Lagos, Nigeria, November 11, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- “I am passionate about the energy sector in Nigeria. We have huge potential for renewable energy on the continent and I hope we see that potential tapped in my lifetime for the benefit of all. Like energy, investigative journalism is critical to the Africa of our dreams. I take this opportunity to call for greater support for science and energy journalism in Africa,” so says Emeka Anuforo, Senior Science and Energy Journalist, Abuja Bureau, The Guardian, who is the recipient of the Future Energy Nigeria Industry Award for the Energy Reporter of the Year.
"Our journey to get more communities electrified via clean energy is just starting." - Ms. Fatima Ademoh - Founder Waste-2-Watt – Community Initiative Award winner.
“Lumos is committed to bringing light to millions of Nigerians.“ - Yuri Tsitrinbaum, CEO of Lumos Nigeria - winner of Award for Outstanding Energy Project.
“It feels great to be honoured for my contribution to the power sector in Nigeria” - Daniel Chimaobi – winner of Award for Outstanding Contribution: Power.
The fourth edition of the hugely successful awards, formerly known as the West African Power Industry Awards, took place during this year’s rebranded Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition in Lagos. The glamorous gala dinner brought together 150 of Nigeria’s most renowned power professionals to recognise and celebrate the leading industry pioneers and projects in four different categories.
The Future Energy Nigeria Industry Awards 2017:
Community Initiative Award
Winner: Ajima Farms and General Enterprises Nigeria Limited
Waste-2-Watt (W2W) is a renewable energy project by Ajima Farms and General Enterprises Nigeria Limited that focuses on converting agricultural waste (poultry, livestock, crop waste) and communal waste (kitchen and human wastes) into electricity, cooking fuel using a bio-gas digester for off-grid farming communities at an affordable cost. Through this service, Ajima Farms provides cheaper access to clean energy and create jobs for the residents of these communities, stimulate economic growth while reducing the environmental problems that land filling this waste would have otherwise created. W2W is currently servicing two off-grid communities namely Rije and Kuyizhi in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.
Energy Reporter of the Year
Winner: Emeka Anuforo, Senior Science and Energy Journalist, Abuja Bureau, The Guardian
Emeka Anuforo is a leading energy reporter in Nigeria, having covered the energy beat in Nigeria for over 15 years. In that time he has helped to shape energy policies through his thought pieces and held government and private sector accountable for ensuring energy access for millions of Nigerians. His articles and thought pieces are heavily syndicated and he is held in the highest regard by other journalists, by government officials and policy makers and by a significant section of the private sector.
Award for Outstanding Contribution: Power
Winner: Daniel Chimaobi
At age 30, Daniel Chimaobi NNA holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and also an MBA from the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria. A member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, he is the host of the first ever energy programme premier on the first university radio station in Nigeria, UNILAG Radio 103.1 FM since October 2013 till date with a community reach of over 40,000 students, management and teaching staff.
Outstanding Energy Project Award
Winner: Lumos Global
Lumos Global has created the technology for a ‘home power station in a box’, which includes a solar panel activated by text messaging, that can supply sufficient clean, off-grid electricity for households and small to medium businesses in developing countries. The Lumos enterprise is widely praised for its innovative character, improving the standard of living for people in Nigeria and soon in many other locations around the globe. Lumos has also just announced its expansion plans into East Africa.
Best custom stand
The winner of the best custom stand at the Future Energy Nigeria exhibition was Skipper Nigeria Limited.
The 14th edition of the rebranded Future Energy Nigeria once again enjoyed widespread support from the industry with Lucy Electric, a global secondary distribution leader in the electricity sector, and SkipperSeil Limited as platinum sponsors, while Genesis and Jubaili Bros were gold sponsors. The Indian Chamber of Commerce was also the country partner of the event this year, hosting an Indian pavilion with more than 45 members exhibiting.
Future Energy Nigeria is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, real estate, energy, mining, agriculture and education sectors.