This award is given to a company or individual responsible for significant improvements or advancements that benefit the entire wind energy industry. It recognizes outstanding achievements that may drive demand; introduce game-changing technological, financial, construction or service innovations; enhance the industry's political power or community acceptance; and generally make strides to implement policies such as the Clean Power Plan and achieve the Wind Vision for the U.S. power grid.
- Company / Individual has shown strong leadership in the industry.
- Company / Individual has shown innovative business practices that are widely applicable.
- Company / Individual is responsible for significant improvements or advancements that benefit the wind energy industry.
- Company / Individual/Company engages other peers and stakeholders so that the broader industry benefits from the work/experience.
The Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award will be presented at the AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium.
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2014 Theo de Wolff, Apex
2012 TradeWind Energy (recipient of award on behalf of company: Robert Freeman)
2012 Alabama Power (recipient of award on behalf of company: John Kelley)
2011 Joe Fahrendorf, enXco
2009 3TIER’s FirstLook, 3TIER
2008 Barrett Stambler, Iberdrola Renewables
2007 Gamesa Energia
Suzlon Wind Energy
2004 AWS/TrueWind and FPL Energy
2003 Cannon Power Corp. and Whitewater Energy
Energy Maintenance Service
2002 Global Energy Concepts
Atlantic Renewable Energy Corp
AEP Energy Services
2001 FPL Energy; Vestas-American Wind Technology
2000 Northern Alternative Energy
1999 Robert Gates, Enron Wind Corp (Outstanding Commercial Achievement)
1999 NEG Micon USA (Outstanding Commercial Achievement)
1998 Enron Wind Corp
1995 NRG Systems
1994 Kenetech Windpower
1992 Bergey Windpower
1989 NRG Systems
1986 SeaWest and Second Wind
1985 Zond Systems and FloWind
1983 U.S. Windpower