Kenyan companies, projects and personalities have been recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for their contribution to the growth of the country’s energy sector at the ongoing World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC).
The AEE is a non-profit professional association with over 18, 000 members from 98 countries globally working to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.
The Kenya Electricity Generating Company’s (KENGEN) 280 MW Geothermal Power Plant in Olkaria was named the Innovative Energy Project of the Year; and its Chief Executive Officer Albert Mugo the Energy Manager of the Year for his leadership in implementing sustainable energy projects.
According to Footprint to Africa, Sarova Hotels won the Corporate Energy Management Award for sustainable use of energy at all their facilities; and for its inbuilt green energy features, the Standard Bank Global Leadership Centre was recognized as the Energy Project of the Year.
WEEC is the largest energy conference and technology expo that takes place in the United States, uniting top experts in all areas of the sector to help those seeking to expand their knowledge of the developments in the sector, explore new technologies, compare energy supply options and learn about innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies.
Others who were awarded are: Chris Mbori, Young Energy Professional of the Year; Eustace Murithi Njeru, Energy Engineer of the Year; and Lawrence Muma Mang’erere, Energy Professional Development.