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Poul la Cour Prize

Who would you award for their contribution to wind power in Europe?


Quick question:

Can you think of someone who has made a major contribution to wind energy in Europe?
Yes? Good!

And would you like to see this person recognised with a major international award to celebrate their achievements in wind energy?
Yes? Great!

The Poul la Cour Prize is your chance to make this happen.

What’s the Poul la Cour Prize?

Named after wind power pioneer Poul la Cour, the Poul la Cour Prize is a cooperative effort between WindEurope and the Poul la Cour Foundation. Last awarded in 2014, the Poul la Cour Prize is now to be a biennial award recognising the people who have made a unique contribution to wind power in Europe. See previous winners.

This year, the Poul la Cour Prize 2019 will be awarded at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2019 in Bilbao, Spain (2-4 April).
And you can nominate a candidate to win the award.

Who can you nominate?

You can nominate anyone who has contributed to a unique and lasting improvement for the benefit of the development and use of wind power in Europe.

What’s most important when choosing your nominee?

What’s not important when choosing your nominee?

Please note:

Deadline for submissions

Submit your candidate by 10 February 2019.
The nomination process is now closed!

Interested in nominating someone? Fill the form below

How we will select the winner

The Award Committee consists of four members:
Malgosia Bartosik, Deputy CEO, WindEurope
Carlo Bottasso, President, European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE)
Kaj Lindvig, former member of the board, DWIA
Peter Hjuler Jensen, Deputy Head, DTU Wind Energy
Birger T. Madsen, Poul la Cour Foundation

The winner of the award will be directly informed at the beginning of March 2019. The award ceremony and public announcement of the winner will take place at the the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2019 in Bilbao, Spain.

Any further questions?

Contact us:

WindEurope, Alice Rosmi Gervasoni
Phone: + 32 2 213 1826, E-mail: [email protected]


The Poul la Cour Foundation, Bjarke Thomassen
Phone: + 45 27 63 70 36, E-mail: [email protected]

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