Published On: Fri, Aug 28th, 2015

Ken Gen wins double at EAPIC

kengen.MDNAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)  scored a double at the inaugural East African Power Industry(EAPIC) Awards in Nairobi .

The awards honour the outstanding power professionals and projects in the East African region.

The utility won the Outstanding Clean Power Award and also took top place in the Excellence in Power Generation category at a gala dinner hosted during the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) that gathered more than 1200 energy professionals in the Kenyan capital .

Prominent Kenyan actor and media personality Chris Okinda was the master of ceremonies.

Other popular winners were Dr Albert Butare, former Energy Minister of
Rwanda who won the Lifetime Achievement Award for East Africa, as well as H.E. Dr Elham Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim from Ethiopia who is the African Union’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy who won the Outstanding Woman in Power, Regional Award East Africa.

The judging panel lauded Kenya for initiating one of the largest geothermal power projects in the world.

Thus making Kenya a world leader in Geothermal energy and Significantly
contributing to bringing down the cost of power in Kenya by directly
offsetting thermal based generation

The 17th edition of EAPIC gathered more than 1200 visitors this year,
including from the region’s leading power utilities, large industries and investors as well as technology and service providers who showcased their products on the exhibition floor.

EAPIC and the East African Power Industry Awards are organised by
Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference
organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.

-CAJ News

 

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