The finalists and winners, to be announced on Monday, 21 September 2009 at a dinner gala hosted by Euromoney and Ernst & Young at London’s Science Museum, reflect the progress of the industry in the turbulent economic climate over the last year.
Despite the tightened access to debt, some of the largest deals of the year are reflected in the nominations, including the US$482.5 million Belgian Belwind project, the US$253m Kavarna wind farm, and the US$998m Martel II Wind Farm Portfolio.
Technology developments are well embodied in the awards categories, with the Equity Deal in technology category featuring nominations for two major players, Chinese Yingli solar and the Polish Technology Platform for Biofuels. These nominations show the spread of technologies into new rising markets.
The Climate Change Investment Program of the Year category has received nominations with its clear dedication to sustainable energy. With Honda, Yahoo and French cement producer Lafarge amongst the nominees, it is clear that industry response is expanding far beyond the energy sector.
The new Leadership Award will be determined by the audience at the awards ceremony at the London science Museum, the event bringing together over 300 Finance, Policy and Industry leaders from the delegates of the Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) - London.
Euromoney and Ernst & Young have been hosting the awards for 6 years as an integral part of REFF, a major pan-European event for the renewable energy finance industry.
This year, at the 11th anniversary of the conference, a special focus will be placed on financing technologies, including marine and geothermal, grid infrastructure and energy efficiency. Wind and solar will also feature prominently, as lenders, investors and developers gather to discuss the investment climate for the European markets.
Note: the Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) - London will take place on 21-22 September 2009.