Nigerian power pioneers dominate annual African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards
By: African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards
The awards gala dinner was to take place during the upcoming African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town in November. However, as the live, in person event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the organisers of the seventh edition of the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards made sure that the deserving nominees and winners were still celebrated in style.
During this year's digital celebration, the winners were celebrated by their peers and the judging panel. Ifeoma Malo, of Clean Tech Hub Nigeria, Sanusi Ohiare of the Rural Electrification Fund, Sosai Renewable Energies Company and KEDCO – all Nigerian - walked away with top honours in their respective categories for their ground-breaking contributions to the industry.
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Andrew Herscowitz, Former Coordinator of Power Africa, USAID's programme to increase access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. His current position is Chief Development Officer at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
The broadcast of the awards ceremony is now available online.
THE 2020 AWARDS CATEGORIES AND WINNERS ARE:
1. Power Industry Leader of the Year
Winner: Ifeoma Malo, Co-founder, Clean Tech Hub Nigeria
2. Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Andrew Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation and Former Coordinator, Power Africa, USAID
3. Young Leader of the Year Award
Winner: Sanusi Ohiare, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund | Rural Electrification Agency (Nigeria)
4. Small Scale Power Project of the Year – determined by public vote
Winner: Sosai Renewable Energies Company
5. Transmission and Distribution Project of the Year – determined by public vote
Winner: KEDCO (Kano Electricity Distribution Company), Nigeria
The final selection of African Power & Energy Elites projects and leaders was made by an external advisory board composed of experienced industry figures from around the world. This list of outstanding energy ventures and experts automatically became eligible for the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards.
Nominations and partnership opportunities are now available for the 2021 edition of the African Power & Energy Elites and the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards.
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