Swedish Renewable Energy Award
Who will win 2021?
The VIND event is postponed due to current uncertainty regarding meeting restrictions, and so is this year’s Great Renewable Energy Award. Nominations will open again in 2021.
This price is awarded to companies whose significant efforts have shown the way in the transition of the energy system. The purpose of the prize is to highlight role models (outside the energy industry) with insight into the need to use renewable electricity and the business sector’s important role in this transition.
Enjoy the award ceremony at the VIND 2021 conference dinner on October 20th in Stockholm.
Norsk Hydro winner 2019!
Tor-Ove Horstad, Senior Vice President and Head of Energy Commercial at Norsk Hydro received the statuette made from recycled glass by artist Jonas Torstensson.
…and the motivation reads
“Through long-term Power-Purchase Agreements (PPA), Norsk Hydro has enabled investments of around €13 million in Swedish wind power projects which will produce nearly 4 TWh per year combined. This is equivalent to the annual output of half a nuclear reactor and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 2,4 million tonnes annually. The potential for a competitive and secure energy supply is great. Norsk Hydro has both identified and seized this opportunity, is leading by example, and challenging the Swedish heavy industry to follow suit”.
Apple’s Rudolf Auer, head of international environmental initatives, is handed the award from Charlotte Unger Larson, CEO of SWEA at VIND 2017.
Established by the Swedish Wind Energy Association, the prize was first awarded in 2011. Since then companies such as Ikea, Google, Tesla, and Aquila Capital has been honored with the award.