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- Nov 16, 2015 11:00 AM GMT
Kenya’s Multilink Energy is to begin work building a 40MW solar power plant in Mai Mahiu after receiving greenlight from the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum to complete development process.
The plant will be located in Mai Mahiu, 50km west of Capital Nairobi using 200 acres of semi-arid land to produce 70GWh of clean energy a year.
MULTILINK Energy will be responsible for maintenance, and a separate solar asset management company, will oversee the plant’s operation.
Construction will also being carried out in partnership with local partners and electrical contractors.
“This project is the largest solar power plant in East Africa up to now, it is also an important demonstration of our comprehensive solar energy solutions to effectively deliver clean, affordable and reliable solar energy in Kenya,” said Michael, CEO of MULTILINK Energy.
MULTILINK to build 40MW solar power plant in Mai Mahiu
Multi-link’s CEO Michael Njoroge joined some of the exciting and pioneering power and water professionals, utilities and projects that were winners in this year’s African Utility Week Industry Awards. Michael won the coveted Future Leader Award, being the inaugural winner of the award.
The winners of these prestigious industry awards in 11 different categories were announced at the gala dinner that took place on Wednesday evening, 18 May, during the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa at the CTICC in Cape Town. More than 5000 power and water professionals have so far gathered in Cape Town for the event which ends on Thursday, 19 May.
Mr Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), won the Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also an inspired keynote speaker on the opening day of African Utility Week on Tuesday.
Multi-link continues to set the pace for Africa’s clean energy revolution.
Other finalist in the category were:
– Chimaobi Daniel NNA, Research Officer 1, Energy Commission of Nigeria
– Jarrad Wright, Principal Researcher/Engineer, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
– Loda Dedekind, Associate: Power Generation, Aurecon, South Africa
– Lungile Mashele, Sector Specialist: Energy, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa
– Siya Xuza, Founder and Managing Director, Galactic Energy Ventures, South Africa
– Werner van Antwerpen, Head: Utilities & Sustainability Growthpoint Properties, South Africa
Multi-link CEO, winner in African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town
Mumbai, India, February 18, 2016
Multilink CEO Michael Njoroge has been awarded the prestigious Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Award by the World CSR Congress. The Global CSR Awards are constituted by the World CSR Congress every year on the World CSR Day and are presented to companies who believe in the value of Sustainable CSR; that which is built in the fabric of business – making it a reality.
Multilink has received this award for its continued effort in enriching communities in the areas of environment and education. Multilink has reached thousands of homes and schools with tree planting and clean cookstoves distribution programme.
Multilink has also supported education initiatives leading fundraising for classroom construction, desks acquisition and books for various schools in Kenya.
“We strongly believe that our success is not just measured by our business achievements, but also by how well we serve our community and make a difference to people’s lives,” said Michael. “Multilink sees education as the seed of innovation, and works to create programs that support youth education and job training, using our technology, services and expertise. This recognition is an encouragement for us. We look forward to continuing to implement programs that are highly relevant to what the community needs and values.”
The Global CSR Congress and Awards is a prestigious international awards ceremony in the sphere of corporate social responsibility (CSR). It is organized with the purpose of raising CSR awareness, and honors outstanding individuals and companies from around the world for their contributions to the following: environmental preservation, community transformation and poverty alleviation, women’s rights and welfare, workplace practices and CSR-related product innovation.
MULTILINK CEO Wins Global CSR leadership Award 2016
The Registrar of Societies has on the 15th of May 2013 registered the Clean Cookstoves Association of Kenya (CCAK). The Director of Multilink, M Njoroge seats in the Secretariat of CCAK.
The Clean Cookstoves Association of Kenya (CCAK) is a national association that strives to build solidarity amongst clean cookstove and fuel stakeholders and create effective partnerships to ensure the use of clean cookstoves and fuels is the norm in Kenyan households and institutions.
The CCAK’s mission is to facilitate the increased innovation in design, testing, production, marketing and use of clean cookstoves and fuel through better government policies, increased public awareness, micro-finance opportunities and capacity building through information sharing, training and campaigning. The CCAK is open to all types of stakeholders operating in the clean cooking and fuel sector including private sector, governmental, non-governmental organisations, academic, research and donors.
The CCAK is a partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private initiative led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and preserve the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions.
Clean Cookstoves Association of Kenya (CCAK) registered
Multilink Group has launched The Multilink Foundation to consolidate its various Corporate Responsibility projects. Multilink contributes to the economic and social well-being of people in the areas where we operate because we recognize that business success is deeply linked to society’s progress. Our investments in communities also are investments in the long-term success of our company, and they deliver mutual benefit and promote shared progress. Wherever we are, we strive to be a good neighbour, sharing the concerns of our communities and working to create a better future.
Among projects successfully undertaken include the fundraising and construction of a classroom block and an administration block at the Mcedo Scool in Nairobi’s Mathare slums which was pioneered by the founder of Multilink Foundation, Michael Njoroge. The co-founder is Laureen Otieno who previously headed the community programmes at Multilink Group.
Multilink Foundation Launched