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10 May 2019

Finalists announced for African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards in Cape Town next week

Annemarie Roodbol
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 the respective categories for the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards 2019 are as follows, in no particular order:

Individual Awards

• Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Abderrahim Jamrani, Technical Driector, Masen
  • Wim Jonker Klunne, Programme Director, Energy and Environment Partnership, Southern and East Africa (EEP)
  • Dale Robertson, President, Enerscan Engineering
  • Wondimu Tekle Sigo, Former State Minister, Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy

• Outstanding Contribution Award: Power

  • Ricardo Amansure, Community Operations Manager, Umoya
  • Jonathan Amoako-Baah, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo)
  • Joel Nana Kontchou, Chief Executive Officer, Eneo Cameroon SA
  • Jassandra Nyker, Chief Executive Officer, BioTherm Energy

• Outstanding Contribution Award: Water

  • Andre Kruger, Head Africa Investment and Integration Desk (AVID), Nepad Business Foundation
  • Alfonso Chikuni, Chief Executive Officer, Lilongwe Water Board
  • Damas Alfred Mashauri, Professor: Civil Engineering, University of Namibia: Engineering & IT
  • Andras 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 President
  • Lois Gicheru, Solafrique, Founder and CEO
  • Boitumelo Sehlake, Sehlake Energy Solutions, Founder
  • Pule Segale, Rina Consulting Ltd, Civil Engineer (Site Manager)

Organisational Awards

• Power Service Provider of the Year

  • Ghana Grid Company Ltd
  • Umeme Limited
  • Abuja Electricity Distribution Company
  • Energy Utility Corporation Limited – EUCL

• Water Service Provider of the Year

  • Hessequa Municipality
  • Umgeni Water
  • Lilongwe Water Board
  • Ontec Systems (Pty) Ltd

• Grid-Tied Renewable Energy Project (10MW +)

  • Greenmillenia
  • Jinko Solar
  • Kathu Solar Thermal Power Plant

• Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project (under 5MW)     

  • BBOX
  • Ecomandate Foundation
  • Rubagabaga Hydro Power Limited
  • African Sustainable Energies
  • Eaton Electric South Africa

Industry support
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

Website: http://www.african-utility-week.com 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AfricaUtilities    #AUW2019  #PGAF2019
Linkedin: African Utility Week

Senior communications manager:  Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone:  +27 21 700 3558
Mobile:  +27 82 562 7844
Email:  annemarie.roodbol@spintelligent.com

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Host Ministry

  • Ministry of Energy South Africa

Host Utility

  • Eskom

Host City

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Municipal Leaders Forum Partners


Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd


Silver Sponsor

  • Akilee
  • Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ntiyiso Consulting


CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamazela
  • APUA
  • ALSF
  • Prime Alliance
  • Oracle


Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation


Host Publication

  • ESI Africa