Monday, 4 May 2015

News Release: Power In Africa Awards



(The inaugural awards will honour individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the electricity sector across Africa)



“We’ve never made such a massive investment in one function in the history of EnergyNet and I can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction as they walk through those doors. The Silent Auction alone should raise US$100,000, and 100% of that money will be given to one attendee of the dinner to donate to their charity of choice – yes, we’re excited!” Simon Gosling, EnergyNet (http://www.energynet.co.uk).

Additionally we’ve had many requests to extend the entry deadline for submissions for the Awards, so have agreed to extend the deadline until 8th May to facilitate the late rush of entries.

The inaugural awards will honour individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to the electricity sector across the continent. They will be held on the evening of 8th June at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai and will serve as a glittering showcase of the incredible successes in Africa’s power sector, as well offering excellent networking opportunities for the 500 places available.

Awards presented on the evening will include:
 • EnergyNet Lifetime Achievement Award
 • The Investor’s Spirit of Africa Award – Sponsored by ‘Engro Power Services’
 •  African Utility Leadership Award – Sponsored by ‘Lekela’
 • African MegaWatt Leader Awards (thermal and renewable)
 • Regulator of the Year Award for Excellence
 • ‘Kick-off’ Award for Development Finance
• Power in Africa Sustainability in Action Award
• EnergyNet Energy Photograph of the Year
• Student of the Year Award
 •APO Energy Media Award

Sponsors of the Awards include:
Engro Power Services:
Engro has five decades of experience in conducting successful business operations with enormous depth of skill and resources to successfully deliver large industrial projects. Our international and diversified power portfolio includes thermal and renewable energy projects that deliver satisfaction at every level. We own, operate & maintain IPPs & CPPs of over 2,000 MW and through our strategic partners we have investments, operations & maintenance interests in power plants of over 4,800 MW in South East Asia and Africa.

Lekela Power:
Lekela was established to deliver up to 1,000 MW of renewable energy into operation over the next 5 years across Africa.  Lekela’s project pipeline of 685 MW comprises: 360 MW of wind projects in South Africa; 225 MW wind project in Ghana and 100 MW of wind and solar PV projects in Egypt - awarded under the Feed-in-Tarriff programme in January 2015.  Lekela is seeking further renewable energy opportunities across Africa to supply its customers; government, utilities and energy intensive users.

We are also delighted that the pre-drinks champagne reception will be hosted by one of Africa’s longest serving developers with projects in more countries than any other, Aggreko.

You are encouraged to submit your awards entry to reflect the work undertaken by your company and employees and to outline your success over the past 18 months. We look forward to seeing you in the fabulous grand ballroom of the world tallest hotel, for the ‘Oscars™’ of the energy sector.

Entry criteria for the awards can be found at www.africa-energy-forum.com

If you have any questions concerning the awards please email us at aef@energynet.co.uk and we will be glad to answer any questions regarding your application.
  
Michael Cluskey
T: +44 (0)20 7384 7833

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