David Pike, Editor of Energy Intelligence’s carbon and renewables information service, described DONG Energy as a company "at the forefront of the energy transition.” Jakob Askou Bøss, Vice President in Corporate Strategy & Stakeholder Relations in DONG Energy, received the award on behalf of DONG Energy.
The award acknowledges a company, that takes the lead in transforming energy production from fossil to renewable energy production.
David Pike said:
“DONG Energy is a perfect example of a company leveraging its offshore oil and gas experience to develop a new sector, offshore wind power. It's a leader in that area and will play a central role in driving down costs.”
The Oil & Money Conference is a high-level international conference visited by the key players in the global oil industry. Three years ago, the organisers decided to present an annual award to a company that is a pioneer in New Energy. Previous recipients include Abu Dhabi-owned investment company Masdar and Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola, and this year, the selection committee decided to give the prestigious award to DONG Energy.
Jakob Askou Bøss said:
"In 2004, DONG Energy was a predominantly up- and midstream gas company. In 2006, we became one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe. Today, we are a global leader in renewables, both when it comes to offshore wind and conversion of power plants to sustainable biomass. This award is a recognition of the results we have achieved as a company and it supports our mission of working towards a greener, more independent and economically viable energy system."