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    2015 African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

    The second annual African Utility Week Industry Awards shortlist has been announced, with the scoring complete for individuals, companies and projects based on their work in the power and water sectors in 2014/2015.
    2015 African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

    African Utility Week 2015 Industry Awards finalists:

    Lifetime Achievement Award


    • Albert Butare, CEO, Africa Energy Services Group Ltd, Rwanda
    • David M Mwangi, Energy Consultant, Power Africa, Kenya
    • Don Taylor, Prepayment, Distribution Systems and Standardisation - Retired, previously employed by ITRON Energy - Subject Matter Expert (SME), South Africa
    • Hamanth Kasan, General Manager Scientific Services, Rand Water, South Africa
    • Jacob Kow Mensah, Sustainable Energy & Environment Project, Clean & Alternative Energy Researcher/Inventor, Ghana
    • Lawrence Musaba, Coordination Centre Manager, Southern African Power Pool, Zimbabwe

    African Utility Executive of the Year


    • Bassey Nkamado - President & CEO - N Squared Integrated Electric Company Ltd, Nigeria
    • Ben K Chumo - CEO - Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited, Kenya
    • Charles Chapman - Former Managing Director, Umeme, Uganda
    • Sicelo Goodwill Xulu - Managing Director of City Power/ President of the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities of Southern Africa, AMEU, South Africa
    • William Amuna - Chief Executive, Ghana Grid Company, Ghana
    • William Hutton-Mensah - Former Managing Director, Electricity Company of Ghana and Director of Distribution, Ministry of Power, Ghana

    African Power Utility of the Year


    • Electricity Company of Ghana Limited, Ghana
    • GRIDCo, Ghana
    • KenGen, Kenya
    • Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd, Nigeria
    • Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, Uganda
    • Umeme, Uganda

    African Water Utility of the Year


    • Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya
    • National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
    • Nyeri Water & Sewerage Company, Kenya
    • Rand Water, South Africa

    Municipality of the Year


    • City of Cape Town, South Africa
    • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
    • eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
    • Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

    Energy/Water Efficiency Project of the Year


    • Environment House, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
    • Project SWATT, Ackermans, & UGU Engineering Solutions, South Africa
    • V&A Waterfront, South Africa
    • V&A Waterfront - No.1 Silo, South Africa

    Clean Energy Project of the Year


    • 280MW Olkaria Geothermal Power Expansion Project, KenGen, Kenya
    • Black River Park Office - North Park, South Africa
    • Jasper Solar Project, SolarReserve LTD, South Africa
    • Kaxu Solar One, Abengoa Solar, South Africa
    • Rwanda Field Plant, Gigawatt Global Rwanda, Rwanda

    Outstanding Woman in Power/Water


    • Florence Nsubuga, Executive Director, UMEME, Uganda
    • Irene Margaret Nafuna - Muloni, Minister of Energy & Mineral Development, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Uganda
    • Phindile Baleni, Outgoing CEO, NERSA, South Africa
    • Sarah M. Tibatemwa, Regional Director, IWA Africa
    • Sariel Etwire, Manager Metering/ AMR Project Manager, Electricity Company of Ghana Limited, Ghana

    African Community Project of the Year


    • Backyarder Electrification Programmes, City of Cape Town , South Africa
    • Bokpoort CSP project, ACWA Power, South Africa
    • Devergy Energy, Devergy, Tanzania
    • iShack Project, The Sustainability Institute, South Africa
    • Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), Coca Cola, South Africa

    Collaboration of the Year


    • 400Kv overhead transmission line, Kenya Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd & DNV GL, Kenya
    • Backyard Essential Services Improvement Programme, City of Cape Town & GIBB, South Africa
    • Competitive Market Trading Platform, South African Power Pool, Zimbabwe
    • Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (GET FiT), Ugandan Government, Deutsche Bank, World Bank, KfW, Uganda
    • Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project, Zambezi River Authority, Zambia

    For more info, go to www.african-utility-week.com/awardsshortlist.

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