WiRE Women of Distinction Awards recognize and celebrate professional women working in the energy sector who go above and beyond 'business-as-usual'.

WiRE Award nominees stand out through excellence in areas such as leadership, policy and advocacy, technical advancement and R&D, project development, community engagement and increased adoption of RE technologies, volunteering and/or being a role model contributing to the advancement of women in the energy sector.  

Award adjudication is based purely on the contents of the application provided. Thank you for providing detailed quality information to help our panelist evaluate nominations based on each candidate’s full merit.  

WiRE presents four Women of Distinction Awards: 

WiRE Woman of the Year Award

Presented in partnership with the Association of Power Producers of Ontario APPrO
Nomination Window: open to October 1st, 2018 (nominate here)
The WiRE Woman of the Year Award will be presented at the APPrO 30th Annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre, November 12 & 13, Toronto ON. Register for the event here.
2018 WOTY Award sponsored by engie

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WiRE Solar Power Woman of Distinction Award

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Solar Industries Association CanSIA
Nomination Window: Open to October 12, 2018 (nominate here)
The WiRE Solar Power Woman of Distinction Award will be presented at the CanSIA Solar Gamechanger Awards, part of Solar Ontario, November 14 2018 in Mississauga, ON.


WiRE-CHA Hydropower Woman of Distinction Award

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Hydropower Association CHA
Nomination Window: open to September 10, 2018 (closed)
The WiRE-CHA Hydropower Woman of Distinction Award will be presented at the CHA Forum, November 21-22 2018 in Ottawa ON. Register for the event here.


WiRE Wind Power Woman of Distinction Award

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Wind Energy Association CanWEA
Nomination Window: March 27 - May 11 2018 (closed)
The WiRE Wind Power Woman of Distinction Award will be presented at the CanWEA Awards Breakfast on October 25 2018 in Calgary AB.
Register for the event here.