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Crowning the energy/water influencers in Africa

On Wednesday night, the 2018 African Utility Week Industry Awards crowned the pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent.

Mozambique dominated the Industry Awards, which took place at the CTICC in Cape Town. Read more: Celebrating the cream of the crop

This year, the industry experts did not disappoint as they came out in numbers to celebrate their peers making a difference in bringing the most needed services across the African continent.

Lifetime Achievement

Roland Schulze

Professor Emeritus of Hydrology Centre for Water Resources Research School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The complete list of winners of the African Utility Week Industry Awards:

Outstanding Contribution Award: Water

Paul Yillia, Research Scholar (Water Programme), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Energy/Water Reporter of the Year Award

Newton Sibanda, Freelance Journalist, Zambia

Outstanding Contribution Award: Power – Sponsored by Eaton

Mateus Magala, President of the Board of Directors (CEO), Electricidade De Mocambique, E.P., Mozambique

Power Utility of the Year Award-– Sponsored by Lucy Electric

Electricidade De Mocambique, Mozambique

Water Utility of the Year Award – Sponsored by SBS Tanks

Sénégalaise des Eaux, SÉNÉGAL

Outstanding Contribution Award: Young Leader – Sponsored by ESI Africa

Rebekah Shirley, Director of Research, Power for All, Kenya

Grid-Tied Renewable Energy Project Award (10MW+)  – Sponsored by Aberdare Cables

Xina Solar One Thermo Solar Plant, Abengoa, South Africa

Small-Scale Renewable Energy Project Award (Under 5MW)  – Sponsored by Standard Bank

 Rafiki Power, Tanzania

Innovative Technology of the Year Award– Sponsored by Steinmuller

Azuri Technologies Ltd, United Kingdom

Deal of the Year Award

Albatros Energy Mali, Mali

The Digital Solution of the Year Award – Sponsored by ESI Africa

Siemens (Pty) Ltd

Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.