Abuja - The country's most influential
individuals and companies in the power sector will be honoured in Lagos next
These will recognised at the coveted West African Power
Industry Awards, which boast a new, respected line-up of industry judges for
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.
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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
A high-level industry panel of judges will decide on the
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
- CAJ News