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Introducing the Best of the Continent’s Power and Water People and Projects: the African Utility Week Industry Awards Finalists


Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront’s Solar Farm, Nigeria’s Genesis Energy, Nairobi City Water in Kenya and Sierra Leone’s Kandeh Yumkella of the SE4All Initiative are just some of the exciting and pioneering power and water professionals, utilities and projects that have been named as finalists for this year’s African Utility Week Industry Awards.

Cape Town, South Africa, April 24, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront’s Solar Farm, Nigeria’s Genesis Energy, Nairobi City Water in Kenya and Sierra Leone’s Kandeh Yumkella of the SE4All Initiative are just some of the exciting and pioneering power and water professionals, utilities and projects that have been named as finalists for this year’s African Utility Week Industry Awards. Other success stories that made the coveted final selection are from Rwanda, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania.

The winners of these prestigious industry awards will be announced during the gala dinner that takes place on Wednesday, 18 May, during the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa at the CTICC in Cape Town. Award categories vary from Power Utility of the Year Award, Clean Energy Project of the Year to the Future Leader Award and Power or Water Woman of the Year.

The list of the finalists for the third annual African Utility Week Industry Awards are:

Category: Lifetime Achievement Award
- Akinwole Omoboriowo II, Chairman & CEO, Genesis Energy, Nigeria
- Albert Butare, CEO & Chairman, Africa Energy Services Group Ltd, Rwanda
- Anton Eberhard, Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union, Ethiopia
- Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Program Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative NELSAP, Uganda
- Hamanth Kasan, General Manager: Scientific Services Water, Rand Water, South Africa
- Henry Paul Batchi Baldeh, Senior Vice President/Head: Power, Africa Finance Corporation, Nigeria
- Hindpal S. Jabbal, Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Kenya
- Jacob Kow Mensah, Clean and Alternative Energy Researcher/Inventor, Sustainable Energy and Environment Project, Ghana
- Kandeh Yumkella, CEO, SE4All Initiative, Sierra Leone

Category: Power Utility of the Year
- City Power, South Africa
- Ghana Grid Company Limited, Ghana
- KenGen, Kenya
- Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited, Kenya
- Volta River Authority, Ghana

Category: Power Utility Executive of the Year
- Albert Mugo, MD & CEO KenGen, Kenya
- Ben K Chumo, MD & CEO, Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited, Kenya
- Phillip Dukashe, Project Director, Eskom, South Africa
- Selestino Babungi, MD & CEO, Umeme, Uganda
- William Amuna, CEO, GRIDCo, Ghana

Category: Water Utility of the Year
- Moshi Urban Water and Sewerage Authority, Tanzania
- Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya
- National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
- Rand Water, South Africa
- Umgeni Water, South Africa

Category: Water Utility Executive of the Year
- David Onyango, Managing Director, Kisumu Water & Sewerage, Kenya
- Philip Gichuki, Managing Director, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya
- Silver Mugisha, Managing Director, National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

Category: Clean Energy Project of the Year
- ACWA Power, Solafrica Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Project, South Africa
- Akon Lighting Africa, Various Countries
- Mobisol, Off-grid solar system, Tanzania
- NVI Energy, “Pay as you use” Solar Project, Kenya
- Vuselela Energy, Eternity Power Thermal Harvesting™, South Africa

Category: Community Development Project of the Year
- Akon Lighting Africa, Various Countries
- Eco-fuel Africa Limited, Uganda
- Magiro Hydroelectric, Kenya
- Noble Water Solutions, South Africa
- Solar Sister, Uganda, Tanzania

Category: Power/Water Woman of the Year
- Bertha Dlamini, Managing Director, EON Consulting, South Africa
- Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Program Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative /NELSAP, Uganda
- Jasandra Nyker, Chief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy, South Africa
- Phyllis Engefu Ombonyo, Director: Business Development, National Environment Trust Fund, Kenya
- Rose Kaggwa, Director Business & Scientific Services, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
- Rudo Angela Sanyanga, Africa Program Director, International Rivers, South Africa
- Tlaleng Moabi, Managing Director, Enzani Technologies, South Africa

Category: Energy/Water Efficiency Project of the Year
- Bayside Mall, Growthpoint Properties, South Africa
- CitiCall, Analog, South Africa
- George Airport Solar Plant, Airports Company South Africa, South Africa
- Hotel Verde, South Africa
- King Shaka International Airport, Airports Company South Africa, South Africa
- Network Upgrade and Street Lighting Project, Kenya Power, Kenya
- Upper Grayston Block F, Tower Property Fund, South Africa
- V&A Waterfront Solar Farm, V&A Waterfront & Sustainable Power Solutions, South Africa

Industry support
Once again the utility sector has responded well to what is now becoming a sought-after event on the African industry calendar and the lead sponsor for the gala dinner is Poweroad Africa. Other award sponsors are Accenture, Genesis Energy, Kampstrup, Lucy Electric, Masen and Steinmüller. Mazars are the independent verification partners.

More information about the award finalists go to the event website.

African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa 2016:
Conference and expo: 17-19 May 2016
Awards gala dinner: 18 May 2016
Site visits: 20 May 2016
Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa
Contact Information
African Utility Week
Annemarie Roodbol
+27 21 700 3558
Contact
http://www.african-utility-week.com

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