment to a greener future and be acknowledged as a driving force in the global transition towards renewable energy solutions.

Tamarindo’s 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.

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!

15

Categories

250+

Guests

19

Judges

Key dates

07 Dec

Open for entries and launch party

23 Feb

Final entry deadline

04 Mar

Judging commences

25 Mar

Shortlist announced

23 May

Awards ceremony

Hall of fame

Browse winners and highlights from previous years’ events.

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:

Entries can be self-nominated or nominated by a third party.
Entering the Wind Investment Awards is simple, these are the 3 steps;

1.    Select the categories and register to enter

Upon selecting the categories you’d like to enter, you’ll be required to register on our system (Evalato). Please note that an email can only be used once, this is to avoid duplications. You can add and modify entries to your existing registration later on.

If you’re a member of Tamarindo you must enter your promo code when registering to secure your free entries. If you don’t know your promo code, please contact the client services team at +44 (0)207 100 1616 or email membership@tamarindo.global.

If you’re not a member of Tamarindo you’ll need to pay for your entries in full before submitting them.

Once successfully registered, you’ll receive an email from awards@tamarindo.global with your PIN and a link to your applicant portal to access your entries.

2.   Fill in the entry form via your online portal

You’ll need to complete an online form providing details of the company, team, individual, deal, or project for each of your entries. Entries can be saved as a draft, and you may continue working on your submissions later.

Entry forms have a limited number of characters/words allowed for each field. Please note that spaces count towards the character limit. We estimate that for a good-quality entry, you will need to invest approximately 4h in each of your entries. Please note that the judges’ scoring depends highly on the quality of the application, and its capacity to depict the work undertaken by the entity/project/person, therefore, it is really important that enough time is invested in the entry process.

3.   Submit your entry

When you finish your entries, simply click submit.

If you aren’t a member of Tamarindo and you didn’t pay for your entries when you registered, you’ll need to make a payment before you can submit them.

Once an entry has been submitted, our team will contact you if more information is required before the judges begin their scoring.

You will be able to make edits to your entries at any point before the final deadline.

 

Entry Fees

Entries will be charged an administration fee of £300 + VAT per entry which must be paid before submitting your entries.

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 +44 (0) 20 7100 1616 or email membership@tamarindo.global.

To find out more about Tamarindo’s membership opportunities visit tamarindo.global/community/membership, call us at +44 (0) 20 7100 or email membership@tamarindo.global.

 

Rules

  • Entries should relate to work undertaken between 1st January 2023 to 31st December 2023.
  • Entry questions vary depending on your chosen category, please take care when filling out the questions on each entry form. If the information provided is not relevant to the information requested, judges may, at their discretion, score the question with 0 points, or your entry may not be judged altogether.
  • Please ensure you read our terms and conditions before submitting an entry.

 

Payment methods

We accept Credit and Debit Card payments.

Without any exceptions, all entries must be paid for by the time of submission. We accept Credit / Debit Card (Stripe) payments.

Categories

Now with 15 categories, the Wind Investment Awards offer an opportunity to highlight your contributions in project development, technological advancements, financial excellence, and much more. Whether you are an individual, a business, or a corporation, the Wind Investment Awards provide the ideal stage to demonstrate your commitment to a greener future and be acknowledged as a driving force in the global transition towards renewable energy solutions.

DEALS OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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.

Hybrid Project of the Year

Are you working on a hybrid project that is going to help speed up the energy transition? Our judges are looking forward to reading about your hybrid wind/solar; wind/storage; wind/solar/storage; or wind/green fuel projects, with a particular focus on the technical and economic benefits provided by the combination of technologies.

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.

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.

INNOVATION AWARDS

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 sector.

Technology Innovation Award

Does your company focus on improving the performance of existing wind farms and operational efficiency? Did you come up with a product that will help reduce the costs of wind generation? Can you prove why your solution is vital to your clients’ efforts to maximise project profitability? Judges are looking for a firm that is bringing digital innovations to the mainstream.

RISING STAR AWARDS

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.

ORGANISATION/TEAM AWARDS

Asset Management Award

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AWARD

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.

ESG INITIATIVE AWARD

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.

Judging

Judging Process

Categories will be judged by a small group of judges and they’ll be assigned based on judges’ expertise and always avoiding any conflicts of interest. Judges will read and score their allocated 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’ 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. Judges may, at their discretion, award a high commendation on each category.

The shortlists will be announced on Monday 25th March. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 23rd May.

Confidentiality & 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 reading, judging and scoring 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)

Event information

Plan your visit

Location

The awards will be held at Millennium Conference Centre, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 4LH.

More details about the evening will be announced soon

FAQ

Entry Process FAQ:

 

Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?

No, you can submit an unlimited number of entries in multiple categories. We even offer discounts for multiple entries. Any organisation submitting 5 entries will receive an additional FREE entry.

 

Can we submit more than one entry for the same category?

Yes, you can.

 

How much does it cost to enter?

Entries will be charged an administration fee of £300 + VAT per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries.

If you are a Tamarindo member, as part of your member benefits you have a limited number of free entries. If you don’t know your discount code, please contact our team on +44 (0) 20 7100 1616 or email membership@tamarindo.global

Are award entries included in my Tamarindo membership?

Yes, as part of the membership benefits, our members receive a limited number of free entries. If you don’t know your discount code, please contact our team on +44 (0) 20 7100 1616 or email membership@tamarindo.global

 

What is the judging process?

Judges will read and score entry forms considering any supporting materials provided. Judges will give a score for each question within the entry form. These combined, will give an overall score to each entry. All judges’ scores for each entry 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. Judges may, at their discretion, award a high commendation on each category.

Click here to find out more about the judging process and our judging panel.

How do you select the judges?

Our judging panel consists of a diverse group of business experts with a range of knowledge and skills.

When considering a new judge, our criteria is:

o   Have substantial business experience

o   Have a reputation in the industry

o   Have specific skills

o   Have a good network

Our judges are a mix of members and non-members.

Click here to see our judges or submit a form to become a judge.

Event Day FAQ:

 

I am attending the Wind Investment Awards, can I also attend the Financing Energy Transition conference during the day?

Although these 2 events are hosted on the same day at the same venue, they are different events and therefore require separate bookings.

If you’d like to attend the conference in the morning, click here to book your tickets.

Are drinks included with the dinner?

Filtered water and half a bottle of wine per person are included with each meal. Waiting staff will be at hand to take drink orders for the paid bar.

Your package also includes a glass of bubbly or non-alcoholic alternative during the drinks reception at 6:30 pm.

 

Is there a cloakroom?

There is a free cloakroom available, staff will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

 

Is there a dress code? 

The dress code for the evening is black tie optional.

 

Where can I find my ticket?

This event is ticketless. The person booking the table will receive a confirmation email with the number of seats purchased. Guests may simply turn up on the day of the event. Their name will be on the guest list with details of their seating arrangements.

*It is important that you let us know if there are any changes to your guest list ASAP to ensure our guest list is up to date and your guest’s special requirements are catered for.

 

How is the table plan organised? 

Priority is given first and foremost to sponsors, tables are then allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Where can we find the Tamarindo team during the event?

The Tamarindo team will be on hand throughout the venue during the drinks reception and after-party. During dinner, you may ask the waiting staff to fetch one of us.

 

Need advice?

If you need further help or advice, please contact the team awards@tamarindo.global or call +44 (0) 20 7100 1616.

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