Ahead of the October launch of the inaugural Digital Energy Festival, a virtual award ceremony honoured and celebrated the deserving nominees and winners of the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards in digital-style.

The article first appeared in ESI Africa Issue 4-2020.
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The seventh edition of the awards honoured the most remarkable and inspiring energy projects and power pioneers on the continent. During this year’s digital, yet still stylish, celebration, the winners were celebrated by their peers.

Ifeoma Malo of Clean Tech Hub Nigeria, Sanusi Ohiare of the Rural Electrification Fund, Sosai Renewable Energies Company and KEDCO – all Nigerian – walked away with top honors in their respective categories for their ground-breaking contributions to the industry.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Andrew Herscowitz, former coordinator of Power Africa, USAID’s programme to increase access to electricity in subSaharan Africa.