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Irish Wind Industry Awards

25th January 2019

Clontarf Castle Hotel, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Introducing the first ever inaugural awards in the Irish Wind Industry.  Join us for a gala black tie ceremony to remember!

The Irish Wind Energy Association works with communities, members and stakeholders in championing the transition to a zero-carbon energy system with the development and operation of wind energy at its heart. The industry we represent delivers investment, jobs and societal benefits whilst reducing carbon emissions and leading the fight against climate change. 
The Industry Awards will recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in their fields and the Irish wind energy sector.  
Showcasing the very best in wind, we want to honour the people, organisations and communities going above and beyond to shape the industries future.

The Sponsors

The Irish Wind Industry Awards 

Kindly sponsored by:



Innovation in Research & Development

 Fehily Timoney 2nd logo

Planning & Permitting - Pre-Construction Stage Award

Height for Hire 160118 HFH RGB POS BiLine Excellence in Operation & Maintenance

 innogy logo M p RGB ly PRE

Outstanding Contribution Award 


Project of the Year Award 

 IWEA new without 25 years addition

Person of the Year Award & Overall Winner Award

 Natural Power Consultants

Best Community Project Award

 Nordex cmyk1

Consultant Firm of the Year Award 

 RES Swirl powerforgood

Exemplary Health & Safety Performance Award

 Siemens Gamesa logo

Innovation in Technology Award

 Vestas logo CMYK 210

Champion of Renewables Award 

 SBP Logo

Media Partner


Awards Categories

Best Community Project Award – Sponsored by Natural Power

Outstanding Contribution Award - Sponsored by Innogy

Excellence in Operation and Maintenance Award  – Sponsored by Height for Hire

Consultant Firm of the Year Award – Sponsored by Nordex Acciona

Innovation in Research & Development Award – Sponsored by ElectroRoute

Exemplary Health and Safety Performance Award Sponsored by RES Group

Champion of Renewables Award – Sponsored by Vestas

Project of the Year Award – Sponsored by Ionic Consulting

Planning and Permitting – Pre-Construction Stage Award – Sponsored by Fehily Timoney

Innovation in Technology  Award – Sponsored by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Person of the Year Award – Sponsored by IWEA

Overall Winner Award – Sponsored by IWEA


Applications for the Awards will open on 1st November and will close on Thursday 22nd November.  

The winner of each category will be announced at the Gala Night on Friday 25th January 2019 in the Clontarf Castle Hotel.  You must be present on the evening to accept the award.  Please note that there is a section on the application form where you can indicate the amount of tickets you would like to reserve.  These will be held provisionally for you until 23rd November after which time you must purchase your tickets online at www.iwea.com.  We are expecting tickets to sell out fast so early booking is advised.  Tickets can be purchased as a table of 10 or as single tickets.  Please note there will be free seating at the event unless you purchase a full table.


Awards Process  

The Industry Awards will recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish Wind sector.  

Step 1

Participants are asked to complete an online application before 5.00pm on 22nd November.  The award categories above will look to reward innovation, a unique selling point or contribution of a project, initiative or person from the Irish wind industry implemented in or relevant to 2018.

Step 2

The award categories will look to reward innovation, a unique selling point or contribution of a project, initiative or person from the Irish wind industry implemented in or relevant to 2018 and should include the following

1. Company background and experience (150 words max)

2. Introduction to project / initiative / person (250 words max)

3. Innovation / Unique Selling Point / Contribution (500 words max)

4. Impact (500 words max)

5. Summary (200 words max)

6. Declaration on behalf of company

Submissions will be marked by a panel of wind energy experts (one representative from each of the sponsors listed above) and will be chaired by an industry expert. Where one of the sponsors has applied to one of the categories the judge representing that company will be exempt from judging for that particular category. Submissions will be assessed using the following criteria:

a. Operational capacity of company (5%)
b. Level of innovation / Unique selling point / Contribution (45%)
c. Impact (50%)


Max Score Available


Operational capacity of company



Level of innovation / unique selling point / Contribution






Total maximum score available




Step 3

There will be three nominees shortlisted in each category which will be announced on 10th December 2018 online at www.iwea.com. 

Step 4

The final winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Night on 25th January 2019.

Step 5

Our media partner The Sunday Business Post will cover the awards with a one page special on 3rd February 2019.


Awards Timeline 


Awards Application Form        


To enter the awards please click on your chosen categories below.  You will then be taken to the application form.  As this is the very first year of the Irish Wind Industry Awards we are offering all entries free of charge!


Important information - before completing the on-line application we recommend that you save a copy of your application in word


1.  Best Community Project Award Sponsored by Natural Power


2.  Outstanding Contribution Award - Sponsored by innogy


3.  Excellence in Operation and Maintenance Sponsored by Height for Hire

4. Consultant Firm of the Year Sponsored by Nordex Acciona


5.  Innovation in Research & Development Sponsored by ElectroRoute


6.  Exemplary Health and Safety Performance – Sponsored byRES Group


7. Champion of Renewables Award Sponsored by Vestas


8.  Project of the Year Award Sponsored by Ionic Consulting


9.  Planning and Permitting – Pre-Construction Stage – Sponsored by Fehily Timoney


10. Innovation in Technology Sponsored by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


Person of the Year Award will be choosen by IWEA and announced on the evening of the awards.  This award is designed to recognise individuals who have made outstanding contributions, have gone above and beyond in any aspect of their role, or who have had a significant positive impact on the industry as a whole.

Overall Winner Award will be chosen from the winning category finalists and will be announced on the night as the final award.

Applications close on Thursday 22nd November at 5.00pm sharp.

Results of the shortlist will be announced on line on 10th December.

Gala Awards Night

Gala Awards Night

The Gala Awards Night will take place in Clontarf Castle Hotel, Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3 on Friday 25th January 2019.  The event is black tie and will consist of a gala dinner, awards ceremony and music until late! 


We are delighted to be joined by Mr Ivan Yates who will be our MC for the night.

Ivan Yates


We have arranged a discounted rate with the hotel for B&B of €179 on the night and bookings can be made directly with the hotel.  Please note you must call the hotel on 00353 1 8332321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when booking to avail of the discount.  

Registration for tickets will be on sale on 23rd November.  

  Single Tickets   Table of 10
 Members  €160 (exc VAT)                  €1,500 (exc VAT) 
 Non Members             €190 (exc VAT) €1,800 (exc VAT) 



Tickets for this event are no longer available

Awards Shortlist

Shortlist Announced
Irish Wind Industry Awards 2019

We are so excited to announce the shortlist for the Irish Wind Industry Awards 2019!  In no particular order the shortlist for each category is as follows:

1. Best Community Project Award 
Sponsored by Natural Power  
Ballycadden Windfarm
Galway Wind Park – SSE/Coillte
Mountlucas - Bord Na Móna Powergen

2. Excellence in Operation and Maintenance 
Sponsored by Height for Hire

Natural Power

 3. Innovation in Research & Development 
Sponsored by ElectroRoute

Natural Power
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
MaREI – Offshore Renewable Energy Group

4. Exemplary Health and Safety Performance
Sponsored by RES

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

5. Planning and Permitting, Pre-Construction Stage
Sponsored by Fehily Timoney


6. Innovation in Technology 
Sponsored by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


7. Champion of Renewables Award 
Sponsored by Vestas

Bank of Ireland 
Eamon Ryan - Green Party
Catherine Swaine - Bord na Móna Powergen

8. Project of the Year Award 
Sponsored by Ionic Consulting 

Cornavarrow Windfarm - Energia
Galway Wind Park – SSE/Coillte
Oweninny Windfarm - ESB / Bord na Móna

 9. Consultant Firm of the Year 
Sponsored by Nordex Acciona 

Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan
Ionic Consulting
Arthur Cox
Baringa Partners
Natural Power

10. Outstanding Contribution Award 
Sponsored by Innogy 

Peter McArdle, Grant Thornton
An Garda Síochána

Event Terms and Conditions

Ticket Sales 

Prefered payment is by credit card.  If you are a member you may request to pay by invoice but in order to confirm your tickets we must receive a soft copy of your PO within 5 days of booking.  If the PO is not received within this time your tickets will be released as demand is expected to be high.  Please be aware that no refunds will be given after 7th December for tickets purchased.  Tickets cancelled before this date will be eligible for a refund less an administration cost of €50 per ticket.  

Rules of Entry 2018

  1. All entries are free and must be received by 5pm on Thursday 22nd November.
  2. Entries are open to members and non members of IWEA.
  3. Once a candidate has been announced as a finalist, they cannot withdraw from the competition.
  4. All information supplied by entrants will be treated in the strictest confidence, with all judges obliged to sign non-disclosure agreements.
  5. The person whose name is on the entry form as “Contact Name” will be the permanent contact throughout the course of the awards program, and will receive all correspondence, including receipt-of-entry and winning-entry acknowledgements.
  6. Please observe the word limit. If an entry is more than 10% over the word limit, the judges may choose not to read it and therefore, your submission will be jeopardised.
  7. Following confirmation of receipt of entry, the judging panel will meet on 5th December and the category finalists will be announced on 10th December.
  8. The awards will be judged according to the criteria for each category.
  9. Entries will be assessed by judges and a shortlist will be produced in each category. Incomplete entries will not be judged.
  10. Once the shortlist is published, organisations that have made the shortlist may publicise this fact (including using the official awards logos).
  11. If it is found that any entrant has knowingly provided false information on their application for their entry, the organiser reserves the right to withdraw any entry at any time submitted by that organisation.
  12. Applicants must be authorised to enter their organisation into the awards.
  13. The award winners will be announced at the gala dinner taking place on Friday 25th January 2019. Winners may be requested to participate in post event publicity.
  14. Organisations cannot be short-listed for an award they have sponsored.
  15. Judges are ineligible to score/comment on an entry made from their own organisation, or if they have a vested interest.
  16. The judges may disqualify any entry that does not adhere to the rules.
  17. No nominee shall engage in any activity that may damage the integrity of the awards scheme or ceremony. Any such actions shall be raised with the awards committee who will take any decision on disqualification. The awards committee’s decision with respect to disqualification is final.
  18. The decisions of the judges will be final and will not be subject to any appeal. All entrants must agree to be bound by them.
  19. By entering or agreeing to participate in these awards all entrants agree to the above terms and conditions.