It is celebration time at Eenovators! Our CEO Eng. Chris Mbori has through the innovative energy initiatives and projects spearheaded by Eenovators since inception, emerged as the winner of the Young Energy Professionals Award for Sub- Saharan Africa during the World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, DC.
This marks a momentous milestone for the company as this international recognition on a global platform confirms that the steps already being taken are headed towards successful energy management in the country and in the region at large. This award further fuels the team’s inspiration to be the authoritative center of excellence for energy management and clean energy initiatives in Africa, and to continue to be on a mission to empower communities through best practices, awareness and knowledge transfer. The sky is indeed the limit.
The WEEC ceremony where over 60 individuals and corporates have been recognized for their significant contributions in the energy sector worldwide, has seen not only Eng. Chris Mbori, but 5 other Kenyans making a total of six out of the seven awards in the Sub-Saharan category bring home national pride to be creating waves for energy change. Kenya stands out from there rest as a country that takes energy matters seriously and handle the energy sector with the attention it deserves. There has been the implementation of very stringent energy regulations that govern all matters energy with follow up on compliance pursued. There has been a key role played by both the public and private sector in the uptake and implementation of energy sustainability initiatives in the various counties. This places the country way ahead of other African countries in terms of qualified trained and certified professionals, as well as government regulations for the energy sector that has the guidelines around energy use streamlined.
The awards are run by The Association of Energy Engineers, a global nonprofit professional association represented in 98 countries, whose objective is to promote the scientific and educational interests in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development. The rationale and criteria for the Young Energy Professional of the Year awarded to Eng. Chris Mbori that had him emerge as the winner across the continent include:
- Being a dynamic CEO at only 30yrs, providing leadership and guidance in the energy sector by steering Eenovators Ltd that has conducted over 150 Energy Audits in the region;
- For developing a robust and innovative energy management program – ‘The Eagles Program’ that is designed to manage and monitor energy use and consumption in real time, that’s changing energy management in the region;
- And for conducting energy measurement and verification though IPMVP® that dictates standard terms and suggests best practice for quantifying the results of energy efficiency investments and increase of investment in energy and water efficiency, demand management and renewable energy projects
The awards that have been given to individuals an corporates for their dedication and performance in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industry encourages others in industry to take up the rallying call to join the moment towards environmental sustainability through prudent energy management.
To the Eenovators team – this is a proud moment that endorses efforts being made to offer innovative and reliable energy efficiency solutions rooted in engineering and driven by innovation and passion. To the CEO Eng. Chris Mbori being a young and dynamic leader, standing on the world stage and bringing national pride to the country is only the beginning of many more impact driven initiatives to come – Well Done!
More information about the awards is available on the WEEC website www.energycongress.com