Excellence Awards - Shortlists Announced
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Excellence Awards – Shortlists Announced

27 Oct 2021

We are delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2021 Excellence Awards. Look out for the announcement of the winners in December along with our full Awards Report

The shortlist categories are divided into FOUR groups:

Excellence Categories – These categories look at achievements in our  core areas of excellence and include everything from Covid-19 Response to Social Impact.

Sector Excellence – These categories look at achievements within each individual market sub-sector and can include everything from notable business expansion through innovation to diversity and environmental initiatives.

Firms of the Year – These categories look at achievements by specific types of companies and includes everything from new market entrants to finance and legal firms.

Deals of the Year – The most notable finance and M&A deals from the research period.

 

*Please note that we also have awards for individuals, the winners of which will be announced in our Awards Report alongside the other category winners

Excellence Categories

COVID-19 RESPONSE

  • Flameskill
  • Korea Western Power

DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Energy UK
  • Renewables Forward
  • Siemens Gamesa
  • Wood

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Acciona
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science
  • Bloom Energy, Southern California Gas
  • GE Renewable Energy, SSE
  • Hitachi Capital UK
  • Hydrogen Utopia International, Powerhouse Energy
  • IKEA, Rockefeller
  • Repsol
  • Sembcorp, Public Utilities Board

INNOVATION

  • BeeVi
  • Ecolab
  • GE Renewable Energy
  • HYBRIT
  • JA Solar
  • RheEnergise

PRODUCT LAUNCH

  • Flexitricity
  • GE Renewable Energy
  • GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, TerraPower
  • Jemena, Deloitte
  • SSE

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • BladeBUG, ORE Catapult
  • EDP, TechnipFMC
  • ExxonMobil, University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • GenCell Energy
  • JERA Co.
  • Moltex Energy, Jacobs
  • RWE
  • Sensor Coating Systems
  • Siemens
  • The Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Westküste 100

SAFETY

  • Ecolab
  • Flameskill
  • OPITO
  • Ørsted
  • SOLAFT

SOCIAL IMPACT

  • Cleanwatts
  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • IKEA, Rockefeller
  • Lundin Foundation
  • UKEF and ORE Catapult

Sector Excellence

BATTERIES & STORAGE

  • Atlas, Hitachi
  • Britishvolt
  • Consortium for Battery Innovation
  • Energy Dome
  • Engie, Neoen
  • Flexitricity
  • GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, TerraPower
  • Northvolt
  • RheEnergise
  • Tesla
  • WEC Energy Group

FUEL CELLS

  • C-ALPS
  • GenCell Energy
  • Plug Powerr
  • SoCalGas
  • The Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems

GAS

  • Baker Hughes
  • GE
  • TAQA

HYDRO

  • Acwa Power
  • Hydro-Québec
  • IRENA, International Hydropower Association
  • Minesto, Schneider Electric
  • RheEnergise

HYDROGEN

  • Hanwha Energy
  • HYBRIT
  • HYFLEXPOWER
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shell, Vattenfall, Wärme Hamburg
  • Siemens Gamesa

NUCLEAR

  • Chevron, Zap Energy
  • China National Nuclear Corporation
  • GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, TerraPower
  • Moltex Energy, Jacobs
  • NuScale Power
  • The Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Whole World LLC Design Engineers

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE

  • Energy Robotics
  • GE, BLP
  • New York Transco
  • The Western Green Energy Hub
  • TVA, Emerson

SOLAR

  • Acciona
  • EDF Renewables North America
  • Enel Green Power North America
  • Engie
  • First Solar
  • Hevel
  • Iberdrola
  • JinkoSolar
  • Q CELLS
  • Sembcorp, Public Utilities Board
  • Statkraft, Ocean Sun
  • The AES Corporation, 5B
  • White Pine

TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION

  • NordLink
  • Nynas

WIND

  • BioTherm Energy
  • BladeBUG, ORE Catapult
  • CIP
  • OPITO
  • Ørsted

Firm of the Year

DISRUPTOR

  • Budderfly
  • COI Energy
  • Columbus Photovoltaics
  • Dynamhex
  • Enernet Global
  • Evergen
  • Redaptive
  • Sila Nanotechnologies
  • Solstice Power
  • Ubitricity

FINANCE

  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • BNP Paribas
  • Citigroup
  • HSBC Holdings
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co/J.P. Morgan Securities
  • Lazard
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Rothschild & Co
  • The Goldman Sachs Group

LEGAL

  • Allen & Overy
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS Legal Services
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Linklaters
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Watson Farley & Williams
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • White & Case

NEWCOMER

  • Doosan Fuel Cell
  • Everfuel
  • Hitachi Energy
  • Ocean Winds
  • Sunpro Solar

PRIVATE EQUITY/VC

  • Ardian
  • BlackRock
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • First Reserve Corp
  • Global Infrastructure Partners
  • KKR & Co
  • The Blackstone Group
  • The Carlyle Group

SME

  • AFC Energy
  • Beam Global
  • Blink Charging
  • Carbon Trust
  • Energy Recovery
  • GETEC Green Energy
  • McPhy Energy
  • Ocean Power Technologies

Deal of the Year

FINANCE

  • Adani Green Energy
  • EDF Renewables, Jinko Power
  • Iberdrola
  • Kineticor Resource
  • Macquarie
  • NextEra Energy
  • Northland Power
  • Plug Power
  • Shoals Technologies
  • SSE, Equinor
  • SVOLT Energy

M&A (impact)

  • Ameren Missouri acquires High Prairie Renewable Energy Center
  • Berkshire Hathaway acquires Dominion Energy’s natural gas transmission and storage business
  • C2 Energy Capital acquires floating solar project from Ciel & Terre
  • Cubico Sustainable Investments acquires Grupo T-Solar
  • EDF Renewables acquires EnterSolar
  • Emerson acquires Open Systems International
  • EDP acquires Viesgo
  • Global Power Synergy acquires stake in Avaada
  • NRG Energy acquires Direct Energy
  • Scatec Solar acquires SN Power
  • Spartan Energy and Fisker merger
  • Sunrun acquires Vivint Solar
  • Veolia Environnement acquires stake in Suez

M&A (innovation)

  • BP acquires stake in Empire Wind and Beacon Wind
  • Q Cells acquires Growing Energy Labs
  • Shell acquires Inspire Energy