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

Announcing the Wind Investment Awards 2024 shortlists!

15

Categories

250+

Guests

18

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

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

Sponsored by

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

Sponsored by 

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

Sponsored by 

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 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.

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

Sponsored by

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

Sponsored by

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

Sponsored by

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

‘Sponsored by

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 2025 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)

Shortlists

Asset Management of the Year

  • EnergyPro Asset Management
  • Nuveen Infrastructure
  • RES

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award

  • ACCIONA Energía
  • Cierco Energy
  • K2 Management
  • Luxcara
  • RES
CATEGORY SPONSOR

Equity Deal of The Year

  • EnCap’s sale of Triple Oak Power to Energy Capital Partners, by EnCap Investments
  • Gode Wind 3, by Nuveen Infrastructure
  • Hai Long – Gentari/Northland partnership, by Northland Power
  • HASI equity investment in AES Corporation, by Baker McKenzie
  • NeXtWind funding round with Sandbrook, PSP and IMCO, by NeXtWind Management GmbH
  • Ørsted London Array, by Ørsted
  • Project Njord, by Augusta & Co
  • Yunlin, by Linklaters
CATEGORY SPONSOR

ESG Initiative Award

  • ACCIONA Energía
  • Corio Generation
  • Nuveen Infrastructure
  • Thrive Renewables

Financial Advisory of the Year

  • Arctic Securities
  • Augusta & Co
  • Green Giraffe Advisory
  • MUFG Bank, Project Finance Teams

Hybrid Project of the Year

  • Hamburg Green Hydrogen Hub (HGHH), by Luxcara
  • Hover Wind-Solar-Hydrogen Microgrid, by Hover Energy
  • NEOM Green Hydrogen (KSA), by MUFG Bank, Ltd
  • Oya Energy, by Green Giraffe Advisory
CATEGORY SPONSOR

Legal Advisory of the Year

  • Accura Renewable Energy
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Ashurst LLP
  • Baker McKenzie’s NA Renewable Energy and Clean Technology
  • DLA Piper | Energy transition team
  • Kromann Reumert
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
CATEGORY SPONSOR

M&A Deal of The Year

  • Banks Group Sale, by Ashurst LLP
  • Corio Generation’s investment into Attentive Energy, by Corio Generation
  • Divestment of Gode Wind 3, by Ørsted
  • EnCap’s sale of Triple Oak Power to Energy Capital Partners, by EnCap Investments
  • IRG Holdings/AEP, by Norton Rose Fulbright
  • NeXtWind’s acquisition of Stein Portfolio, by NeXtWind Management GmbH
  • Sell-down of Hai Long, by Northland Power
  • Project Catalyst: Sale of ConnectGen by 547 Energy to Repsol
  • Project Stein, by Augusta & Co.
  • US offshore wind swap transaction between Equinor and bp, by CMS
CATEGORY SPONSOR

Offshore Developer of the Year

  • BlueFloat Energy
  • Corio Generation
  • Ilmatar Energy Oy
  • Ocean Winds
CATEGORY SPONSOR

Onshore Developer of the Year

  • DTEK Renewables LLC
  • EDP Renewables North America
  • Ignitis Renewables
  • Ilmatar Energy Oy
CATEGORY SPONSOR

Power-to-X Innovation Award

  • HGHH – From Coal to Green Hydrogen, by Luxcara
  • Project Nujio’qonik, by Green Giraffe
  • Project REALISE – Cutting edge PtX investment software, by Aegir Insights, Vattenfall, DTU, and ECD
  • WUN H2 – Green Hydrogen Project, by WUN H2 GmbH

Project Finance Deal of The Year

  • Baltic Power (Offshore Wind in Poland), by Northland Power
  • Baltic Power 1.2GW – Polish Offshore Wind Farm, by SMBC Bank International plc
  • Bekevar Wind Farm, by NORD/LB
  • Gode Wind 3, by Nuveen Infrastructure
  • Hai Long offshore wind project (Taiwan), by Kromann Reumert (JBH)
  • Hai Long (Offshore Wind in Taiwan), by Northland Power
  • Moray West Offshore Wind Farm, by Ocean Winds
  • Serena Energy: Goodnight I Wind Facility, by Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
  • SunZia Wind, by MUFG Bank, Ltd
  • Treport & Noirmoutier (France), by MUFG Bank, Ltd

Rising Star of the Year

  • Anne Loomis, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
  • Cécile Luciano, NORD/LB
  • Daniel Faith, K2 Management
  • Emilie Quintin, Green Giraffe Advisory
  • Erik Haug, Apex Clean Energy
  • Lina Žibienė, Ignitis Renewables
  • Maria Sarzea, Corio Generation
  • Maxime Vauchier, Green Giraffe Advisory
  • Robert Murphy, Energypro Asset Management

Technical Advisory of the Year

  • DNV
  • K2 Management
  • Natural Power Global Due Diligence & Advisory Team
  • Neptune Infrastructure Associates Ltd
  • OWC
  • Wood

Technology Innovation Award

  • HIPER by Delta Wind Partners (part of OWC)
  • Next generation condition monitoring, by ONYX Insight
  • Offshore generator failure detection with AI, by Omexom
  • Shoreline Wind – A New Digital Era For Wind Energy, by Shoreline Wind
  • The development of Floating Lidar Devices as an industry, by ZX Lidars
  • The WindFloat F, by Principle Power
  • The PivotBuoy Technology, by X1 Wind
  • Youwind IT Solution / Accelerate offshore wind development, by Youwind Renewables

Winners

Asset Management of the Year

Winner

RES

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Winner

RES

Highly Commended

Luxcara

sponsored by

Equity Deal of The Year

Winner

Project Njord, by Augusta & Co

sponsored by

ESG Initiative

Winner

ACCIONA Energía

Financial Advisory of the Year

Winner

Augusta & Co

Highly Commended

Green Giraffe Advisory

Hybrid Project of the Year

Winner

Hamburg Green Hydrogen Hub (HGHH), by Luxcara

sponsored by

Legal Advisory of the Year

Winner

Allen & Overy LLP

sponsored by

M&A Deal of The Year

Winner

Sell-down of Hai Long, by Northland Power, advised by HSBC

sponsored by

Offshore Developer of the Year

Winner

Ocean Winds

Highly Commended

BlueFloat Energy

sponsored by

Onshore Developer of the Year

Winner

DTEK Renewables LLC

sponsored by

Power-to-X Innovation Award

Winner

Green Hydrogen Project, by WUN H2 GmbH

Project Finance Deal of The Year

Winner - Onshore

Bekevar Wind Farm, by NORD/LB

Winner - Offshore

Moray West Offshore Wind Farm, by Ocean Winds

Rising Star of the Year

Winner

Cécile Luciano, NORD/LB

Highly Commended

Maria Sarzea, Corio Generation

Technical Advisory of the Year

Winner

DNV

Highly Commended

OWC

Technology Innovation Award

Winner

Next generation condition monitoring, by ONYX Insight

Highly Commended

The WindFloat F, by Principle Power