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”.

Previous winners

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.



VIND postponed

Because of the current uncertainty surrounding meeting restrictions during times of Covid-19, the Swedish Wind Energy Association decided to postpone this year’s VIND conference until next year, October 20-21st 2021. The event will be moved in its entirety, including already booked exhibitors and speakers.

Some of our speakers:

Anders Ygeman

Minister of Energy and Digitization

Swedish Government

Jenny Larsson

Managing Director

Hitachi ABB Power Grid Sweden

Johan Kuylenstierna

Vice chair (Photo: Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin)

Swedish Climate Policy Council

Lotta Medelius-Bredhe

Director General

The Swedish TSO

Anna Borg



Johanna Sandahl


Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

Björn Risinger


Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Anne Vadasz Nilsson


Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate

Robert Andrén


The Swedish Energy Agency

Helén Axelsson

Director energy and environment

The Steel Industry (Jernkontoret)

Ola Hansén

Senior advisor sustainable energy and climate


Karin Comstedt Webb

Head of sustainability


Mattias Goldmann

Moderator and head of sustainability


Katarina Kolar

Sustainability Director


Rickard Nordin

Energy Spokesperson

The Center Party

Monica Haider

Energy Spokesperson

The Social Democrates

Lorentz Tovatt

Energy Spokesperson

The Green Party

Rose Galloway Green

Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

UK Government

Susanne Kolmert

Project Manager


Nicklas Skår

Director Regulatory Affairs (Photo: Ernst Henry Photography))

Swedish Enterprise

Lotta Johnsson Fornarve

Member of Swedish Parliament (Left party)) Photo: Anders Löwdin.

Delegation and Committee of Defence

Oskar Backman

Investment Manager

Polhem Infra

Malin Stridh

Head of market unit, (Photo: Johan Alp)

Swedish TSO

Fredrick Federley

Vice President of the Renew Europe group

European Parliament

Karin Hammarlund

Project Manager

Swedish Research Programme Vindval

Camilla Brodin

Energy Spokesperson

The Christian Democratic party

Lars Hjälmered

Energy Spokesperson

The Moderate Party

Tove Andersson


Setterwall Law Firm

Birger Lahti

Energy Spokesperson

The Left Party