Co-operative Bank’s Energy Manager Engineer Albert Ouma has won the Energy Manager of the Year, Sub-Saharan Africa region Award.
The award is conferred by the Global Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and is presented to individuals who demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in promoting the practices and principles of energy management.
Engineer Ouma was recognized for excelling in his role as Energy Manager at Co-op Bank, in overseeing the implementation of a robust energy management regime that has consistently delivered superior energy performance over the years.
Energy Management Policy
Co-op Bank which is the fourth-largest lender in Kenya by asset size formulated and adopted a progressive Energy Management Policy that embraces emerging global concerns including clean energy, energy conservation, and climate change.
The Bank achieved significant milestones from the various energy efficiency and conservation projects. Through the Lighting Efficiency Project, it realised up to 20% reduction in energy costs at facilities where the project has been undertaken.
Moreover, the bank realised an overall electricity cost reduction of 13% compared to the year 2018 baseline, from the various energy efficiency and conservation projects. Among other measures, the bank is putting in place energy efficiency and conservation measures to manage its overall Energy Performance and reduce its carbon footprint. It has also mainstreamed energy management in all bank operations by appointing Energy Management Champions in every department.
”I am most humbled, and I re-dedicate myself to doing all I can to support Co-op Bank to achieve the best possible energy performance,’’ Ouma said in his acceptance speech.
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a nonprofit professional society of over 18,000 members, will present the over 90 Regional Awards to individuals and organizations around the world for their dedication and performance in the energy industry. The Regional Awards, traditionally presented at the AEE World Energy Conference & Expo, will now be presented virtually this year on Wednesday, November 18th. The Africa Energy Manager of the Year Award will be presented virtually between 9:00-10:30AM (EST).