Energy Patron of The Year



18 November 2015

Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution in the field of energy consumption by reducing the use of energy resources in the Southern African region.

The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE) Awards Programme annually recognises outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the energy industry. The Awards are a token of recognition for the commitment to the profession; desire to further the association's mission, and participation in civic and community affairs. These prestigious Awards were presented at the Annual SAEE Banquet and Awards Ceremony on 11 November 2015 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.  The event also marked the official opening of the SAEE’s annual flagship event, the Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention (2015SAEEC).  
 
Energy Patron of The Year
 
Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution in the field of energy consumption by reducing the use of energy resources in the Southern African region.
  • The individual may have applied strategies, policies, created awareness, revised staff structures, ensured staff training, utilized incentives, implemented energy management, installed te
     
  • A person nominated for this award would most likely have been in the energy industry for a considerable period of time. However, this award will give recognition for a contribution made, or projects completed, during the last year of the entry date.
 
Energy Patron Of The Year Finalists...
 
  • Jacques Malan
  • Valerie Geen
  • Dhevan Pillay
 
Energy Patron Of The Year 2015 Winner!
 
  • Valerie Geen

Mr Karel Steyn (SAEE President),  Ms Valerie Geen

 
NBI Head of Energy, Valerie Geen received the prestigious Energy Patron of the Year award of the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE) at a gala dinner held last night in Johannesburg. This is one of six awards made by the SAEE on an annual basis to recognise outstanding accomplishments by individuals and companies in the energy industry and their commitment to the profession. Nominated by SAEE members, the Energy Patron Award is adjudicated based on the leadership, integrity, innovativeness, creativity and initiative of individual nominees. Other categories are Energy Company of the Year, Energy Project of the Year, Energy Newcomer of the Year, the Energy Excellence Award, and the SAEE Service Award.
 
Val was also appointed to the SAEE Board at the same event.
 







The SAEEC is a proud chapter of the AEE.