By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Nigeria’s top energy reporter will be honoured at the fourth edition of the Future Energy Nigeria Industry Awards taking place on November 7, 2017, at the Eko Hotel & Suite Convention Centre, Lagos, organisers have said.
“Energy is such an integral and vital part of Nigeria’s economy and the media is part of this sector and the coverage is often vibrant, responsive and very knowledgeable,” says Future Energy Nigeria’s global business director Ade Yesufu. “We invite all Nigerian energy reporters to either nominate themselves or for news and industry organisations to put forward their top choice for the journalist that has covered the sector in an innovative yet objective manner. We look forward to honouring the Energy Reporter of the Year along with the other award winners in categories ranging from Outstanding Contribution Award to Community Initiative of the Year Award.”
It was revealed that the nomination form can be downloaded from the event website and the deadline for submissions is Friday, September 29.
The fourth edition of the hugely successful awards, formerly known as the West African Power Industry Awards, takes place during this year’s rebranded Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition.
The glamorous gala dinner brings together 150 of Nigeria’s most renowned power professionals to recognise and celebrate the leading industry pioneers and projects in five different categories.
The Energy Reporter of the Year is a new award category.
Categories of the awards ceremony are:
Outstanding Contribution: Power
This award celebrates the accomplishments of an individual in a senior position from a utility, public or private company who has displayed passion and commitment to the power industry, whilst also demonstrating leadership, vision and success.
Energy Reporter of the Year
This award recognises a professional journalist who produced outstanding work in 2016/17 for the public, either independently or as employees of editorially independent news entities through their reporting on the power sector in Nigeria.
Outstanding Energy Project
The Outstanding Energy Project rewards a project launched by a utility, off-grid producer, IPP, government, minister, regulator or investor within the last 24 months (August 2015 – July 2017).
Community Initiative of the Year
This important and prestigious award honours an organisation that demonstrates high standards and initiatives that enrich the Nigerian citizens. The award aims to recognise the values that form the cornerstone of a good business from its approach to knowledge transfer, suppliers, the environment and a sustainable future.
Innovative Technology of the Year
This award will acknowledge a business that has achieved commercial success from energy-focused advanced technology, research or developing products, services, or solutions relevant to the energy sector.
Formerly known as the West African Power Industry Convention or WAPIC, which was a firm, favourite fixture on the region’s power calendar for the last 13 years, Future Energy Nigeria, with the support of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, Distribution Companies and prominent Generation companies, will once again host many of the country’s leading energy decision makers from 7-8 November 2017 at the Eko Hotel & Suite Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
The event is recognised as being a distinctive gathering of stakeholders within the power value chain which includes governments, power generation companies, transmission and distribution companies, off takers, developers, investors, equipment manufacturers and providers, technology providers, EPCs, legal and consulting firms all with a shared goal of supporting the on-going implementation of finding lasting solutions to Nigeria’s energy challenges. Co-located to the event is the Oil & Gas Council’s Nigeria Assembly.
The 14th edition of the event once again enjoys widespread support from the industry with Lucy Electric, a global secondary distribution leader in the electricity sector, and SkipperSeil Limited already confirmed as platinum sponsors, while Genesis and Jubaili Bros are gold sponsors and Conlog, Landis+Gyr, Hexing and Vodacom are silver sponsors.
Future Energy Nigeria is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, real estate, energy, mining, agriculture and education sectors.
Other well-known events by Spintelligent include African Utility Week, Future Energy East Africa (formerly EAPIC), Future Energy Central Africa (formerly iPAD Cameroon), Future Energy Uganda, Agritech Expo Zambia, Kenya Mining Forum, Nigeria Mining Week and DRC Mining Week. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group.
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