African Utility Week to fete entities utilising ICT to improve service delivery


The fourth edition of the annual African Utility Week Industry Awards, which honour pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent, has this year added five new categories, among these being ICT Excellence Award.

Other categories included in the awards, set for Wednesday May 17, during African Utility Week and Energy Revolution Africa at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre) in Cape Town, South Africa are Small-Scale Sustainable Energy Project (under 5MW), Innovative Technology of the Year, Deal of the Year and Gas-to-Power Project of the Year.

The ICT Excellence Award provides a platform to recognise utilities from across Africa that have utilised ICT technology to improve the lives of all its customers as well as the citizens of the country. The award aims to promote successful deployment and application of innovative ICT solutions and services that have contributed improvements in service delivery and utility efficiency.

The Innovative Technology of the Year 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.

The industry awards will be presented during a gala dinner with over 800 of Africa’s major power and water industry professionals to recognise those that represent a benchmark of excellence for the industry. Entries for nominations for the awards close on March 17, 2017. Members of the public are invited to nominate themselves or colleagues and projects that have made outstanding contributions to the energy and water sectors.

The African Utility Week will feature free to attend technical workshops and technology demonstrations.