About the sponsors

 Lead Sponsor and Lifetime Achievement Sponsor

Siemens is a global powerhouse in diversified engineering providing products, systems and solutions across the Electrification, Automation and Digitalization value chain. The company has been in Africa for over 157 years igniting a history of innovation and social development. As an integrated technology company, Siemens aims to play a constructive role in Africa‘s success story by creating local value and being a regional partner to the continents development goals. 

Verification Partner

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accounting, tax and advisory services across a wide range of markets and sectors. As of 1st January 2018, Mazars operates throughout 86 countries and territories that makes up its integrated partnership. Mazars draws upon the expertise of 20 000 men and women led by 980 partners working from 300 offices worldwide. We assist clients of all sizes, from SMEs to mid-caps and global players as well as start-ups and public organisations, at every stage of their development.

Category Sponsor: Grid-Tied Renewable Energy Project (10MW +)

Aberdare Cables has three manufacturing sites and eight customer service centers in South Africa. Aberdare Cables is the largest cable manufacturer in Southern Africa. Aberdare specializes in the manufacturing of low and medium voltage electrical cables for application in power generation, power transmission, power distribution, rural electrification, rail, petrochemical, mining, ports, airports, construction and domestic building environments. Aberdare Cables is currently in the process of upgrading its production capability and capacity to High Voltage cables of up to 132kv; and these cables will become available in the market by the end of year 2018. The company offers cable design, product development, as well as installation support, commissioning and diagnostic testing through the company’s Engineering Services business. Aberdare has a proven track record of supplying power cables in major projects in South Africa, including the following: Gautrain, King Shaka International Airport, Mbombela Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium and Midlands Mall in Pietermaritzburg. Aberdare employs 1500 people and currently holds a Level 1 BBBEE status, with a make-up of 55% Black ownership and 30% Black Women Owned.
Category Sponsor: Outstanding Contribution Award: Power 

Eaton is a global power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. 

Eaton in Africa:

Eaton has been in Africa since 1927 with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Nigeria. With 200k ft².of manufacturing space located in South Africa and Morocco, Eaton offers a broad portfolio supplemented by “made for Africa” products and services. In South Africa the company holds an accredited level 1 BBBEE rating, allowing us the opportunity to help our customers grow and provide sustainable economic benefits to the communities in which we operate. 


Awards Gala Champagne Reception sponsor

Category Sponsor: Power Utility of the Year

Lucy Electric specialises in high-performance medium voltage switchgear, providing secondary power distribution and automation solutions safely and reliably to homes and businesses worldwide.

Category Sponsor: Water Utility of the Year


SBS Tanks® is a proudly South African company born in KZN. With humble beginnings of their own, to manufacturing their own 3.3 million litre reservoirs, SBS Tanks® are passionate about local business. Employing over 120 staff around South Africa, their job retention stats in their 20 years of existence are remarkable. Additionally, SBS Tanks® are proud to develop their own staff: with their most recent success being that of Charmaine Israel, who started as receptionist in 2004, growing through the ranks to become Director of Human Resources in 2017.

Their zincalume® steel panel tanks, their PVC inner liners, as well as all the accessories and fittings, are all manufactured at their world class facility in KZN. Being ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified, and offering a 10 year warranty and 60+ year tank lifespan, SBS Tanks® truly are the premium choice in Africa for all your water storage needs.

Category Sponsor: Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project (under 5MW)

Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets with a unique footprint across 20 African countries. Standard Bank has a 155-year history in South Africa and is listed on the JSE. The group offers a range of banking and related financial services across three business units: Personal & Business Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking and Wealth Management.

Standard Bank’s strategy is to be an African focused, client-centred, digitally enabled universal financial services organisation, which drives Africa’s growth and creates value for all our stakeholders. “Our clients are at the centre of everything we do”

Standard Bank Natural Resources aims to meet the aspirations of businesses operating in the mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors.  We stimulate demand in these sectors and offer efficient and effective banking solutions to our clients bolstered by our industry expertise.

Category Sponsor: Innovative Technology of the Year

Steinmuller Africa and its sister Company Bilfinger Intervalve Africa are part of the Bilfinger Power Africa Pty (Ltd), offering a wide range of engineering, manufacturing, pre-fabrication, construction and maintenance services for the power, mining, pulp and paper, petrochemical and other industries all over the world.

Steinmüller Africa offers comprehensive expertise in welding and environmental technology, manufacturing, maintenance, lifetime extension plans and project management. In addition, the company provides a wide range of cranes, lifting gear, welding equipment and mobile offices for site establishment.

Founded by Steinmüller Africa and Sempell in 1971 to supply valves and related services to the power generation industry, Bilfinger Intervalve Africa as a leader in the supply and maintenance of valves, today has a 2 000 square metre factory in Bethal, Mpumalanga and has supplied products and services to major industrial plants constructed in South Africa.

Category Sponsor: The Digital Solution Award
Established in 1996, ESI Africa - Africa’s Power Journal is the trusted knowledge source of African utilities and their partners across the continent. We deliver content rich in insight and analysis relating to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

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