Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) yesterday announced announced the winners of the 12th Annual Energy Management Awards (EMA). Cigarette manufacturer British American Tobacco (BAT) emerged as the overall winner.

The annual Energy Management Awards are organized by KAM and target all energy consumers. They are aimed at encouraging a culture of energy efficiency and conservation. They also recognize companies that have taken steps in energy efficiency. KAM holds the Energy Management Awards during the Kenya Sustainable Energy Day which is set aside to celebrate the great milestones that Kenya has taken to develop Clean Sustainable Energy. This year’s Sustainable Energy Day was aimed at creating awareness on climate change, conserving energy and implementing energy efficiency initiatives through supporting the use of renewable energy.

At the awards dinner, KAM CEO Phyllis Wakiaga revealed that in the 12 years that the awards have been held Ksh. 12 Billion in energy costs have been saved. She also added that “In an effort to encourage accelerated investment in renewable energy development, the government has formulated the feed-in-tariffs policy for Independent power production in Clean Energy. KAM recognizes our government for showing great leadership in spearheading the medium-term development of 5,000MW of new Installed Power Capacity. Most of this installed capacity will comprise of renewable energy to provide the base-load power.”

In attendance were Deputy President William Ruto, KPLC MD ben Chumo, Energy and Petroleum PS Joseph Njoroge, PS International Trade Chris Kiptoo and PS East African Affairs Betty Maina.

The winners of the KAM Eneregy Management Awards 2016 are:

1. Overall Energy Management Award

British American Tobacco-Nairobi

2. Overall Energy Management Award-Very Large Consumers

Bamburi Cement Mombasa

3. Overall Energy Management Award-Large Consumers

British American Tobacco-Nairobi

4. Overall Energy Management Award-Medium Consumer Category

Mzuri Sweets Ltd

5. Best energy Management Team Award

Premier Foods Ltd

6. Fuel Savings Award (Very Large Consumers Category)

Kenya Breweries Ltd

7. Fuel Savings Award (Large Consumers Category)

Bidco Africa Ltd

8. Electricity Savings Award (Large Category)

Brookside Dairies Ltd

9. Electricity Savings Award (Very Large Consumers)

Bidco Africa Ltd

10. Service Sector Award

Sarova Stanley Hotel

11. Energy Innovation Award

Haco Tiger Industries Ltd

12.Sustained High Performance Award

British American Tobacco

13. Best New Entrant

Brookside Ltd

14. Technical Committee’s Award-Best presentation

Mombasa Cement – Athi River

15.Best Energy Management –Cement Sector

Mombasa Cement

16.Best Energy Management –Tea Sector

Gitugi Tea Factory

17. Public Institution Recognition in Energy Efficiency

Jomo Kenyatta University of A&T

18. Recognition in Water Efficiency

Kaluworks Ltd,
Chandaria Industries Ltd
Nairobi Bottlers Ltd-Cocacola Sabco

19. Students Category Award

Macben MacKenzie (JKUAT)