The finalists for the annual African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards that returns to Cape Town next week, reflect the pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industries on the continent.
The finalists hail from countries including Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda. Their achievements during 2018/2019 will be celebrated and the winners announced during the prestigious gala dinner on Wednesday 15 May, that forms part of the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town.
The finalists, in no particular order, in the respective categories for the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards 2019 are as follows:
• Lifetime Achievement Award
Abderrahim Jamrani, Technical Driector, MasenWim Jonker Klunne, Programme Director, Energy and Environment Partnership, Southern and East Africa (EEP)Dale Robertson, President, Enerscan EngineeringWondimu Tekle Sigo, Former State Minister, Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy
• Outstanding Contribution Award: Power
Ricardo Amansure, Community Operations Manager, UmoyaJonathan Amoako-Baah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo)Joel Nana Kontchou, Chief Executive Officer, Eneo Cameroon SAJassandra Nyker, Chief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy
• Outstanding Contribution Award: Water
Andre Kruger, Head Africa Investment and Integration Desk (AVID), Nepad Business FoundationAlfonso Chikuni, Chief Executive Officer, Lilongwe Water BoardDamas Alfred Mashauri, Professor: Civil Engineering, University of Namibia: Engineering & ITAndras Szollosi-Nagy, President: Governing Board – Sustainable
Development Studies Institute, National University of Public Service
• Outstanding Contribution Award: Young Leader
Astria Fataki, Energy Generation, Founder and PresidentLois Gicheru, Solafrique, Founder and CEOBoitumelo Sehlake, Sehlake Energy Solutions, FounderPule Segale, Rina Consulting Ltd, Civil Engineer (Site Manager)
• Power Service Provider of the Year
Ghana Grid Company LtdUmeme LimitedAbuja Electricity Distribution CompanyEnergy Utility Corporation Limited – EUCL
• Water Service Provider of the Year
Hessequa MunicipalityUmgeni WaterLilongwe Water BoardOntec Systems (Pty) Ltd
• Grid-Tied Renewable
Energy Project (10MW +)
GreenmilleniaJinko SolarKathu Solar Thermal Power Plant
• Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project (under
BBOXEcomandate FoundationRubagabaga Hydro Power LimitedAfrican Sustainable EnergiesEaton Electric South Africa
The sponsors of the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards 2019 are Eaton, Aberdare Cable, SBS Tanks, Standard Bank, ESI Africa and Clarion Energy.
African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa is the flagship energy event organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the energy, infrastructure, mining, real estate and agriculture sectors. Other well-known events by Spintelligent include Future Energy East Africa, Future Energy Nigeria, the Utility CEO Forums, Agritech Expo Zambia, Nigeria Mining Week and DRC Mining Week. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group and African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa form part of Clarion Energy, which runs over 40 events that cover the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, making it one of Clarion Events’ largest portfolios.
Dates for African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa:
Conference and Expo: 14-16 May 2019
Awards: 15 May 2019, 19:00 – 23:00
Site visits: 17 May 2019
Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa
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