Lagos - Government officials, industry stakeholders are companies have been nominated for the upcoming West African Power Industry Awards.
The accolades will be conferred in Lagos during the event scheduled for Lagos in Tuesday next week.
Nominated the Lifetime Achievement Award are Dr Sam Amadi, Executive Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Babatunde Fashola, Governor of Lagos State and Professor Bart Okechukwu Nnaji, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Geometric Power Limited, who is also the former Nigerian Minister of Power.
The Outstanding Woman in Power nominees are Agatha Nnaji, Managing Director, Geometric Power, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister, and Olubukola Osiberu, General Manager of Ikeja Distribution Company (IKEDC).
Other awards include Best Rural Electrification Project where Alternative Energy Inc (Liberia), NewEnergy (Nigeria) and Solar Light Company of Ghana are nominated.
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The Best Renewable Energy Project is contested for by Nigerian firms Ginphed, O.T. Otis Engineering, Quintas, and TopStep.
ABB (Nigeria), O.T. Otis Engineering (Nigeria) and West African Power Pool, Benin Power are vying for the Transaction of the Year.
The Excellence in Power Generation will see Nigerian trio, Clarke Energy, Seven Energy and Wärtsilä contest.
Leading executives from across the power, renewable energy, finance and investment spheres will attend the event.
The 11th edition of this long running conference and expo is enjoying overwhelming support from the industry.
The global networking and telecommunications giant, Huawei, recently confirmed its exclusive diamond sponsorship for WAPIC.
Other leading industry names such as the Nigerian IPP Genesis Electricity Limited (GEL) and Aiteo Power Generation and Distribution Company have also already signed up as platinum sponsors for the event.
"This is the West African utility industry celebrating its heroes and success stories. It is for the industry and by the industry," says WAPIC programme director Irene Ochem.
- CAJ News