Rwanda Energy Group (REG) has been nominated among Africa’s best ‘Power Utility of the Year’ at the forthcoming African Utility Week Industry Awards, slated for May 17th at Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
The fourth edition of the annual awards will once again honor pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent.
The power utility will be contesting the prize alongside Ethiopian Electric Power, and Kenya energy duo, Geothermal Development Company and Ken Gen.
The event will be part of a three-day African Utility Week and Energy Revolution conference and exhibition due to take place from May 16th to 19th.
This year’s Awards will have a distinctly feminine feel with an all women cast and a strong line-up of ladies amongst the finalists for the coveted awards for leading energy and water professionals.
The gala, which won the Association of African Exhibition Organizers (AAXO) award for the Best Trade Exhibition 6001-12000 category, will be gathering over 7000 decision makers in the power and water sectors from more than 40 countries to source the latest solutions and meet over 300 suppliers while the expo will feature free to attend technical workshops and technology demonstrations.
In 2016, the energy utility firm has won East Africa’s most Impactful Energy Development Corporation of the year award during the Africa Energy Awards that were held in on 24th June 2016 in London, United Kingdom, an annual award organized by African Leadership Magazine.
Part of the event is Energy Revolution Africa, a new platform for community scale projects, which will provide a unique forum for solution providers to meet with the new energy purchasers such as metros and municipalities, IPPs, rural electrification project developers and large power users, including mines, commercial property developers and industrial manufacturers.