Awards recognise excellence in energy industry
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA ‘s most influential individuals and companies in the power sector will be honoured in Lagos next month.
These will recognised at the coveted West African Power Industry Awards, which boast a new, respected line-up of industry judges for this year.
Organisers are inviting the industry to nominate their top power professionals and projects.
Last year saw the hugely successful launch of the awards which were announced at a five-star gala dinner during the 12th edition of the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) also in Lagos.
This long-running, regional conference and expo, will once again gather government, utilities, consultants and investors to discuss the challenges of local markets, capacity building and investment from November 24-25 in the city.
During last year’s sold-out evening, industry pioneers and projects were recognised and celebrated, and the award for Outstanding Woman in Power was presented to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, then-Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance.
Former Nigerian Power Minister Prof Bart Okechukwu Nnaji was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award while Ughelli Power won for the Power Transaction of the Year.
This year’s West African Power Industry Awards categories consist of awards in seven different categories are up for grabs.
The industry can nominate potential candidates for Power Transaction of the Year, Best Off-Grid Electrification Project, CSR Initiative of the Year, Excellence in Power Generation, Excellence in Power Transmission or Distribution, Lifetime Achievement – Regional Award, West Africa and Best Renewable Energy Project.
A high-level industry panel of judges will decide on the final winners.
The West African Power Industry Convention is organised by Spintelligent, leading South African-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events, based in the United Kingdom.
– CAJ News
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