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News 1 Powering Africa SummitKenya Power, Eskom Uganda, the Nile Basin Initiative, Songas and Ethiopian Electric Power are just some of the region’s leading lights in the power industry that are finalists in this year’s East African Power Industry Awards.

The awards will take place during the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) on 21 September in Nairobi.

With less than two weeks left until the winners are revealed, the finalists of the second, annual East African Power Industry Awards have been announced following an extensive review of the esteemed panel of judges who have scored the individuals, companies and projects based on the excellent work they have been doing in the power sector during 2015/2016.

These prestigious industry awards will welcome 200 of East Africa’s most distinguished power industry professionals, many of them long standing attendees of EAPIC. The awards were established to celebrate the outstanding achievements of companies, projects and individuals that are going above and beyond and are working tirelessly to improve and develop the energy sectors in East Africa.

 

The 2016 finalists are:

Special Recognition Award

  • Ben K Chumo, Managing Director and CEO, Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited, Kenya
  • Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary, Uganda Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda
  • Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Programme Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative NELSAP/ Regional Interconnection Project, Rwanda, Citizen: Uganda
  • Irene Margaret Nafuna-Muloni, Minister, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda
  • Kevin K. Kariuki, Head of Infrastructure, Industrial Promotion Services, Kenya
  • Ralph Nyakabwa-Atwoki, Technical Director, Sustnersol Uganda Limited, Uganda

 

Excellence in Power Generation

  • Contour Global, Rwanda
  • Eskom Uganda Limited, Uganda
  • Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia
  • Geothermal Development Company, Kenya
  • KenGen, Kenya
  • Songas Limited, Tanzania

 

Excellence in Power Transmission or Distribution

  • Azuri Technologies, Kenya
  • Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia
  • Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited, Kenya
  • KETRACO, Kenya
  • TANESCO, Tanzania
  • Umeme, Uganda

 

Outstanding Clean Power Project (under 5MW)

  • M-KOPA Solar, East Africa
  • Mobisol, East Africa
  • Solar Africa, Kenya
  • Solar Century, Kenya

 

Outstanding Woman in Power – Regional Award, East Africa

  • Azeb Asnake, CEO, Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia
  • Catherine Adeya-Weya, Senior Representative East Africa, Fieldstone Africa, Kenya
  • Faith Wandera-Odongo, Deputy Director: Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
  • Grania Rosette Rubomboras, Programme Officer: Power Projects, Nile Basin Initiative NELSAP/ Regional Interconnection Project, Rwanda, Citizen: Uganda
  • Irene Margaret Nafuna-Muloni, Minister, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda
  • Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya
  • Therese Sekamana, Founder and Managing Director, LED Solutions & Green Energy Rwanda Ltd, Rwanda
  • Thozama Gangi, CEO, Eskom Uganda, Uganda

 

Future Leader Award

  • Andrew Lamosi, Managing Director, Chevron Africa Ltd, Kenya
  • Charity Wanjikyu, COO, Strauss Energy, Kenya
  • Erica Mackey, Co-Founder & COO, Offgrid, Tanzania
  • Faith Chege, Chief Financial Officer, Barefoot Power Africa Ltd, Kenya
  • Hasnaine Mohamed Yavarhoussen, Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Filatex, Madagascar
  • Sanga Moses, CEO, Eco-Fuel Africa Limited, Uganda
  • Tina Nduta, Founder/Managing Director, Eimara Africa Resources (Parent Company), East Africa Extractives Networks, Kenya

 

Regional power gathering

The 18th edition of EAPIC is expected to gather more than 2000 visitors from more than 30 countries, including from the region’s leading power utilities, large industries, project developers and investors as well as dozens of technology and service providers who will showcase their products at the KICC in Nairobi from 21 to 22 September.

 

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