This award honors wind resource and project energy assessment professionals and companies whose technical work and innovation have contributed to the advancement of the industry.
- Technical contribution significantly advances the level of technical quality in the industry.
- Achievement is innovative and broadly applicable in the wind industry.
- Innovation contributes to making wind power applicable to broader areas and accessible to larger populations.
- Achievement results in more productive or durable equipment and systems available to the wind industry, and/or
- Achievement results in lower-cost wind power delivered to target customers.
The Technical Achievement Award will be presented at the AWEA Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference.
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2018 Nicholas Robinson, UL
2017 Erik Hale, EDF Renewable Energy
2016 Melissa Elkinton, DNV GL
2014 Dr. James Manwell, Wind Energy Center, Department Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts
2013 GL Garrad Hassan (accepted on behalf of company by Clint Johnson)
2012 Bill Holley, GE Energy
2011 Bill Erdman, BEW Engineering, Inc.
2010 Sandy Butterfield, Chief Engineer, National Wind Technology Center (Outstanding Technical Contribution to the Wind Industry)
2007 Dick Piwko, Nick Miller, Gary Jordan, and Kara Clark, GE Energy, wind integration study team.
2006 Jeff Petter, Northern Power Systems
2005 Bob Zavadil/EnerNex Corporation, Windlogics, Brent Reardon/FPL
2004 Second Wind
2003 Robert Errichello, Geartech
2002 Brian Smith, National Wind Technology Center
2001 Brian McNiff, McNiff Light Industries
2000 Walt Musial and the NWTC Test Team
1999 Ben Bell, Enron Wind Corp (Technical Excellence Award)
Robert Poore, Kamzin Technology (Technical Excellence Award)
Patrick and Henderson (Technical Innovation Award)
1998 Alan Wright, National Wind Technology Center
1997 Paul Veers, Sandia Lab and Dr. Robert Wilson, Oregon State University
1996 Amir Mikhail, Zond Corporation
1995 National Wind Technology Center
1994 Dr. Dennis Elliott, Pacific Northwest Laboratory
1993 Kevin Cousineau, Zond Systems
1991 Hal Romanowitz
1990 Jim Tangler, NREL
1989 J. Charles Smith, Electrotek
1986 Craig Hansen, U. of Utah
Helge Petersen, Risø
1985 U.S. Windpower