Allpack Industries Ltd., a project company of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), was awarded the overall renewable energy winner (small and medium consumer) at the 16th Energy Management Awards (EMA), organised by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Allpack (one of the leading printing and packaging companies in East Africa) is the first Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) company to go solar. The 550kWp Allpack project is powered by more than 1,400 solar panels. It is expected to offset nearly one-quarter of the plant’s energy demand and eliminate 90,750 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. This is only the beginning, as other IPS project companies are gearing up for similar investments in renewable energy.
The 2020 EMA also named Wire Products Ltd (WPL) Runner Up in the electricity savings award (small consumer) category. This award was in recognition of WPL’s effort in the reduction of electrical power use from its various intervention implementations such as the use of limit switches, high-efficiency motors and variable speed drivers within the plant. WPL was additionally awarded as the most improved company because it registered the highest rated score based on energy intensity.
The EMA highlights key milestones achieved in energy management by various companies in Kenya. It also recognises energy efficiencies and conservation efforts from companies and offers a platform for the companies to benchmark and network.
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